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Nikon R1C1 macro flash - first shoot...

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Igor, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Received my R1C1 a few days ago (a BIG box of accessories, many might never be needed at all :smile: ). It's still too chilly for bugs to go at full strength, but I managed to find a few "models" for my first shoot with this "magic" flash setup anyway...

    Overall am pretty impressed with system flexibility and even lighting. Gonna have sume real fun in summer :smile:

    D2x and Nikkor AF-D 105/2.8. ISO160, 1/200, f/16-22.

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  2. The lighting looks great. I'm very tempted to buy this kit.
     
  3. azzkikr

    azzkikr

    215
    Jan 25, 2006
    Dalton,ga
    wow that is very impressive. i've wondered about this kit ever since it came out and now its looking better and better. great shots btw.

    fred
     
  4. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Peter, thanks Fred. I won't say the thing is worth $550 I paid for it, but still very useful tool.
     
  5. Great results! I haven't mine used for macro yet, but will do so this weekend.

    The jumping spider really pops. In this pic, the quality of the R1 is obvious. These iridescent colors aren't easy to reproduce.
    I also like the ant riding on the darkling beetle (genus Opatrum, just in case you're interested :smile: )..

    Cheers
     
  6. Nice shots. Lighting looks great. This is something I really need to add to my kit.
     
  7. Wow Igor, it looks like those goodies are in very good hands - very nice!
     
  8. agw0

    agw0

    475
    Oct 28, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    Great shots, Igor, I especially like the last one. Looks like the kit is a keeper, anyway.

    Arno.
     
  9. MarkM

    MarkM

    300
    Dec 20, 2005
    Tampa Florida
    Awesome shots!

    I just picked up that kit myself but can't find any bugs to sit still for me - maybe if I put down some super glue hmm....:smile:

    Peace
    Mark
     
  10. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Harry, yes, I AM INTERESTED, as I still can't find a good guide/encyclopedia on European insects! :mad:  I'm looking for something similar to Collins Bird guide I have and can't live without... any suggestions?
     
  11. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Rich, you won't regret! :smile:
     
  12. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Frits! :smile:
     
  13. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Arno, yep, it is! :smile:
     
  14. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Mark, same problem here :smile:
     
  15. Sancho

    Sancho

    64
    May 21, 2007
    Arkansas & Belize
    Nice photos you have there, Igor.
    I was asking about a good ring flash f/ D-200 and Harry posted your thread.
    I'm just starting out and the R1C1 system might be just what I'm looking for.

    Thanks, Sancho
     
  16. Great shots, love the spider.

    It looks like a great bit of kit - would fit very nicely with my Sigma 150mm which always suffers with lack of light. Birthday coming up soon - I'll add it to my loooooong list !
     
  17. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Sancho, thanks Simon.
    The R1C1 is really a perfect lighting solution for macro !
     
  18. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
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  19. great shots, up close and personal
     
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