Nikon 200mm MACRO discontinued

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Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: My ship has come in, Nikon 200mm MACRO

rumple wrote:

dave gaines wrote:

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I can't wait to get this out on a hike with the Nikon R-1 close up flash kit and get some macro images.

In the end, that's why I sold mine. The R1C1 is optimized, in flash power and angle of the flashes to subject, for the 105mm lens' 6" working distance.

The working distance of the 200mm is 19.2". So for best results you may end up hand-holding the SB-200 flash(es) at a distance and angle from the subject to get good results. On the ring mount in the R1C1, the flash is almost straight-on to the subject, so it looks a lot like on-axis flash.

Hi Rumple, could you please expand on this?

I bought the R1C1 but have yet to use it.

I'm not a prolific photographer and am unfamiliar with the term on-axis flash.

If the kit is not particularly helpful for the AF 200 f4, it would be good to hear more about it before its value is lessened by my using it.

Thanks if you've the time/inclination.

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