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Canon LC-3 Set (Receiver)
WIRELESS CONTROLLER LC-3 SET

1. Overview The LC-3 Wireless Controller Set is an infrared strobe-type wireless controller system with remote release capability, designed for use with cameras having 3-pin remote control sockets (EOS & T-series). The LC-3 has a maximum range of approximately 100m (compared with approximately 60m for the LC-1 and approximately 5m for the LC-;2), and its release function is equipped with a 2-stage switch for use with AF cameras.

The LC-3 provides three transmitter channels (A, B, C) , and can also be set to ALL to allow a single controller to operate any number of cameras equipped with receivers within a given area. Both transmitter and receiver operate on four AA batteries (
* Canon officially warned users of LC-3 set do not use lithium batteries for the setup).

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2. Features * Maximum operating range 100m * Allows wireless remote control a distances of up to 100m, far exceeding previous products. * Multiple LC-3 sets can be linked to extend the control range even further.
Full range of control modes

a) Single Shot Icon : Single shot
b) icon_continuous.gif Continuous action sequence shots
c)Test: Operation-check mode
d) Delay : shoots one frame approximately 3.5 seconds after shutter button is depressed fully..

* Controlling Film advance mode remotely ,By setting the transmitter mode switch to [ ] 'or [ ] , the user can select either single-shot or rapid-action sequence shooting by remote control.
* Operating several cameras simultaneously Set the transmitter channel switch to ALL to operate any number of receivers (within range) from a single transmitter.
* Wired remote control feature for release-at-a distance from the transmitter. The transmitter has a 3-pin remote control socket to accommodate a 60T3 remote switch (cord length 60cm), allowing the release to be operated at a distance from the transmitter. For distances up to 10m, the 1000T3 extension cord can be used.
* Wireless supplementary lighting The receiver can be used in place of a slave unit to function as wireless supplementary lighting. The light,level is not. variable using this method
* Shorter time lag With the camera set to M (manual) focus mode and pre focused, the receiver main switch can be set to 1SR (one step release: SW-2 signal only) to reduce the time lag to approximately 0.06 seconds.

3. Detailed Design Specifications

1. System 1-1. Type Wireless controller using infrared signal from strobe (infrared pulse modulation), exclusively for EOS T- series SLR cameras. 1-2. Configuration Transmitter, receiver (accessories: bracket, soft case) 1-3.
Compatible models Any Canon camera with a 3-pin remote control socket

1-4. Rated operating range
Angle to Transmitter/receiver   Rated operating range
100 or less   100m
100 to 150   70m
150 to 200   20m

Working Condition: preferably outdoors in clear air with no reflecting obstacles, and no sunlight or artificial lighting directed into receiver.

1-5. Main switch
Transmitter : ON (|), OFF (O)
Receiver : ON (|), 1SR (one step release: SW-2 signal only), OFF (0)

1 6. Control modes

a) Single Shot Icon Single-shot mode Immediate response to transmitter switch ON signal. Single shot.
b) icon_continuous.gif :Continuous action sequence mode Immediate response to transmitter switch ON signal. Continuous shots as long as transmitter remains ON.
c) Test :Test mode Checks transmitter and receiver operation.
d) Delay: Delay mode. Approximately 3.5-second delay after transmitter switch ON signal. Single shot.

1-7. Number of channels Three channels (A, B, C)

1-8. Power supply Both transmitter and receiver use four dry-cell batteries. * LR6 (Alkali manganese dry-cell battery); * KR15/51 nickel-cadmium battery); * R6 (high-capacity manganese battery); *
Warning: - FR6 (lithium battery) cannot be used due to danger of damage to electronic circuit elements or over-heating.

1-9. Operating temperature range -20 degree C - 45 degree C
1-10, System operating time lag Time interval between transmitter switch ON and camera SW-2 signal ON (approx. 0.06 sec lightly depress button; 0.16 rapid succession and 1.5 sec. for Delay mode.

Nomenclauture of Canon LC-3 Transmitter
WIRELESS CONTROLLER LC-3 SET

1. Overview The LC-3 Wireless Controller Set is an infrared strobe-type wireless controller system with remote release capability, designed for use with cameras having 3-pin remote control sockets (EOS & T-series). The LC-3 has a maximum range of approximately 100m (compared with approximately 60m for the LC-1 and approximately 5m for the LC-;2), and its release function is equipped with a 2-stage switch for use with AF cameras.

The LC-3 provides three transmitter channels (A, B, C) , and can also be set to ALL to allow a single controller to operate any number of cameras equipped with receivers within a given area. Both transmitter and receiver operate on four AA batteries (
* Canon officially warned users of LC-3 set do not use lithium batteries for the setup).

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2. Transmitter

2-1. Transmitter buttons Two-stage switch: half press & full press
2-2. battery life LR6 approx. 4500 times; KR15/51 approx. 2400 times; R6 approx. 1800 times
2-3. Continuous standby time (battery life) LR6: approx. 100 hours
2-4. Transmission interval LR6 approx. 0.3 sec; KR15/51 approx. 0.3 sec; R6 approx. 0.7 sec
2-5. Light (signal):
Infrared light, approximately 800-1000nm wavelength
2-6. Control modes: Single shot), C (Continuous action sequence), Test, Delay
2-7. Channel modes Channel A, B, or C, ALL channels
2-8. Battery check When main switch is moved from OFF(O) to ON(l), the ready lamp turns ON within 1 to 2 seconds to show that the battery is OK.
2-9. Dimensions:- 69 M x 163 (h) x 22 (d) mm
2-10. Weight 130g (excluding batteries)
2-11. Others Wrist strap (length approx. 16 cm); Tripod mount: CU-1/4; Remote control socket: Allows operation by remote switch 60T3; PC terminal: Input jack

3. Receiver

3-1. Connection to camera (a) Position The receiver unit attaches directly onto the camera's accessory shoe; the red indicator on the camera remote-control socket aligns with the leading plug indicator on the 3-pin connecting cord (length: approx. 40 cm). (Screw lock included.) (b ) Bracket mounting
The LC-3 includes a bracket (same as LC-2) for use in attaching strobe units, etc., to the camera accessory shoe. (c) Head rotation Rotates 360 degrees.

3-2 Operation checks

Transmitter

Receiver

Camera

Mode Switch

Button

Display Lamp

Single Shot

Half press

Lights briefly

depress shutter button halfway

Full press

Lights for 0.4 sec

depress shutter button fully, Single Shot

Continuous

Half press

Lights briefly

depress shutter button halfway

Full press

Lights stay on

depress shutter button fully, multiple Shot

Test

Half press

Lights for 1.0 sec

No operation

Full press

depress shutter button halfway

Delay

Half press

Lights briefly

depress shutter button halfway

Full press

blinks for 3.5 sec; lights on for 0.4 sec after taking the shot

depress shutter button fully, Single Shot after 3.5 sec delay


Channel modes Channels A, B, and C; Main switch ON, One shot release (one step release: only SW-2 output transmitted), OFF Continuous standby. LR6: approx. 250 hours (battery life)
Battery check When the main switch is moved from OFF to 1SR or ON the indicator lamp lights for 1 to 2 seconds to show that the battery is OK. After 1 second, if the indicator lamp blinks or does not light, the battery is too low.

Dimensions 64 M X 75 (h) X 93 (d) mm weight 120g (excluding batteries) Others:- Includes 3-pin connecting cord (length: approx. 40 cm); PC Terminal: Input jack; Leg mount: rotary type; Accessories:- Receiver bracket: LC-2 bracket (same bracket); Soft case

Number Description   Remarks
1. Transmitter and receiver must be directly aligned with each other. Especially over long distances, the receiving window of the receiver must directly face transmitter.   The effective transmission distance is reduced in direct proportion to the angle between the transmitter and receiver.
2. Place the receiver so that sunlight cannot enter the receiving window directly.   Direct sunlight can cause abnormal operation.
3. Avoid use in areas where people, cars,etc. can pass through the transmission path.   Obstacles can hinder signal transmission.
4. When using the LC-3 indoors, avoid using remote controls of other electronic equipment.   Remote control system can interfere with each other.
5. Set camera film advance to continuous feed (Examples: C, CL, CH) .   If the camera is set to single-shot mode, it will not take continuous shots even when the first transmitter is set to continuous-action .mode.
7. Set camera focus mode to M (manual) or Al servo AF (or AF).   in single-shot AF mode, a full press of the transmitter button can fail to focus the camera, so the shutter will not release.
8. Do not use FR6 (lithium) batteries.   Lithium batteries can damage electrical circuits and may release heat.
9. For remote-control photography with AE, cover the viewfinder eyepiece with an eyepiece shutter or eyepiece cap.   Light entering through the viewfinder can cause incorrect exposure.
10. When using 1SR mode with an AF camera, set the camera focus mode-to M (manual).   This is because only the SW-2 signal is transmitted.
11 When talking only single shots, always set the transmitter to single-shot mode   In continuous -action mode; the camera my shoot several frames even from a quick press.

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Suggestion:- Some of the good web resources (External Links) on Canon Remote Control Accessories: -RS-60E3 Remote Switch, TC-80N3 Remote Timer Controller; RC-1 Infrared Wireless Remote Control by Julian Loke

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