Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Kit for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
 
List Price: $819.00

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Product Description

Nikon's R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System enables superb close-up lighting control with exceptional flexibility with the featured SB-R200 Speedlights. The included SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander enables use with Nikon i-TTL SLRs including D2X, D2HS, D2H and F6. It also extends close-up control flexibility when used with select i-TTL SLRs with built-in Speedlights. This system can accommodate up to 8 SB-R200's to meet varied lighting requirements. 4 channels, 3 groups, approximately 1200 transmissions Transmission interval - Approximately 1 second Transmission wavelength - 800 - 1,000 nm Flash coverage - Approximately 78 degrees horizontal & 60 degrees vertical AF-assist illuminator range - Approximately 10 m (33 feet) at center area using a 50mm f/1.8 lens Power source - One 3V CR123A lithium battery ( not included ) Dimensions - Width 68 x Height 96 x Depth 58 mm, 2.7 x 3.8 x 2.3 inches Weight - 160 grams, 5.6 ounces SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlights - Guide number - 10/33 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 14/46 (ISO 200, m/ft.) Angle of coverage - 78 degrees horizontal & 60 degrees vertical Flash modes - i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film-based cameras), M (manual) Bounce capability - Flash head tilts down (toward optical axis) to 60 degrees with stops at every 15 degrees, and up (away from optical axis) to 45 degrees with stops at every 15 degrees Flash duration - Approximately 600 micro-seconds Target light - White LED Power source - One 3V CR123A lithium battery per speedlight ( not included ) Dimensions - Width 80 x Height 75 x Depth 55 mm, 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 inches Note - Camera not included

Features:
  • For use with use with Nikon i-TTL SLRs without built-in Speedlights including D2X, D2HS, D2H and F6
Customer Reviews:
  • Works Great
    This kit works great for very closeup macro photography.

    I'm not a professional photographer so I'll leave the more thorough product reviews to those that are.

    There is something however that buyers should be aware of when purchasing this kit. I ordered this speedlight kit from Beach Camera, I found out after reading the instruction manual that I would need an UR-5 adapter ring that was not included with the kit. This is required in order to make this work with the Nikon recommended lense. This is odd and makes no sense to me. Should be included if its required for the recommended lens.

    This kit must be used with a fixed focal length lens. This was something I didn't realize when buying this kit. So I had to go out and buy another lens.

    The manual recomments Nikons AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens. An amazing lens by the way.

    Unfortunately, while Beach Camera was more than happy to sell the $600 kit, Beach Camera was completely uninterested in selling the inexpensive adapter required to make the speedlight work for some odd reason. Not only would they not sell it, they could or would not be bothered to even tell me where I could get it. There I was with this $600 kit that I could not use because I needed an adapter that the seller did not have and would not get for me. Astonishing.

    I searched around and finally found somebody that would sell the adapter to me and got the kit working. If I remember the adapter was no more than $5 or $10.

    The UR-5 adapter is required to make this kit work with the recommended lens. It should be included with the kit; and if not, at the very least, the dealers should be required to stock it and sell it as the kit is useless without it. Makes no sense to me.

    So first, be aware that you will need a fixed focal length lens to use with this. If you are planning to use this with a zoom lens, it will not work.

    Secondly, be aware you most likely will need the inexpensive adapter and that Beach Camera is not interested in selling it.

    Thirdly, I wouldn't buy it from Beach Camera. If I were reviewing Beach Camera here, it would be a big fat zero. While I do think that Nikon should require their resellers to stock accessories and not just the expensive stuff, my aggravation was more with Beach Camera than with Nikon.

    Other than that the kit works great....more info
  • Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight Kit
    Excelent equipment as usual from Nikon.
    Nice carrying case and ease of instalation on my different close-up lenses. Required setup and configurations are straighforward with impressive results....more info
  • Excellent macro/micro illumination
    The accompanying instruction book is very complicated & hard to understand (for a novice). Once mastered, the product produces very reliable, good lighting for macro or micro work. BUT don't make my mistake...you only need an R1 if you have a D80 & some of the newer models (I think the D200) which have the capability of the controller unit (pictured on top of the camera) BUILT in. If you have a D40, or D70 & some other models then the R1C1 is needed. ALSO you have to go into the programming of the camera that has it built in (D80, D200) to make the correct settings for the control unit to fire the flashes. Overall, I'm very pleased with the thought and design. Plan to spend a good deal of time on the learning curve (where I am now)....more info