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Can I use the R1 wireless close-up speedlight system with my D700?

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Yes, and you don't need the C1 part, the 1 alone is perfect for the D700.
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You can use this product with the D700....I currently have that setup and I love it.
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Yes, you can. See this http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Flashes/4804/R1-Wireless-Close-Up-Speedlight-System.html
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Does this R1 system attach by screwing it into the 67mm size filter threads on a lens?

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In order to attach the R1 system to a lens you will need an Adapter Ring (that would depend on the size of the lens) and the SX-1 Attachment Ring.
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Yes, you can use one of five different size adaptors from 52 to 77mm, then the SX-1 clips on and the SB-R200's attach to this
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does this work with d7000 or do you need r1c1? does the sb29 ring flash work with the d7000 as well?

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You do NOT need r1c1 (specifically, the SU-800). The built-in speedlight on the 7000 will activate SB-R200s, and so only the R1 kit is needed. The ring light will work with the D7000 too. (By the way, ya gotta love that 7000!)
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You can use R1, D700 has built in commander. Not too familier the SB29
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R1 with D800 & SB910

Wondering if the R1 is compatible with D800 and SB910 as a master? I believe the Ri is infrared fired so I assume the pocket wizard products will not work with the Ri?
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I might be missing something, but reading Nikon's descriptions, The three seem admirably compatible.
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Yes, you can use the SB-910 as a commander to trigger the R1 system.
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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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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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R1 with D800

Will the built in pop up flash on the d800/ 800E trigger this unit in TTL mode as a wireless device or must one use the SU 800 to acheive this function?
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I must be misunderstanding you question, you do not need a SU800, yes the built in flash will fire the remote flashes as long as you set them up in the D800 menu. The D800 has the equivalent of a built in SU800.
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D800 has built in flash commander mode.
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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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Does the D5100 work with the R1 or R1C1 flash?

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Yes the D5100 would work perfect with the R1 and or R1C1 system. With a D5100 matched to the awesome R1C1 you would have an exceptionable system , especially for close up and Micro work but not limited to Micro only, you can move into the studio or out of door. The R1C1 includes the SU-800 as part of your CLS allowing you to quickly and easily setup and control your flashes in groups and channels. Some can be set up as fill -firing at .7 under, and other flashes as side and highlights - all controlled and managed by the easy to use SU-800; you don't have to touch your flash, you do it all from the SU-800.

If you go with a R1, you would then be using your built in camera menu to set up your flash lighting and groups.
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Since the flash from the D5100 doesn't work as a commander you will need to use the SU-800 in order to trigger the R1. The D5100 is compatible with the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System.
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Can I use the R1 wireless close-up speedlight system with my D3100?

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In this case it will be compatible with the R1C1 Wireless Close-up Speedlight System (that includes the SU-800 Commander to trigger the flashes).
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Can I use R1 wireless with D40 Camera

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No, the R1 won't work with your D40, because the flash doesn't have the commander option. However, the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System will, since it has the SU-800 commander that will trigger both SB-R200 Speedlights.
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will it work on a D5000?

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No, the R1 won't work with your D500, because the flash doesn't have the commander option. However, the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System will, since it has the SU-800 commander that will trigger both SB-R200 Speedlights.
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will the R1 work with AF-S Nikkor 24-70 f2.G ED?

I am going to use ths with the D700
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Yes it will work, however, if you are thinking of using it instead of a full ring flash for portraits etc, think again as it is just noe powerful enough for that sort of thing as it is designed for macro and close up work. This is of course assuming thats what you are wanting it for, if on the other hand you do want it for macro then putting it on a 24-70 is not going to be of much use as it is not a macro lens, with a minimum focus distance of 1.2ft it not going to get in very close.
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Does the R1 system work with the Nikon D90 + SB-900?

I currently have the Nikon D90 and the SB-900 and I was wondering If i can use the SB-900 as the command module for the R1 kit?
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Yes, you can set the SB-900 as a commander in order to trigger the R1 system.
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Will the R1 work with my D100 and Nikkor AF 60 mm Micro lens?

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No, D100 not support i-TTL.
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Can I use the SB-900 as commander on the R1 with my D5000?

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Yes, you can. IMHO that so do the SB700, SB800, SB910 and the SU-800 commander unit. Also, if you're serious to macro to the point of having such expensive speedlights like the SB900 and R1 units, consider upgrading from the D5000 to it's "professional version" , the D90, which is essentially the same camera with the inclusion of a focusing motor (that will allow you to autofocus the best macro lens in the world, Nikon's 200mm AF-D micro. The D5000's lacks a built in focusing motor, required to focus AF-D lenses) and a CLS compatible built-in flash unit (that can command the R1 by itself, without an external commander. See the attached picure) - or even better, the "dream DX" D7000, whose price has lowered considerably.
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Will the R1 attach to the older AF Micro 60mm f/2.8D?

I'm not sure which Micro lens to buy for doing close-up work.
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Yes it will, however beinfs as its not internal focus you have to be careful when focusing as the weight can be a problem, this can be solved by using the UR-5 adaptor ring that is specifically designed for the earlier 60mm to mount the SX-1 ring.
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Which one should I buy, R1 or R1C1 to use on D800?

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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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Will this speed light system fit/work with my D3100?

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No, you need the R1C1, D3100 does not have a built in commander mode.
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How wide will it work?

I'm looking to use this for nightlife shooting, since I'm always in tight spots it might work great. Only concern is will it cause vignetting at 24mm on a Full Frame Sensor? I feel the mounting system my effect the framing. Thanks.
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I think for a definite answer contact service and support.
I own this system, use it with a D2X which is not full frame, and use it on my 17-35mm 2.8 Nikkor, the ring attachment screws into filter threads and it does not etend much more than my hood for my lens.
I have never experienced vignetting with my set up.
Hope this helps... I looked under all tech specs for this system and could not find your answer..
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Can I use r1 wireless close-up with d3200 camera

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It will work but you will need the SU-800 to control it as the D3200 has no built in flash commander.
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