Profoto B10 Plus – A quick comparison

Profoto B10 Plus_ A quick Comparison

“I would really love a B10 if it were only 500w/s…..” The Profoto B10 has been an incredible and successful product since it was released.  It is compact, light, and feature rich.  The interface is a brilliant design and its color adjustable LED modeling light is a game changer in strobe capabilities. However, photographers who have been shooting 2400w/s power packs have still held on to the idea that they … Read More →

Profoto Air Update – Now with 20 Channels

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Profoto announced today that firmware updates will open up radio channels 9-20 on: – Profoto A1 – Profoto A1X – Profoto B10 – Profoto D2 – Profoto Connect The Pro-10 pack will also receive this 20 channel update later this year. This update, however, has limited benefits to the legacy users of these systems because as of this moment, only the Profoto Connect transmitter can make use of these new … Read More →

New Profoto A1 Promotion Alert!

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The A1 is every inch a Profoto light – just smaller. Its round head delivers light that’s both natural and beautiful with a soft smooth fall-off. It’s incredibly easy and to use, with super fast recycling and a long-lasting battery, so you’ll never miss a shot. On the move, shooting on-camera or off, this is light shaping excellence everywhere. Read More →

Profoto Firmware Update

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The Current Versions of Profoto Firmware The A1 update ‘B5’ (skipping directly from ‘B2’ to ‘B5’ for the A1) provides:  HSS boost mode is added. HSS boost mode increases max HSS light output with almost 2 f-stops at some cost of stability. HSS boost mode is set as default HSS mode in version B5 but HSS remains selectable in menu. Fixed bug with battery indication not showing full on fully … Read More →

Profoto A1 – TTL for Phase One XF is Here!

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If you have always wanted an On Camera Flash (OCF) for your Phase One Medium Format body and have struggled with adapters and frankenstein contraptions in the past, your prayers are now answered.  With the announcement of the new Profoto A1 studio light we now have a seamless connection and interface with your XF camera system. Canon or Nikon Version The Profoto Air sync and TTL technology is not new. … Read More →

Review Profoto New & Current Firmware Releases

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    D2 | New in Firmware A6  • Improved fan controller to reduce standby noise.• Added sync filter to avoid unintentional flash triggering• Minor bug fixes                             B1/B1x | New in firmware version E2 • Fixed bug that could cause big TTL under- exposure.• Bug fix to restore the temporary display indication after a HSS flash.         … Read More →

Profoto Firmware Updates

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If you haven’t updated the firmware on your Profoto gear this year, you’re likely out of date. Head over to Profoto, log-in to ‘MyPages’ and get the latest

Profoto & Sony Announce Collaboration

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  Profoto and Sony today announce their collaboration to expand markets for professional and serious photographers. This makes it possible for optimized compatibility with Profoto flashes and Light Shaping Tools and Sony ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) products, as Sony has licensed technical specifications of its certain ILC products to Profoto. The collaboration enables Sony and Profoto photographers to create final images faster and turn their ambition into reality. As both … Read More →

Profoto D2 Monolight

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Today, Profoto released its D2 monolight. With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, to shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in moonlights. This video demonstrates the D2 in action. “For a photographer, every new day is a new challenge. So for them, speed … Read More →

How to travel smart with battery-powered strobes

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If you’re a traveling photographer and the owner of a portable battery-powered strobe, there’s a chance that you’ve had a friendly encounter with TSA. Many of the the popular battery-powered packs / heads from Profoto, Broncolor, Elinchrom (and many other lines) are APPROVED for carry-on travel. Since it’s approved for air travel, does it mean that you will not get push-back from our friends in the airports? Absolutely not. It … Read More →