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Enables superb close-up lighting control with exceptional flexibility and innovative options.
Wireless control convenience with amazing portability.
Comes supplied with two SB-R200 Speedlights.
The SB-R200 offers four independent channels (1, 2, 3, and 4) care available for shooting in competitive wireless environments.
Flash compensation or flash ratio control available for desired lighting effects.
SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and/or SB-600 Speedlights can be combined and controlled for additional creative lighting effects.
SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander available separately provides compatibility with Nikon i-TTL film and digital SLRs without built-in Speedlight commanders including; D3, F6, D60 and D40. The  SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander provides wireless control with SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights.
For use with Nikon i-TTL SLRs with built-in Speedlights with Commander mode including D700, D300, D200 D90 and D80.
Producing desired close-up lighting effects is straightforward and uncomplicated.
Up to three remote groups (A, B, and C) are available on the SB-R200
SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlights can be tilted up to 60 degrees to accommodate lenses with short working distances.
SX-1 master attachment ring accommodates up to eight SB-R200 Speedlights (off-camera) and up to four (on camera).
Auto FP High-Speed Sync available (with compatible cameras).
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Versatile Lighting System I have owned this setup for 5 years now, I have used the SU800 and the SB200r flashes for everything . Macro, studio,remote indoor and outdoor situations. I purchased the entire setup including the SU800, as I use it with my D2X and my SB800. I have found this to be the very handy versatile lighting in many situations. I highly recommend this for macro and many other situations. I must agree with the above review as to the battery type used with this system, the CR123 batteries are very expensive and hard to find. The locking system for the flash to ring is a little stiff and sometimes hard to lock in place without a little finesse and double checking, but for the versatility and power I can live with these minor refinement issues. June 6, 2012
very good setup this setup is awesome it has everything you need for lighting it has a flash and a wireless commander control September 15, 2010
Amazing Macro/Micro flash system! After researching nearly every macro flash system out there on the market, and reading extensive reviews,looking at photographs and checking on craftsmanship quality, I have to say you really do get what you pay for! This system is a bit more money then your standard macro/ring flash setup, but it's worth it in so so many ways. The versatility of being able to position your flashes anywhere you want (within range of the transmitter),being able to add in a 3rd flash if you so choose, as well as the kit that it comes with has so many cool little add-ons! For the people who tend to complain about the CR123a batteries, yes they can be expensive if bought separate, but i urge you to go online and buy them either on eBay or from a battery re-seller. I was able to purchase 36 of them for $19.99 on eBay and you can buy them in packs of 50 and 100 and they are Duracell. Also you can get generic named ones even cheaper and yes they do have rechargeable ones. You can pick up a charger and 4 CR123's for $30 roughly as well. So really it's not that big of a deal, if you plan ahead! And as far as the plastic ring mount complaint goes, i shoot with a Tamron 180mm macro lens. It's fairly long and heavy and if the ring was metal it would be too heavy! And trust me the flashes secure themselves really well to the mount and they are not coming off unless you wan't them too. They also slide around into different positions really easily as well. It would take some serious abuse to break this, like dropping your camera, or wacking it on a pole. The diffusers stay on really well,they could be a tad bit more snug, but so far i haven't found it to be an issue, whatsoever. The kit is well thought out and put together and it's really impressive what you get here. I strongly urge anyone looking for a top of the line macro flash to purchase this unit or to at least go find a camera shop and check one out. It might cost a bit,but you won't regret it,especially once you start seeing how sharp your images look. As well as being able to shoot hand held! March 31, 2014
Can NOT mount filters to the attachment ring in front of the lens. The flash system is quite good and works for me under many conditions. Flash filter attachments need a redesign to fit firmly. They are also a hassle to work with in the field. The attachment pins are too small and often require you to remove the flash units to install filters and diffuser. Rechargeable batteries are a must for anyone planning to use this system regularly. It pays for itself in just a few weeks. My biggest problem with the unit is attaching a Cir-Polarized filter at the front of the attachment ring. Yes you can attach filters behind but the whole assembly will just rotate on a cir-polarized filter. Nikon did not accommodate threads to attach a filter on the end of the attachment ring. Filters, especially polarized filters are an important tool in macro photography. This system needs a DIY approach for cross-polarization setups. The product is now fully manufactured in China July 19, 2014
Great idea that needs some refinement I have these flashes since they were first introduced by Nikon some 5 or 6 years ago. They can make awesome light under ideal conditions. However there are some serious design flaws that make them less ideal under normal shooting conditions. 1. The batteries are expensive and hard to get in remote areas. Even in our capital city it is not a given that you will walk into a camera store and expect them to have stock of these batteries. I prefer AA type so I can share batteries with other flashes and accessories. When batteries fail, (and mine failed a couple of times when I least expected) I can get AA type batteries even in small towns. 2. The hooks to attach the diffuser panels for extreme macro or to attach the transparent holder for filters are just too small - these attachments regularly fall off, and frustrate the nuts out of me. Also the hooks to attach the flash holder to the lens rings sometimes do not catch properly. I have on two or three occasions tried to fit them in a hurry, not noticing the ring did not clip properly and ended up with the flashes falling off the lens onto the ground. A redesign is needed. 3. I use the R1 kit ( using the camera flash as controller ). The wireless signal is just too easily obstructed by my hand, or by a diffuser, or at some angles to strong sunlight. Then one or both flashes do not fire. This limits the positions where I can place the flashes. A cabled solution like the Canon MT24 or the Olympus STF22 makes more sense for macro in my opinion. Although SC-30 cables do exist for these flashes, these are clearly indicated only for non-iTTL cameras. 4. When I use diffuser panels and extension tubes, I sometimes feel the flashes a little underpowered. Recharge times are also a bit long. These flashes are highly overrated. I usually get frustrated with them, pack them away and continue the macro shoot with one or two SB-800 flashes. I am now selling these as they do not contribute to my macro photography. They are OK in studio provided you do not block their signals with diffusers. Outdoors I envy the competition's products. May 17, 2012
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Can I use the R1 wireless close-up speedlight system with my D700?

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Yes, and you don't need the C1 part, the 1 alone is perfect for the D700.
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You can use this product with the D700....I currently have that setup and I love it.
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Yes, you can. See this http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Flashes/4804/R1-Wireless-Close-Up-Speedlight-System.html
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Does the D5100 work with the R1 or R1C1 flash?

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Yes the D5100 would work perfect with the R1 and or R1C1 system. With a D5100 matched to the awesome R1C1 you would have an exceptionable system , especially for close up and Micro work but not limited to Micro only, you can move into the studio or out of door. The R1C1 includes the SU-800 as part of your CLS allowing you to quickly and easily setup and control your flashes in groups and channels. Some can be set up as fill -firing at .7 under, and other flashes as side and highlights - all controlled and managed by the easy to use SU-800; you don't have to touch your flash, you do it all from the SU-800.

If you go with a R1, you would then be using your built in camera menu to set up your flash lighting and groups.
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Since the flash from the D5100 doesn't work as a commander you will need to use the SU-800 in order to trigger the R1. The D5100 is compatible with the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
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Does this R1 system attach by screwing it into the 67mm size filter threads on a lens?

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In order to attach the R1 system to a lens you will need an Adapter Ring (that would depend on the size of the lens) and the SX-1 Attachment Ring.
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Yes, you can use one of five different size adaptors from 52 to 77mm, then the SX-1 clips on and the SB-R200's attach to this
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If using a camera that has comander option (D800 for example), does the onboard flash have to actually "fire", or does it send a "dark" signal?

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I have been trying to figure out which setup is the right one. I know the SU-800 does not emit light in order to fire the 200s, but if you are using your onboard flash in commander mode, does it have to emit light in order to send the signal?
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In command mode you can set the camera's in built flash to set off the flash so that it shouldn't really effect the image. When in the command mode menu, set the built in flash mode to --, this will allow you to set off speed lights. Remember that the flash has to have line of sight to activate the speedlights. You can also use a radio trigger like the Pocket Wizard (there are other cheaper options) to set off a speedlight or studio light, generally they have a longer range and you can use them over a much greater distance. Hopefully one Nikon will introduce a radio trigger into the camera and have an inbuilt radio trigger/receiver in their flashes like the Canon 600ex rt (though at the moment the Canon receiver is very expensive at the moment and of course won't work on Nikon Cameras).
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The built-in flash must be raised so that it can emit monitor pre-flashes. Please see page # 303 in the user's manual fro the D800 regarding commander mode.
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R1 with D800

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Will the built in pop up flash on the d800/ 800E trigger this unit in TTL mode as a wireless device or must one use the SU 800 to acheive this function?
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I must be misunderstanding you question, you do not need a SU800, yes the built in flash will fire the remote flashes as long as you set them up in the D800 menu. The D800 has the equivalent of a built in SU800.

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D800 has built in flash commander mode.
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CAN THIS FLASH BE USED WITH MY D60 CAMERA

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I AM GOING TO USE IT ( R1 FLASH ) IN TAKING PICTURE INSIDE PATIENT MOUTH (ODONTOLOGICAL PICTURES). if you think there is a better product ,please let me know
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You would need the R1C1 kit, with the added SU-800, as the D60 has no in built commander to control flash off camera
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R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System can be used with the D60.
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Can this system be used with the new 5300

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I have just purchased a Nikon 5300 camera. I have the R1 system from my D70s which fired perfectly with the pop-up flash. Can I use the pop-up flash on the 5300 to act as the commander and trigger the SB-R200 units or do I need a commander unit. If the pop-up will work what settings do I need to change to get the flash to trigger properly.
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You need a commander , none built into the D5300.

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You will need the SU-800 as the D5300 has ni in built commander, you could also use a SB-700, 800, 900 or 910 to act as a commander.
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You do NOT need r1c1 (specifically, the SU-800). The built-in speedlight on the 7000 will activate SB-R200s, and so only the R1 kit is needed. The ring light will work with the D7000 too. (By the way, ya gotta love that 7000!)
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You can use R1, D700 has built in commander. Not too familier the SB29
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R1 with D800 & SB910

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Wondering if the R1 is compatible with D800 and SB910 as a master? I believe the Ri is infrared fired so I assume the pocket wizard products will not work with the Ri?
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I might be missing something, but reading Nikon's descriptions, The three seem admirably compatible.
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Yes, you can use the SB-910 as a commander to trigger the R1 system.
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Can I use the R1 wireless close-up speedlight system with my D3100?

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In this case it will be compatible with the R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System (that includes the SU-800 Commander to trigger the flashes).
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