Nikon SB R1C1 (guide number of 10/33 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 14/46 (ISO 200, m/ft.) features Flash coverage – Approx. 78 degrees horizontal & 60 degrees; vertical AF-assist illuminator range – Approx. 10 m (33 feet) at center area using a 50mm f/1.8 lens; 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. The Nikon SB R1C1 measures 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 in./80 x 75 x 55mm and weighs 7 pounds.
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Nikon SB R1C1 Expert Reviews
Reviews.cnet reviews the Nikon SB R1C1 and writes;
“In our field tests, the R1C1 performed flawlessly with both Nikon’s D40x and D2Xs bodies. The lack of wires let us achieve lighting configurations that would have been difficult with larger flash units, which would likely have overpowered our subjects anyway. Also, the lack of wires makes setup and breakdown of a set much less annoying. If you’re shooting live subjects, such as frogs or bugs, some of the possible configurations may cause preflashes to help determine exposure, which will likely spook your subject.”
Shutterbug reviews the Nikon SB R1C1 and writes;
“One last experiment was to shoot wide-open for maximum sharpness using the flash. The second image is a bit warmer, even though it was shot using the R1C1. In order to add warm to balance out the cold light created by the flash unit, I dialed in to the color temperature setting and increased it to 5900K. The increased color saturation is a bit more attractive than the image made in natural light.”
Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon SB R1C1 and writes;
“The unit is easy to set up with Nikon’s TTL, manual and High Speed flash modes. Light is even and accurate, with excellent exposure. In all, the box contains everything you need for macro flash work.”
Nikon SB R1C1 User Reviews
Nikon SB R1C1 User Manual
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Nikon SB R1C1 Features & Specifications
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
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).