The Super Trigger Jinbei TRQ-7

Jinbei’s flash system is the world’s most versatile. To the best of our knowledge, there isn’t another flash system that offers TTL with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, or Fuji, while also firing and controlling the Canon EX600RT flash, all from the one trigger.

Many months ago we got a heads up that Jinbei was developing a new trigger called the TRQ-7 that did exactly what’s described above. My inner sceptic emerged – I was concerned about how big a job that would be for a trigger. It works with virtually any brand of camera? Pfft!

Well, the clever people at Jinbei have done exactly that.

We’ve tested the TRQ-7 with the HD400 flash on most of the camera brands and it works beautifully. The added bonus of being able to add your Canon RT flashes and have them work side-by-side with the Jinbei flashes is great. It’s as simple as setting the head to TTL ALL and the TRQ-7 trigger to match your camera brand.

The screen is big enough to see all the settings, even in daylight. Once the camera type and channel have been set, all you need to is set up your flash into their groups. After that, it’s just a matter of selecting TTL or Manual to have full control over your Jinbei and Canon RT Flashes.

To use the TRQ-7 with the Canon system you need to set up a few things.

Firstly in Custom Menu on the TRQ-7 you need to set the ID number of your Canon RT flash.
Then in the standard menu on the TRQ-7 set the Camera Section to RT.
Make sure the channel and group is set the same as your Canon RT Flash.
And you are good to go.

You can adjust the Exposure Compensation from the TRQ-7, that being said it doesn’t change the readout on the flash even though it is controlling your flash output.

If you want to use a Jinbei flash head it must be a flash that has RT capabilities, which all new Jinbei heads have. There are only a few of the earlier generation models that don’t.

Set it Canon on your Jinbei Flash and when its connected the symbol will turn green. Now you are ready to go.

One other thing that tricks new users the remote controls and overrides everything. Once you set the Channel and group on the flash, you only use the remote to control out etc. Meaning there is no point in changing any setting on the flash head because the remote will override them.