If you’ve bought my DVD on learning how to buy and set up a camera system for dentistry (available HERE), one of the only things not on there are the intricacies of how to actually set up the flash systems. Well, in this post, I am going to cover setting up the R1, and in a future post I will cover the Canon MR-14EX.
So, the R1 comes as a myriad of items, but the only ones you really need to be concerned with are the SX-1 Attachment ring and the (2) SB-R200 speedlights. Forget everything else. Seriously. Yes, I know you’re probably a dentist and stuck on all the goodies that came with the R1, but forget them. Fight the urge to feel that they are necessary. I have been shooting gorgeous images without everything but the ring adapter that fits your lens. Also, remove the clear lens cover from your speedlight. You won’t need that either.
So, here’s what you’re left with when it’s properly set up (remember, you must have the on board flash popped up for the SB-R200s to function):
|R1 Flash with Nikon Camera. NOTE: Only 3 items from the R1 kit are actually used: The SB-R200 speedlights, the SX-1 attachment for the speedlights and the proper adapter to attach the SC-1 to the threads on your lens.