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Enables superb close-up lighting control with exceptional flexibility and innovative options. For use with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) compatible SLRs without a built-in flash.
Wireless control convenience for close-up and general flash photography.
Features include; two SB-R200 Speedlights and the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander.
Settings are easily made and confirmed on the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander's LCD panel from the camera's position.
Flash compensation or flash ratio control for desired lighting effects.
SB-900, SB-800 and/or SB-600 Speedlights can be combined and controlled with in a lighting scheme for additional creative lighting effects.
 Included SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander provides additional functionality with SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights.
Producing desired close-up lighting effects is straightforward and uncomplicated.
Up to three remote groups and four channels consisting of two SB-R200 wireless remote Speedlights can be arranged to enable creative lighting from the left, right, above or below subject.
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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Handy, with limitations Easy to setup, light and extremely handy. Nevertheless, the two head system lacks power at the very small apertures often required for macro shots: the guide number of one SB-R200 head is 10 (m, ISO 100) and about 14 for two. You need exactly 9 of them to get the output of a single SB-600 flash (square root of the sum of the GNs to the square). The 3V CR123A Lithium batteries required for the flashes and the commander (one for each) are quite expensive and their physical dimensions are not standard (diameter of about 16mm, and length between 32 and more than 36mm, depending on the brand). The 16x32mm size fits well. I got close to 400 shots with a set of fresh batteries. Rechargeable batteries may be usable, but their voltage of about 3.6V could damage the units. March 23, 2012
Excellent product - very versitile I purchased this product to get more serious about my micro photopraghy and even though that interest has not developed as I had hoped I find this kit one of the most versitile items I own. I use it for portrait lighting, micro, and almost anytime I plan to use a flash this unit gets used in one capacity or another. I use two SB900's, an SB800 and the Nikon R1C1 almost everytime I need to use flash! Thanks Nikon for an extremely versitile flash system. November 9, 2011
This is an amazing product. I use it both for macro photography (or as Nikon says, Micro) and I use it as a lighting system for product shots, portraits, etc. The light from the flash heads is nice, very easy to get a nice soft light from. This system is very flexible (not like if you bought a flash ring) and comes with more than I could ask for. Even the case it comes in is well built...although it could be more flexible...but thats my only complaint about this system. May 13, 2011
Worth the Price I go back with Nikon Camera and lenses about 20 years. When I was much younger I loved taking photos and was almost always with my manual film camera - I had a great love for photography in my youth. Over the years with life changes such as Military Service, Family, Job and responsibilities, I had for a long time put my photo equipment on the back burner and only got it out on occasion. Earlier this year I upgraded to a D700 and my photography took off with my interest returning in full force. Thanks Nikon for putting Photography back in my life.. On to the Review; I recently began doing Micro Photography using my D700 and trusty 105mm Nikkor Lens (older version). Using nothing more than the D700 and the 105mm Nikkor Lens, I was getting very nice results. Depending on personal needs Micro Photography can be demanding when it comes to proper lighting. Some prefer to hand hold using natural light and just crank up the ISO. That certainly works but for me I wanted to sync natural light with flash. I began using the pop up flash on my D700 and said wow, but I wanted more flexibility. I purchased the Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System. I must say it is exceptionally easy to use, and comes with everything you need except the 3 batteries. I was taking my first photos in approx 25 minutes. Using the SU800 I can dial in exactly how much flash I need independent of each flash unit. One flash can be used as 1:1 output the other 1/3 or what ever makes the best photo. This system makes it easy to use in the field, In some situations I move one flash off the ring and position it slightly behind the subject to bring out some details in the shadows. This system makes good Micro Photography even better, and help captures the photo in high detail. When the background is distracting, I rotate the exposure to Manual with a sync speed of 250 and set the aperture to the highest f number. In almost all cases this puts the subject in perfect exposure with a blackened background. The camera and flash does all the heavy lifting - and you get the rewards. When used correctly the results are spectacular - without the "flash" look. Again, the system comes with everything you need including diffusers, clamp, and color filters. Don't forget this can be used for general Portrait photography or in your studio for close ups. Bottom Line: It is a wonderful system. I take it with me in the field and hike miles with it attached to the lens.When something catches my eye it is ready to go in a flash "pardon the pun". August 3, 2010
excellent macro flash, clumsy lens attachents The R1C1 macro flash is a near perfect flash unit for macro photography, probably the best macro flash ever designed by any camera company. The wireless flash units are completely cable-less and can easily be steered with most pop-up flashes in commander mode so that the large commander unit is really not necessary unless you have Nikon that has no pop-up. The design would be perfect had Nikon not shot itself into the foot by constructing a lens attachment that can only be described clumsy at best. The large plastic ring to which the macro flash heads are attached is huge!!! Tough it fits quite well into the supplied adapter rings and holds surprisingly tight it is less then ideal for lenses that extract and retreat. It works perfectly with older Nikon lenses that in addition to their front lens element have a screw-on attachment ring for lens-hoods like the 105 mm Micro Nikkor. There the ring adapter can be attached to the lens hood ring thus not affecting or weighing the front lens. This does not work with all modern Micro Nikkors, where the hoods are no longer screwed on. Ironically Nikon recognized this flaw for the older 60 mm Nikkor, which has no seperate hood attachment ring at all and therefore supplies the UR-5 with which the flash ring can be attached to the lens barrel. For the modern lenses where the front element does not move during focusing this is not a big deal because here the attachment roing can be screwed to the front lens. However, several new macros including the newest 40 mm DX have moving front lens elements that would suffer considerable wear or even damage if the flash is attached directly to the front lens. An sad, unforgivable design flaw of this flash. Therefore this flash unfortunately cannot possibly be rated as excellent. November 8, 2011
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What is the inner dia of the SX-1 mount itself? Is it greater than or less than 77mm?

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I know that I would use the 77mm adapter, given my lens has a 77mm dia filter mount. I am curious if the adapter is a step up from the lens dia to the inner dia of the SX-1, or is the inner dia of the SX-1 less than 77mm? Obviously if the i.d. of the SX-1 is less than 77mm, it would cause vignetting with my lens, which I do not want.
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SX-1 inner diameter is larger than 77mm and it no vignette when you use with any Nikon Micro lens. No vignette on 45, 85 PC-E and no vignette on 70-200VR.
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Use with the D50

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I am considering purchasing these kits for my law enforcement agency to aid in macro photography. We currently have D50s. Are there any compatibility issues?
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Yes, the R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System is compatible with the D50.
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Is the R1C1 compatible with a Nikon D3100 ?

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Is the R1C1 compatible with the D5100?

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Can an SB-900 be a substitute for the SU-800?

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Yes it can, set it to command mode and away you go..
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Can I use R1C1 with D3200 camera

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Is this product compatible with Nikon 3200?

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Is this product compatible with Nikon 3200?
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Does the R1C1 require a special adaptor to be used with the D5100?

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No, it can be used as is.
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i wonder if is compatible with d7000

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also i wonder if i need a network to work with it or if works to without network
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You only need the R1 as the D 7000 has a built in commander mode.You might also want a SG-31R IR Panel for to block the built in flash.
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is this product compatible with the D800 family of cameras

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Is the R1C1 compatible with the D800E?

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Yes it will work fine as you have the SU-800 to control the lights, needed as the D3000 has no in built commander.
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I just purchased a R1C1 and can you use all of the Nikon Micro lenses with the R1C1?

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I know the 60mm requires a UR-5 Adapter Ring but do the other Nikon lenses require anything else to make them work? I read the instruction manual and it talks about the 60,105 and the 200 but does not talk about the 40mm and the 85mm. So I was just trying to see what lens will work.
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All lenses will work, you just need the right adaptor ring to fit on the front of the lens.
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Can the R1C1 or R1 be used with Nikon D600?

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I need a solution for macro shooting. I would like to purchase either the R1C1 or the R1, however under ":cameras" the D600 does not appear as supported for either of the two.
Can I use those with D600? If not - is there any other solution for macro shooting with the D600?
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Yes, both can be used.
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this flash are compatible whit 85mm micro nikkor 3.5g??

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Yes 52mm adapter ring included
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Will the R1C1 Speedlight System work with the D800 and D610?

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my flash cover (SG-31R) is stuck to the hotshoe. How to remove???

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How can I connect SB-910 to be master of the R1C1?

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Just use in commander mode instead of the supplied SU-800.
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Using the system with a 5300

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I have the 2 SB-R200 flash units with the ring. I have been using this with my Nikon D70s and the pop-up flash as the trigger. I tried using this with my new 5300 but can't get the flash to sync and fire with the pop-up flash. Do I need the commander or just a change in settings. Thanks.
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You will need the SU-800 as the D5300 has no in built commander.
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Is the R1C1 compatible with the D750?

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Yes, the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System is compatible with the D750. However, the R1C1 includes the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. Since the D750 has built in commander mode, it does not require the SU-800 and the R1 kit would also be suitable.
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is R1C1 compatible with nikon D800?

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when would I use the commander mode vs. close up mode on my su800 (r1c1 kit)?

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Close up mode st gives you basic left - right adjustment which is good for close up when you dont want to spend time messing around with light settings. Using it as a commander gives much more control of your lights as you can set them any way you like, personally mine is always in commander mode as I can control three groups of flashes as opposed to just two in close up mode.
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I have a D800 and the SB910 SpeedLight. I am looking to purchase either the R1C1 or the R1

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I understand that I can use the SB910 as the commander. Is there any benefit in purchasing the R1C1 and using the SU800 instead of the SB910? Or should I just get the R1 package.
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SU-800 is smaller and lighter but only adjustable in 1 stop increments with the SB910 you can adjust in 1/3 of a stop increments.
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