Nikon SB-R200 features Flash Exposure Control i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras, Lens Coverage 24mm; 60° (vertical) and 78° (horizontal), Minimum Recycling Time 6.0 sec. or less (approx.), Flash Duration 1/1600 sec. (Approx.). The Nikon SB-R200 measures 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 in. (80 x 75 x 55mm) and weighs 4.2 oz. (120g) (without batteries).
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Nikon SB-R200 User Reviews
A true workhorse macro flash
“The SB-R200 works well for macro work. The flash head tilts to some useful angles but I do recommend the SW-11 for close-ups with short focal length lenses or when going greater than 1:1. I already owned a SU-800 so picking up one of these in addition to SX-1 w/ adapter rings was all needed. With the attachment base I can also just put the flash on my flash bracket and not have it on the ring. This works well for lenses that are not true macros. The wireless feature allows one to place it anywhere to achieve artistic goals…” – By Jack
Mt 3rd SB-200
“I have the Nikon R1 system and use it primarily on a Sigma 150 2.8 macro. The longer 1:1 distance of the Sigma was, in this case, detrimental to using the two SB-200s that I had – not enough power. So I bought a third SB-200 and so far it’s really helped. I think the original configuration of two SB-200s of the R1 would probably work fine on a shorter macro such as the Nikon 85 mm because the 1:1 distance is much closer. I have the 85mm but haven’t tried the R1 with it yet.” – By Ivanq
Nice short distance wireless flash
“I have a Nikon R1 kit and wanted to add 2 more lights to the kit. They do not have alot of range, but are not made to be used as a big powerful flash either. They work very well with the onboard Nikon CLS (wireless) system. They do use CR123 batteries which will cost you a little bit. They do make them in a rechargeable now to help save on expenses.” – By B. Cadotte
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Nikon SB-R200 User Manual
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Nikon SB-R200 Features & Specifications
The Nikon SB-R200 Remote Speedlight gives you more lighting options for macro and close-up photography. This portable wireless remote flash unit portable wireless remote flash unit controls Nikon’s Advanced Wireless Lighting system. The attachment ring is used to connect the SB-R200 to the front of the lens, via an Attachment Ring SX-1, held in the photographer’s hand, or freely positioned by using the Speedlight Stand AS-20 (included).
The kit has a variety of accessories to help users enjoy close-up flash shooting, such as the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11, Color Filter Set SJ-R200, Diffuser SW-12 and Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1. Bounce Capability – Flash head tilts down (toward the optical axis) to 60 with click stops at every 15 , or up to 45 (in the opposite direction) with click stops at every 15 Angle of Coverage – 60 vertical; 78 horizontal Flash Mode – i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film-based cameras); M (manual) Recycling Time – Approx. 6 seconds or less Number of flashes – Approx. 290 Flash Duration – Approx. 600 ms White LED target light Ready-light display Dedicated shoe for Attachment Ring (SX-1) or Speedlight Stand (AS-20) Power Source – One CR123A (3V) lithium battery Dimensions (WxHxD) – 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 (80 x 75 x 55 mm) Weight – 4.2 oz. (120g)
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