Jinbei MSN multi-voltage studio light offers fast flash durations, HSS & TTL

Jinbei's latest studio light has TTL for Canon and Nikon, and LED modelling lamp and flash durations down to 1/22,000 second.

Jinbei MSN 800 TTL

Shanghai-based studio lighting manufacturer Jinbei has introduced a new TTL studio light. The MSN TTL series is mains powered and promises fast flash durations, high-speed sync support and TTL for Canon and Nikon. There are two versions: 600J and 800J.

Jinbei MSN 800 TTL

The Jinbei MSN (Milestone New, in case you were wondering) has a 20-watt LED modelling lamp with proportional and independent dimming support — unusual for an AC-powered head. Multi-voltage support (90–205V AC) means you can use this light anywhere in the world. It is in some ways the AC equivalent to the HD610 battery flash. Like all Jinbei lights, the MSN TTL has a standard Bowens S-fit accessory mount.

Jinbei MSN 800 TTL

There is a full-colour LCD control panel on the back of the flash head, as well as a built-in radio transceiver with 16 channels and six wireless groups (A/B/C/D/E/F). You can manually adjust output across an eight-stop power range (1.0–9.0). There is a USB port for firmware updates.

At full power, the flash recycles in 1.9 seconds (MSN 800 TTL) or 1.6 seconds (MSN 600 TTL). Flash durations are rapid as well: 1/2,200 to 1/8,000 second in standard operation, or as quick as 1/19,000 second in “freeze” mode. High-speed sync support for Canon and Nikon allows use at shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second.

Jinbei MSN 800 TTL

Pricing has not been announced. For more information, visit the Jinbei product page.

To compare this with other units, check out our list of TTL studio flashes.

David Selby
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