Profoto announces the A1 – World’s Smallest Studio Light

Introducing the Profoto A1 – the World’s Smallest Studio Light

The Profoto A1 is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and three dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily – a Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce Card. They can be stacked for more creative options. The A1 also offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to set the light and understand how light and shadows work together.

And it’s extremely easy to use. The user interface is large, clean and clear. Like all Profoto products, it’s intuitive to use and you don’t need to read a long instruction manual to understand how it works. AirTTL remote is also built in to the A1. With AirTTL and HSS you create professional results fast and easy and with the remote you can seamless connect to other Profoto flashes and control them easily from the A1.

Profoto A1 is not only an on-camera flash, it’s also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit. The A1 has its own Li-Ion high capacity battery built-in that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence. A1 can keep up with you because it recycles four times faster than other on-camera solutions – that’s 1.2s at full power. Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.

Key Features of the Profoto A1

  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off.
  • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast.
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools.
  • Dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available.
  • LED modeling light integrated to the head.
  • Air Remote built-in.
  • Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery – Up to 350 full power flashes per charge
  • 2s recycling time at full power
  • TTL/MAN switch.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
  • Auto focus (AF) assist.
  • Large Hi-Res display.

Support for Canon, Nikon and later for Sony.


Pre-Order the Profoto A1 today @ Competitive Cameras!

Expected in early November 2017 – $995* for Canon/Nikon TTL

*Pricing & Availability subject to change by Profoto


Light Shaping Tools for the Profoto A1


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Profoto announces the B1X – Power in All the Right Places!

This is the new B1X

We’d like to think of the new B1X as power with a purpose. And that purpose is simple, we want image creators everywhere to be able to realize their vision. If that’s halfway up a mountain, overpowering the sun in the middle of the desert or hanging off a rock overlooking the Mediterranean – then so be it.

That’s why the LED modeling light adds 80% more light output, the battery holds 50% more power and why the B1X has the widest HSS range available on any flash.

Because we want you to have power in all the right places. And the most important place of all just happens to be your imagination.


B1x To Go Kit – $2,095 each

B1x Location Kit – $4,148 each

Power and punch.
Two new OCF Hard Reflectors.

Adding hard light to the shaping palette of Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools are the OCF Zoom Reflector and the OCF Magnum Reflector.

The OCF Zoom Reflector doubles the effective light output at two meters range, while the slightly larger OCF Magnum Reflector adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light – and both are compact and lightweight.


OCF Zoom Reflector

Recommended for
Profoto B1, B1X, B2, D1 and D2
Max light output
Up to +1.2 f-stop compared with built-in reflector
Light spread
Adjustable 55-85° beam angle
Use Restrictions
Max 1000Ws flash
Max 300W modelling light
Diameter: 150mm
Depth: 140mm
The size is small enough to fit the reflector into BackPack M, Bag XS and Bag S Plus when mounted onto B1X, B1, D1 or D2.
195g (6.88 oz)

OCF Magnum Reflector

Recommended for
Profoto B1, B1X, B2, D1 and D2
Max light output
Up to +1.8 f-stop compared with built-in reflector
Light spread
Adjustable 40-80° beam angle
Use Restrictions
Max 1000Ws flash
Max 300W modelling light
Diameter: 210mm
Depth: 150mm
250g (8.82 oz)

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