The SB-R200 is a impressive remote Speedlight that can be used in a variety of creative lighting schemes with or without the SB-800 and SB-600. It is an included component of the R1 and R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight Kits.
The SB-R200 Speedlight is a highly capable lighting tool with a guide number of 14/46 (ISO 200, m/ft.). In addition to attaching it to the front of the lens for close-up photography purposes, photographers can also hold it in their hand while shooting for off-camera directional lighting, or freely position it by using the AS-20 Speedlight Stands, supplied with both the R1C1 and R1 systems.
The Nikon SB-R200 is commonly used for Fill flash and more.The Nikon SB-R200 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon SB-R200: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Lightweight and Versatile
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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...View full Review
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.
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It would have been better to be supported with NIMAH AA size Battery instead of SR2
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The small size, yet sizable power, of the Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Speedlight allows for the most flexible and successful solutions for difficult subjects. Illuminating solid and opaque glass sculpture is a real challenge. The photo below was taken with two SB-R200 Speedlights strategically placed inside a large lightbox. The shutter speed is 1/125 of a second, the aperture is f/8, the ISO is 100, Auto White Balance, and the exposure mode is Matrix Metering.
If your camera is compatible with CLS, and D-70 started out with the SB-R200 and the R1C1 unit. R1C1/R1 is the way I'm working with D-300, for close-up. The remote kit. You may have to set your flash up in your camera 'Menu'. But I think you can use the pop up flash as a commander. It really depends on your needs. The Nikon Spec's Specifications Commander Function No Remote Function Yes Guide Number 10 m/33 ft. (at ISO 100) to 14 m/46 ft. (at ISO 200) Electronic Construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry (for wireless remote flash unit only) Flash Exposure Control i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras) Lens Coverage 24mm; 60Â° (vertical) and 78Â° (horizontal) Minimum Recycling Time 6.0 sec. or less (approx.) Flash Duration 1/1600 sec. (Approx.) Required Power Source One 3V CR123A lithium battery Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time 290 (Approx.) Wireless Flash Modes Remote Wireless Communication Channels Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels Wireless Groups Three: A, B and C Dimensions 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 in. (80 x 75 x 55 mm) (Approx.) Weight (Approx. without batteries) 4.2 oz. (120 g) Supplied Accessories SS-R200 Soft case *Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
I do a lot of scientific close-up photography consisting of lots of detailed parts and assemblies. Using (3) SB-R200 heads allows sufficient control of lighting to capture all the important details of each experiment.
The primary use for this great little flash unit is for close up photography of flowers . It is perfect for my needs. My only negative comment is based on my not remembering to turn it off.Therefore I'd like it to turn off automatically when not in use for a set period of time.
I use the SB-R200 exclusively for close-ups of insects and spiders. It gives the proper lighting and allows you to get great depth of field by using small apertures. There are many other possible uses for this product, but I stick to the insects and spiders. Cons? Takes a while to set up and then gets in the way for normal photography, plus you need to be careful you don't knock the SB-R200 off by knocking into something since they do noticeably increase the space occupied by the camera.
As always a great product from Nikon...
Use it at flower shows, portraits and MACRO
I use this with the Nikon Close-up Speedlight System I added a third one to the system and it is awesome. It's built fine but the diffuser comes off to easily when working in the field and it uses batteries fast I've added a little hook & loop and solved the problem
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.
I bought this to add another SB-R200 to my R1C1 kit. This rounds out the kit to set up more options for close-up photography.