Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight

Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight

Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight

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Product Highlights

  • Wireless Slave TTL Flash for Close-Ups
  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • Guide Number: 33' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 24mm (FX Format)
  • Tilts from -60° to 45°
  • Recycle Time: 6 Seconds
  • AF Assist Light; High-Speed Sync
  • Runs on One CR123A Lithium Battery
  • Filter Holder and Filter Set Included
  • Optional Ring for Mounting to Lens
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Make sure you can get a light just where you need it with the compact and wireless SB-R200 Remote Speedlight from Nikon. Functioning as a wireless i-TTL slave flash for Nikon's Creative Lighting System, the SB-R200 is a unique speedlight that lends itself well to close-up photography. It features a guide number of 33' at ISO 100 and has a wide flash distribution, allowing it to cover lenses as wide as 24mm. The head can also tilt downwards 60° and upwards 45° for controlling where light will fall on your subject. Users can make use of a built-in white LED for AF assist in dim lighting along with support for high-speed sync modes. Additionally, it runs on a single CR123A lithium battery and can recycle in approximately 6 seconds at full power.

The SB-R200 has a specialized shoe that can fit into the included AS-20 Speedlight Stand or the optional SX-1 Attachment Ring for mounting directly to a lens. It also comes with a filter holder and color filter set for color correction or specialized lighting effects.

Designed to be used off-camera as a wireless slave flash, the SB-R200 is a compact speedlight that can be triggered by the SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander, CLS-compatible speedlights with commander modes, and the built-in flash of many Nikon DSLRs with iTTL support.
The SB-R200 is optimized for close-up photography due to its compact design and unique ability to be mounted directly to a lens via an optional adapter or placed around the subject with the included AS-20 Speedlight Stand. Also, its size and wireless capabilities make it a good option for general photography as well.
Supports i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film-based cameras), and manual control.
Offers a guide number of 33' at ISO 100 and 46' at ISO 200.
Provides coverage for 24mm lenses with a beam angle of 60° vertically and 78° horizontally.
The flash head can tilt downward 60° and tilt upwards 45° with click stops every 15°.
AF assist light with white LED for working in dim light.
Physical controls and a flash-ready light are present on the top of the unit.
The SB-R200's wireless modes offers three groups and four channels.
Manual control from 1/1 to 1/128 power.
Has support for high-speed sync.
The recycle time at full power is approximately 6 seconds.
Flash duration of 3/5000 second.
Runs on one CR123A lithium battery which provides enough power for approximately 290 flashes.
UPC: 018208048052
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Nikon SB-R200 specs

Type Flash
Guide No. 32.81' / 10 m ISO 100 
Modeling Light No
Angle of Coverage 78° Horizontal
60° Vertical
Vari-Power 1/1 to 1/128
Flash Duration 3/5000 sec
TTL Dedication Yes
Recycle Time Approximately 6 Seconds
Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
Charge Indicators Yes
Power Source 1x CR123A Lithium Battery
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2" / 80.0 x 75.0 x 55.0 mm
Weight 4.23 oz / 120 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 4.9 x 3.7"

Nikon SB-R200 reviews

SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true workhorse macro flash The SB-R200 works well for macro work. The flash head tilts to some useful angles but I do recommend the SW-11 for close-ups with short focal length lenses or when going greater than 1:1. I already owned a SU-800 so picking up one of these in addition to SX-1 w/ adapter rings was all needed. With the attachment base I can also just put the flash on my flash bracket and not have it on the ring. This works well for lenses that are not true macros. The wireless feature allows one to place it anywhere to achieve artistic goals. On a budget I just have one of these and my SB-800. Together they make a nice wireless combo for close-up work. Kudos to Nikon for making flash lighting so easy. Don't expect to light up an entire room with one of these but if you get several they could work as a ring light for portraits.
Date published: 2008-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great macro flash This flash is not overly powerful, but it gets the job done when you are in close. I get very consistent results on my D90 when I use this for macro work. The only drawback is the cost. These are $ a piece, you need at least 2 of them for macro, plus $85 worth of adapters to get them to fit on the lens.You can also buy the whole setup for $450, That seems somewhat ridiculous for a flash, but worth it. If you do a lot of macro work, you need this.I have not yet used it for creative lighting techniques, but the wireless system has enough range (line of sight) that you could use these flashes to get light pretty much anywhere you want it, in any situation.
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The third Speedlight Flash for my R1C1 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.
Date published: 2012-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 3rd SB-R200 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.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I thought . . . I bought this thinking it would be an easy and less expensive way to use it as a commander to trigger my Nikon SB-910. Well . . . this is not a speedlight in the old fashion sense of the word. You need a ring to mount it on' it's supposed to sit on either side of your lens, not on your hot shoe. It's part of a two light combo to shoot very up-close subjects. Not what I thought it was. I have a nice ring light for that. It does not have a heck of a lot of power either. I think the description could be a little bit clearer . . . or perhaps I just need remedial reading, my mistake!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome flash unit for macro and wireless applications I originally received two of these units with my R1C1 kit. One of the units stopped working so I replaced the dead one (which was out of warranty) because these are fantastic flash units for macro photography. I have also used them remotely to light backdrops, with colored gels to add drama to subjects. I have used other brands of macro flash units but this system beats them hands down.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You gotta love these babies You need more than one but you can get pretty creative with just one unit. I wish they were brighter but all in all they are great equipment to have in your bag. A must own if you do Macro!
Date published: 2008-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from affordable macro photography solution 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.
Date published: 2011-08-03
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