The Jinbei HD-610 HSS cordless studio flash

Der Jinbei HD-610 HSS Akku-Studioblitz

Of theHD-610 HSS is comingNot as the successor to the tried and tested Jinbei HD-II 600V, but is onecompletely new development from the manufacturer Jinbei. There were manyCustomer requests considered and implemented in the development.

Who needs this battery flash??

Especially photographers who have to work quickly will appreciate the HD-610 HSS. Wedding or event photographers will get their money's worth here and will like the TTL functionality and simple operation, among other things. People and portrait photographers enjoy the freedom to set their flash wherever they want, regardless of the power supply. This opens new ways and possibilities and extends the creative scope enormously!

The second area of application can of course be found in the studio. Because here too the HD-610 HSS shines. Group control is a lot of fun when you run large lighting setups. In addition, wireless work also brings extreme comfort in the studio. So you keep trip hazards away and can work very agile. For those who want to work frequently in the studio, there will soon be a power adapter to operate the flash directly at 230 V. So you save the battery and have a full studio flash in the studio and a mobile battery flash head on location. In one device.

TheInnovations of the HD-610 HSS may redefine the target group: In addition to the usual 600 Ws that have proven to be perfect, Jinbei has the control range by an additional aperture 1/256 elevated. Obviously, this gives us a little more scope with very bright lenses. Added to this is the now stronger LED modeling light with decent20 watts of power. In order to ensure future security, the new devices are now Firmware upgradeable.

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Real HSS and TTL

The HD-610 HSS also hold3 new modes Moving in: In the first place here is definitely thatreal HSS to call. This function as well as the TTL mode is available for Canon and Nikon cameras and can be implemented with the optionally available remote control TR-611 Canon and TR-612 Nikon. We'll come to the remote control options later.zielt.

Real HSS has its advantage above all in the further reduction of what is more or less pronounced in Super Sync– Brightness curve. This is simply due to the fact that with Super Sync the power drops at the end of the exposure, while in real HSS it remains almost the same due to the pulsation of the flash.
Some photographers were therefore a little at war with the Super Syncen, which should change quickly now. Shutter speeds of up to 1 / 8,000 s are still possible and can now also be used to the maximum. If you feel comfortable outside and have one of its main areas of application here, you will be really happy to be able to reduce ambient light due to the shutter speed, especially when used with open doors. By the way, you can find an informative videos here by colleagues Krolop & Gerst.

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Use HSS / SuperSync: ISO 400 1 / 640s f2.0 35mm Martin Krolopolop

Thesecond highlight especially wanted the photographers, who often have to be quick but still unerringly. At the forefront here are definitelyWedding and event photographers to name, but of course also pure amateur photographers who want to take little care of the flash settings, which is quite legitimate.

TheFlash exposure metering via TTL offers the great advantage that as a photographer I do not have to specify the strength of the flash, but the camera uses a pre-flash to measure the required power and thus set it myself. At first glance, that doesn't make much sense in the studio. But this is only half the truth. Here too, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many photographers to work economically. In addition, you can or must often change the set in photo studios. Here offersTTL definitely benefitsif you do not have to rely on 100 constant flash exposure..

But TTL still plays a very important role, especially for wedding and event photographers; exact flash exposure, which also remains the same, is not absolutely necessary. But theFlexibility and speed just have to be right here. Quickly changing spots, and of course always different lighting conditions. All of this costs valuable time when manually setting the flash. In addition, the photographer can focus more on thatEssentials focus, the motive! Of course there is a manual for the limit areas of the TTLFlash exposure compensation from / - 3.0 EV..

These two modes TTL & amp; You can only enjoy HSS with the right remote controls. For Canon cameras, that's the onee Jinbei TR-611, for Nikon the TR-612. For the introduction, the widespread models have been incorporated into the firmware, others will follow quite quickly and can be easily accessed via USBupgraded become.

Freeze movements

Of thelast new mode is calledFreeze. This is less because of the temperature achieved, but of course because of the veryfast flash tube flash-off time. This mode becomes interesting when it comes to sharp movements in the image, so without motion blur! impressive to hold on to. The new HD-610 HSS brings it this wayo up to 1 / 19,000 s, which should be sufficient for most applications and which will again add flexibility.

The remote controls

Really many users of the HD-II 600V have criticized here in the past that they really like a remote controlwith display would have. And here, Jinbei has also developed itself, which you can familiarize yourself with in a short time. The most extensive functions here are the TR-611/612, with which you can use and control almost all flash functions from a distance. This also includes HSS and TTL. Furthermore, these radio triggers offer oneGroup function, with which you can get up to3 groups can be controlled separately, which is very helpful for complex flash setups.

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On theilluminated display we have the option of making all of the settings we have maderead and fastadapt. Jinbei has refrained from the multiple assignments of the individual keys by theEase of use to increase further. Three group buttons on the side of the trigger and 6 buttons next to the display let us quickly through the after a short timeMenu items jump and enable productive and easy work.

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The new HD-610 HSS also offers thatBackward compatibility for the Jinbei TRS and TRS-V remote control. To do this, simply select the appropriate remote release model in menu 1. If, on the other hand, you want to combine both flashes and not lose the group control of the HD-610, you simply place your TRS-V on the TR-611/612 and can therefore use the old oneand Easily regulate and trigger a new flash. With the optionally available Jinbei TR-A6 you can control the HD-610 HSS, but also the MSN-II, DC-II and EF-150/200.

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In menu 1 you can the appropriate radio trigger can be selected

To fire the HD-610 HSS with radio triggers from third-party manufacturers, you connect them as usual via the jack connection on the underside of the device. Third-party radio triggers cannot address the internal receiver in the HD-610 HSS, so a receiver is connected to the flash head as usual, the transmitter sits on the camera and transmits the trigger signal.

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The 3.5mm jack connector on the bottom.

Display and menus

The new display impresses with its size and the really good oneReadability even from a distance. Then there is the clear structure. You know tooat any timewhich menu you are in and which settings you have made.

The control basically consists of3 menus. The first menu takes over the possibility to select the mode M or TTL. Here you can also choose the mode in which the flash should work: normal sync times up to 1/250 s, HSS or in freeze mode. For this purpose, we can select the radio trigger in this menu with which we want to operate the flash, which trigger should therefore address the internal receiver.l.

Menu 2 offers very clear channel control and group function. About thethird menu we can finally turn on and off features such as the ready signal, the photocell and the modeling light.

Any function that provides up or down regulation is about thatlarge dial to use. There is only a separate button for test triggers and the ON / OFF button.

battery pack

The battery, which is also new, offers its full capacity after only three charges. He then holds up to400 Releases with full power and accordingly more, with reduced power. Nice: There is now one on the bottom of the batteryLED indication display for the state of charge.

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Technical specifications:

  • Guide number: 80
  • Power: 600 Ws
  • Capacity control: M: 1/1 1/256 9 apertures, HSS: 1/1 1/32, TTL: 3.0 EV; whole apertures or in 1/10 stepsitten
  • Operating modes: TTL, M, Freeze, HSS
  • Burn-off time t 0.5: normal: 1/800 1/8000 s; Freeze: 1/800 1 / 19,000 s00 s
  • Flash charging time: 2.3 s
  • Color temperature: Normal: 5500 K 200 K; Freeze: 5500 K 800 K. K
  • Modeling light: 20 W / LED
  • Modeling light regulation: on / off, proportional, independent
  • Radio receiver: integrated, 2.4 GHz, 16 channels
  • Flash trigger: radio, infrared, stroboscope, sync cable 3.5 mm mini jack, test flash trigger, slave modeus
  • Battery: lithium polymer, 6600 mAh, with charge level indicator
  • Number of trips at maximum power: 400
  • Cooling: fan, overheating protection
  • Other features: illuminated LCD display, acoustic, optical, overheating warning OH, battery status indicator, energy saving switch sleep mode, mini USB connection, Bowens S-type quick-change bayonet; Metal flash head with umbrella holder and tripod mount 5/8, handlegegriff
  • Dimensions: 35.5 x 11.7 x 19.5 cm L x W x HH)
  • Weight: 3.0 kg

Price-performance

You can see at first glance that the performance inabsolutely sufficient for all matters and also in terms of quality, Jinbei has once againincreased. At the offered price we get a flash that comes inevery area above plays along, has simple operation and can cover almost all areas of photography. In addition, that comes completelywireless workwhat really gives us everyday worksweetened and significantly relieved.

There are a lot of questions, especially when it comes to new products. Some have already been answered by this post. But if there is something burning on your mind, if you have any special questions, please comment on this post or contact our support directly, who will be happy to help you.

Many thanks toKrolop & amp; Barleywho provided us with some photos here!