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The Nikon R1C1 Close-Up Speedlight Commander Kit is a Unique Wireless Speedlight system kit for fully automatic Close-up photographic exposures. The kit comprises of two SB-R200 Remote units attached to the lens and a SU-800 Commander unit attached to the cameras i-TTL metering system. All exposure and triggering communication is carried out using infra red wireless communication. The kit includes adaptors for frontal lighting, filters and adaptor rings for the most popular Nikkor lens filter screw threads. Additional SB-R200 units or SB-800 and SB-600 units can also be controlled by the SU-800 to offer the ultimate Creative Lighting System flexibility either indoors or in the field.
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An excellent piece of kit.
from Epsom, UK
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Comments about Nikon R1C1 Close-Up Speedlight Commander Kit:
This is an excellent piece of kit which contains all you need for close-up/macro photography (except for camera, lens and tripod). It is very easy and intuitive to use, lightweight well constructed and very portable. The two included SB-R200 flashguns can be used on or off the the lens mount and easily programmed for differential light output. The included manual is somewhat "dry" and doesn't really answer all the questions one might have, though it does explain how to use the system. I found Mike Hagen's book "The Nikon Creative Lighting System" much more readable. The R1C1 uses three CR123A batteries (not included). Probably less effective as a large studio lighting system because the flashguns have to be in line of sight of the SU-800 Commander unit, and not hidden behind umbrellas or walls, but for macro/close-up photography the R1C1 would be hard to beat.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The full monty
Excellent kit which includes a substantial carry case with spare capacity for more compatible kit (e.g. a third SB-200 unit). Note the kit includes 2 x SB-200 not 3 as pictured. Shame Nikon can't be bothered to include batteries - so the first thing you have to do find the necessary Lithium cells. Easy to set up and to integrate other speedlights with a slave function (older units may require an SU-4 interface).
Excellent piece of kit.
This is an excellent piece of kit, lightweight very intuitive to use and quick and easy to set up. The kit is complete, in that all that you are likely to need for macro photography (except for camera, lens and tripod)are included. The Commander unit and SB-R200 flashguns all use CR123a batteries (not included), and because of the cost of these,and not all retailers stock them, I would recommend buying rechargeable ones. The included instruction manual is somewhat on the 'dry' side, and does not mention that the only difference (I can find) between Commander and Close-up operation is the flash power output display on the Commander unit, one displays light power ratios and the other displays EV numbers. Close-ups and macro can be shot in either setting.I found Mike Hagen's book "The Nikon Creative Lighting System" a very useful addition to the included instruction manual.The kit is not so useful for studio work because the flashguns need to be in line of sight of the Commander unit, and not hidden behind umbrellas or inside soft boxes. A radio trigger system would be more suitable here, but for macro and close up work, this system would be difficult to beat.
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
I was a little unsure of spending so much on a flash system and wondered if I could justify the expense.However, when it arrived, it was like Christmas all over again. So much kit in a sturdy carry case. Nikon have excelled themselves. Do go on You-Tube to see their video.I shall be using the kit mainly for macro work and cannot wait to take it out into the field for nature's close-ups. The flash units can be hand held to allow a greater freedom of lighting situations and this is a plus over a ringflash option.Again, thanks to WEX for a very prompt and reliable service.
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FABULOUS PIECE OF KIT
from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
EXCELLENT PIECE OF KITS. DOES WHAT IS SAYS ON THE TIN. EXTREMELY WELL MADE AND VERY ACCURATE. GIVES GOOD COVERAGE FOR CLOSE-UP EORK. THE SU800 IS VERY USEFUL WITH OTHER NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS.EXCELLENT SERVICE FROM WEX AS USUAL. GOOD PRICE AND PROMPT DELIVERY.
I would recommend this product
The Kit is superb and is excellent quality. If you have other Speedlights the SU800 included in the kit can be used on camera to trigger and control other Nikon speedlights off camera. The 2 SB-R200 lights are more than powerful enough for close up photography and can also be used in a larger set ups.Great service from Wex. Delivered on time and well packed.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Macro just got better
Used for macro and as part of a speed light flash set up. Better quality than some other macro flash solitions. This is not just for macro and is pretty flexible an all rounder.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great macro flash
from Market Harborough
Great for macro photography. Easy to use considering it's versatility.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Does exactly what it says on the tin!
This system works like a dream. The exposures are accurate every time, with a lot of control available for experimenting. Everything you need is included,Lens mounting kit, filter sets for each RB-200, Table top stands which can also fit a standard tripod or group together to form a tripod mounted ring of up to eight flashguns. Wireless control works flawlessly even down to nice touches like being able to switch on all modelling lights from the commander unit. Each item has it's own soft pouch but it's hardly needed as the entire kit fits in to the custom made case (Supplied).
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Best macroflash unit
This kit is simply the most versatile and easy to use macroflashkit i have ever used. The posibilitys with this kit seemes almost endless. The fact that you can add aditional sb200r flashheads, and locate them off-camera as you wish, makes it practically impossible to imagine a situation , you cannot illuminate perfectly. It may seem a little expensive, but i think it's worth every penny...I realy look forward to summer and the comming of the insects and plants....
Included Accessories: 1 x SU-800 Commander, 1 x SX-1 Attachment Ring, 2 x SB-R200 Units, 2 x SW-11 Extreme Close-up Positioning Adapters, 5 x SY-1 Lens Adapter Rings (52/62, 67, 72, 77 mm), 2 x SZ-1 Colour Filter Holders, 2 x Colour Filter Sets SJ-R200, 2 x AS-20 Speedlight Stands, 1 x SG-3IR Panel, 1 x SS-SU800 Case, 2x SS-R200 Case, 1 x SS-SX1 Case, User manual
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