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Compact and lightweight remote Speedlight unit perfect for close-up and general photography.

Easy-to-set analog controls offers quick changes of settings.

i-TTL flash control for accurate flash exposures in close-up and other lighting applications.

Offers four independent channels for shooting in competitive environments.

Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and compatible CLS cameras.

Built-in target light and AF Illuminator allows for proper position of Speedlight on the subject as well as autofocus operation in low-light situations.

Can be set to one of three Speedlight groups (A, B or C).

Integrates perfectly into multiple flash situations including the SB-900, SB-800, and SB-600 Speedlight units.

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Wonderful Solution for Mcro I use this product in my pediatric office to take Macro photos for skin lesions and other diseases. In the past, when I tried to take close-up or macro pics, the photo would be overexposed when I took it with a flash, and too dark without a flash. the SB-R200 is a wonderful solution to this. I did buy the full R1C1 system plus an extra SB-R200. Using this gear with my Nikkor 105 mm Macro lense is a great tool for me at the office. I would absolutely recommend this product to any person who is serious about macro photography. Thank you Nikon. May 12, 2011
Wonderful Addition to the R1C1 I own the Nikon R1C1 system and opted to purchase one additional SB-R200 to allow more creative lighting. Such as two mounted on the adapter and this third off to the side or behind. These are wonderful portable units; I almost always carry them in my bag for Micro Photography work. Please don't confuse these units with the SB-700. The main purpose of the SB-R200 is for close up work or augment your main flash. When used in combination the results are outstanding. When used as a primary Micro Photograpy flash system the results are excellent as well. Very flexible in the design and operation. Some complain about the non-rechargeable battery but I keep spares not only for the flash but camera in my bag thus it is not an issue for me, and don't understand anyone who do not carry spare batteries out in the field. In fact I can shoot hundreds of photos before the battery even shows signs of drain. - Hands down the best portable remote flash for close up work out there. Very dependable, and rugged enough to make the hike. Working with the SB R200 is simple and elegant and in almost all cases produce lighting that is perfect. Comes with a stand, filters and diffuser. Nikon calls it CLS for a reason - I love mine. October 7, 2010
Excellent Macro/Micro Flash I got the R1 flash system and i really don't think their is any flash system out there for macro (or micro) that can come close what this system can do. I added another SB-R 200 for the creativity aspect of having 2 flashes on the ring and one off (sometime all 3 positioned differently) and i always get fantastic results! This flash is intended for close up photography and it does that beautifully! March 31, 2014
Power System It would have been better to be supported with NIMAH AA size Battery instead of SR2 September 11, 2010
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Can the SB-R200 Wireless Speedlight work as a seperate individual flash off the D90's pop up flash if so will extra equipment need to be purchased?

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Yes it can. You would need to navigate your D90's menu and set your flash as the commander, then set the channel and group and compensation +- etc. Then set the SB-R200 to the correct group and channel ..
Then have fun :)
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You will need to use the SU-800 to work with the SB-R200 and the D90.
 
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Will I need the SU 800 for the SB-R200 on a D300 or D700?

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The SU 800 makes it much easier and quicker to setup and control your SB-R200s or other Nikon CLS flashes (SB-900, SB-800, SB-700).
You can achieve almost the same results by going into your D700 menu and setting your flash as the commander on the correct channel and group as your flashes are.

You lose flexibility and ease of use when attempting to use you cameras menu to set up your flash settings, especially out of doors in bright day light.
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No, you can use the pop up flash as a commander.
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Flash durations at lowest power settings

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I noticed that 1/1600 is listed as the flash duration for the sb-r200. I presume that's at full power. However, what are its flash durations at lower power settings?
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It's incredible that Nikon don't provide this information
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The only product specifications which are made available to the public may be found in the product user guide, or the specification sheets posted at www.nikonusa.com.
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Using SB-900 to control SB-R200...?

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Will the SB-900 control the SB-R200 remotely? Can it do so if the SB-900 is mounted off-camera and not connected via hot shoe, operating in Manual mode?
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If the SB-900 is in commander mode then yes it will control it. Taking the SB-900 off camera then no, but this all depends on how, and what with, you are controlling the flashes off camera.
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Integrates perfectly into multiple flash situations including the SB-900, SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlight units.
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Can i use this with nikon d5100?

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No, well not directly as the D5100 has no commander, you would have to use a SU-800 or SB-700/900 to control it.
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Can this be used with the D3100?

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No, it can't. You need master unit to using it.
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Hi, is SB-R200 Wireless Speedlight compatible with the D3000 as remote flash?

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In order to trigger the SB-200 you will need the SU-800 because the D3000 don't have the commander mode feature.
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I have a D90 and SB900. will be working SB-200 and SU-800 without the using the SB-900

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There is not enough information to answer specifically.
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Can I use this SB-R200 with a D80?

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Yes but you will need either the SX-1 plus adaptor rings or the AS-20 stand as it will not fit directly to the camera body, best off buying the R1 kit.
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It doesn't need the commander as the flash can be controlled via the on board flash
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