Nikon Close-up Speedlight Commander Kit R1C1 consists of the Wireless Speedlight Commander SU-800, two Wireless Remote Speedlight SB-R200s, and a variety of accessories to help users enjoy professional quality close-up flash photography. We spoke with two people involved with the development of these products.
- Hideki Matsui
- Manager, Design 5, 1st Designing Department, Development Headquarters, Imaging Company, Nikon Corporation
- Since joining Nikon Corporation, Hideki Matsui has been engaged in the development of Nikon Speedlights. He has worked with a variety of Speedlights, including underwater Speedlights such as the SB-104 and SB-105, as well as accessories and IC custom control circuits. Matsui, who is a passionate photographer, says: “Before, I mostly took pictures of my family, but these days I take photos in day-to-day situations such as eating out and traveling. Looking at ordinary things from different angles reveals something new. I hope the R1C1 will help realize such experiences.”
- Xiang Zhao Chen
- Junior Executive, Design 5, 1st Designing Department, Development Headquarters, Imaging Company, Nikon Corporation
- After finishing university in China, Xiang Zhao Chen worked at an electrical power research center and then studied at a graduate college in Japan. He joined Nikon Corporation in 1996 and has worked on Nikon Speedlights since, developing more than 10 Speedlights and electrical circuits during this period. He told us,“Now I'm discovering the world of Nikon Speedlights and learning all about it from Mr. Matsui.”