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NikonSB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (40)
  • Easy to use (37)
  • Consistent output (29)
  • Versatile (25)
  • Fast recycling (23)

Cons

  • Weak output (4)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (27)
  • Portraits (13)
  • Macro (12)
  • General purpose (7)
  • Dental photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

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5.0

nothing to ask for

By amiel

from rancho cucamonga

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Macro
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

    macro photography

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sb-R200

    By Ninosa

    from Houston

    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

    I enjoy taking pictures with this flash. This is the third one and is fascinating.
    Perfect for macro and portrait .

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Specialty flash to meet a need.

    By ctrclckws

    from NJ.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Recycling
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fill Flash

      Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

      The R1 package comes with a case that can hold three of these but only has two. The one I bought will fill the third slot and will provide me an additional light source when needed.

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      • No

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      5.0

      My 3rd SB-R200

      By Nicster

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Issue With Rechargeable B

      Best Uses

      • Macro

      Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

      This is my 3rd SB-R200 for macro work. I love these speedlights!
      Just beware, I bought rechargeable batteries and I had issues with the speedlights firing. Since replacing the rechargeables with non-rechargeables, they have worked without a problem.

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      • No

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      5.0

      show

      By Andre Almeida

      from Belo Horizonte, BR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fill Flash

        Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

        Great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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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          • No

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          4.0

          Powerful Mini

          By 595-Dave

          from Beaverton, OR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        One of two

                        By Larry C

                        from American Canyon, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Adding to the ring flash

                        By Avi

                        from Los Gatos, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        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

                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                            Verified Buyer

                            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

                            Verified Buyer

                            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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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