Posted by Paul Harcourt Davies. My assessment of the Nikon macroflash system – the SB -R1C1 was written a couple of years ago and appeared on the ill-fated Images from the Edge Blog (RIP). I have rescued it and revamped it after much more use for, at a rough reckoning, I have made over 50,000 flash-assisted exposures in the 7.5 years since purchasing this unit along with a Nikon D300 camera body. It has always performed extremely reliably with highly consistent exposures and, apart from a faulty flash unit caused when it slipped…

Posted by Paul Harcourt Davies © 2014 If you do a lot of macro work then having a lighting system that is portable, convenient, reliable and consistent is a great help – in fact, when working professionally, it could  become essential for you. Being able to wander in a field with numerous species of flowers and insects, alert to all around me and able to react quickly means I can be highly productive with my Nikon R1C1 macro flash system. Some so-called ‘purists’ decry the use of any form…