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is the R1C1 compatible with most nikkor lenses or only fixed focal length lenses (non-zoom lenses)?

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It depends mainly on the lens.
Example; works exceptionally well on lens that have internal focus; meaning the lens barrel does not move in and out during focus or zoom or moves very little.

Limited use on lens which the lens filter housing retracts into the lens barrel or wide angle lens.

The R1C1 comes with a complete set of adapters for most lens - they screw onto the filter threads of your lens, then the plastic ring snaps onto the filter adapter. Followed by the flash attaching to the ring. Thus if your lens retracts into the barrel during zoom or focus then you would have limited use with that lens in the standard configuration.

Keep in mind - Nikon calls the R1C1 a wireless Creative Flash System for a reason;

You don't necessarily need to mount the flashes on the adapter - I sometime position my flash off the adapter on the supplied flash stand, or sometimes just hand hold the flash where I want it. As long as the flash remains in the line of sight of the SU800 it will receive the commands to fire and work perfect.
Although the R1C1 is mainly for Micro work - it is great for in home studio where you have more freedom of flash placement for portrait or desktop close up work. I currenly use 4 SB-R200. They work great for close up and fill flash -
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It will fit most anything with the adaptor rings. It is designed for macro use so if you are trying to use it for something else I would have a rethink as they are just not powerful enough for any distance work.
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it should be compatible with zoom lenses as well, however, due to the mounting ring, it's possible you'll get some vignetting at wide focal lengths.
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Use of Nikon D7000 with the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System

I purchased the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System without the SU800 commander thinking that my D7000 has the built in wireless flash that would serve as the commander. Was I incorrect in my thinking? Do I actually need the SU800 as well?

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You were correct, I use the R1 system (this s the R1C1 minus the SU800) with both my D700 and D7000, they can both operate in te "Commander" mode.
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D7000 has a commander mode on the flash menu, you do not need the SB800.
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Is the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System compatible with AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED?

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In a word, yes. There is an adapter ring in the kit which will fit the 77mm filter size of that lens.
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Yes, the system includes a 77mm adapter ring.
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When using a Nikon 60mm micro with R1C1 on my D5100, will I also need a UR-5 adaptor?

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You dont have to use but it is advisable as the flashes and adaptor are quite heavy and af struggles, its a bit easier to use manual focus, to be honest I never bothered to get the adaptor when I had the 60mm, always managed without it as it is rather expensive for what it is.
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http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Flash-Adapters/4914/UR-5-Adapter-Ring.html
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Can an SB-700 be a substitute for the SU-800?

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yes, it should be no problem...I use my SB800 as the commander all the time, the SU800 is awesome to fire all flashes though...
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Yes as it can be used as a commander.
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Is there any adapter or any way to use the speedlight with a Sigma 180mm macro lens which has a 86mm filter diameter?

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There is a way, but you will have to crop the image when done. Get a 86mm to 77mm step down ring. Amazon sells them cheap. You will have massive vignetting (hope it is not too bad) but it will allow you to use the speedlight. I have ordered the stepdown ring and I will let you know what happens.
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No, largest adapter Nikon makes is 77mm and the outer ring on the R1C1 won't fit a 86 mm, not wide enough to accommodate it.
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Is this product compatible with a Nikon D80 or D90?

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Yes, you can use the D80 or the D90 with the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
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Can use Nikon R1C1 flash kit in my D300s and D5000? Do this product support these models?

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Yes for both though you will need the SU-800, which is part of the R1-C1 kit, as a controller on the D5000, the D300 can use the pop up flash as a commander.
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is thi compatable with D2h

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Yes, work great.
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How can I see the country of origin of a product?

Hi,
I'd like to know if a product is made in a specific country. Where can I get such information?
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Why? Nikon product is produce by Nikon quality and Nikon was warranty it. Why you serious about that?
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What is the inner dia of the SX-1 mount itself? Is it greater than or less than 77mm?

I know that I would use the 77mm adapter, given my lens has a 77mm dia filter mount. I am curious if the adapter is a step up from the lens dia to the inner dia of the SX-1, or is the inner dia of the SX-1 less than 77mm? Obviously if the i.d. of the SX-1 is less than 77mm, it would cause vignetting with my lens, which I do not want.
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SX-1 inner diameter is larger than 77mm and it no vignette when you use with any Nikon Micro lens. No vignette on 45, 85 PC-E and no vignette on 70-200VR.
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Use with the D50

I am considering purchasing these kits for my law enforcement agency to aid in macro photography. We currently have D50s. Are there any compatibility issues?
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Yes, the R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System is compatible with the D50.
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Is the R1C1 compatible with a Nikon D3100 ?

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Is the R1C1 compatible with the D5100?

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yes it is
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Can an SB-900 be a substitute for the SU-800?

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Yes it can, set it to command mode and away you go..
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is R1C1 compatible with nikon D800?

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Yes
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Can I use R1C1 with D3200 camera

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Yes.
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Is this product compatible with Nikon 3200?

Is this product compatible with Nikon 3200?
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Does the R1C1 require a special adaptor to be used with the D5100?

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No, it can be used as is.
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i wonder if is compatible with d7000

also i wonder if i need a network to work with it or if works to without network
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You only need the R1 as the D 7000 has a built in commander mode.You might also want a SG-31R IR Panel for to block the built in flash.
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