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Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System

BH #NIR1C1SS • MFR #4803
Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System
Key Features
  • 2 x SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlights
  • 1 x SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander
  • Guide No. 66' at 24mm, Two Flashes
  • Customize with Speedlights/Controllers
The Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System (a.k.a. Macro Kit A) is a macro flash solution for i-TTL capable cameras that do not feature a built-in flash (e.g. D2X, D2H/D2Hs, F6). The kit is fully compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System and Advanced Wireless Lighting system when used with compatible cameras and/or flashes.
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Nikon R1C1 Overview

The Nikon R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System (a.k.a. Macro Kit A) is a macro flash solution for i-TTL capable cameras that do not feature a built-in flash (e.g. D2X, D2H/D2Hs, F6). The kit is fully compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System and Advanced Wireless Lighting system when used with compatible cameras and/or flashes.

The kit's main components consist of the SX-1 Attachment Ring that attaches to the lens filter treads via an adapter ring (included), two SB-R200 wireless macro flash heads, and the SU-800 Commander Unit. The SX1 accommodates up to eight SB-R200 Speedlights off-camera and up to four on-camera.

This solution enables excellent close-up lighting control with exceptional flexibility and innovative options. When using the SU-800 with cameras that are not compatible with i-TTL flash control, only close-up flash operation is possible using the optional SC-30 TTL Cord.

Flexible Control
The built-in Speedlights of the D200, D70s, or D70 serve as the system's Master controller. For non i-TTL cameras, the SC30 sync cord can be used for off-camera control.
The SX-1 Attachment Ring can accept up to eight SB-R200s and can be attached to a tripod for remote lighting.
Creative Lighting System
Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and compatible CLS cameras.
Built-in target light and AF Illuminator allow for proper position of Speedlight on the subject as well as autofocus operation in low light situations.
Accurate i-TTL flash control achieved through flash exposure monitoring control.
Can be set to one of three Speedlight Groups (A,B, and C).
Offers four independent channels for competitive shooting environments.
Auto FP High-Speed Sync; use with fast shutter speeds achieves effective blurring of out-of-focus background elements.
FV lock holds flash value, enabling recomposition before shooting.
Flash head tilts down (toward the optical axis) to 60° with click stops at every 15°, or up to 45° (in the opposite direction) with click stops at every 15°.
UPC: 018208048038

Nikon R1C1 Specs

Flash
Guide Number33' / 10.06 m at ISO 100 (24 mm Position)
Angle of Coverage78°
Recycle TimeApprox. 5 to 6 Seconds
Exposure ControlNikon i-TTL
Secondary IlluminationNone
Wireless
Wireless OperationOptical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 66' / 20 m (Commander, Optical Slave)
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups3
Power
Internal Power1 x CR123A
General
MountShoe Mount (Controller), Lens Mount (Flash)
Lens Compatibility52mm/62mm/67mm/72mm/77mm Filter Threads (via Included Adapter Ring)
DisplayNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2" / 7.9 x 7.6 x 5.6 cm
Weight4.2 oz / 119.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.15 x 10.85 x 8.6"

Nikon R1C1 Reviews

If you do macro you should take a look at this system

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

I am a life long hobby photographer and have always enjoyed macro work. I debated on getting this kit as its not inexpensive. I finally gave in and added one to my gear. I have zero regrets. For the work I do this thing is the best. I previously was using a good quality ring light flash and was mostly happy with how it worked compared to using normal flashes which are often just too powerful up close. This flash has solved all my problems and produces outstanding results, much better than the ring light. As others have mentioned you can control it with the built in flash on some Nikon models. That said I still like using the dedicated controller as it has more options and works with my D500 and Z body cameras that lack a hot shoe. This kit has a lot of bits and pieces which gives you great flexibility and control. Of course you can add even more speed lights using the controller giving you endless combinations of lighting. As a serious hobbyist I greatly enjoy this system. If you enjoy or use macro shooting I would recommend you learn more about this system and what you can do with it. As they say, You get what you pay for and I would not hesitate to buy this system again.

Very poor quality

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-15

I have purchased are returned two of these unit in. the last 2 week. Both times one of the flash units would not power on and the battery cover seems to be the culprit as it does not slide back into place easily. I'm going to try one more time Nikon 3rd strike and you are out!

No user manual or warranty info came with my new speedlight

By Gne A.
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-01

It's impossible to give a review when I haven't been able to use the product. Nikon always includes warranty info, and a users manual. Mine came with neither. Unable to obtain any help from B&H due to religious holiday ( Phone is answering with a recording, and E-mail has been blocked ). I am very disappointed with the lack of service. I'm wondering if this is a black market speed light.

exellent

By German
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-22

I find it perfect

no batteries...no manual

By Roy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-02

Flash worked fine after I purchased the batteries and g00gled the user' manual

Valuable Accessory for Micro Photography

By Dale
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-01

If you understand micro photography, you know how valuable lighting can be. This set-up is great for macro. I have three lights (purchased an extra one). The commander is a great bonus as it can be used to fire off camera Nikon flashes for portraits or any other situation that a off camera flash is needed.

awesome

By Ahmed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-02

very good flash system , excellent fast delivery on time the only issue is it needs two more RU200 for better flash

Poor build quality!

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-11

As I did not even get to use the R1C1.... I purchased and returned three within the last month for the same reason, the flag battery cover was either broken or would not close properly after having to forcedly open it. The build quality for the price is very disappointing.

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Is it compatible whith the D40x model?
Asked by: Alfredo B.
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Is this product compatible with the Fujifilm S5 Pro camera? Will I need the R1C1 or will the R1 work?Any cords required?Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon R1C1 is compatible with the Fujifilm S5 Pro, since this camera is i-TTL capable.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I have a nikon D800. I'm trying to decide between the R1C1 and the R1. What factors would aid in making a decision?Thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
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