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NikonSB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (41)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Consistent output (29)
  • Versatile (25)
  • Fast recycling (24)

Cons

  • Weak output (4)

Best Uses

  • Fill flash (28)
  • Portraits (14)
  • Macro (12)
  • General purpose (8)
  • Dental photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (20), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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...Read complete review

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!

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5.0

Small, Powerful, Reliable

By Dapper

from St. Paul, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

This is my 3rd SB-R200 that I'm using in my macro photography. Very happy with them - small easily adjustable, all the power you need for small work, good refresh rate and wireless connection.

 
5.0

action shooting

By Nancy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

LOVE THE CAMERA great for fast action shooting

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not what I thought . . .

By Mac

from Leesburg, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

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!

 
5.0

Great Macro Flash

By KM6VV

from Central Coast, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

Bought this flash to expand my Nikon R1C1 flash system. Plenty of uses for it outside of macro as well. A very 'Creative' lighting system!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome flash unit for macro and wireless applications

By Clay S

from Overland Park, KS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

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.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great addition to R1C1 kit

By Al nyc

from Bronx,NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Recycling
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fill Flash
    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

    Comments about Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight:

    I use this extra light to R1C1 kit for macro and portraits

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 .

      (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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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
           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                         
                        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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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