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Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit
R1C1
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit
R1
Wireless Speedlight Commander
SU-800
Wireless Remote Speedlight
SB-R200
Instruction Manual
For your safety
Before using your product, please read the following safety precautions
carefully and thoroughly to ensure correct and safe use and to help
prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or others.
For quick reference by those who use the product, please keep these
safety instructions near the product.
In this manual, safety instructions are indicated with these symbols:
Disregarding instructions marked with this symbol could result
WARNING in personal injury, or death and property damage.
CAUTION
Disregarding instructions marked with this symbol could result
in property damage.
WARNINGS for the Wireless Speedlight Commander
SU-800 and the Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
1 If corrosive liquids seep from the batteries and get in your eyes,
immediately wash your eyes with running water and consult with a
doctor. Your eyes could be seriously damaged if they are not treated
quickly.
2 If corrosive liquids seep from the batteries and come in contact with
your skin or clothes, wash immediately with running water. Prolonged
contact could injure your skin.
3 Never attempt to disassemble or repair the flash unit by yourself, as this
could result in you receiving an electric shock and could also cause the unit
to malfunction; such malfunction could lead to personal injury.
4 If the flash unit is dropped and damaged, do not touch any exposed
interior metal parts. Such parts, especially the speedlight’s capacitor and
associated parts, could be in a high-charge state and if touched could
cause an electric shock. Disconnect the power or remove the batteries and
be sure that you do not touch any of the product’s electrical components,
and then bring the flash unit to your local Nikon dealer or authorized service
center for repair.
5 If you detect heat, smoke or notice a burning smell, immediately stop
operation and remove the batteries to prevent the unit from catching on
fire or melting. Allow the flash unit to cool down so that you can safely touch
it and remove the batteries. Then bring the unit to your local Nikon dealer or
authorized service center for repair.
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 Preparation
6 The flash unit should never be submerged in liquid or exposed to rain,
saltwater or moisture unless it is properly protected from the liquids
and moisture. Underwater use requires a certified underwater housing.
If water or moisture gets inside the unit, this could cause the unit to catch on
fire or cause an electric shock. In such instances you should immediately
remove the batteries from the speedlight and then bring the unit to your
local Nikon dealer or authorized service center for repair.
Note: electronic devices that are penetrated by water or moisture are often
not economically repairable.
7 Do not use the unit in the presence of flammable or explosive gas.
If the flash unit is operated in areas where there is a flammable gas,
including propane, gasoline and dust, it could cause an explosion or fire.
8 Do not fire the flash unit directly at the driver of a moving car, as this
could temporarily impair the driver’s vision and cause an accident.
9 Do not fire the flash unit directly into the eyes of someone that is at
close range, as it could damage their eyes’ retinas. Never fire the flash unit
closer than 1 meter from infants.
10 Do not fire the unit while the flash head is touching a person or object.
Such use can result in the person being burned, and/or their clothes
igniting from the heat of the flash’s firing.
11 Keep small accessories out of the reach of children to avoid the
possibility of the accessory being swallowed. If an accessory is
accidentally swallowed, immediately consult with a doctor.
12 Use only the batteries specified in this instruction manual. Batteries
other than those specified could leak corrosive liquids, explode or catch on
fire or otherwise not perform satisfactorily.
13 Non-rechargeable batteries such as manganese, alkaline-manganese
and lithium batteries should never be charged in a battery charger
because they could leak corrosive liquids, explode or catch on fire.
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For your safety
CAUTIONS for the Wireless Speedlight Commander
SU-800 and the Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
1 Do not touch the flash unit with wet hands, as this could cause an
electric shock.
2 Keep the flash unit away from children to prevent them from putting the
unit in or near their mouth, or otherwise touching a dangerous part of
the product; as such contact could cause an electric shock.
3 Do not apply strong physical shocks to the unit, as this could cause a
malfunction that could cause the unit to explode or catch on fire.
4 Never use active agents that contain flammable substances such as
paint thinner, benzene or paint remover to clean the unit, and never
store the unit in locations containing chemicals such as camphor and
naphthalene, as this could damage the plastic case, cause a fire or cause
an electric shock.
5 Remove any batteries from the unit before storing the unit for a long
time to prevent the unit from catching on fire or leaking corrosive liquids.
6 Do not point the Commander SU-800’s commander transmit window
directly into the eyes of someone at close range, as this can cause
serious eye damage.
WARNINGS for Lithium Batteries
1 Never heat or throw batteries into a fire, as this could cause the batteries
to leak corrosive liquids, generate heat or explode.
2 Do not short-circuit or disassemble the batteries because this could
cause the batteries to leak corrosive liquids, generate heat or explode.
3 Do not install batteries in the reverse direction as this could cause the
batteries to leak corrosive liquids, generate heat or explode.
4 Do not carry or store batteries along with metallic materials such as
necklaces and hair pins because such materials could cause the batteries
to short-circuit, leading to battery leakage, heat generation or an explosion.
In addition, specially when carrying a quantity of batteries, place them
carefully in a storage case that prevents the battery terminals from
touching another battery’s terminals because if they touch in reverse
order it could also cause the batteries to short-circuit, leading to battery
leakage, heat generation or an explosion.
5 If corrosive liquids seep from the batteries and get in your eyes,
immediately wash your eyes with running water and consult with a
doctor. Your eyes could be seriously damaged if they are not treated
quickly.
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 Preparation
6 If corrosive liquids seep from the batteries and come in contact with
your skin or clothes, wash immediately with running water. Prolonged
contact could injure your skin.
7 Always follow the warnings and instructions printed on the batteries to
avoid activities that could cause the batteries to leak corrosive liquids,
generate heat or catch on fire.
8 Be sure to use only batteries specified in this instruction manual, to
avoid the possibility of batteries leaking corrosive liquids, generating heat
or exploding.
9 Never open the casing surrounding batteries or use batteries whose
casing has been breached as such batteries could leak corrosive liquids,
generate heat or explode.
10 Keep batteries out of the reach of children to help avoid the possibility of
them being swallowed. If a battery is accidentally swallowed, immediately
consult with a doctor.
11 Batteries should not be submerged in water, exposed to rain, moisture
or saltwater unless they are properly protected from the wet
environment. If water or moisture gets inside the batteries, this could cause
them to leak corrosive liquids or generate heat.
12 Do not use any battery that appears abnormal in any way, including a
change in color or shape. Such batteries could leak corrosive liquids or
generate heat.
13 When recycling or disposing of batteries, be sure to insulate their
terminals with tape. If the battery’s positive and negative terminals
shortcircuit after coming into contact with metallic objects, it could cause
fire, heat generation or an explosion. Dispose of used batteries in
accordance with local government regulations.
14 Non-rechargeable batteries should never be charged in a battery
charger because they could leak corrosive liquids or generate heat.
15 Remove dead batteries from your equipment immediately, as they could
leak corrosive liquids, generate heat or explode.
CAUTION for Lithium Batteries
Do not throw or apply strong physical shocks to the batteries as this
could cause batteries to leak corrosive liquids, generate heat or explode.
WARNING for TTL Cord SC-30
Never attempt to disassemble or repair the cord by yourself, as this
could result in an electric shock and could also cause the unit to
malfunction, which could lead to injury.
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Foreword
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon Wireless Speedlight system. To get
the most out of your Speedlight system, please read this instruction
manual thoroughly before use. Also read “Close-up Speedlight
Photography Examples,” a separate booklet that provides an overview of
Speedlight flash-shooting capabilities and contains photographic
examples. Keep your camera and Speedlight instruction manuals handy
for quick reference.
Main features and functions
This Speedlight system, which features the Nikon Creative Lighting System
(CLS), provides a variety of wireless multiple flash and close-up flash operations.
The Speedlight system mainly consists of the Wireless Speedlight Commander
SU-800, which controls flash output when mounted on CLS-compatible cameras;
the Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200, which has a guide number of 10/33
(ISO 100, m/ft.) or 14/46 (ISO 200, m/ft.); and the Attachment Ring SX-1, which is
used to attach the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.
• When using CLS-compatible cameras, you can divide the Speedlight units into
three groups and control the flash output independently for each group.
• Wireless close-up flash operation is possible when the SU-800 is mounted on
a CLS-compatible camera to control the SB-R200 (p. 65).
• The SB-R200 can be attached to the front of the lens, held in your hand, or
freely positioned by using the Speedlight Stand AS-20, which comes with
the unit.
• The SU-800 features a Commander function that can trigger wirelessly remote
flash units such as the SB-R200 and SB-600 without firing itself (p. 79).
• Included with the kit are a variety of accessories to help you enjoy close-up
flash shooting, such as the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11,
Color Filter Set SJ-R200, Diffuser SW-12, and Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1.
• When using the SU-800 with cameras not compatible with CLS, only close-up
flash operation (using cords) is possible in use with the optional TTL Cord
SC-30 (p. 109).
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Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
• i-TTL Mode
This is a TTL auto flash mode in CLS. When using the i-TTL auto flash mode,
Monitor Preflashes are fired at all times. The flash output level is adjusted by
measuring the flash illumination that is reflected back from the subject,
resulting in an exposure that is less affected by ambient light (p. 116).
 Preparation
CLS offers various flash shooting possibilities by taking advantage of the
improved digital data communication capabilities of Nikon Speedlights and
cameras.
The major features are as follows:
• Advanced Wireless Lighting
The wireless multiple flash operation in TTL (i-TTL) mode can be accomplished
with CLS-compatible cameras. The remote flash units can be divided into
three groups and flash output can be independently controlled for each group,
expanding the range of creative multiple flash shooting techniques (p. 26).
• Flash Value Lock
Flash Value, or “FV,” is the amount of flash exposure for the subject. Using FV
Lock with compatible cameras, you can lock in the appropriate flash exposure
for the main subject. This flash exposure is locked in, even if you change the
aperture or composition, or zoom the lens in and out (p. 98).
• Auto FP High-Speed Sync
High-Speed flash synchronization at your camera’s highest shutter speed is
now possible. This is useful when you want to use a wider aperture to ensure a
shallow depth of field blurs the background (p. 96).
See your CLS-compatible camera instruction manual for details on the Nikon
Creative Lighting System (CLS).
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Foreword
 Life-long learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-long learning” commitment to ongoing product support
and education, continually updated information is available online at the
following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips,
answers to frequently asked questions, and to receive general advice on digital
imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the
Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
Notes
• Default: Functions and flash modes preset before being shipped from the
factory are referred to as “Default” settings in this manual.
• CLS:
Hereafter, Nikon Creative Lighting System is abbreviated to CLS.
• “Cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System” are abbreviated as
“CLS-compatible cameras.”
• In this manual, the Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800 is called the
“Commander SU-800” or “SU-800” and the Wireless Remote Speedlight
SB-R200, the “Remote Speedlight SB-R200” or “SB-R200.”
Symbols used in this manual
 : Denotes important points to prevent malfunction or shooting failure.
 : Useful points that should be remembered to better enjoy the Speedlight.
•  : Provides convenient reference information for using the Speedlight
•
•
system.
Symbol for separate collection applicable in European countries
This symbol indicates that this product is to be collected
separately. The following apply only to users in European
countries.
• This product is designated for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household
waste.
• For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities
in charge of waste management.
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Contents
Preparation
• For your safety ..................................................................... 2
• Foreword.............................................................................. 6
• Tips on using the Speedlight............................................. 12
• Recommended cameras and lenses ................................ 13
• Confirm receipt of contents in your kit............................... 15
Available flash operations depending on each kit
Contents vary according to each kit
• Speedlight parts, their functions, and accessories ........... 18
SU-800’s LCD panel and icons ..................................... 20
• Wireless multiple flash operation in the Nikon Creative
Lighting System (CLS) .................................................... 26
Flash operation using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight
Commander Kit R1C1
(Used with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras) .................... 27
• Procedures for close-up flash operation ........................... 28
• Procedures for Commander flash operation ..................... 38
Preparation
Flash operation
using the R1C1
Flash operation
using the R1
Functions and use
of the SU-800
Functions and use
of the SB-R200
Flash operation using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight
Remote Kit R1
(Used with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras) .................... 45
Details on close-up
flash operation and
shooting procedures
Functions and use of the SU-800
• SU-800’s available flash operations .................................. 54
• Using the SU-800 .............................................................. 55
• Functions of the SU-800 .................................................... 58
Details on
Commander flash
operation and
shooting procedures
Functions and use of the SB-R200
• SB-R200’s available flash operations ................................ 60
• Using the SB-R200 ............................................................ 61
• Functions of the SB-R200 .................................................. 64
Other functions
Flash operation
using various
accessories
Flash shooting using
SLRs not compatible
with CLS
Reference
information
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Contents
Details on close-up flash operation and shooting
procedures
(Used with CLS-compatible cameras)
• Close-up flash operation ................................................... 66
• Overview of close-up flash operation................................ 68
• Procedures for close-up flash operation ........................... 70
Details on Commander flash operation and shooting
procedures
(Used with CLS-compatible cameras)
• Commander flash operation.............................................. 80
• Overview of Commander flash operation.......................... 82
• Procedures for Commander flash operation ..................... 84
Other functions
• Test firing to confirm exposure.......................................... 88
• Checking illumination before taking pictures
(modeling illumination).................................................... 89
• Using the Target Light (focus-assist illuminator) ............... 90
• Autofocus flash operation in low light................................ 91
• Flash output level compensation....................................... 92
• Repeating (RPT) flash operation ....................................... 93
• Auto FP High-Speed Sync................................................. 96
• Flash Value Lock (FV Lock)............................................... 98
Flash operation using various accessories
• Flash shooting with colored gel filters ............................. 100
• Flash shooting with the Extreme Close-Up Positioning
Adapter SW-11 ............................................................. 103
• Flash shooting with the Diffuser SW-12 and Flexible
Arm Clip SW-C1 ............................................................ 105
• Flash shooting with Speedlight Stand AS-20 .................. 107
Flash shooting using SLR cameras not compatible
with CLS
• Overview of close-up flash operation (using cords) ....... 110
• Procedures for close-up flash operation (using cords)... 112
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Reference information
• Available flash modes ..................................................... 116
• Usable lenses with limited functions with the SB-R200... 120
• Notes on continuous flash operation (in close-up flash
operation (using cords)) ............................................... 122
• Optional accessories....................................................... 123
• Tips on Speedlight care .................................................. 124
• Notes on batteries ........................................................... 125
• Troubleshooting............................................................... 126
• Specifications .................................................................. 130
• Index................................................................................ 132
Preparation
Flash operation
using the R1C1
Flash operation
using the R1
Functions and use
of the SU-800
Functions and use
of the SB-R200
Details on close-up
flash operation and
shooting procedures
Details on
Commander flash
operation and
shooting procedures
Other functions
Flash operation
using various
accessories
Flash shooting using
SLRs not compatible
with CLS
Reference
information
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Tips on using the Speedlight
Take trial shots
Take test photos before photographing important events, such as weddings and
graduations.
Have Nikon regularly spot-check your Speedlight
Nikon recommends that you have your Speedlight serviced by an authorized
dealer or service center at least once every two years.
Using your Speedlight correctly
The Nikon Speedlight’s performance has been optimized for use with Nikon
brand cameras and accessories, including lenses.
Camera and accessories made by other manufacturers might not meet Nikon’s
specification criteria, and nonconforming cameras and accessories could
damage the Speedlight’s components. Nikon cannot guarantee the Speedlight’s
performance when used with non-Nikon products.
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Recommended cameras and lenses
Recommended cameras
• Refer to your camera instruction manual for details on available camera functions.
Usable CLS-compatible cameras: D2-Series, D70-Series, D50, F6, etc.
Recommended lenses
Micro Nikkor lenses
Micro Nikkor lenses provide a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1 or 1:2. These
lenses offer high optical performance that is best suited to Nikon cameras,
allowing you to take texture-quality pictures anywhere from close-up to infinity.
AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED
 Preparation
Cameras compatible with Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
A variety of wireless multiple flash and close-up flash operations using the
SU-800 and the SB-R200 are available with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras.
 Using the Nikon D70-Series camera’s Commander mode
Be sure to set the channel number of the remote flash unit(s) to 3 and set the
group of the remote flash unit(s) to group A when performing wireless multiple
flash with a Nikon D70-Series camera’s built-in flash as a Commander, otherwise
the remote flash unit(s) will not fire.
 With SLR cameras incompatible with CLS
Use the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) to connect the SU-800 and the SB-R200
(p. 109).
 COOLPIX-Series digital cameras
The SU-800 and SB-R200 cannot be used with the COOLPIX-Series digital
cameras (p. 126).
 Usable lenses with limited functions with the SB-R200
The maximum number of SB-R200 units that can be attached to the front of the
lens and which focal lengths can be used vary depending on the lens in use. For
more details, refer to “2 Usable lenses with limited functions with the SB-R200”
(p. 120).
 Lenses unusable with the SB-R200
AF Nikkor lenses with a ring that rotates during AF operation.
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Recommended cameras and lenses
 Using lenses that extend and retreat during AF operation
Nikkor lenses that extend and retreat in length during AF operation may not
autofocus correctly, or may lead to damage of the lens or camera’s autofocus
mechanism due to the weight of the flash head. Therefore, do not perform
autofocus operation, but use manual focus instead.
 Using an AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens
• Be sure to attach the Dedicated Adapter Ring UR-5 (optional) to the AF Micro-Nikkor
60mm f/2.8D lens, then attach the SX-1 to the lens with the Adapter Ring SY-1-72.
Lens
UR-5
SY-1-72
SX-1
 Notes on using an AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens
Autofocus operation is possible if you attach the Attachment Ring SX-1 to the AF MicroNikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens using the Adapter Ring SY-1-62.
SX-1
SY-1-62
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Confirm receipt of contents in your kit
Available flash operations depending on each kit
Products
Available flash Usable cameras
operations
Speedlight and
Commander not
included in the kit
Nikon Close- Close-up
up Speedlight
Commander
Kit R1C1
Commander
CLS-compatible cameras
Cameras not compatible
with CLS*1
—
CLS-compatible cameras
—
Nikon Close- Close-up
up Speedlight
Remote Kit
Commander
R1
CLS-compatible cameras
with Commander function.
—
Commander
SU-800
Remote
Speedlight
SB-R200
CLS-compatible cameras
with Commander function.
SU-800 or SB-800
Close-up
CLS-compatible cameras
Cameras not compatible
with CLS*1
SB-R200
Commander
CLS-compatible cameras
SB-R200 or
SB-800, SB-600
Close-up
CLS-compatible cameras
Cameras not compatible
with CLS*1
SU-800
CLS-compatible cameras
with Commander function
Commander
CLS-compatible cameras
with Commander function.
 Preparation
Available flash operation varies according to each kit. Accessories other than
those included in the kit may be necessary. Refer to the table below.
Users of the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1 should read
through this instruction manual.
Users of the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit R1, Commander SU-800 and
Remote Speedlight SB-R200 should read the sections necessary for each kit.
—
SB-800 or SU-800
*1 The optional TTL Cord SC-30 is required (p. 123).
Note: With CLS-compatible cameras, the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) is not required.
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Confirm receipt of contents in your kit
Contents vary according to each kit
The following products should be packed with your kit. Please make sure they
are all included.
• The below illustrations differ in scale.
Nikon Close-up Speedlight
Commander Kit R1C1
IGHT
SPEEDL 00
SU-8
LESS
WIRE MANDER
COM
Wireless Speedlight
Commander SU-800
Soft Case
SS-SU800 for
SU-800
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit R1
Attachment Ring
SX-1
Adapter Ring Set
(5 rings) (x1)
1
2
C
B
A
3
4
ON/O
FF
TE -R200
REMO SB
LESSIGHT
WIREEEDL
SP
IR Panel for
Built-in Flash
SG-3IR
Soft Case
SS-SX1 for
SX-1
Color Filter Set SJ-R200
(for SB-R200 package)
(4 filters in 4 models)
(x2)
Color Filter
Holder SZ-1
(x2)
1
-1
SW
Wireless Remote
Speedlight
SB-R200 (x2)
Soft Case SS-R200
for SB-R200 (x2)
Flexible Arm
Clip SW-C1
Extreme Close-Up
Positioning Adapter
SW-11 for SB-R200 (x2)
SW-1
-20
AS
Speedlight Stand
AS-20 (x2)
S1
SS-M
2
Diffuser
SW-12
Close-up
Speedlight Kit
Case SS-MS1
Commander SU-800
IGHT
EDL
SS SPE SU-800
ELE
WIR MANDER
COM
16
Wireless Speedlight
Commander
SU-800
Soft Case SS-SU800
for SU-800
Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800
1
—
1
Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
2
2
—
1
Attachment Ring SX-1
1
1
—
—
—
—
—
Adapter Ring Set
1 set (5 rings) 1 set (5 rings)
—
Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11 for SB-R200
2
2
—
Color Filter Holder SZ-1
2
2
—
1
—
4 models,
4 filters
Color Filter Set SJ-R200
(for SB-R200 package)
2 sets
2 sets
(4 models, (4 models,
4 filters)
4 filters)
Speedlight Stand AS-20
2
2
—
1
IR Panel for Built-in Flash SG-3IR
1
1
—
—
Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1
1
1
—
—
Diffuser SW-12
1
1
—
—
Close-up Speedlight Kit Case SS-MS1
1
1
—
—
Soft Case SS-SU800 for SU-800
1
—
1
—
Soft Case SS-R200 for SB-R200
2
2
—
1
Soft Case SS-SX1 for SX-1
1
1
—
—
 Preparation
Commander Remote
Nikon
Nikon
SU-800
Speedlight
Close-up
Close-up
SB-R200
Speedlight Speedlight
Commander Remote Kit
R1
Kit R1C1
Color Filter Set SJ-R200
(for SB-R200 package)
(4 filters in 4 models) (x1)
Remote Speedlight SB-R200
1
2
C
B
A
3
4
ON/O
Soft Case SS-R200
for SB-R200
-20
AS
TE -R200
REMO SB
LESSIGHT
WIREEEDL
SP
Wireless Remote
Speedlight
SB-R200
Speedlight
Stand AS-20
Color Filter
Holder
SZ-1
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Speedlight parts, their functions, and accessories
 Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800
13
11
1
GHT
EDLI
PE
SS S
DER
MAN
COM
ELE
WIR
B
A
-ILL
O AF
N
FF
ON/O
2
L
SE
DY
REA
10
00
SU-8
HT
LIG 0
ED 0
PE SU-8
SS R
ES DE
EL MAN
WIR OM
C
DE
MO
12
CK
LO
3
4
9
8
7
6 5
1 LCD Panel (p. 20)
2 Control Buttons
3 Ready-light
Lights up when the Speedlight is fully recycled
and ready to fire.
4 Mounting Foot-lock Lever (p. 29)
5 Terminal Cover
6 TTL Cord Terminal
Connects the SU-800 with the SB-R200 when
used with cameras not compatible with CLS.
(p. 110)
18
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Mounting Foot (p. 29)
Hot-shoe Contacts
Mount Pin
Battery Chamber lid (p. 28)
AF-assist Illuminator
Commander Transmit Window
Commander/Close-up Select
Switch
Toggles between the close-up and Commander
modes. (p. 58)
20
19
MODE
NO AF-ILL
ON/OFF
B
SEL
14
15
READY
LOCK
16
 Preparation
18
17
A
 Control buttons on the SU-800
14 [ON/OFF] Button
Press to turn the power on or off.
To avoid accidental firing or a malfunction when
carrying the SU-800 in your camera bag, turn
off the flash unit.
15 [SEL](FUNC.) button
• Press to select the items to be set. The
selected item will blink and can be changed
using the [] and [] buttons.
• Press for approx. 2 sec. to display another
setting.
16 Target Light Button
• Press to turn the Target light (focus-assist
illuminator). (p. 89)
• Press for approx. 1 sec. to activate or cancel
the target light. (p. 90)
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
ON/OFF
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
17 Test Button
Press to test fire the flash. (p. 88)
18 [] (left) Button
[] (right) Button
Press to change the values of the items or
settings that are blinking.
19 [MODE] Button
Press to set the flash mode.
20 [A B] Select Button
In the close-up mode, press to set the flash
units in groups A and B to fire or to cancel.
Simultaneously press the [ON/OFF] and [MODE] buttons
(two-button reset) to reset all settings (selected by the
Commander/Close-up select switch) to their default
values. The LCD panel will blink 3 times.
Using the SU-800 in low light
Press any button on the SU-800 to turn the illuminator on (when the SU-800’s
power is on), and it will remain lit for about 16 seconds.
• The SU-800’s control button illuminator comes on when the camera’s LCD panel
illuminator is turned on.
• The control button illuminator goes out when the shutter is released.
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Speedlight parts, their functions, and accessories
SU-800’s LCD panel and icons
Icons on the SU-800’s LCD panel show the status of the operations set.
These icons vary depending on the settings and the combination of camera and
flash units in use.
• The below illustrations are for reference only and may differ to the actual display.
Icons in close-up flash operation
Display in TTL mode
1 Wireless Flash
A control signal is sent from the SU-800
to the remote flash units such as the
SB-R200.
2 Close-up Mode
Close-up function is set to “activated.”
3 Monitor Preflashes
Just before the flash fires, the Speedlight
fires a series of imperceptible preflashes
to collect necessary data for actual flash
firing.
4 TTL Mode
Measuring the flash illumination reflected
back from the subject, the camera
automatically controls the flash output
level to give the correct exposure.
5 Auto FP High-Speed Sync
Auto FP High-Speed Sync. is available
when the SU-800 is connected to
cameras compatible with Auto FP HighSpeed Sync. (p. 96).
6 Low Battery-power
Replace the battery.
7 Flash Output Level (Group A)
Visually indicates the group A’s flash
output level in the TTL mode.
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Display in M (manual) mode
8 Flash Output Level (Group B)
Visually indicates the group B’s flash
output level in the TTL mode.
9 Flash Output Level Ratio (Groups A : B)
Indicates the flash output level ratio
between groups A and B in the TTL
mode.
0 Channel
Represents the communication channel
number through which the SU-800 and
SB-R200 exchange data.
! Flash Output Level Compensation
(Groups A, B)
Represents flash output level
compensation for groups A and B in the
TTL mode.
@ CLS-compatible camera
The SU-800 is connected to cameras
compatible with CLS.
# Manual Flash
The flash always fires at a specified
output in combination with the aperture
and light output level (guide number).
$ Manual Flash Output Level
Represents flash output level for each
group in Manual flash mode.
Icons in Commander flash operation
 Preparation
1 Wireless Flash
A control signal is sent from the SU-800
to the remote flash units such as the
SB-R200.
2 Commander Mode
Commander function is activated.
3 Low Battery-power
Replace the battery.
4 Channel
Represents the communication channel
number through which the Commander
and Speedlight exchange data.
5 CLS-compatible camera
The SU-800 is connected to cameras
compatible with CLS.
6 AF-Assist Illuminator activated
The AF-Assist Illuminator comes on. NO
AF-ILL appears when the AF-Assist
Illuminator is canceled (p. 91).
7 Group
Represents the group names and flash
mode in each group.
8 Flash Output Level Compensation
Value
Flash output level compensation value.
9 Manual Flash Output Level
Represents flash output level for each
group in Manual flash mode.
Icons in close-up flash operation (using cords)
Display in TTL BL mode
1 Close-up Mode
Close-up function is activated.
2 Monitor Preflashes
Just before the flash fires, the Speedlight
fires a series of imperceptible
preflashes.
3 TTL Mode
Measuring the flash illumination reflected
back from the subject, the camera
automatically controls the flash output
level to give the correct exposure.
Display in M (manual) mode
4 Balanced Fill-Flash
The flash output level is automatically
controlled for a well-balanced exposure
of the main subject and background.
5 Low Battery-power
Replace the battery.
6 Flash firing (Group A)
Flash unit(s) in Group A fires in the TTL
mode.
7 Flash firing (Group B)
Flash unit(s) in Group B fires in the TTL
mode.
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Speedlight parts, their functions, and accessories
8 Using Cords
The SU-800 is connected to the SB-R200
using cords when mounted on cameras
not compatible with CLS. This indicator
blinks if the SB-R200 is not correctly
connected.
9 Flash Output Level Compensation
Value (Groups A, B)
Indicates the flash output level
compensation for groups A and B in the
TTL mode.
0 Manual Mode
The flash always fires at a specified
output in combination with the aperture
and light output level (guide number).
Displays when blinking
Indicate that these items can be adjusted or
changed. Stop after blinking six times unless an
adjustment is made.
• Icons blinking also indicate warning and errors.
• When the [ON/OFF] + [MODE] buttons are simultaneously pressed (two-button reset) for
approx. 2 sec., the display blinks three times (p. 19).
 Using the SU-800 in low light
Press any button on the SU-800 to turn the illuminator on (when the SU-800’s
power is on), and it will remain lit for about 16 seconds.
• The SU-800’s control button illuminator comes on when the camera’s LCD panel
illuminator is turned on.
• The control button illuminator goes out when the shutter is released.
 Characteristics of the LCD panel
• Due to the directional characteristics of LCDs, the LCD display is difficult to read when
viewed from above. However, the display can be seen clearly from a somewhat lower
angle.
• The LCD display becomes darker at high temperatures (approx. 60°C/140°F), but returns
to normal at normal temperatures (20°C/68°F).
• The LCD’s response time slows down at low temperatures (approx. 5°C/41°F and below),
but returns to normal at normal temperatures (20°C/68°F).
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 Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
11
1
12
1
2
A
3
4
2
ON/O
FF
3
4
5
5
1 [CHANNEL] select dial
Sets the communication channel through which
the Commander and SB-R200 units exchange
data (p. 35).
2 [GROUP] select dial
Sets the group of the SB-R200 (p. 36).
3 Target Light (Focus-Assist
Illuminator)
4 Flash head
5 Release button
Hold down and slowly move the SB-R200 until
it comes to the desired position, then release
the button to secure (p. 31).
6 Mounting Foot (p. 31)
7 Target Light Button
Sets the target light to turn on or off (p. 90).
8 [ON/OFF] button
Press to turn the power on or off.
To avoid accidental firing or a malfunction when
carrying the SB-R200 in your camera bag, turn
off the flash unit.
9 TTL cord terminal
Connects the SU-800 to the SB-R200 via a cord
when used with cameras that are not compatible
with CLS (p. 110).
13
CK
LO
TE 0
MO 20
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SS HT S
ELE LIG
WIRPEED
S
7
C
B
8
 Preparation
9 10
14
6
10 Terminal cover
Close the cover when not using the TTL cord.
11 Ready-light
The lamp lights up in green when the power is
on. It turns red when the SB-R200 is fully
recycled and ready to fire.
The green lamp blinks when battery power is
weak.
12 Battery chamber lid (p. 30)
13 Light sensor window for wireless
remote flash
14 Lock switch
Secures the SB-R200 to the Attachment Ring
(p. 31).
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Speedlight parts, their functions, and accessories
 Attachment Ring SX-1
The SX-1 is used to secure the SB-R200 by
attaching it to the Adapter Ring on the front
of the lens.
The SB-R200 is detachable at any position
around the Attachment Ring. You can slide
the SB-R200 freely around the ring. There
are click stops every 15° on the Attachment
Ring.
 Color Filter Set SJ-R200
(for SB-R200 package)
The set comprises a total of 4 filters: the
FL-G1 for fluorescent light, the TN-A1 for
incandescent/tungsten light, Blue and Red
(p. 100).
 Speedlight Stand AS-20
Mounting groove
Mounting button
 Adapter Rings (SY-1-52, SY-1-62,
SY-1-67, SY-1-72, SY-1-77)
Speedlight
mounting shoe
-20
AS
These rings can be attached to the front of
the lens for mounting the Attachment Ring
SX-1. Five Adapter Rings, with diameters of
ø52mm, ø62mm, ø67mm ø72mm and
ø77mm are provided.
The AS-20 can be used to freely position and
steady the SB-R200. The Attachment Ring
SX-1 can be attached to a tripod (p. 107).
Tripod socket
 IR Panel for Built-in Flash SG-3IR
The SG-3IR can be attached to a camera’s
hot shoe when a Nikon digital camera’s
built-in flash (such as D70-Series) is used
as a Commander (p. 50).
 Extreme Close-Up Positioning
Adapter SW-11
The SW-11 can be attached to the SB-R200
and used to curve flash light toward the
optical axis to create lighting effects when
taking close-up shots (p. 103).
 Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1
The SW-C1 can be used to hold a Diffuser. It
can also be attached to the mounting groove
on the Attachment Ring SX-1 (p. 105).
1
-1
SW
 Color Filter Holder SZ-1
The SZ-1 is used to attach a colored gel
filter (SJ-R200 or optional SJ-2) to the flash
head of the SB-R200 (p. 102).
Stopper
Mounting groove
 Diffuser SW-12
The SW-12 is a milky-white board that can
be used to diffuse flash light (p. 105).
SW-12
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 Soft Case SS-SU800 for SU-800
 Soft Case SS-R200 for SB-R200
SB-R200
SZ-1
 Preparation
AS-20
 Soft Case SS-SX1 for SX-1
SJ-R200
 Close-up Speedlight Kit Case SS-MS1
SS
-MS
1
DER
HT COMMAN
S SPEEDLIG
WIRELES
SU-800
WIRELESS REMOTE
SPEEDLIGHT SB-R200
SW-11
The SC-30 is
optional.
AS-2
SW-12
0
Caring for the Close-up Speedlight Kit
Case SS-MS1
• Do not clean the case with a moistened cloth.
Never use organic solvent or a bleaching agent
such as thinner or benzene.
• If the case gets wet, wipe it with a dry, soft
cloth, and fully dry in the shade.
• Be careful not to leave the case for a long time
in locations subject to high humidity or direct
sunlight, otherwise the surface may become
stiff, cracked, or faded in color.
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Wireless multiple flash operation in the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
When the SU-800 is used with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras, the remote flash
units can be divided into a maximum of 3 groups, and the flash output level can
be separately set for each group of Master/Commander and remote flash unit(s),
providing wireless multiple flash operation (Advanced Wireless Lighting).
 Master flash unit and remote flash unit(s)
In this instruction manual, the Commander SU-800 and Speedlight mounted on
the camera, a built-in flash or the one directly connected to the camera via a TTL
Cord is called the Master/Commander flash unit. All other flash units are called
remote flash units.
Details of Advanced Wireless Lighting
Group B
(remote flash units)
Group A
(remote flash units)
Group C
(remote flash units)
Master/Commander flash unit
• Remote flash units can be divided into a maximum of three groups (A, B and C).
• One or more remote flash units can be set to one group.
• Flash mode and flash output-level compensation values can be set independently on the
Master/Commander flash unit and for three other groups of remote flash units.
• Select one of the four available channels through which the Master/Commander flash unit
and three other groups exchange data.
• If a photographer performs the same Advanced Wireless Lighting near you, your remote
flash unit(s) might accidentally fire in sync with that photographer’s master flash unit. If this
happens, select a different channel number.
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Flash operation
using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander
Kit R1C1
(Used with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras)
This section describes the necessary procedures for wireless
close-up and Commander flash operations with a CLScompatible camera when using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight
Commander Kit R1C1.
• For details on close-up flash operation, see page 65.
• For details on Commander flash operation, see page 79.
Procedures for close-up flash operation
1 Installing batteries in the SU-800.
2 Attaching the SU-800 to the camera.
3 Installing batteries in the SB-R200.
4 Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.
5 Turning on the camera, the SU-800 and SB-R200.
6 Setting the flash mode on the SU-800.
7 Setting a channel number on the SU-800 and SB-R200.
8 Setting a group on the SB-R200.
9 Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
Procedures for Commander flash operation
1 Setting Commander function on the SU-800.
2 Setting up the SB-R200.
3 Turning on the camera, the SU-800 and SB-R200.
4 Setting the flash mode on the SU-800.
5 Setting a channel and a group.
6 Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
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Procedures for close-up flash operation
1
Installing batteries in the SU-800.
1
2
Slide open the battery chamber lid
in the direction of the arrow.
Install the battery, then close the
battery chamber lid by sliding it
back into place.
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
Battery
chamber
Confirming the close-up mode
setting
Make sure that the Commander/Close-up
select switch in the battery chamber is set
to “Close-up” position.
Replacing the battery
The Low Battery-power Indicator blinks
when the SU-800’s ready-light does not
come on within about 30 seconds of
turning on the power or after the flash has
fired.
• Replace the battery.
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2
Attaching the SU-800 to the camera.
1
Ensure the SU-800 and camera
body are turned off.
ON/OFF
LOCK
Rotate the Mounting Foot-lock lever
to the left, slide the SU-800’s
Mounting Foot into the camera’s
accessory shoe and turn the lock
lever to the right.
 Mounting Foot-lock lever
 Flash operation using the R1C1
2
SEL
READY
To lock the Speedlight in place, turn the lock lever clockwise approx. 90° until it stops. To
unlock, turn the lever counterclockwise until it stops.
READY
LOCK
Lock
LOCK
Unlock
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Procedures for close-up flash operation
3
Installing batteries in the SB-R200.
1
Slide open the battery chamber lid
in the direction of the arrow.
F
/OF
ON
2
Install the battery, then close the
battery chamber lid by sliding it into
place.
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
F
/OF
ON
Replacing the battery
S T
S H
EG
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
FF
30
When the SB-R200’s battery power is
weak, the green ready-light blinks after the
power is turned on or after the flash has
fired.
• Replace the battery.
Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.
1
Attach one of the Adapter Rings to
the front of the lens.
• Turn the Adapter Ring securely until it stops.
• These rings cannot be used together with
other lens filters.
• AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D is shown in the
illustration.
2
Press the Attachment Ring SX-1’s
Mounting Buttons on both sides to
attach it to the Adapter Ring, then
release.
• Make sure that the Nikon logo (p. 24) on the
SX-1 is on the under side facing down.
• Use fingers of both hands to press the two
Mounting Buttons on both sides to attach the
SX-1 securely.
• Make sure that the SX-1 is not attached at an
angle. If it is, remove and reattach.
3
 Flash operation using the R1C1
Five types of Adapter Rings with different
diameters (ø52mm, ø62mm, ø67mm,
ø72mm, and ø77mm) are provided.
Slide the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot
into the SX-1’s Mounting Groove,
then slide the lock switch.
LOCKK
LOC
The Mounting Foot cannot be inserted in
reverse.
• Slide the lock switch until it stops and make
sure that the red part can no longer be seen.
4
LOCK
4
Move the SB-R200 slowly by
holding down the Release Button
on the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot.
Remove your fingers at the desired
position to secure it.
There are click stops every 15° on the
Attachment Ring.
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Procedures for close-up flash operation
5
Adjust the SB-R200’s flash head.
The flash head of the SB-R200 tilts 60°
toward the optical axis and 45° in the
opposite direction. The flash head can be
set at click stops every 15°.
 Using the SB-R200 off-lens
Use the provided Speedlight Stand AS-20 to set up the SB-R200 at any location (p. 107).
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5
MODE
Turning on the camera, the SU-800 and SB-R200.
A
1
ON/OFF
B
SEL
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn
on the camera, the SU-800 and
SB-R200.
LOCK
R S
S T
S H
E G
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
FF
2
Check the indicators on the
SU-800’s LCD panel.
 Flash operation using the R1C1
Ensure that the ready-light on the SU-800
comes on.
The ready-light on the SB-R200 lights up in
green when the power is on, then turns red
when the SB-R200 is fully recycled.
READY
Confirm that Wireless flash, Close-up
mode and CLS-compatible camera
indicators are all displayed on the LCD
panel (p. 20).
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Procedures for close-up flash operation
6
Setting the flash mode on the SU-800.
1
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
Press the [MODE] button on the
SU-800 to set the flash mode to
TTL.
Use of TTL mode is recommended for
normal flash shooting.
SE
READY
A
B
ON/OFF
2
Confirm the flash settings of the
SB-R200.
Ensure that both Groups A and B are
displayed.
• If a Group A or B indicator does not appear,
the remote flash unit(s) of this Group will not
fire. Press the [A
B] select button to display
both Group A and B indicators.
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7
Setting a channel number on the SU-800 and
SB-R200.
1
Set a channel number on the
SU-800.
• Select one of the four available channels.
• The channel number blinks during adjustment
and stops after blinking six times unless an
adjustment is made. The last channel number
to blink is the one that has been set
automatically.
CHANNEL
3
2
1
4
2
Set a channel number on the
SB-R200.
Rotate the [CHANNEL] select dial on the
SB-R200 to set the same channel number
as set on the SU-800.
 Flash operation using the R1C1
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display
channel number (blinking). Press the []
or [] button to change the channel
number. Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button
again and the channel number will stop
blinking. The last channel number to blink
is the one that has been set automatically.
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Procedures for close-up flash operation
8
Setting a group on the SB-R200.
1
GROUP
C
B
A
CHANNEL
3
36
4
Set a group on each SB-R200.
Rotate the [GROUP] select dial on each
flash unit to set the group to A or B. Once
set, the SB-R200 will operate according to
the controls for each group as set on the
SU-800.
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
9
E
A
L
SEL
1
ON
B
READY
LOCK
O
Compose the picture and shoot.
Confirm that the red ready-lights on the
SU-800 and SB-R200 are on then release
the shutter.
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
R S
S T
S H
E G
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
FF
In TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has fired at its maximum
output and underexposure may have occurred, the red readylight on the SB-R200 will blink for approx. 3 sec. (The readylights on the SU-800 and in the camera’s viewfinder do not
blink.)
To compensate, set a higher ISO sensitivity or use a wider
aperture and reshoot.
 Flash operation using the R1C1
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
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Procedures for Commander flash operation
1
Setting Commander function on the SU-800.
The Commander function enables the SU-800 to act as a Commander unit to
trigger remote flash unit(s) without firing itself.
1
Install the battery in the SU-800 in the same way as No. 1 in
“Procedures for close-up flash operation.” (p. 28)
Battery
chamber
2
Set the Commander/Close-up select
switch on the SU-800 to
Commander function.
Use the Commander/Close-up select
switch to change the close-up function to
Commander function or vice versa.
Display in Commander flash
operation
3
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Attach the SU-800 to the camera in the same way as No. 2 in
“Procedures for close-up flash operation.” (p. 29)
2
1
Setting up the SB-R200.
Install the battery in the SB-R200 in the same way as No. 3 in
“Procedures for close-up flash operation.” (p. 30)
Slide the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot
into the AS-20’s Speedlight
Mounting Shoe and slide the lock
switch.
AS
The Mounting Foot cannot be inserted in
reverse.
-20
• Slide the lock switch until it stops and make
sure that the red part can no longer be seen.
3
Set up the SB-R200.
3m (9.8ft.)
Group C
Commander
unit
Group B
30˚
4m
(13.1ft.)
30˚
As a basic guide, the
effective shooting distance
between the Master/
Commander unit and the
SB-R200 is approx. 4m
(13.1 ft.) or less in the front
position, and approx. 3m
(9.8 ft.) at both sides.
These ranges vary slightly
depending on conditions
and/or ambient light.
 Flash operation using the R1C1
LOCK
2
Group A
3m (9.8ft.)
With the SU-800
• Be sure to place all SB-R200 units that are set in the same group close together.
• The set up range of the SB-R200 units vary depending on the Commander unit (camera,
Speedlight, etc.) For details, see your Speedlight or camera’s instruction manual.
• For notes on setting up the SB-R200, see “Setting up the SB-R200” on page 108.
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Procedures for Commander flash operation
4
Adjust the SB-R200’s flash head.
The flash head of the SB-R200 tilts down to
60° and up to 45°. The flash head can be
set at click stops every 15°.
 Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens
The SB-R200 can be attached to the front of the lens through the Attachment Ring SX-1
(p. 31).
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3
MODE
Turning on the camera, the SU-800 and SB-R200.
A
1
ON/OFF
B
SEL
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn
on the camera, the SU-800 and
SB-R200.
LOCK
R S
S T
S H
E G
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
FF
 Flash operation using the R1C1
Ensure that the red ready-lights on the
SU-800 and SB-R200 come on.
READY
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Procedures for Commander flash operation
4
Set the remote flash unit’s flash mode on the
SU-800.
1
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
ON/OFF
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
42
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to
display the flash mode (blinking) of
each group, then press [MODE]
button to set the flash mode to TTL.
Use of TTL mode is recommended for
normal flash shooting.
5
1
Setting a channel number and a group on the
SU-800 and SB-R200.
Set a channel number and a group on the SU-800 and SB-R200
in the same way as No. 7 and 8 in “Procedures for close-up
flash operation.” (pp. 35, 36)
 Flash operation using the R1C1
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Procedures for Commander flash operation
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
6
E
A
L
SEL
1
ON
B
READY
LOCK
O
Compose the picture and shoot.
Ensure that the red ready-lights on the
SU-800 and SB-R200 are on, then release
the shutter.
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
R S
S T
S H
E G
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
44
FF
In TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has fired at its maximum
output and underexposure may have occurred, the red readylight on the SB-R200 will blink for approx. 3 sec. (The readylights on the SU-800 and in the camera’s viewfinder do not
blink.)
To compensate, move closer to the subject, set a higher ISO
sensitivity or use a wider aperture and reshoot.
Flash operation
using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote Kit R1
(Used with Nikon CLS-compatible cameras)
This section describes the necessary procedures for wireless
close-up flash operation with CLS-compatible cameras that
feature a Commander function and the Nikon Close-up
Speedlight Remote Kit R1.
• For details on close-up flash operation, see page 65.
1 Installing batteries in the SB-R200.
2 Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.
3 Turning on the camera and SB-R200.
4 Setting the Commander function on the camera.
5 Setting a channel number and group on the SB-R200.
6 Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
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Flash operation using the R1
1
Installing batteries in the SB-R200.
1
Slide open the battery chamber lid
in the direction of the arrow.
F
/OF
ON
2
Install the battery, then close the
battery chamber lid by sliding it into
place.
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
F
/OF
ON
Replacing the battery
S T
S H
EG
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
FF
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When battery power is weak, the
SB-R200’s green ready-light blinks when
the power is turned on or after the flash
has fired.
• Replace the battery.
Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens.
1
Attach one of the Adapter Rings to
the front of the lens.
Five types of Adapter Rings with different
diameters (ø52mm, ø62mm, ø67mm,
ø72mm, and ø77mm) are provided.
2
Press the Attachment Ring SX-1’s
Mounting Buttons on both sides to
attach it to the Adapter Ring, then
release.
• Make sure that the Nikon logo (p. 24) on the
SX-1 is on the under side facing down.
• Use fingers of both hands to press the two
Mounting Buttons on both sides to attach the
SX-1 securely.
• Make sure that the SX-1 is not attached at an
angle. If it is, remove and reattach.
3
 Flash operation using the R1
• Turn the Adapter Ring securely until it stops.
• These rings cannot be used together with
other lens filters.
• AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D is shown in the
illustration.
Slide the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot
into the SX-1’s Mounting Groove as
shown, then slide the lock switch.
LOCKK
LOC
The Mounting Foot cannot be inserted in
reverse.
• Slide the lock switch until it stops and make
sure that the red part can no longer be seen.
4
LOCK
2
Move the SB-R200 slowly by
holding down the Release Buttons
on the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot
until it comes to the desired
position. Release the Release
Buttons to secure.
There are click stops every 15° on the
Attachment Ring.
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Flash operation using the R1
5
Adjust the SB-R200’s flash head.
The flash head of the SB-R200 tilts 60°
toward the optical axis and 45° in the
opposite direction. The flash head can be
set at a click stop every 15°.
 Using the SB-R200 off-lens
Use the provided AS-20 Speedlight Stand to set up the SB-R200 at any location (p. 107).
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Turning on the camera and SB-R200.
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ON/O
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Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn
on the camera and SB-R200.
Ensure that the red ready-lights on the
camera and SB-R200 come on.
 Flash operation using the R1
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Flash operation using the R1
4
1
Setting the Commander function on the camera.
Set the Commander function on the camera and flash mode on
the SB-R200.
• Be sure to read the instruction manual of the camera in use.
 Setting the D70-Series digital camera’s Commander mode
With a D70-Series camera, go to “19: Flash Mode” from “Custom Settings” and select
“Commander Mode.”
• For more details, see your D70-Series camera instruction manual.
 Using the IR Panel for Built-in Flash SG-3IR
Built-in flash units on cameras such as the D70-Series fire at reduced flash output levels
when used as Commander units. This may slightly affect results if pictures are taken from
close distances. To prevent this, use the SG-3IR.
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1
Attach the SG-3IR to the camera’s
accessory shoe.
2
Set up the SG-3IR and the built-in flash unit as
shown in the illustration.
5
Setting a channel and group number on the
SB-R200.
CHANNEL
3
2
1
4
Rotate the [CHANNEL] select dial
on the SB-R200 to set the channel
number.
• Set the channel number of the SB-R200 to 3
when using a Nikon D70-Series digital
camera, otherwise the flash will not fire.
1
• Set the group of the SB-R200 to Group A when
using a Nikon D70-Series camera, otherwise
the flash unit will not fire.
GROUP
C
B
A
CHANNEL
3
Rotate the [GROUP] select dial on
the SB-R200 to set the group.
4
 Flash operation using the R1
2
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Flash operation using the R1
6
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
1
Compose the picture and shoot.
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Ensure that the red ready-light on the
SB-R200 is on, then release the shutter.
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
ON/O
FF
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
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In TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has fired at its maximum
output and underexposure may have occurred, the red readylight on the SB-R200 will blink for approx. 3 sec. (The readylight in the camera’s viewfinder does not blink.)
To compensate, set a higher ISO sensitivity or use a wider
aperture and reshoot.
Functions and use
of the SU-800
This section describes the functions and use of the SU-800.
1 SU-800’s available flash operations
2 Using the SU-800
3 Functions of the SU-800
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1 SU-800’s available flash operations
The SU-800 has the following flash operations. Refer to the corresponding pages
for details on each flash operation.
Available flash
operation
Usable cameras
Usable Speedlights
Close-up (p. 65)
CLS-compatible cameras
Cameras not compatible with CLS*1
SB-R200
Commander
(p. 79)
CLS-compatible cameras
SB-R200 or SB-800*2, SB-600*2
*1 The optional TTL Cord SC-30 is required (p. 123).
Note: With CLS-compatible cameras, the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) is not required.
*2 Repeating flash operation is possible with the SB-800, SB-600 (p. 93).
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2 Using the SU-800
1
2
Slide open the battery chamber lid
in the direction of the arrow.
Install the battery, then close the
battery chamber lid by sliding it into
place.
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
The low battery-power indicator blinks
when the SU-800’s ready-light does not
come on within about 30 seconds of the
power being turned on or after the flash
has fired.
• Replace the battery.
3
ON/OFF
Turn off the camera and SU-800.
 Functions and use of the SU-800
Replacing the battery
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2 Using the SU-800
4
SEL
READY
LOCK
Rotate the Mounting Foot lock lever
to the left, slide the SU-800’s
Mounting Foot into the camera’s
accessory shoe and turn the lock
lever to the right.
 Mounting Foot lock lever
READY
LOCK
LOCK
Lock
MODE
A
To lock the SU-800 in place, turn the lock
lever clockwise approx. 90° until it stops.
To unlock, turn the lever
counterclockwise until it stops.
Unlock
ON/OFF
B
5
SEL
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons on the
camera and SU-800 to turn on the
power.
• Ensure that the ready-light on the SU-800
comes on.
READY
LOCK
6
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Confirm the SU-800’s LCD panel.
Ensure that Wireless flash, Close-up mode
and CLS-compatible camera indicators
are correctly displayed.
The SU-800’s auto power-off function and camera’s
exposure meter-off function
With a camera body that is compatible with TTL auto flash, the SU-800 goes into
standby mode when the camera’s exposure meter turns off.
Without a camera body, if the SU-800 is not being used for approx. 40 seconds,
the standby function activates and automatically turns the SU-800 off to
conserve battery power.
• No indicators are displayed on the LCD panel in standby mode.
• When in standby mode or when the exposure meter is off, the SU-800 comes back on
again when:
The [ON/OFF] button on the SU-800 is pressed.
The camera’s power is turned on.
 Functions and use of the SU-800
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3 Functions of the SU-800
The following functions can be set on the SU-800.
Switching functions between close-up and Commander
functions
Use the Commander/Close-up select switch to toggle between close-up and
Commander functions.
Battery
chamber
Display in close-up mode
Display in Commander mode
Settings in each flash mode
In close-up mode (p. 65)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Flash mode (TTL, M)
Group name (A, B, C)
Flash firing/canceling for group A or B
Flash output-level ratio between groups A and B
Flash output-level compensation value (in TTL mode)
Manual flash output level (in M mode)
Channel number (1, 2, 3, 4)
In Commander mode (p. 79)
•
•
•
•
•
Flash mode of remote flash unit(s) (TTL, AA, M, --- (flash canceled), RPT (Repeating) flash)
Group name (A, B, C)
Flash output-level compensation value (in TTL and AA modes)
Manual flash output level (in M mode)
Manual flash output level, the frequency, and the number of repeating flashes per frame
(in RPT mode)
• Channel number (1, 2, 3, 4)
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Functions and use
of the SB-R200
This section describes the functions and use of the SB-R200.
1 SB-R200’s available flash operations
2 Using the SB-R200
3 Functions of the SB-R200
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1 SB-R200’s available flash operations
The following flash operations are available with the SB-R200. Refer to the
corresponding pages for details on each flash operation.
Available flash operation Usable cameras and Speedlights
Close-up (p. 65)
CLS-compatible cameras
Cameras not compatible with CLS*1, SU-800
Commander (p. 79)
CLS-compatible cameras featuring Commander function or
SU-800, SB-800
*1 The optional TTL Cord SC-30 is required (p. 123).
Note: With CLS-compatible cameras, the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) is not required.
 SB-800’s Commander mode
In the Commander mode, although the SB-800 is set as the Master flash unit and its flash
mode is set to Flash canceled (---), the flash will fire at a reduced flash output level. This may
affect the correct exposure of the subject if the subject is close. To limit this effect as much
as possible, bounce the light by tilting or rotating the SB-800’s flash head.
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2 Using the SB-R200
1
Slide open the battery chamber lid
in the direction of the arrow.
F
/OF
ON
2
Install the battery, then close the
battery chamber lid by sliding it into
place.
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
F
/OF
ON
Replacing the battery
ON/O
FF
• Replace the battery.
LOCK
3
Slide the SB-R200’s Mounting Foot
into the Speedlight Stand AS-20’s
Speedlight Mounting Shoe and
slide the lock switch.
AS
-20
The Mounting Foot cannot be inserted in
reverse.
• Slide the lock switch until it stops and make
sure that the red part can no longer be seen.
 Functions and use of the SB-R200
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When the SB-R200’s battery power is
weak, the green ready-light blinks after the
power has been turned on or after the flash
has fired
 Attaching the SB-R200 to the front of the lens
• The SB-R200 can be attached to the front of the lens using the Attachment Ring SX-1
(p. 31).
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2 Using the SB-R200
4
Set up the SB-R200.
3m (9.8ft.)
Group C
Commander
unit
30˚
Group B
4m
(13.1 ft.)
The setup range of the
SB-R200 units varies
depending on cameras
featuring Commander
function or Speedlight
SB-800. For details, see
your Speedlight or
camera’s instruction
manual.
• Be sure to place all SB-R200
units that are set in the same
group close together.
• For notes on setting up the
SB-R200, see “Setting up
the SB-R200” on page 108.
30˚
Group A
3m (9.8ft.)
With the SU-800
5
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Adjust the SB-R200’s flash head.
The flash head of the SB-R200 tilts down to
60° and up to 45°. The flash head can be
set at click stops every 15°.
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ON/O
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Press the [ON/OFF] button on the
camera, or the SB-800, SU-800 and
SB-R200 to turn on the power.
Ensure that the red ready-light on the
camera, the SB-800, SU-800 or on the
SB-R200 comes on.
 Functions and use of the SB-R200
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3 Functions of the SB-R200
The following functions can be set on the SB-R200.
Switching the Target Light (focus assist lamp) on or off
Use the Target Light button to illuminate or cancel the Target Light (p. 90).
ON/
OFF
OTE 200
EM -R
S RHT SB
ELESLIG
WIR EED
SP
Items to be set
• Group name (A, B, C)
• Channel number (1, 2, 3, 4)
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Details on close-up flash
operation and shooting
procedures
(Used with CLS-compatible cameras)
This section describes in detail wireless close-up flash
operation and shooting procedures with CLS-compatible
cameras. Also read “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples,” a separate booklet that provides example photos.
Be sure to read your camera instruction manual for specific
information on camera settings and functions.
1 Close-up flash operation
2 Overview of close-up flash operation
3 Procedures for close-up flash operation
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1 Close-up flash operation
Wireless close-up flash operation is possible when the SU-800 and SB-R200 are
used with CLS-compatible cameras. The SB-R200 can be attached to the front
of the lens, held in your hand, or freely positioned by using the Speedlight Stand
AS-20. The flexibility of close-up flash operation sets it apart from conventional
lighting systems.
Flash setup
A-1
Example A
SU-800
Group B
SB-R200
Group A
SB-R200
Dual-light close-up flash operation (one
flash unit attached to the front of the lens
+ one held in the hand)
With one SB-R200 attached to the front of
the lens, the subject in front is strongly
illuminated, while a second SB-R200 held in
the hand illuminates the subject from the
left to soften harsh shadows and further
highlight the subject, in this case a
ladybug.
Example B
B-1
LOCK
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
A-2, A-3, and A-4 examples in “Close-up
Speedlight Photography Examples” were also
taken under the same conditions as with A-1.
Flash setup
SU-800
Group A
SB-R200
Group B
SB-R200
Dual-light close-up flash operation (one
flash unit attached to the front of the lens
+ one held in the hand)
With one SB-R200, held in the hand, used
as the main flash unit, the subject is
strongly illuminated from the lower left,
while a second SB-R200 attached to the
front of the lens is used to illuminate the
subject from the upper right to emphasize
the contours of the flower’s petals, resulting
in softened textures.
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• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
B-2, B-3, and B-4 examples in “Close-up
Speedlight Photography Examples” were also
taken under the same conditions as with B-1.
Example E
E-3
Dual-light close-up flash operation (one
flash unit attached to the front of the lens
+ one remote unit bounced off the wall)
This picture was taken as an example of
how to show cloth texture detail and pattern
in such products as children’s wear and
handicrafts for the purpose of displaying on
Internet auction sites. Light and shadows
cast due to the difference in flash output
levels between flash units on the right and
on the left create more natural looking
pictures, enabling the real textures of the
material to be revealed.
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
E-4 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken under the same conditions
as with E-3.
Example F
F-4
•
•
•
•
Camera: D70
Lens (F-4): AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Lens (F-5): AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED
Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
SU-800
60mm f/2.8D
SB-R200
Group A
SU-800
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
Single-light close-up flash operation
Comparison of lighting effects due to
differences in shooting distances. The
subject (F-4) is approx. 10 cm (3.9 in.) away
from the camera, while subject (F-5) is 70 cm
(2.3 ft.) from the camera. The shorter the
distance between the subject and camera,
the greater the lighting effects, and the longer
the distance, the less there are shadows.
F-5
200mm f/4D
SB-R200
Group A
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2 Overview of close-up flash operation
What is close-up flash operation
The SU-800 can perform close-up flash operation to wirelessly control the
SB-R200 flash operation when mounted on CLS-compatible cameras.
Two types of close-up flash operations are available: (1) Dual-light close-up flash
operation (the SB-R200 units are divided into two groups (A, B)), and (2) triplelight close-up flash operation (the SB-R200 units are divided into three groups
(A, B, C)).
Switching between “dual-light close-up flash operation”
and “triple-light close-up flash operation”.
Press and hold the [SEL](FUNC.) button for approx. 2 seconds to toggle
between “dual-light” and “triple-light” close-up flash operations.
Display in dual-light close-up
flash operation.
Display in triple-light close-up
flash operation.
Methods for setting up
Set up the SU-800 and SB-R200 in the same way as “Flash operation using the
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1” (p. 28).
Items to be set
The following items can be set in the close-up flash operation.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Flash mode (TTL, M)
Group name (A, B, C)
Flash firing/canceling for groups A and B
Flash output level ratio between groups A and B (in TTL mode)
Flash output level compensation (in TTL mode)
Manual flash output level (in M mode)
Channel number (1, 2, 3, 4)
Flash modes
In the close-up flash operation, the TTL and M (manual) flash modes are
available. Every time you press the [MODE] button on the SU-800, the available
flash mode changes.
• The available flash modes vary, depending on cameras and lenses in use.
• The same flash mode is set for both Groups A and B.
• In triple-light close-up flash operation, the TTL and M (manual) flash modes are available
for Groups A and B. For Group C, only the M (manual) flash mode is available.
Display in dual-light close-up flash
operation (in M (manual) mode)
Display in triple-light close-up
flash operation (in TTL mode)
Display in triple-light close-up flash
operation (in M (manual) mode)
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
Display in dual-light close-up
flash operation (in TTL mode)
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3 Procedures for close-up flash operation
Procedures for dual-light close-up flash operation
1
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn on the camera,
SU-800 and SB-R200.
• Ensure that the red ready-lights on the SU-800 and
SB-R200 are on.
• Confirm that Wireless flash, close-up mode and CLScompatible camera indicators are correctly displayed
on the SU-800
2
Selecting dual-light flash operation.
Press and hold the [SEL](FUNC.) button for
approx. 2 seconds to toggle between “dual-light”
and “triple-light” close-up flash operations.
• “Dual-light” is preset when shipped from the factory.
Display in dual-light closeup flash operation
3
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
• “TTL” is preset when shipped from the factory.
• The same flash mode is set for both Groups A and B.
SE
READY
A
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
ON/OFF
B
ON/OFF
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
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Setting the flash mode on the SU-800.
Press the [MODE] button to set the flash mode to
TTL or M (manual).
4
Setting the SB-R200 to fire or cancel.
Press the [A B] select button to set flash firing/
canceled for group A or B.
• The flash-canceled group name disappears.
• In dual-light close-up flash operation, you cannot
cancel flash firing for Groups A and B.
• Once set to flash canceled mode, flash output-level
ratio in TTL mode becomes invalid, while the flash
output level compensation values are retained.
• Even if the flash mode is set to flash canceled, flash
output level compensation values in the M (manual)
mode are retained.
5
Setting the SB-R200’s flash output level ratio
between groups A and B (in TTL mode).
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display flash
output level ratio (blinking), then press the [] or
[] button to increase or decrease the ratio. Press
the [SEL](FUNC.) button once again and the flash
output level ratio stops blinking. The last value to
blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• The flash output level ratio can be set from 8:1 to 1:8.
• As the ratio changes, the flash output level indicator
bar varies.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the ratio.
• The flash output level ratio blinks during adjustment
and stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment
is made. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
6
• The same flash output level compensation value is set
for both Groups A and B.
• The flash output level compensation values can be set
in 1/3 step increments or decrements from +3.0 to
-3.0 EV.
• The values are displayed in decimal format, like 0.3 for
1/3, and 0.7 for 2/3.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the value.
• The flash output level blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last value to blink is the one that has been
set automatically.
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
Setting the SB-R200’s flash output level
compensation value (in TTL mode).
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the flash
output level compensation value (blinking). Press
the [] or [] button to increase or decrease the
compensation value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button once again and the flash output level stops
blinking. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
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7
Setting a channel number on the SU-800.
Set the communication channel numbers of the
SU-800 and SB-R200. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button to display the channel number. Press the
[] or [] button to set the channel number
(blinking). Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button once
again and the channel number stops blinking. The
last channel number to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
• Select one of the four available channels. The same
channel number is set for all groups.
• The channel number blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last channel number to blink is the one that
has been set automatically.
CHANNEL
3
2
4
8
Setting a channel number on the SB-R200.
Rotate the [CHANNEL] select dial on the SB-R200
to set the channel number. Be sure to set the
same channel number as set on the SU-800.
9
Setting a group on the SB-R200.
Rotate the [GROUP] select dial on the SB-R200 to
set the group. Once set, the SB-R200 operates
according to the controls as set on the SU-800.
10
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
Confirm that the red ready-lights on the SU-800
and SB-R200 are on, then release the shutter.
1
GROUP
C
B
A
E
A
L
SEL
B
READY
LOC
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• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
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In the TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has fired at its
maximum output and underexposure may have occurred, the
red ready-light on the SB-R200 blinks for approx. 3 sec. (The
ready-lights on the SU-800 and in the camera’s viewfinder do
not blink.)
To compensate, set a higher ISO sensitivity or use a wider
aperture and reshoot.
 In the M (manual) mode, set the manual flash output level for
Groups A and B.
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the manual flash
output level (blinking). Press the [] or [] button to increase
or decrease the value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button once
again and the manual flash output level stops blinking. The last
value to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• Manual flash output level can be set separately for each
group.
• Manual flash output level can be set in 1 step increment or
decrement from M1/1 to M1/64 output level (M1/8 is preset
when shipped from the factory).
• Pressing the [] or [] button continuously increases or
decreases the value quickly.
• Manual flash output level blinks during adjustment and stops
after blinking six times unless an adjustment is made. The
last value to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
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3 Procedures for close-up flash operation
Procedures for triple-light close-up flash operation
1
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn on the camera,
the SU-800 and SB-R200.
• Ensure that the red ready-lights on the SU-800 and
SB-R200 are on.
• Confirm that Wireless flash, Close-up mode and CLScompatible camera indicators are correctly displayed
on the SU-800.
2
Selecting triple-light flash operation.
Press and hold the [SEL](FUNC.) button for
approx. 2 seconds to toggle between “dual-light”
and “triple-light” close-up flash operations.
• “Dual-light” is preset when shipped from the factory.
Display in triple-light closeup flash operation
3
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
• “TTL” is preset when shipped from the factory.
• The same flash mode is set for both Groups A and B.
• Only the M (manual) flash mode is available for
Group C.
SE
READY
A
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
SEL
READY
LOCK
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B
ON/OFF
B
Setting the flash mode on the SU-800.
Press the [MODE] button to set the flash mode to
TTL or M (manual).
4
Setting the SB-R200 to fire or cancel.
Press the [A B] select button to set flash firing/
canceled for Group A or B.
• The flash-canceled group name disappears.
• You can cancel flash firing for Groups A and B, but not
for Group C.
• Once set to flash canceled mode, flash output-level
ratio in TTL mode becomes invalid, while the flash
output level compensation values are retained.
• Even if the flash mode is set to flash canceled, flash
output level compensation values in the M (manual)
mode are retained.
5
Setting the SB-R200’s flash output level ratio
between Groups A and B (in TTL mode).
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display flash
output level ratio (blinking), then press the [] or
[] button to increase or decrease the ratio. Press
the [SEL](FUNC.) button once again and the flash
output level ratio stops blinking. The last value to
blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• The flash output level ratio can be set from 8:1 to 1:8.
• As the ratio changes, the flash output level indicator
bar varies.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the ratio.
• The flash output level ratio blinks during adjustment
and stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment
is made. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
6
• The same flash output level compensation value is set
for both Groups A and B.
• The flash output level compensation values can be set
in 1/3 step increments or decrements from +3.0 to
-3.0 EV.
• The values are displayed in decimal format, like 0.3 for
1/3, and 0.7 for 2/3.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the value.
• The flash output level blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last value to blink is the one that has been
set automatically.
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
Setting the SB-R200’s flash output level
compensation value (in TTL mode).
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the flash
output level compensation value (blinking). Press
the [] or [] button to increase or decrease the
compensation value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button once again and the flash output level stops
blinking. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
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7
Setting the manual flash output level for group C.
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display manual
flash output level (blinking) for group C, then
press the [] or [] button to increase or
decrease the value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button once again and the flash output level stops
blinking. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
• Manual flash output level can be set separately for
each group.
• The flash output level can be set from M1/1 to M1/64.
(M1/8 is preset when shipped from the factory.)
• Press and hold the [] or [] button to quickly
increase or decrease the value.
• The flash output level ratio blinks during adjustment
and stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment
is made. The last value to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
8
Setting a channel number on the SU-800.
Set the communication channel numbers of the
SU-800 and SB-R200. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button to display the channel number (blinking).
Press the [] or [] button to set the channel
number. Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button once
again and the channel number stops blinking. The
last channel number to blink is the one that has
been set automatically.
• Select one of the four available channels. The same
channel number is set for all groups.
• The channel number blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last channel number to blink is the one that
has been set automatically.
CHANNEL
3
2
1
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4
9
Setting a channel number on the SB-R200.
Rotate the [CHANNEL] select dial on the SB-R200
to set the channel number. Be sure to set the
same channel number as set on the SU-800.
10
Setting a group on the SB-R200.
Rotate the [GROUP] select dial on the SB-R200 to
set the group. Once set, the SB-R200 operates
according to the controls as set on the SU-800.
11
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
Confirm that the red ready-lights on the SU-800
and SB-R200 are on, then release the shutter.
GROUP
C
B
A
E
A
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SEL
B
READY
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
LOC
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In the TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has fired at its
maximum output and underexposure may have occurred, the
red ready-light on the SB-R200 blinks for approx. 3 sec. (The
ready-lights on the SU-800 and in the camera’s viewfinder do
not blink.)
To compensate, set a higher ISO sensitivity or use a wider
aperture and reshoot.
 Details on close-up flash operation and
shooting procedures
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Details on Commander flash
operation and shooting
procedures
(Used with CLS-compatible cameras)
This section describes the details of available wireless
Commander flash operation and necessary procedures
with CLS-compatible cameras.
Also read “Close-up Speedlight Photography Examples,” a
separate booklet that contains example photos.
Be sure to refer to your camera instruction manual for specific
information on camera settings and functions.
1 Commander flash operation
2 Overview of Commander flash operation
3 Procedures for Commander flash operation
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1 Commander flash operation
The Commander function enables the SU-800 to act as a Commander unit to
trigger remote flash units without firing itself. By rearranging the remote flash
setups, you can enjoy rendering a variety of lighting effects.
Flash setup
D-1
Example D
SU-800
SB-R200
Group C
SB-800
Group A
Triple-light flash operation
Three flash units positioned at different
locations are used in order to represent the
color and textures of the overall table
setting. The SB-800 is used as a main flash
unit to provide strong illumination on the
table from the upper left. SB-R200 units on
both the right and left sides eliminate the
shadows. In this way, a much more vivid
rendition of food and dishes on the
periphery of the table is created.
Example D
D-3
SB-R200
Group B
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-800 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group C: SB-R200 (M)
D-2 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken using a single built-in flash.
Flash setup
SB-R200
Group C
SB-R200
Group B
SU-800
Triple-light flash operation
Two SB-R200 units on the right and left are
used directly from the top to clearly
represent the color and contours of dishes
on a plate. In addition, another SB-R200 is
used from the rear left with reduced flash
output to render a steaming dish of hot food
against a dark background.
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SB-R200
Group A
•
•
•
•
•
Camera: D70
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
Group C: SB-R200 (M)
Example F
F-1
Flash setup
Group A
SB-R200
SU-800
Single-light flash operation (off-camera
flash)
With a single off-camera flash unit used
behind the subject, distinct, intentional
shadows appear, emphasizing the subject’s
sturdiness. Usually, with an on-camera
flash, a sense of flatness is unavoidable.
However, in this situation, the position of the
SB-R200 can be rearranged with ease,
providing a variety of lighting and shadow
effects.
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
F-2 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken under the same conditions
as with F-1. F-3 was taken using a single built-in
flash.
Example G
Flash setup
G-1
Group A
SB-R200
SU-800
SB-R200
Group B
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group C: SB-R200 (M)
G-2 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken using flash units in Groups A
and B. G-3 was taken using flash units in Group A
only.
 Details on Commander flash
operation and shooting procedures
Triple-light flash operation
To create a more natural looking picture of
flowers in terms of colors and textures, one
SB-R200 from the top is used as a main
flash unit in addition to lighting setups from
the front and rear. Two SB-R200 attached to
the front of the lens eliminate harsh
shadows. Another SB-R200 bounced from
the rear emphasizes the subject contours
and brightens the backgrounds.
SB-R200
Group A
Group C
SB-R200
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2 Overview of Commander flash operation
Example J
J-1
Flash setup
SU-800
Group A
SB-R200×8
SB-R200
Group B
Dual-light flash operation
Ring-type lighting is used with a total of
eight SB-R200 units attached to the
Attachment Ring SX-1. Another SB-R200 is
placed behind to bounce the light off the
background wall to create a magical
atmosphere.
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL) x8
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
J-3 and J-4 examples in “Close-up Speedlight
Photography Examples” was taken under the same
conditions as with J-1. J-2 was taken using a single
flash unit.
Commander and remote flash units
Commander flash operation is possible when CLS-compatible cameras are used
with the following Commander and remote flash units. The Commander flash unit
provides wireless control of the flash operation of 3-grouped (A, B, C) remote
flash units.
Flash units usable as a Commander unit
• Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800
• CLS-compatible cameras with Commander function
• Speedlight SB-800
Flash units usable as a remote flash unit
• Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
• Speedlight SB-800, SB-600
 SB-800’s Commander mode
In the Commander mode, although the SB-800 is set as the Master flash unit and its flash
mode is set to Flash Canceled (---), the flash will fire at a reduced flash output level. This
may affect the correct exposure of the subject if the subject is close. To limit this effect as
much as possible, bounce the light by tilting or rotating the SB-800’s flash head.
Notes on performing Commander flash operation
Available Commander functions and necessary settings vary depending on the
cameras and remote flash units in use. Be sure to refer to your Speedlight
instruction manual.
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Methods for setting up
Set up the Commander and remote flash units in the same way as in “Flash
operation using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1” (p. 38).
Items to be set
The following items can be set in Commander flash operation.
•
•
•
•
•
Flash mode of remote flash units (TTL, AA, M, --- (flash canceled), RPT (repeating) flash)
Group name (A, B, C)
Flash output level compensation (in TTL and AA modes)
Manual flash output level (in M mode)
Manual flash output level, the frequency, the number of repeating flashes per frame (in
RPT mode)
• Channel number (1, 2, 3, or 4)
Flash modes
In Commander flash operation, the five flash modes (TTL, AA, M, --- (flash
canceled), RPT (repeating)) are available.
• Flash modes can be separately set for each group (except RPT).
• Available flash modes vary depending on the camera and remote flash units in use.
Available flash modes with the SU-800 for remote flash units
Flash mode
SB-R200
SB-800
SB-600
TTL
O
O
O
AA*1
X
O
X
M
O
O
O
--- (canceled)
O
O
O
 Repeating flash operation
Repeating (RPT) flash operation is possible when the SU-800 is used with the
SB-800 or SB-600 (p. 93).
 Lenses
In this manual, Nikkor lenses are divided into two
types: CPU Nikkor lenses and non-CPU Nikkor lenses.
CPU lenses have CPU contacts.
 Details on Commander flash
operation and shooting procedures
*1 Auto Aperture (AA) flash mode is possible only when the SB-800 is used as a remote
flash unit in combination with CPU lenses. (A warning indicator appears when the
SB-R200 or SB-600 is used in the AA mode.)
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3 Procedures for Commander flash operation
1
Press the [ON/OFF] buttons to turn on the camera,
the Commander and remote flash units.
• Ensure that the red ready-lights come on and the flash
units have been fully recycled.
• Ensure that Wireless flash, Commander mode and
CLS-compatible camera indicators are all displayed
on the LCD panel.
2
Setting the Commander functions
Set the Commander’s Commander functions.
• Press and hold the [SEL](FUNC.) button for approx. 2
seconds to toggle between the Commander mode and
Repeating (RPT) mode.
Display in Commander
mode
3
Setting the flash mode of the remote flash units
Set the remote flash unit’s flash mode to TTL, AA,
M, or --- (flash canceled).
• Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the flash
mode (blinking) for each group. Press the [MODE]
button to set the flash mode.
4
Setting the flash output level compensation of the
remote flash units (in TTL or AA mode)
The flash output level compensation values can
be set in 1/3 step increments or decrements from
+3.0 to -3.0 EV.
• Flash output level compensation values can be set
separately for each group.
• Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the flash
output level compensation value (blinking) for the
group. Press the [] or [] button to increase or
decrease the value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button
again and the value will stop blinking. The last value to
blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• The values are displayed in decimal format, like 0.3 for
1/3, and 0.7 for 2/3.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the value.
• The value blinks during adjustment and stops after
blinking six times unless an adjustment is made. The
last value to blink is the one that has been set
automatically.
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5
Setting a channel number on the Commander unit.
Set the communication channel through which the
Commander and remote flash units exchange
data.
• Select one of the four available channels. The same
channel number is set to all groups A, B and C.
• Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the channel
number (blinking). Press the [] or [] button to
change the channel number. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button once again and the channel number will stop
blinking. The last channel number to blink is the one
that has been set automatically.
• The channel number blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last channel number to blink is the one that
has been automatically set.
CHANNEL
3
2
4
6
1
Setting a channel number on the remote flash
unit(s)
Select one of the four available channels. Be sure
to set the same channel number as set on the
SU-800.
• Be sure to set the channel number of the remote flash
unit(s) to 3 when using a Nikon D70-Series camera,
otherwise the remote flash unit(s) will not fire.
• With the SB-R200, rotate the [CHANNEL] select dial to
set the channel number.
• With the SB-800 or SB-600, read the instruction
manual for each model.
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B
A
• Set the group of the remote unit(s) to group A when
using a Nikon D70-Series camera, otherwise the flash
unit(s) will not fire.
• With the SB-R200, rotate the [GROUP] select dial to
set the group name.
• With the SB-800 or SB-600, read the instruction
manual for each model.
 Details on Commander flash
operation and shooting procedures
GROUP
C
Setting a group on the remote flash unit(s)
Set the group of remote flash unit(s) to A, B or C.
Once set, the remote flash units will operate
according to the controls for each group as set on
the Commander.
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3 Procedures for Commander flash operation
E
A
L
SEL
8
B
READY
Compose a picture and shoot with flash
Confirm that the red ready-lights are on then
release the shutter.
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
LOC
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
R S
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In TTL mode, when the flash has fired at its maximum output
and underexposure may have occurred, the red ready-light on
that flash unit will blink for approx. 3 sec. (The ready-lights on
the SU-800 and in the camera’s viewfinder do not blink.)
To compensate, move closer to the subject, set a higher ISO
sensitivity or use a wider aperture and reshoot.
• When the Speedlight SB-800 or SB-600 is used as a remote
flash unit, the red ready-light on the SB-800 or SB-600 blinks
for 3 sec. after firing. The amount of underexposure is
displayed. (For more details, read your Speedlight
instruction manual.)
 In the M (manual) mode, set manual flash output level.
• Manual flash output level can be set separately for each
group.
• Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the manual flash
output level (blinking). Press the [] or [] button to
increase or decrease the value. Press the [SEL](FUNC.)
button once again and the value will stop blinking. The last
value to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• Manual flash output level can be set in 1 step increment or
decrement from M1/1 to M1/128 output. (M1/1 is preset
when shipped from the factory.)
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly
increases or decreases the value.
• The value blinks during adjustment and stops after blinking
six times unless an adjustment is made. The last value to
blink is the one that has been set automatically.
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Other functions
This section gives detailed information on each function of the
SU-800 and SB-R200.
Be sure to refer to your camera instruction manual for specific
information on camera settings and functions.
1 Test firing to confirm exposure
2 Checking illumination before taking pictures (Modeling Illumination)
3 Using the Target Light (Focus-Assist Illuminator)
4 Autofocus flash operation in low light
5 Flash output level compensation
6 Repeating (RPT) flash operation
7 Auto FP High-Speed Sync
8 Flash Value Lock (FV Lock)
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1 Test firing to confirm exposure
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
ON/OFF
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
In dual-light close-up flash operation
When the [Test] button on the SU-800 is pressed, the SB-R200 in Group A fires in
one second, followed by the flash unit in Group B in two seconds at an M1/64
flash output level.
• Flash unit(s) in Group A or B of which flash firing is set to “canceled” also fire.
In triple-light close-up flash operation
When the [Test] button on the SU-800 is pressed, the SB-R200 in Group A fires in
one second, followed by the flash unit in Group B in two seconds, and the flash
unit in Group C in 3 seconds at an M1/64 flash output level.
• Flash units in Group A, B or C of which flash firing has been set to “canceled” also fire.
In Commander flash operation
When the [Test] button on the SU-800 is pressed, the remote flash unit(s) in
Group A fires in one second, followed by the flash unit(s) in Group B in two
seconds, and the flash unit(s) in Group C in 3 seconds.
• The SB-R200 fires at M1/64 flash output level regardless of the flash mode setting, and the
SB-800, SB-600 fires at an M1/16 flash output level.
• Flash units in Group A, B or C of which flash firing has been set to “canceled” also fire.
In repeating (RPT) flash operation
When the [Test] button on the SU-800 is pressed, the remote flash unit(s) in
Group A fires in one second, followed by the flash unit(s) in Group B in two
seconds, and the flash unit(s) in Group C in 3 seconds.
• The SB-800 or SB-600 fires at an M1/16 flash output level regardless of the flash mode
setting.
• Flash units in groups A, B and C of which flash firing has been set to “canceled” also fire.
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2 Checking illumination before taking pictures (Modeling Illumination)
Press the Target Light button and the flash fires repeatedly at a reduced
flash output level. This is useful for checking illumination and shadows
cast on the subject before actually taking the picture.
• This function operates only after the red ready-light comes on.
In the close-up mode
SEL
READY
LOCK
When the Target Light button on the SU-800 is pressed
and released within 1 second, the Modeling Illuminator
of the SB-R200 fires at a reduced flash output level for
approx. 1 second.
When the preview button on a camera compatible with
modeling illumination is pressed, the Modeling
Illuminator of the SB-R200 also fires for approx. one
second.
• If the Target light is on, the Target light goes off.
• The SB-R200 in a group of which flash firing is set to
“canceled” does not fire.
In the Commander mode
SEL
READY
LOCK
Firing by the SU-800
When the Target Light button on the SU-800 is pressed
and released within 1 second, the Modeling
Illuminators of remote flash units in the groups set to
fire, indicated by the icon that is blinking, will fire for
approx. one second.
• Remote flash unit(s) in a group of which flash firing is set to
“canceled” does not fire.
• Remote flash unit(s) in a group of which flash firing is set to
“canceled” does not fire.
 Do not release the shutter while the Modeling Illuminator is firing
If you release the shutter while the Modeling Illuminator is firing, correct exposure cannot be
achieved.
 Other functions
Firing by the camera
When the preview button on a camera compatible with
Modeling Illumination is pressed, the Modeling
Illuminator of the remote flash unit fires for approx. 1
second.
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3 Using the Target Light (Focus-assist Illuminator)
By using the Target Light on the SB-R200, you can confirm the direction
of flash light emitted.
Illuminating and canceling the Target Light using the
Target Light button on the SU-800
Press and hold the Target Light button on the SU-800
for more than 1 second, all Target Lights on the
SB-R200 units light up.
SEL
READY
LOCK
• The Target Light illuminates for 60 seconds and goes out
automatically. To cancel the illumination within 60 seconds,
press the Target Light button again for more than one
second.
• Pressing the button twice may be necessary depending on
the conditions of the SB-R200.
• The Target Light also goes out when:
Releasing the shutter
Test firing
Firing the Modeling Illuminator
Pressing the [ON/OFF] button on the SB-R200
Pressing the Target Light button on the SB-R200
Turning on the camera’s FV Lock
S
ELE L
WIRPEED
S
Illuminating and canceling the Target Light using the
Target Light button on the SB-R200
When the Target Light button on the SB-R200 is
pressed while the SB-R200’s Target Light is off, the
Target Light comes on.
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• If the Target Light is on, the Target light goes out.
• The Target Light illuminates for 60 seconds and goes out
automatically. To cancel the illumination within 60 seconds,
press the Target Light button again.
4 Autofocus flash operation in low light
In Commander and Repeating flash operations, if light is too low for
normal autofocus operation, the SU-800’s AF-Assist Illuminator comes
on, enabling you to perform autofocus flash photography. This is
activated by a signal from the camera.
• The AF-Assist Illuminator does not work in close-up flash operation.
• The SU-800’s AF-Assist Illuminator supports CLS-compatible cameras’ Multi-Area
Autofocus system.
The effective shooting distance with the AF-Assist Illuminator:
Approx. 1m to 10m (3.3 to 33 ft.) with a 50mm f/1.8 lens or less, depending on
the lens in use.
Usable lens focal length:
24mm to 105mm
Activating and canceling the AF-Assist Illuminator
You can set the AF-Assist Illuminator to activate or
cancel even when receiving a signal from the camera.
Press the [MODE] + [] buttons simultaneously for
approx. 2 seconds to toggle between the AF-ILL
(activated) and the NO AF-ILL (canceled).
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
Notes on using the AF-Assist Illuminator
 Other functions
• If the focus indicator does not appear in the camera’s viewfinder even through the
AF-Assist Illuminator is on, focus manually.
• The AF-Assist Illuminator will not light up if the camera’s autofocus is locked or the
SU-800’s ready-light does not come on.
• Refer to your camera instruction manual for more information.
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5 Flash output level compensation
You can make exposure compensation for the flash illuminated subject
without affecting the background exposure by modifying the flash unit’s
flash output level.
 Setting the flash output level compensation
As a basic guide, some plus compensation may be necessary to make the main
subject brighter. Likewise, some minus compensation may be required to make
the main subject darker.
In TTL auto and Auto Aperture flash operations (with the
SB-800)
Making exposure compensation for a flash illuminated main subject by adjusting
the SB-800’s or Commander SU-800’s flash output level compensation value.
• Compensation values can be set in 1/3 step increments or decrements from +3.0 to
-3.0 EV.
• Flash output level compensation cannot be canceled by turning the flash unit off. To
cancel, return the compensation value to “0”.
• With SLR cameras featuring a built-in flash with an exposure compensation function, you
can compensate the flash output level on either the camera or the SB-800 or SU-800 flash
unit. (For details, see your camera’s instruction manual.) If you use both controls, the
exposure is modified by the sum total of both compensation values.
• In this case, the LCD panel of the flash unit (SB-800 or SU-800) shows only the
compensation value set on the flash unit (SB-800 or SU-800).
In Manual flash mode
Making exposure compensation for only the flash illuminated subject by
intentionally modifying the flash unit’s flash output level.
 Notes on performing Auto Aperture flash operation with the
SB-800.
Depending on shooting circumstances, underexposure may occur. Using the
TTL auto flash mode is recommended when using a camera compatible with TTL
auto flash.
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6 Repeating (RPT) flash operation
What is Repeating flash operation
In Repeating flash operation, the Speedlight fires repeatedly during a single
exposure, creating stroboscopic multiple-exposure effects. This operation is
useful when shooting fast-moving subjects. When using cameras compatible
with CLS, the SU-800 controls the flash output of the remote flash units (such as
the SB-800), which are divided into three groups (A, B, and C), independently for
each group.
• Be sure to read the instruction manual of the Speedlight in use.
Usable Speedlight
SB-800, SB-600
Notes on Repeating flash operation
• The SB-R200 cannot be used.
• Setting the flash units in group A or B to fire or cancel is not possible using the [A
B]
select button. Use the flash mode setting.
• Be sure to use fresh batteries and allow enough time for the flash to recycle between each
repeating flash session.
• Also, because of the slower shutter speeds, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent
camera/flash shake.
Items to be set in Repeating flash operation
The following items can be set on the SU-800 in Repeating flash operation.
•
•
•
•
Channel number (1, 2, 3, 4)
Group name (A, B, C)
Setting the flash units in each group to fire or cancel
Manual flash output level, the frequency and the number of repeating flashes per frame
Settings in the Repeating flash operation
• Confirm that the RPT is displayed.
Display in Repeating flash
operation
 Other functions
Set the Commander/Close-up select switch on the
SU-800 to Commander function. Then, press and hold
down the [SEL](FUNC.) button for approx. 2 seconds
to toggle between the Repeating and Commander
flash operations.
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6 Repeating (RPT) flash operation
Setting a channel number on the SU-800
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button on the SU-800 to display the channel number
(blinking). Press the [] or [] button to change the channel number. Press the
[SEL](FUNC.) button once again and the channel number will stop blinking. The
last channel number to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
• Select one of the four available channels. The same channel number is set for all Groups
A, B and C.
Setting a group and a channel number on the Speedlight
Display when using the SB-800
Set the same channel number as set on the SU-800.
• Refer to your Speedlight instruction manual for specific information on settings.
Setting the flash mode on each group
Firing
Firing canceled
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the group (blinking). Press the [MODE]
button to set the group to fire or to cancel.
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Setting the flash output level, the frequency (Hz), and the number of
repeating flashes per frame
Flash output level
Frequency (Hz)
Number of repeating flashes per frame
Set the same manual flash output level, frequency, and number of repeating
flashes per frame for each group.
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the items to be set (blinking). Press the
[] or [] button to change the values to be set. Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button
once again and the value will stop blinking. The last value to blink is the one that
has been set automatically.
• Continuously pressing the [] or [] button quickly increases or decreases the value.
• The item blinks during adjustment and stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment
is made. The last value to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
 Determining the flash output level, the frequency (Hz), and the
number of repeating flashes per frame
Flash output level
• Manual flash output level can be set in 1 step increment or decrement from M1/8 to
M1/128. (Default setting is M1/8.)
Frequency
• Frequency (Hz) represents the number of times the flash fires per second. The frequency
can be set from 1 to 100. (Default setting is 10.)
Number of repeating flashes per frame
 Other functions
• The number of repeating flashes can be set from 1 to 90. (Default setting is 2.)
• The actual maximum number of repeating flashes per frame becomes lower than the one
set as the shutter speed increases or the number of flashes per second decreases
because the Speedlight fires during a single exposure.
• The maximum number of repeating flashes per frame varies depending on the frequency
and flash output level. For more details, refer to your Speedlight instruction manual.
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7 Auto FP High-Speed Sync
Available with compatible cameras. You cannot set the Auto FP HighSpeed sync mode on the SU-800 or SB-R200 directly, but must set it on
the camera.
High-Speed flash synchronization at your camera’s highest shutter
speed is now possible. In this mode, the Auto FP High-Speed Sync
mode is automatically set when the shutter speed exceeds the camera’s
sync shutter speed. This is useful when you want to use a wider
aperture to achieve shallow depth of field to blur the background.
• Available flash modes are i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, and Manual flash.
Usable flash shooting distance ranges in Auto FP High-Speed Sync
using the SB-R200 (in TTL mode) (m/ft.)
ISO
25
50
100
800
1600
f/1.4
0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
0.6-3.3/2.0-11
0.6-4.6/2.0-15
f/2
0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3 0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
0.6-3.3/2.0-11
0.6-6.5/1.9-21.3 0.8-9.2/2.7-30.2
1.1-13/3.8-43
1.6-18/5.3-60
0.6-4.6/2.0-15.1 0.6-6.5/1.9-21.3
0.8-9/2.7-30
1.1-13/3.8-43
f/2.8
0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8 0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3 0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5 0.6-3.3/2.0-10.7 0.6-4.6/2.0-15.1
0.6-6.5/1.9-21
0.8-9/2.7-30
f/4
0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7 0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8 0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3 0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
0.6-3.3/2.0-10.7
0.6-4.6/2.0-15
0.6-6.5/1.9-21
f/5.6
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9 0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7 0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8 0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3
0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
0.6-3.3/2.0-11
0.6-4.6/2.0-15
0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3
0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
0.6-3.3/2.0-11
0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8
0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3
0.6-2.3/2.0-7.5
Aperture
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200
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9 0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7 0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8
400
f/8
—
f/11
—
—
f/16
—
—
—
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9
0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7
0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8
0.6-1.6/2.0-5.3
f/22
—
—
—
—
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9
0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7
0.6-1.1/2.0-3.8
f/32
—
—
—
—
—
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9
0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7
0.6-0.6/2.0-1.9 0.6-0.8/2.0-2.7
 In Manual flash mode
In Auto FP High-Speed Sync in Manual flash mode, the SB-R200’s flash output level may be
extremely low when the manual flash output level is set to a low value. However, this is not a
malfunction. Flash output level may also vary depending on the subject matter conditions.
Guide number in Auto FP High-Speed Sync using the SB-R200 (m/ft)
Flash output
level
ISO sensitivity
25
50
100
200
400
M1/1
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
2.8/9.2
4.0/13.1
5.6/18.5
8.0/26.2 11.3/37.1
800
1600
M1/2
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
2.8/9.2
4.0/13.1
5.6/18.5
M1/4
0.7/2.3
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
2.8/9.2
4.0/13.1
5.6/18.5
M1/8
0.5/1.6
0.7/2.3
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
2.8/9.2
4.0/13.1
M1/16
0.3/1.1
0.5/1.6
0.7/2.3
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
2.8/9.2
M1/32
0.2/0.8
0.3/1.1
0.5/1.6
0.7/2.3
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
2.0/6.5
M1/64
0.1/0.5
0.2/0.8
0.3/1.1
0.5/1.6
0.7/2.3
1.0/3.2
1.4/4.6
8.0/26.2
• The guide number in Auto FP High-Speed Sync above is applicable when the shutter
speed is set at 1/500 sec.
• The guide number in Auto FP High-Speed Sync above varies according to shutter speed.
For example, when the shutter speed changes from 1/500 sec. to 1/1000 sec., the guide
number decreases by 1 EV. This means that the higher the shutter speed, the lower the
guide number.
 Other functions
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8 Flash Value Lock (FV Lock)
Available with compatible cameras. You cannot set the FV Lock function
on the SU-800 or SB-R200 directly. Set it on the camera.
Flash Value, or “FV,” is the amount of flash exposure for the subject.
Using FV Lock with compatible cameras, you can lock in the appropriate
flash exposure for the main subject. This flash exposure remains locked
in, even if you change the aperture or composition, or zoom the lens in
and out.
• Available flash modes are i-TTL and Auto Aperture flash.
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Flash operation using various
accessories
This section describes flash operation using various
accessories.
Be sure to read your camera instruction manual for specific
information on camera settings and functions.
1 Flash shooting with colored gel filters
2 Flash shooting with the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11
3 Flash shooting with the Diffuser SW-12 and Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1
4 Flash shooting with Speedlight Stand AS-20
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1 Flash shooting with colored gel filters
The Color Filter Set SJ-R200 (for SB-R200 package) includes two filters for
balancing the color of light: the FL-G1 for taking flash pictures under fluorescent
light and the TN-A1 for use with incandescent/tungsten light, and the BLUE and
RED filters for adding special colors to a scene.
• The optional Color Filter Set SJ-2 contains a total of 20 filters in 8 models of colored gel
filters (p. 123).
Example I
I-1
Flash setup
Group A
SB-800
Group C
SB-R200
SU-800
Triple-light flash operation (with a
colored gel filter)
One SB-R200 unit with a colored gel filter
behind the subject is bounced off the back
wall to emphasize the simple whiteness of
the background.
The main SB-800 illuminates the subject
from the front and the SB-600 provides
strong light from behind to accentuate the
subject to create impressive rim-lighting on
her hair.
Example H
H-3
Group B
SB-600
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-800 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-600 (TTL)
• Group C: SB-R200 (M)
I-3 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken in dual-light flash operation
with two different colored gel filters. I-2 was taken
using triple-light flash operation without a colored
gel filter. I-4 was taken in dual-light flash operation
without a colored gel filter.
Flash setup
Group A
SB-R200
SU-800
Group B
SB-R200
Dual-light flash operation
Two SB-R200 units with red and blue
colored gel filters (provided) are bounced
off the wall and directly from the top to add
colors to the scene.
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AS-20
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
H-2 and H-5 examples in “Close-up Speedlight
Photography Examples” were taken under the
same conditions as with H-3.
Balancing light from the flash
With digital cameras, if you shoot flash pictures under fluorescent light with the
camera’s white balance set to “Flash,” the main subject illuminated by the flash
will look normal. However, the background will come out green. To compensate,
use the FL-G1 (green gel filter) to convert the light coming from the flash to the
same color as fluorescent light, then adjust the camera’s white balance to
“Fluorescent.” Follow a similar procedure when shooting flash pictures under
incandescent/tungsten illumination using the TN-A1 filter. In this case, set the
white balance to “Incandescent.”
• Available with digital cameras featuring white balance. You cannot set the white balance
on the Speedlight. Choose an appropriate white balance setting on your digital camera.
For more details, see your camera instruction manual.
Using colored filters for adding special colors to a scene.
• Adjust your digital camera’s white balance (if available) to “Flash” for the most effective
results.
Notes on using colored gel filters
• Colored gel filters are consumable items. When they fade in color or deteriorate, purchase
the optional Color Filter Set SJ-2.
• Even though colored gel filters are disfigured by heat, such as generated by the flash
head, this will not affect their performance. When taking pictures using repeating flash, do
not use these filters, as they may quickly become disfigured due to heat exposure.
• There is no difference between the front and back of a colored gel filter. Likewise,
scratches on filters will have no effect on performance unless they are faded in color.
• The amount of exposure compensation printed on each filter is provided as a guide only.
Be sure to make test shots to determine the actual amount of compensation required.
• To remove dust or dirt, wipe the filter lightly with a soft, clean cloth.
 Flash operation using various accessories
Colored gel filters can be used to add specific colors to create various
renderings of a scene.
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1 Flash shooting with colored gel filters
How to use colored gels filters
1
Insert the colored gel filter in the Color Filter
Holder SZ-1.
2
Attach the SZ-1 to the SB-R200.
3
Adjust the white balance setting on your digital
camera, then shoot.
ON/O
FF
TE 0
MO 20
RE SB-R
LESSIGHT
WIREEEDL
SP
White bal.
Auto
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Dir. sunlight
Flash
• For details on test firing, refer to page 88.
Using colored gel filters
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Purpose
Gel filter
Adjust the camera’s white
balance to:
Balances the color of light from
the flash to match that of
fluorescent light
FL-G1
Fluorescent
Balances the color of light from
the flash to match that of
incandescent or tungsten light
TN-A1
Incandescent
Creates interesting effects by
changing the light from the flash
to a different color
Colored gel filters
Flash
2 Flash shooting with the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11
With the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11, you can curve
the SB-R200’s flash light toward the optical axis to create lighting effects
when taking close-up shots.
• When using the SW-11, the lens-to-subject distance should be kept to within 15 cm
(5.9 in.). If the distance exceeds this, irregular flash lighting may occur.
• Use of a Micro-Nikkor lens is recommended with the SW-11.
Example G
G-4
Flash setup
Group B
SB-R200
Group A
SB-R200
SW-11
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
G-5 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken without using the SW-11.
Using the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11
1
Attach the Color Filter Holder SZ-1 to the
SB-R200’s flash head.
2
Place the SW-11 over the SZ-1.
Slide the SW-11 aligning the grooves on both
sides of the SZ-1 from its underside to attach.
 Flash operation using various accessories
Dual-light flash operation (with the
SW-11)
Two SB-R200 units are used with the
Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter
SW-11 attached over both units. As the
flash light is curved toward the optical axis,
extremely vivid color images can be
created while sufficient background
illumination is guaranteed.
SW-11
ON/O
FF
TE 0
MO 20
RE SB-R
LESSIGHT
WIREEEDL
SP
FF
ON/O
TE 0
MO 20
RE SB-R
LESSIGHT
WIREEEDL
SP
1
-1
SW
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2 Flash shooting with the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11
3
Tilt the SB-R200’s flash head down 60° toward the
optical axis.
0˚
60˚
 Using the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11
effectively
Use the SW-11 when taking flash pictures at close distance for more effective
results. Be sure to tilt the flash head by 60° toward the optical axis.
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3 Flash shooting with the Diffuser SW-12 and Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1
By attaching the provided Nikon Diffuser SW-12 over the flash head, you
can diffuse the SB-R200’s flash light even more, creating extremely soft
light with virtually no shadows.
Example C
C-1
Flash setup
Group A
SB-R200
SW-12
SU-800
SB-R200
Group B
Example E
E-1
Group A
SB-R200
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
C-4 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken under the same conditions
as was C-1. C-2 and C-5 were taken without using
the Diffuser SW-12. C-3 was taken using a single
built-in flash.
Flash setup
Group B
SB-R200
SU-800
SW-12
Dual-light flash shooting (with Diffuser
SW-12)
Two SB-R200 units are used to illuminate
the small subjects from both sides to bring
out their delicate detail. Illumination from
one SB-R200 with the Diffuser attached
from the left creates a softened highlight
and renders vivid colors.
 Flash operation using various accessories
Dual-light flash shooting (with Diffuser
SW-12)
The Diffuser SW-12 is used to diffuse the
light from the flash and soften shadows in
order to enhance the detail of the cake,
allowing the rendering of more naturallooking shadows that express the softness
and freshness of the cake as compared
with flash operation without using the
Diffuser SW-12.
Group A
SB-R200
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
E-2 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken without using the Diffuser
SW-12.
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3 Flash shooting with the Diffuser SW-12 and Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1
Attachment of the Flexible Arm Clip SW-C1 to the SX-1
1
Align one of the Flexible Arm Clips with the
Attachment Ring SX-1’s Mounting groove.
2
As shown in the diagram, insert the clip while
aligning the SW-C1’s Mounting groove with the
front of the Attachment Ring SX-1’s Mounting
groove.
3
Holding one arm of the clip, open the other so that
the stopper closes and slides into the SX-1, then
release.
SX-1
• Ensure that the SW-C1’s groove engages with the
SX-1’s groove.
4
SW-12
Grip the Diffuser SW-12 with the Flexible Arm Clip
SW-C1.
• As shown in the diagrams below, you can use the
SW-C1 in two (long or short) ways depending on which
direction the clip is mounted.
 Notes on using the SW-C1
• The maximum weight the SW-C1 can hold is approx. 70g (2.5 oz.).
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4 Flash shooting with Speedlight Stand AS-20
Use the provided Speedlight Stand AS-20 to freely position the
SB-R200. The Attachment Ring SX-1 can be attached to a tripod.
Example H
H-1
Flash setup
SU-800
Group B
SB-R200
AS-20
• Camera: D70
• Lens: AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
• Group A: SB-R200 (TTL)
• Group B: SB-R200 (TTL)
H-4 example in “Close-up Speedlight Photography
Examples” was taken using a single built-in flash.
Attachment of the SB-R200 to the AS-20
1
Slide the SB-R200’s mounting foot into the AS-20’s
Speedlight mounting shoe and slide the Lock
switch.
LOCK
• Slide the Lock switch until it stops and make sure the
red part can no longer be seen.
• To remove, slide the Lock switch and remove.
AS
-20
2
 Flash operation using various accessories
Dual-light flash operation
When shooting clear glasses (H-4) with a
single built-in flash unit, distinct shadows
appear behind the subject, meaning the
texture of the glass cannot be reproduced
successfully. In this setup (H-1), the
SB-R200 is placed on the right behind the
subject using the AS-20 to bounce light off
the rear wall. In addition, another SB-R200
is used from the top. The result is a
successful rendering of the textures and
contours of the glasses.
Group A
SB-R200
Adjust the SB-R200’s flash head.
• The flash head of the SB-R200 tilts down to 60° and
up to 45°. The flash head can be set at click stops
every 15°.
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4 Flash shooting with Speedlight Stand AS-20
Attaching the AS-20 to the SX-1
1
Holding down the Mounting button on the SX-1,
slide the AS-20 into the SX-1 as shown in the
illustration. Remove your finger to secure it.
• Press both Mounting buttons firmly to attach.
• To remove AS-20 from the SX-1, press the Release
button and remove.
Setting up the SB-R200
Set up the SB-R200 flash units as shown in the diagram below.
3m (9.8ft.)
Group C
Group B
30˚
4m
(13.1ft.)
Commander
unit
30˚
• In most cases, position the
SB-R200 closer to the
subject than the camera, so
that light from the
Commander flash unit (such
as camera or Speedlight)
can reach the light sensor of
the remote flash unit(s). This
is particularly necessary
when holding a remote flash
unit in your hand.
• Data communication cannot
be performed properly if
there is an obstacle
between the Commander
unit and the SB-R200.
Group A
3m (9.8ft.)
With the SU-800
• The effective shooting distance between the Commander and the SB-R200 varies
depending on the Commander unit (such as a camera or Speedlight) in use. Refer to the
instruction manual of each product.
• Be sure to place all SB-R200 units that are set in the same group close together.
• Take care not to let light from the SB-R200 enter the camera lens directly or indirectly in
TTL auto flash mode. Otherwise, the correct exposure cannot be obtained.
• There is no limit to the number of SB-R200 units that can be used together. However, if too
much light from other SB-R200 units enters the light sensor of the Commander unit,
correct operation may be impossible. In practice, the number of remote flash units should
be limited to three for one group.
• Be sure to test fire after setting up all flash units (p. 88).
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Flash shooting using SLR
cameras not compatible
with CLS
Use the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) to connect the SU-800 to
the SB-R200 with SLR cameras not compatible with CLS.
1 Overview of close-up flash operation (using cords)
2 Procedures for close-up flash operation (using cords)
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1 Overview of close-up flash operation (using cords)
When used with cameras not compatible with CLS, close-up flash
operation is possible using the TTL Cord SC-30 (optional) to connect the
SU-800 and SB-R200.
• Close-up flash operation (using cords) is not possible with CLS-compatible cameras.
Notes on performing close-up flash operation (using cords)
• As shown in the illustration, the SB-R200
connected to the right cord is assigned as
Group A, and the SB-R200 connected to the
left cord is assigned as Group B.
• When the SU-800 and SB-R200 are
connected using cords, operations of
[ON/Off] and Target light buttons on the
SB-R200 become ineffective. The settings of
the [GROUP] and [CHANNEL] select dials
become invalid.
• The SB-R200 turns on when the SU-800 is
turned on. The SB-R200 turns off when the
SU-800 is turned off.
Group B
Group A
Methods for setting up
1 Setting up the SU-800 and SB-R200.
Set up the SU-800 and SB-R200 in the same way as described in “Flash
operation using the Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1”
(p. 28).
• The same set-up is applicable when using the Speedlight Stand AS-20.
2
TE 0
MO -R20
SB
S RE
HT
ELES IG
WIR EEDL
SP
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Connect the flash units using cords.
Use the optional TTL Cord SC-30 to connect
between the TTL cord terminals of the SU-800 and
SB-R200.
Available flash modes
In close-up flash operation (using cords), the TTL BL, TTL and M flash modes
are available. Every time you press the [MODE] button, the available flash mode
changes.
• Available flash modes vary depending on the cameras and lenses in use.
• Unavailable flash modes will be skipped and do not appear when pressing the [MODE]
button.
• The same flash mode is set for groups A and B.
Display in TTL flash mode
Display in M (manual) flash
mode
Items to be set in close-up flash operation (using cords)
The following items can be set in close-up flash operation.
•
•
•
•
Flash mode (TTL BL, TTL, M)
Flash firing/canceling for group A or B
Flash output level compensation (in TTL mode)
Manual flash output level (in M mode)
 Flash shooting using SLR cameras not compatible with CLS
Display in TTL BL flash
mode
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2 Procedures for close-up flash operation (using cords)
1
Turn on the camera and SU-800.
After turning on the camera, press the [ON/OFF]
button on the SU-800 to turn on the SU-800 and
SB-R200.
• The red ready-lights on the SU-800 and SB-R200
come on when fully recycled.
• Make sure that Close-up mode and Using cords
indicators appear on the LCD panel.
MODE
NO AF-ILL
A
2
Setting the flash mode on the SU-800
Press the [MODE] button on the SU-800 to set the
flash mode to TTL BL, TTL or M.
3
Activating or canceling the SB-R200’s flash firing
Press the [A B] select button to set the remote
flash units in Group A or B to fire or to cancel.
B
SEL
READY
LO
• A remote flash unit on the left as viewed from the
SU-800’s LCD panel is assigned to Group A, and a
flash unit on the right is assigned to Group B.
• A flash canceled group indicator disappears.
• You cannot cancel flash firing for both Groups A and B.
4
112
Setting the flash output level compensation (in TTL
BL or TTL mode)
Press the [SEL](FUNC.), or [] or [] button to
display the flash output level compensation value
(blinking). Press the [] or [] button to increase
or decrease the compensation value. Press the
[SEL](FUNC.) button once again and the value will
stop blinking. The last value to blink is the one that
has been set automatically.
• The same value is set for both groups A and B.
• Flash output level compensation values can be set in
1/3 step increments or decrements from +3.0 to -3.0 EV.
• The values are displayed in decimal format, like 0.3 for
1/3, and 0.7 for 2/3.
• Pressing the [] or [] button continuously increases
or decreases the value quickly.
• The compensation value blinks during adjustment and
stops after blinking six times unless an adjustment is
made. The last value to blink is the one that has been
set automatically.
• If the flash output level compensation value is set 0.0,
the display goes off.
• Being able to set flash output level compensation is
dependant on camera in use.
A
MODE
NO AF-ILL
ON/OFF
B
5
SEL
• Flash units fire at an M1/64 flash output in the TTL and
at a specified output in the M (manual) mode.
READY
LOCK
E
A
L
SEL
6
B
READY
Press the [Test] button to test fire the flash units.
Press the [Test] button on the SU-800 to test fire
the SB-R200.
Compose a picture and shoot with flash.
Confirm that the red ready-lights on the SU-800
and SB-R200 are on, then release the shutter.
LOC
A
B
SEL
READY
LOCK
In TTL BL or TTL mode, when the SB-R200 flash has
fired at its maximum output and underexposure may
have occurred, the red ready-lights on the SU-800,
SB-R200 and in the camera’s viewfinder will blink for
approx. 3 sec. (Depending on the camera in use, the
ready-lights on the SU-800 and SB-R200 may blink, or
only the ready-light in the camera’s viewfinder.)
To compensate, set a higher ISO sensitivity or use a
wider aperture and reshoot.
 In the M (manual) mode, set manual flash output level.
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button to display the manual
flash output level value (blinking). Press the [] or []
button to increase or decrease the value.
Press the [SEL](FUNC.) button once again and the
value will stop blinking. The last value to blink is the
one that has been set automatically.
• Manual flash output level can be set separately for Group A
and Group B.
• Manual flash output level can be set in 1 step increment or
decrement from M1/1 to M1/64 output (M1/8 is preset when
shipped from the factory.)
• Pressing the [] or [] button continuously increases or
decreases the value quickly.
• Manual flash output level blinks during adjustment and stops
after blinking six times unless an adjustment is made. The
last value to blink is the one that has been set automatically.
 Flash shooting using SLR cameras not compatible with CLS
 If the red ready-light blinks immediately after shooting
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2 Procedures for close-up flash operation (using cords)
Checking the illumination before actually taking pictures
(Modeling Illumination) in close-up flash operation (using
cords)
SEL
READY
LOCK
Press the Target Light button on the SU-800 and
release within one second and the SB-R200’s flash
fires repeatedly at a reduced flash output level. This is
useful for checking the illumination and the shadows
cast on the subject before actually taking the picture.
Using the Target Light (Focus-assist Illuminator) in
close-up flash operation (using cords)
Press the Target Light button on the SU-800 for more
than one second, the Target Light on the SB-R200
lights up.
SEL
READY
LOCK
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• The Target Light illuminates for 60 seconds and goes out
automatically. To cancel the illumination within 60 seconds,
press the Target Light button again for more than one
second.
• The Target Light also goes out when:
Releasing the shutter
Test firing
Firing the Modeling Illuminator
Pressing the [ON/OFF] button
• Pressing the Target light button on the SB-R200 is invalid.
Reference information
This section covers available flash modes, troubleshooting,
Speedlight care, Specifications, and optional accessories.
1 Available flash modes
2 Usable lenses with limited functions with the SB-R200
3 Notes on continuous flash operation
4 Optional accessories
5 Tips on Speedlight care
6 Notes on batteries
7 Troubleshooting
8 Specifications
9 Index
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1 Available flash modes
The TTL and M (manual) flash modes are available with the SU-800 and
SB-R200. Use of TTL mode is recommended for normal flash
photography.
• Be sure to read the instruction manual of the camera in use.
TTL auto flash mode
In this mode, the flash illumination that is reflected back from the subject is
detected by the camera’s TTL auto flash sensor and the camera automatically
controls the flash output level to give the correct exposure.
i-TTL mode is available with CLS-compatible cameras, D-TTL mode is available with
digital SLR cameras not compatible with CLS, and TTL mode is available with cameras
compatible with TTL auto flash mode. The following flash operations are available.
TTL-BL flash (Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash)
Based on exposure measurements obtained by a Matrix metering system, the
flash output level is automatically adjusted for a well-balanced exposure of the
main subject and background.
TTL flash
The main subject is correctly exposed regardless of background brightness.
This is useful when you want to highlight the main subject or make exposure
compensation.
About the flash shooting distance range in the TTL auto flash mode
When the SB-R200 is used as a remote flash unit, the flash shooting distance
range is 0.6m to 28m (2 to 92 ft.) and varies depending on ISO sensitivity and
lens aperture in use.
Usable flash shooting distance range (m/ft.)
ISO
25
50
400
800
1600
f/1.4
0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
0.6-5.0/2.0-16
0.6-7.1/2.0-23
f/2
0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
0.6-5.0/2.0-16
0.9-10.0/2.9-32.8
1.3-14.1/4.1-46.4
1.8-20/5.8-66
2.5-28/8.2-93
0.6-7.1/2.0-23.2
0.9-10.0/2.9-32.8
1.3-14/4.1-46
f/2.8
0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
1.8-20/5.8-66
0.6-5.0/2.0-16.4 0.6-7.1/2.0-23.2
0.9-10.0/2.9-33
1.3-14/4.1-46
f/4
0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6 0.6-5.0/2.0-16.4
0.6-7.1/2.0-23
0.9-10.0/2.9-33
f/5.6
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
0.6-5.0/2.0-16
0.6-7.1/2.0-23
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
0.6-5.0/2.0-16
Aperture
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100
200
f/8
—
f/11
—
—
f/16
—
—
—
f/22
—
—
—
—
f/32
—
—
—
—
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2 0.6-3.5/2.0-11.6
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8 0.6-2.5/2.0-8.2
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1 0.6-1.8/2.0-5.8
—
0.6-0.9/2.0-2.9 0.6-1.3/2.0-4.1
 Determining proper flash operation distance range in dual-light
close-up flash operation with lens in use
Use the table below to determine applicable apertures at the desired reproduction ratio.
The proper apertures depend on ISO sensitivity, lens focal length, and desired
reproduction ratio.
The reproduction ratio is defined as the image-on-film size to the actual subject size. For
example, if a 5 cm-long subject is photographed, and its length on film is 1 cm, then the
reproduction ratio is 1:5.
ISO sensitivity
Lens focal length
ISO
25
50
AF Micro-Nikkor lenses
200
400
2.8
4
5.6
800 1600
8
11
16
11
16
22
32
11
16
22
32
45
11
16
22
32
45
64
11
16
22
32
45
64
16
22
32
45
64
22
32
45
64
32
45
64
45
64
1:5
8
8
1:3
5.6
1:5
8
1:1
5.6
1:3
22
4
1 : 10
16
1:3
11
11
1:5
8
8
200mm f/4D IF-ED
105mm f/2.8D
1:1
5.6
5.6
1 : 10
4
4
1:1
2.8
2.8
60mm f/2.8D
1 : 10
100
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Effective f-number
Applicable apertures
Reproduction ratio 1 : 1
1:3
1:5
1 : 10
 Reference information
• The above data are applicable when two SB-R200 units are attached to the Attachment
Ring SX-1 on both sides with flash output level ratio set to 1:1, and two flash units are fired.
• More natural-looking illumination may be possible by tilting the SB-R200 toward the
optical axis, depending on reproduction ratios and the lens in use. Adjust the SB-R200 to
illuminate the center of the picture angle using the Target light.
• When taking pictures at reproduction ratios other than those listed above, determine the
appropriate figures on the table above. For example, at a 1:2 reproduction ratio, refer to
applicable aperture at 1:1 or 1:3.
• When the Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter SW-11 is used with the SB-R200, the
flash light amount varies depending on reproduction ratios (increases when the shooting
distance is approx. 15cm (5.9 in.) or less). Making test shots is recommended.
• The data in the table above are effective f-numbers. They are not apertures on the lens.
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1 Available flash modes
 Aperture to set on the lens and effective f-number
Effective f-numbers of close-up lenses such as Micro-Nikkor lenses vary, while brightness of
image on film decreases when reproduction ratio increases. The relationship between the
reproduction ratio and the effective f-number is:
Fe = F (1 + M)
where Fe = Effective f-number (actual lens speed)
F = Aperture to set on the lens
M = Reproduction ratio
In TTL auto flash operation, the aperture value appearing on the LCD panel or in the
camera’s viewfinder is the effective f-number when a Micro-Nikkor lens is mounted on the
camera.
M (manual) mode
In Manual flash photography, you select the aperture and flash output level. In
this way, you can control the exposure and flash shooting distance when
shooting subjects where the correct exposure is difficult to obtain in the TTL auto
flash mode.
Available flash output level
In close-up flash operation: M1/1 to M1/64.
In Commander flash operation: M1/1 to M1/128.
In Repeating flash operation: M1/8 to M1/128.
Determining the aperture and flash output level in the M (manual) mode
In the Manual mode, use the following guide number and the equation to
calculate the aperture, flash output level, and shooting distance to obtain the
correct exposure.
• The guide number (GN at ISO 100; m/ft) indicates the amount of light generated by the
flash. The larger the number, the greater the flash output.
To calculate the correct aperture
Calculate the correct aperture by using this equation:
f/stop (aperture) = Guide number (GN) x ISO sensitivity factor ÷ Shooting distance (m/ft)
• Set the same aperture for both the SU-800 and the camera or lens.
Guide number of the SB-R200 is 10/33 (ISO 100, m/ft.)
ISO sensitivity factors
For sensitivities other than ISO 100, multiply the guide number by the factors
shown in the table below.
ISO
Factors
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25
0.5
50
0.71
100
1
200
1.4
400
2
800
2.8
1600
4
3200
5.6
6400
8
Auto Aperture (AA) flash mode
The SU-800’s built-in sensor measures the flash illumination reflected from the
subject and controls the flash output in combination with data automatically
transmitted from the camera and lens to the SU-800, including the ISO sensitivity
value and exposure compensation value as well as the aperture and focal length
of the lens.
• Auto Aperture flash is available only when the SB-800 is used as a remote flash unit. (A
warning indicator appears if the SB-R200 or SB-600 receives an Auto Aperture (AA) flash
mode signal.)
• If the flash mode is set to Auto Aperture flash while a non-CPU lens is mounted, the AA
mode display blinks as a warning, and the flash units will not fire.
• For flash shooting distance range in the Auto Aperture flash mode, read the instruction
manual of your Speedlight.
 Notes on performing flash operation in the Auto Aperture flash mode
When taking a distant subject, underexposure may occur even though the
subject is within the flash shooting distance range. Use of the TTL auto mode is
recommended with cameras compatible with TTL auto flash.
 Reference information
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2 Usable lenses with limited functions with the SB-R200
Maximum number of SB-R200 units to be attached to the front of the lens
AF Nikkor lenses
Lens
AF Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D
AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D
AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D
AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Adapter rings
SY-1-72
Max. number of flash units
Up to 4
UR-5 + SY-1-72
SY-1-77
SY-1-72
SY-1-62
SY-1-72
SY-1-72
SY-1-62
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 4
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 4
Up to 4
Adapter rings
SY-1-77
SY-1-77
SY-1-67
Max. number of flash units
Up to 4
Up to 2
Up to 2
Adapter rings
SY-1-52
SY-1-52
SY-1-72
SY-1-77
Max. number of flash units
Up to 2
Up to 4
Up to 2
Up to 2
SY-1-62
SY-1-52
SY-1-52
SY-1-72
SY-1-52
SY-1-72
SY-1-52
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 2
Up to 4
DX Nikkor lenses
Lens
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Manual focus Nikkor lenses
Lens
Nikkor 35mm f/1.4
Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4
PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D*1
Nikkor 105mm f/1.8
Nikkor 105mm f/2.5
Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED
Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 IF
*1 Using the PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D set at the Tilt and/or Shift position is not
recommended.
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Usable lenses but vignetting occurs depending on focal length
Note that vignetting may occur with these lenses depending on focal length.
Focal length at which vignetting occurs
Digital SLR (Nikon DX 135 format (24format) cameras
36mm) SLR cameras
AF Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D
No vignetting
All settings
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
No vignetting
24mm or shorter
AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
No vignetting
24mm or shorter
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
No vignetting
35mm or shorter
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
15mm or shorter
—
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
20mm or shorter
—
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED 18mm or shorter
—
Lens
 When using the SB-R200 attached to the lens
Be careful not to knock and damage the lens when using the SB-R200 units attached to the
front of the lens.
 Reference information
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3 Notes on continuous flash operation (in close-up flash operation (using cords))
WARNING
Do not exceed the maximum number of continuous
firings
You should allow the Speedlight to cool off for at least
10 minutes after the maximum number of continuous
firings are performed as shown in the table below:
Max. number of continuous firings
Flash mode
Max. number of continuous
firings (at 6 frames/sec.)
TTL auto flash
15
Manual flash (Flash output level: M1/1, M1/2)
Manual flash (Flash output level: M1/4 to M1/64)
30
Synchronization during continuous flash operation
It is possible to take up to the number of frames during continuous operation as
shown in the table below.
SB-R200’s maximum number of frames during continuous flash
operation (at six frames per sec.)
Flash output level
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1/8
1/16
1/32
1/64
Up to 4
Up to 8
Up to 16
Up to 30
4 Optional accessories
TTL Cord SC-30
Close-up flash operation (using cords) is possible in
the TTL mode with the optional TTL Cord SC-30 to
connect the SU-800 and the SB-R200.
Color Filter Set SJ-2
A total of 20 filters in 8 models are provided.
• FL-G1 (for fluorescent light)
• FL-G2 (for fluorescent light)
• TN-A1 (for incandescent/tungsten light)
• TN-A2 (for incandescent/tungsten light)
• BLUE
• YELLOW
• RED
• AMBER
Colored gel filters are consumable items and subject
to gradual deterioration in color due to the heat
generated by the flash firing. Therefore, it is
recommended to check and replace these filters when
necessary.
Dedicated Adapter Ring UR-5
With an AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens, attach the
Attachment Ring SX-1 to the lens using the Adapter Ring
UR-5 and Adapter Ring SX-1-72.
 Reference information
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5 Tips on Speedlight care
WARNING
Never use thinner, benzene, or other active agents for
cleaning the Speedlight, as this may damage the
Speedlight or cause it to catch fire. Using these agents
may also impair your health.
Cleaning
• Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the Speedlight and clean it
with a soft, clean cloth. After using the Speedlight near saltwater, wipe the
flash unit with a soft, clean cloth moistened slightly with tap water to remove
the salt, then dry it with a dry cloth.
• On rare occasions, the LCD may turn on or turn dark due to static electricity.
This is not a malfunction. The display will soon return to normal.
• Do not drop the Speedlight or knock it on a hard surface, as this may damage
its precision mechanisms. Do not apply strong pressure to the LCD panel.
Storage
• Store the Speedlight in a cool, dry place to prevent malfunctions due to high
humidity, as well as the growth of mold or mildew.
• Keep the Speedlight away from chemicals such as camphor or naphthalene.
Avoid exposing the Speedlight to magnetic waves from televisions or radios.
• Do not use or leave the Speedlight in locations subject to high temperatures
such as near a heater or stove, as this may cause damage.
• When not using the Speedlight for more than two weeks, be sure to remove the
battery to prevent damage due to battery leakage.
• Take the Speedlight out once a month, insert the battery, and fire the unit
several times to reform the capacitor.
• When the Speedlight is stored together with a desiccant, renew the desiccant
occasionally.
Operating location
• An extreme temperature change can cause condensation to form inside the
Speedlight. When exposing the Speedlight to high temperatures from very low
temperatures, or vice versa, place it inside an airtight container such as a
plastic bag. Leave it inside the container for a while before gradually exposing
the Speedlight to the outside temperature.
• Avoid exposing the Speedlight to strong magnetic or radio waves from
televisions or high voltage power transmission towers, as this may cause it to
malfunction.
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6 Notes on batteries
Usable batteries
Use CR123A (3V) lithium batteries.
• Do not use any other type of batteries.
• Non-rechargeable. Never attempt to recharge these batteries in a battery charger.
Otherwise, they may explode.
• Depending on battery specifications, when these batteries become hot, the safety circuits
are activated, cutting off power. This often occurs when the flash unit is operated in the
repeating flash mode. Battery power will recover when the temperature returns to normal.
Notes on handling batteries
• When installing the battery, turn off the power of the Speedlight and never reverse the
polarity of the batteries.
• If the battery terminals become soiled, remove dirt and smudges before use, as these
may cause damage.
• If exhausted batteries are used at low temperatures, the Commander or Speedlight units
may not work properly.
• When taking photographs in low temperatures, use fresh batteries, and keep a set of
spares in a warm place (e.g. a coat pocket).
• Battery power tends to weaken as the temperature drops. At low temperatures, flash
capacity decreases and recycling takes longer. Battery power will recover if they are not
used and allowed to return to normal temperature.
• Do not throw used batteries into a fire. Do not short circuit, disassemble, heat or recharge
a battery.
Replacing the battery
The low battery-power indicator blinks when the
Commander SU-800’s ready-light does not come on
within approx. 30 seconds of the power being turned
on or after the flash has fired.
• Replace the battery.
FF
• Replace the battery.
 Reference information
R S
S T
S H
E G
L I
E DL
IR E
W PE
S
ON/O
When the SB-R200’s battery power is weak, the green
ready-light blinks after the power has been turned on
or after the flash has fired.
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7 Troubleshooting
If the Speedlight malfunctions or a warning indication appears on the
Speedlight’s LCD panel, use the following items to determine the cause of the
problem before taking your Speedlight to a Nikon service center for repair.
Warning indications in the Commander SU-800 and the
Remote Speedlight SB-R200
In the close-up mode
Using cords warning
With CLS-compatible cameras, if the SU-800 and the
SB-R200 are connected using cords, the “Err”
indicator appears, and the “Using cords” indicator
blinks.
Incompatible camera warning
The SU-800 cannot be used with COOLPIX 8400 and
COOLPIX 8800 digital cameras. If used, the Wireless
flash indicator blinks as a warning.
Incorrect connection to the SB-R200 using cords
With cameras not compatible with CLS, if the SU-800
and the SB-R200 are not correctly connected using
cords, the “Using cords” indicator blinks.
• If both groups A and B are not correctly connected, “Err”
indicator is displayed, and “Using cords” indicator blinks.
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Communication error warning with the SB-R200
If, due to a weak battery etc., data communication fails
with either group A or B when using a camera not
compatible with CLS, even though the SU-800 and the
SB-R200 are properly connected, the corresponding
group (A or B) indicator blinks. The “Using cords”
indicator does not blink.
• If data communication fails with both groups A and B, the
“Err” indicator is displayed, and the “Using cords” indicator
blinks.
In the Commander mode
Using cords indicator
If the SU-800 is mounted on cameras not compatible
with CLS, the Commander function does not work.
Warning indicators appear if the Commander mode
is set.
• When the SU-800 is mounted on CLS-compatible cameras,
the SU-800 and SB-R200 will not work if these units are
connected using cords. Warning indicators will appear.
Incompatible camera warning
The SU-800 cannot be used with COOLPIX 8400 and
COOLPIX 8800 digital cameras, the Wireless flash
indicator blinks as a warning.
 Reference information
Incompatible lens warning
When used in combination with a non-CPU lens, if the
flash mode is set to AA, the AA mode indicator blinks
to warn you that the flash units in that group will
not fire.
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7 Troubleshooting
Flash malfunction warning
While the SB-R200 is used as a wireless remote flash unit, the red ready-light
rapidly blinks four times and stops for 0.5 sec. This cycle is repeated six times if
the flash unit receives a signal such as Non-TTL auto flash or Repeating flash.
Problems with the Commander SU-800 and the Remote
Speedlight SB-R200
Problem
The SB-R200
does not fire.
Cause
Solution
The SB-R200’s power is off.
Confirm that the red ready-light
comes on.
Different channel numbers are set
to the Commander (SU-800) and
the SB-R200.
Set the same channel number to
both flash units.
Different group names are set to
Set the same group to both flash
the Commander (SU-800, etc.) and units.
SB-R200.
Control signal from the
Commander (SU-800, etc.) does
not reach the light sensor window
of the SB-R200.
Vignetting occurs The shutter speed set is faster or
slower than the flash sync speed.
Vignetting occurs with a wide
angle lens
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Rearrange the position of the
SB-R200 so that the light from the
Commander reaches the SB-R200.
Set the shutter speed to the flash
sync speed.
Change the lens’ focal length.
Underexposure
occurs
Light from the flash unit enters the Rearrange the position of the
camera lens or light sensor window camera or flash unit so that the
on the flash unit.
light does not enter the lens or light
sensor window.
AF-Assist
Illuminator does
not turn on.
The SU-800 is set to close-up
mode.
In the close-up mode, the
AF-Assist Illuminator on the
SU-800 does not illuminate.
However, camera’s AF-assist
illuminator turns on.
Camera’s focus mode is set to
“AF-C”.
Set camera’s focus mode to
“AF-S”.
Ready-light warning inside the camera’s viewfinder
Problem
The ready-light inside camera’s viewfinder
blinks when the SU-800 is mounted on
cameras not compatible with CLS and the
flash mode is set to TTL in close-up flash
operation (using cords).
Solution
Set the flash mode to M (manual).
A note on microcomputer-controlled Speedlights
The Speedlight incorporates a microcomputer to control flash operations. In rare
cases, the Speedlight may not work properly even after a fresh battery is
properly installed. If this happens, replace the battery while the Speedlight’s
power is turned on.
 Reference information
Warning
• Batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as strong sunshine, fire, etc.
• Dry batteries should never be recharged in a battery charger.
• Do not expose the Speedlight to water as this may result in electric shock or cause the
unit to catch on fire.
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8 Specifications
Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800
Transmission
mode
Infrared-pulse emitting communication using a flash discharge tube
Transmission
range
Approx. 20m (66 ft.) for SB-800/SB-600
Approx. 4m (13 ft.) for SB-R200 at normal settings
No. of channels
4
No. of groups
3
No. of
transmissions
Approx. 1200
Transmission
interval
Approx. 1 sec.
Flash light
wavelength
Approx. 800 to 1000nm (infrared ray)
Flash coverage
Approx. 60° (vertical), Approx. 78° (horizontal)
Display
LCD, ready-light
AF-Assist
Illuminator
Approx. 10m (33 ft.) at center area using a 50mm f/1.8 lens
Power source
One 3V CR123A lithium battery
Weight
Approx. 160g (5.6 oz.)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 68 x 96 x 58mm (2.7 x 3.8 x 2.3 in.)
These performance specifications are applicable when a fresh battery is used at normal
temperatures (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200
Electronic
construction
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series
circuitry (for wireless remote flash unit only)
Guide number
10/33 (ISO 100, m/ft.), 14/46 (ISO 200, m/ft.)
Angle of coverage Covering light distribution of 24mm lens; 60° (vertical) and 78°
(horizontal)
Flash mode
i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film-based cameras)
M (manual)
Recycling time
Approx. 6 sec. or less
Number of flashes Approx. 290
Bounce capability 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°.
Flash duration
Approx. 600µs
Mounting foot
Dedicated shoe for Attachment Ring SX-1 or Speedlight Stand AS-20
Target light
White LED
Display
Ready-light
Power source
One CR123A (3V) lithium battery
Weight
Approx. 120g (4.2 oz.)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 80 x 75 x 55mm (3.1 x 3.0 x 2.2 in.)
These performance specifications are applicable when a fresh battery is used at normal
temperatures (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
 Reference information
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9 Index
• For Speedlight parts, icons etc. on the LCD panel, refer to “Speedlight parts,
their functions, and accessories” (p. 18) and “SU-800’s LCD panel and icons”
(p. 20).
Symbol
[](left) button .........................................19
[](right) button....................................... 19
[AB] select button ................................ 19
[CHANNEL] select dial ............................ 35
[GROUP] select dial................................. 36
[MODE] button .........................................19
[ON/OFF] button ...................................... 19
[SEL](FUNC.) button ................................ 19
i-TTL mode .............................................116
A
AF-ILL....................................................... 91
AS-20 ............................................... 24, 107
Accessories ..................................... 99, 123
Adapter Ring............................................ 24
Advanced Wireless Lighting ....................26
AF-Assist Illuminator ................................ 91
Attachment Ring ...................................... 24
Auto Aperture flash ................................ 119
Auto FP High-Speed Sync ....................... 96
Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash ................. 21
B
Batteries .................................................125
C
CLS ............................................................ 7
CLS-compatible cameras ........................ 20
Cameras compatible with CLS ................13
Channel....................................................21
Close-up flash operation
(using cords) .................................... 110
Close-up mode ........................................ 65
Color Filter Holder ....................................24
Color Filter Set.................................. 24, 123
Colored gel filters ...................................100
Commander ............................................. 82
132
Commander mode................................... 79
Commander/Close-up select switch ....... 58
Continuous flash shooting ..................... 122
Control button .......................................... 19
D
D-TTL mode ........................................... 116
Dedicated Adapter Ring........................ 123
Default settings .......................................... 8
Diffuser ............................................ 25, 105
Displays when blinking ............................ 22
Dual-light close-up flash operation.......... 68
E
Exposure meter off .................................. 57
Extreme Close-Up Positioning
Adapter ...................................... 24, 103
Extreme Close-Up Positioning Adapter
for SB-R200................................ 24, 100
F
FV Lock flash ........................................... 98
Flash head ............................................... 23
Flash mode ............................................ 116
Flash output level..................................... 95
Flash output level compensation ............. 92
Flash output level compensation
value .................................................. 20
Flash output level ratio............................. 20
Flash shooting distance range .............. 116
Flexible Arm Clip ..................................... 25
For your safety ........................................... 2
Frequency................................................ 95
G
Group....................................................... 21
Guide number........................................ 118
I
IR Panel for Built-in Flash ......................... 24
ISO sensitivity......................................... 117
ISO sensitivity factor ............................. 118
Icon .......................................................... 20
L
LCD panel ................................................ 20
LCD panel illuminator............................... 22
Lock switch .............................................. 31
M
Manual mode ......................................... 118
Master flash unit....................................... 26
Micro-Nikkor lenses ................................. 13
Modeling illuminator................................. 89
Mounting foot lock lever........................... 29
Multiple flash operation............................ 26
N
NO AF-ILL ................................................ 91
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander
Kit R1C1 ............................................. 15
Nikon Close-up Speedlight Remote
Kit R1.................................................. 15
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)....... 7
Number of flashes.................................... 95
R
S
T
TTL cord ................................................ 123
TTL cord terminal................................... 110
TTL mode............................................... 116
Target light............................................... 90
Target light button ................................... 90
Test firing ................................................. 88
Triple-light close-up flash operation ........ 68
Two-button reset...................................... 19
U
UR-5....................................................... 123
Unusable lenses ...................................... 14
W
Warning indications ............................... 126
Wireless Remote Speedlight ............. 23, 59
Wireless Speedlight Commander...... 18, 53
Wireless communication.......................... 20
Wireless multiple flash shooting .............. 26
 Reference information
R1............................................................. 15
R1C1 ........................................................ 15
Ready-light......................................... 18, 23
Recommended cameras ......................... 13
Recommended lenses ............................. 13
Remote flash unit ............................... 26, 82
Remote Speedlight .................................. 23
Repeating flash ........................................ 90
Replace the battery................................ 125
SJ-R200 ........................................... 24, 100
SU-800............................................... 18, 53
SW-11 .............................................. 24, 103
SW-12 .............................................. 25, 105
SW-C1.............................................. 25, 106
SX-1 ......................................................... 24
SZ-1 ......................................................... 24
Shutter release button ............................. 32
Speedlight Stand ............................. 24, 107
Speedlight parts ...................................... 18
SB-R200 ............................................. 23, 59
SC-30 ..................................................... 123
SG-3IR................................................ 24, 50
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