Testing the Jinbei HD610
Well, it's Saturday and the other half had to work, so I hit up a mate who was interested in getting some portraits done and we decided to go and make some pictures. I was very excited to try out the new Jinbei HD610 which I got during the week. After having tried it on the animals, I couldn't wait to try it outdoors.
I couldn't have picked a better day to test this light out. It was a typical Australian summer day. The sun was ridiculously bright and there was not a cloud in the sky. The scene was set to try out the sun-nuking HSS capabilities of the HD610!
We headed out to this area near my place called Pipemakers Park which had some old bluestone buildings, lots of trees and a river running through it. Didn't have time to make it to the river though. Spent lots of time in and around the bluestone buildings. Started off quite safely with some shots in open shade and I must say the HD610 kept up really nicely. Everything performed really well without a hitch. After wetting our feet a bit, we headed out into the open sun for the real acid test. HSS, TTL and what-nots are really easy to set on the light and really easy to control on the radio trigger. Verdict: It was too easy to overpower the sun! The last image in this post was taken at 1/1600, ISO200 @ f/6.3! The simplicity of not needing to a) Screw on ND filters and b) Worrying about how much juice I can push out through my single SB900 speedlight is just so... easy! I love this thing and I can't wait to bring it out to the mountains to do some climbing shots with it!