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Nikon Inc. R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System

A portable wireless close-up lighting system designed for Nikon digital SLRs that have a built-in flash unit with wireless commander control.
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Is the R1 Compatible with the D7200? i see the D7000 and D7100 in the list but not the D7200

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Yes it is
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R1 is compatible, D7200 has built in commander mode.
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Can I use R1 with my D5000 and SB700 as a comander?

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Yes, the SB700 has a commander mode that will fire the R1
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Which one should I buy, R1 or R1C1 to use on D800?

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To be a bit more specific than the answer from Nikon... If you buy the 4804 R1 system you must use the D800's internal flash commander to control the flash mode and output. I prefer this to the hot shoe mounted SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander. Using the internal flash commander makes for a less 'bulky' solution.
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The R1 comes supplied with two SB-R200 Speedlights, and the R1C1 features include; two SB-R200 Speedlights and the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander.
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If using a camera that has comander option (D800 for example), does the onboard flash have to actually "fire", or does it send a "dark" signal?

I have been trying to figure out which setup is the right one. I know the SU-800 does not emit light in order to fire the 200s, but if you are using your onboard flash in commander mode, does it have to emit light in order to send the signal?
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Your answer is, no, the on-board flash does not have to fire if you don't want. In commander mode, you can set the camera's flash to not fire, but have the speedlights fire, or 1 speedlight plus the on-board flash...any combination you want. Also you can adjust each unit's flash output incrementally, for full control of your flash requirements.
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In command mode you can set the camera's in built flash to set off the flash so that it shouldn't really effect the image. When in the command mode menu, set the built in flash mode to --, this will allow you to set off speed lights. Remember that the flash has to have line of sight to activate the speedlights. You can also use a radio trigger like the Pocket Wizard (there are other cheaper options) to set off a speedlight or studio light, generally they have a longer range and you can use them over a much greater distance. Hopefully one Nikon will introduce a radio trigger into the camera and have an inbuilt radio trigger/receiver in their flashes like the Canon 600ex rt (though at the moment the Canon receiver is very expensive at the moment and of course won't work on Nikon Cameras).
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The built-in flash must be raised so that it can emit monitor pre-flashes. Please see page # 303 in the user's manual fro the D800 regarding commander mode.
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what battery it use?? im getting crazy because every battery i see, in the comenst said that burn the flash...

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IT uses the CR123A type batteries
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This attaches via lens thread, so can the R1 be used in conjunction with a Close-Up filter?

Was wondering if the R1 system would allow for a filter to be used since the mounting ring uses the lens thread, which is an issue since I need to have the option to use a Close-Up/UV Filter in my macro photography. Can a Close-Up Filter and the R1 system be used at the same time?
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As long as the filter has a front thread then yes it can be attached to a filter
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Compatible with Nikon 200mm f/4 AF-D?

Will this work with the Nikon 200mm f/4 AF-D? If so, do I need to buy a separate adapter ring?
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Will work and the required 62 mm adapter ring is included with the R1 system
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About D7000 and D750

In D7000 or D750 (I own both) we can put built-in flash in commander mode with -- setting. In this option built-in flash pre-flashes to trigger R1 and doesn't affect final photo. But when we take picture in front of the mirror, We can see 3 flashes simultaneously. How it is possible?
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The pre flash and flash from the two SB-R200 speedlights are milliseconds apart, making it impossible for the naked eye to distinguish the delay.
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Can I use the R1 speedlight with my D610 and 24-85 mm Vr lens or a need the R1C1

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The R1 will work just fine on the D610
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40mm Micro Lens

Can this kit be used on the 40mm Micro Lens?
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Yes it can, but bear in mind that you will need a body that has a commander mode in it to control the flashes.
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Yes, a 52mm adapter ring is included with the Speedlight.
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Will the R1 work with my D3300?

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No, D3300 does not have a commander mode, you would need the R1C1.
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Does this work with a D7100 or do I need another accessory to make it work?

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It will work just fine, the D7100 has commander mode so it can control the R1
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Can this system be used with the new 5300

I have just purchased a Nikon 5300 camera. I have the R1 system from my D70s which fired perfectly with the pop-up flash. Can I use the pop-up flash on the 5300 to act as the commander and trigger the SB-R200 units or do I need a commander unit. If the pop-up will work what settings do I need to change to get the flash to trigger properly.
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You need a commander , none built into the D5300.
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You will need the SU-800 as the D5300 has ni in built commander, you could also use a SB-700, 800, 900 or 910 to act as a commander.
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When will the r1 system be available?

It's back ordered at b&h, adorama, samys, amazon. I already own the su800 so don't want to purchase the r1c1. Will the r1 be offered again and if so, when?
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Availability varies depending on product popularity but we restock items every day so please check back daily.
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CAN THIS FLASH BE USED WITH MY D60 CAMERA

I AM GOING TO USE IT ( R1 FLASH ) IN TAKING PICTURE INSIDE PATIENT MOUTH (ODONTOLOGICAL PICTURES). if you think there is a better product ,please let me know
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You would need the R1C1 kit, with the added SU-800, as the D60 has no in built commander to control flash off camera
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R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System can be used with the D60.
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Is this compatible with the D3200?

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Yes and no, no in that you would need either the SU-800 or other such as the SB-900 to control it as the D3200 has no in built commander, so the R1-C1 kit would be an option.
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R1 compatability with D5300?

I want to use the R1 on my recently purchased D5300. I don't think the built in flash has a command mode. Can I use SB910 as a commander and if so, is it complicated?
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You are correct that the D5300 does not have in built commander so yes, you can use the SB-910 to control the R1 kit, you just turn the switch to commander mode and away you go
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Is there a mount to accomodate the R1 on a 55mm adaptor ring for a Tokina 100AF macro lens?

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No, but you can get a 3rd party 52-55 mm step up ring. R1 comes with a 52 mm adapter ring.
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Where are the specs for this flash? I see nothing!!!!!

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All the specs are there if you look, you can see it all here
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Flashes/4805/SB-R200-Wireless-Speedlight.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs
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Can I use the R1 wireless close-up speedlight system with my D5200?

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You would require the R1-C1 kit as this has the SU-800 which would be needed on the D5200 as it has no in built commander.
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