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NikonSB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight
 
4.8

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (36)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Consistent output (27)
  • Versatile (23)
  • Fast recycling (20)

Cons

  • Weak output (4)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (24)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Macro (10)
  • General purpose (6)
  • Dental photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (15), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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5.0

Indispensable product for our work!

By Greg

from Charlottesville, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dental Photography
    • Fill Flash
    • Portraits
    • Softbox Applications

    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

    We use these lights every day in our dental prosthodontic practice for photographing teeth and smiles. We also use them laboratory work in a soft box. They consistently fire from the built-in flash.

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    4.0

    Powerful Mini

    By 595-Dave

    from Beaverton, OR

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Output

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

      Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

      This mini packs a lot of light in its small package. Great addition to my lighting system.

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      5.0

      Super Speedlight for Macro Work!

      By Tom K

      from Stuttgart Germany

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Recycling
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash
        • General Use

        Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

        Currently use the SB-R200 that I ordered from B&H as a third speedlight for the for macro work with my Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). Super compact and versatile with easy to use controls. Came with all the accessories I needed to match what I already had with my CLS.

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        5.0

        SB-R200

        By toothmaker

        from minneapolis

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Recycling
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

            For dental photography they work very well, I'm using them with a D200 and a bracket

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simple to Use

            By Jim

            from Bixby, OK

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash

              Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

              Easy to Use & set up

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great little flash

              By Ted

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                Great handy little flash. Perfect for macro work, but also great for portrait work as a hair light or even for fill. At events I keep this flash in my pocket and hand hold it to give some dimensionality for close people shots. My only wish is that this flash would also have a true hot foot to allow triggering by means other than IR. However, I understand that this might also defeat the purpose of keeping it small and light.

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                5.0

                Amazing little flash

                By Haloranger

                from Oregon

                Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                The Nikon SB-R200 is a little bundle of flash power in a tidy little package. I am still having fun experimenting with the R200 remote from my Nikon D-7000 with it's built- in Flash Command function. Immediately you'll find countless uses for this little flash. Comes complete with a selection of filters, an excellent stand that will thread onto any standard tripod and a fitted nylon case. The battery is a bit pricey but has usually a 10+ year shelf life and delivers power to spare for many hours of sustained flashes. B & H fulfilled my order quickly and provided status updates via email. Their only screw-up was that I ended up taking delivery three full days earlier than they estimated. For me, that was a pleasant surprise! I can easily foresee me ordering a second R200 through B & H

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                5.0

                Great Remote speed light

                By Eric the NonRunner

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Recycling

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash

                  Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                  I use it to provide additional light to an SB700

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                  4.0

                  Special battery only

                  By Henry

                  from LA, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Interchangeable

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Flash

                  Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                  I have to order CR 123 A for this flash ,not convinent

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                  5.0

                  One of two

                  By Larry C

                  from American Canyon, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                        This flash is a large part of my gear for macro photos when i purchased one i knew i had too have two and they worked very well i recommend the use of the SB-R200 flash for macro photograph and thanks B&H for the great service

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                        5.0

                        Adding to the ring flash

                        By Avi

                        from Los Gatos, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Fill Flash

                          Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                          I already own Nikon's R1C1 system, and decided to add a third flash to extend its versatility. This is a great unit - highly recommended for closeup/macro photographers.

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                          5.0

                          The third Speedlight Flash for my R1C1

                          By Uncle Dials

                          from Panama City, Panama

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash

                            Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                            I purchased an R1C1 system on December 2011 from B & H Photo. Have used it since and felt the need to have a third SB-R200 (as filler and to splash a touch of color when needed).
                            The only thing I can say it's a draw back about this product, is the battery on this flash (cr123 - 3v). Since I shoot outside the USA, finding this batteries in other latitudes is not easy. So I decided to purchase a set of rechargeables batteries as back up when abroad.
                            For the flash unit, it is great. If you are into close up photography or product shots, this is the system to get.

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                            5.0

                            Creative lighting for Macro...excellent!

                            By Terry

                            from Ontario, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Fill Flash
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                            I added this 3rd R200 flash to my original R1C1 speedlight kit to further expand the off camera lighting possibilities offered by the R1C1 kit.
                            I'm really enjoying the results I've been able to create with this system. Used with the Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens, this flash kit has rekindled my interest in Macro photography. It does add a bit more equipment to one's carry around bag however.

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                            5.0

                            Small and handy for macro work

                            By MrSpecbus

                            from West Linn, OR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                              Used as a third light with a Nikon R1C1 close up kit. Big benefit is that it can be controlled with a commander flash unit. This facilitates getting the right macro shot.

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                              5.0

                              My preferred for dental photography

                              By Guido Ferreira

                              from Goiânia, GO, Brasil

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful Output
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Dental Photography
                                • Dentistry

                                Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                The wireless head allows a boundless creativity.

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                                5.0

                                SB-R200s combined with SB-900

                                By timberline12k

                                from Kansas City

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Weak Output

                                Best Uses

                                • Close focus
                                • Fill Flash
                                • Macro

                                Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                If you want to balance out light for macro and wide angle close focus shots, these are great when combined with the SB-900 and a diffuser. The SB-200s can be used at any angle on a RRS FR-87-QR Flash Ring to provide well distributed light.

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                                5.0

                                Works Well With SB-900

                                By Bob

                                from NYC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Fill Flash

                                  Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                  The integration with the SB-900 is excellent. Thus, it is a great slave flash.

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                                  5.0

                                  Versatile

                                  By F8NBTHERE

                                  from Portland Oregon

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Recycling
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • Macro
                                    • Product photography

                                    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                    Versatile. Easy to "hide" to add some spark on days when the natural light is inadequate. Very well designed. Important to keep spare CR batteries on hand when venturing to places with less accessibility to photo batteries

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent product

                                    By alsega7

                                    from San Diego, Ca

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                    Very useful for Macro photography.

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                                    4.0

                                    affordable macro photography solution

                                    By Eric M. Crawford

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Output

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fill Flash
                                    • General Use

                                    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

                                    This isn't a particularly powerful flash, but it's terrific as a handheld, off-camera unit held close to a macro subject. Only negative is that it doesn't use a battery that's easy to find -- you need a CR123A lithium. Recycle time is rated at 6 sec.

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