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Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit

no1yak

Essex, UK
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no1yak Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Aug 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 11:44 AM | edited Tue 22-Jan-13 11:46 AM by no1yak

Thinking of getting the above for Macro work, anyone on here use this kit and if so what do you think - is it worth it.How easy is it to use?

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#1. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 0

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 11:59 AM

Yes, I use it. It is very easy to use and does a good job. Just read the directions once so you know how to set it up. After that, it's pretty simple.

The SU-800 is also handy for controlling other Nikon Speedlights in non-Macro work. The hardest thing to remember is to set the switch inside the SU-800 battery for normal vs macro mode (and then back again later).

I just did some shooting of butterflies at the Pacific Science Center using the R1C1 on a 105VR Nikkor.

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no1yak

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#2. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 1

no1yak Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Aug 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 12:06 PM | edited Tue 22-Jan-13 12:08 PM by no1yak

>Yes, I use it. It is very easy to use and does a good job.
>Just read the directions once so you know how to set it up.
>After that, it's pretty simple.
>
>The SU-800 is also handy for controlling other Nikon
>Speedlights in non-Macro work. The hardest thing to remember
>is to set the switch inside the SU-800 battery for normal vs
>macro mode (and then back again later).
>
>I just did some shooting of butterflies at the Pacific Science
>Center using the R1C1 on a 105VR Nikkor.
>

Click on image to view larger version

>
>Mick
>http://www.mickklassphoto.com
>or
>Visit
>my nikonians gallery>


>
>
>

Pete.

Essex England

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no1yak

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#3. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 2

no1yak Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Aug 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 12:12 PM

Thanks for the reply, can you tell me what batteries the kit uses?

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#4. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 3

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Tue 22-Jan-13 12:18 PM

Each item uses 1 CR123.

It's tough to find good rechargeables in these (be careful, some of them are higher voltage and will fry the equipment).

Duracell Ultras seem to last a long time, though.

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xrickx

Jarales, US
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#5. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 0

xrickx Registered since 17th Jul 2012
Wed 23-Jan-13 06:54 AM

I use 4 flashes attached to the ring and I use it as a ring flash when photographing models.

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no1yak

Essex, UK
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#6. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 5

no1yak Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Aug 2006
Fri 25-Jan-13 10:42 AM

Got the kit this morning and had a few practice shots. All shots with D4, 105mm micro @f16 15th sec,ISO 400 one flash on camera and the other hand held above the subject through the de fusser.



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mklass

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#7. "RE: Nikon R1C1 Lighting Kit" | In response to Reply # 6

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 25-Jan-13 11:00 AM

Looks like you got the hang of it!

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no1yak

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