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More info re R1C1

I would like more technical details regarding my R1C1. For example, what is the difference between command mode and close-up mode? Technical details, please. Also, what is the difference insetting the two units to the same group or different groups if they are both 1:1? Why doesn't my D2x record that flash is being used? I could go on and on - I really would like a complete description of operation. Ira Nemeroff

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    I have purchased the R1C1 flash unit and there are no instructions included in the box! How do I use the flash?

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