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8.2 out of 10

Nikon Commander Kit R1C1

The Nikjon R1C1 Close-up Speedlight Kit is for use with use with Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great product great device great ect

Gdh, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I love this product bought it for my d800 nikon. And just fell in love with the item. Only draw back is the use of non standard batteries but the are easy to get so no problem.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great accessory

Anker, Adorama
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: A terrific accessory for macro and portraiture.
  • Pros: Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Shepherdstown, B&H Photo
8 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this system for macro photography. Easy to use and works very well in bringing a balance light to the subject. Nice case to hold all the equipment when not in use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

The Nikon Creative Lighting System Book.

Gator, Adorama
28 October 2013
  • Excerpt: This review is for the gentleman who is looking for a book or manual on how to use the R1C1 system...This manual is by: rockynook NikoniansPress, and the Author is Mike Hagen...Manual covers the use of the SB-600, SB-800, SB-900, and R1C1 Flashes...Hope this helps!
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System

Walt, B&H Photo
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System allows you to totally own the light when shooting macros and close-ups. Doesn't matter what the sunlight is doing. They overpower the sun at close range - giving you luscious black and dark backgrounds so you don't need to perform digital magic in order for your subject to stand out. ISO 100, f/16, 1/200 second at 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm) - no problem! Yes, a bit of weight at the far end of the macro lens - if you hand hold.
  • Pros: A Light Generator, Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
  • Cons: A Little Awkward
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Overall 6
6.0

Know about flash technique before buying

cheese head, Adorama
4 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I do a lot of insect photography with a D800 and a Nikon 105 macro. I wanted to increase my depth of field so I turned to flash and the R1C1 system. I am sure in the right hands it will do what I thought it would do but I have a lot to learn about using it for the best results and the manual is useless for giving me advice I need. I am now looking for a book that will help me take full advantage of the R1C1 otherwise I made a mistake jumping in unprepared.
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Overall 8
8.0

Effective but cumbersome

Peter, B&H Photo
18 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Even though my D800 can operate in the command mode, I bought the R1C1 istead of the less expensive R1 kit. A friend of mine who owns this kit told me that the SU-800 commander is far easier to configure than the command mode on the camera and I found this to be case also. The R1C1 is an exremely versatile macro-flash kit. It's fully compatible with my D800 and produces superbly lit macro images.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy to configure, Excellent Illumination, Fast Recycling, Fully Nikon Compatible, Versatile
  • Cons: Batteries Hard To Find, Bulky, Inconvenient, Unwieldy
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Overall 10
10

Spectacular for macro

Cebula, B&H Photo
12 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I take closeup photos of reflecting objects such as small metal items and antique light bulbs. Before I had the R1C1, it was a struggle with incandescent lighting systems and lighting tents. Unsatisfactory. I've had the R1C1 for only two weeks. What a difference! Goodbuy lighting tents. I don't attach the speedlights to the lens, so I can even use lenses that change length when focusing. I now have a total of five SB-R200 speedlights. The R1C1 comes with only two.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent flash

Dr. Walter, B&H Photo
11 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used both ring flash and twin flashes and twin flashes are definitely the way to go! I get amazing photos. The only negative is that I find I have to change the battery quite often. Keep a bunch of spares in your camera bag. I also wish there was a better mounting system for the flashes. There are some that swing out much further then these allow. I like to get really close to my subject and sometimes this system doesnt allow me to get as close as I want.
  • Pros: Powerful Output
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Design but High Operating Cost

Shutterbug, Nikon
17 September 2012
  • Summary: I have the flash with the controller so I can use it with my D3 as well as my other Nikon SLRs. I also have four flash heads.
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