Our Recommended Lighting Systems for Medium Format

Profoto Pro10 Air TTL System

 

  • Built to Last: Built for decades of harsh use
  • Built in Profoto Air TTL: manual or TTL control from camera
  • Light Shapers: Use nearly any Profoto Light Shaping Tool
  • Powerful: 2400 Watt seconds
  • Flexible: Two fully asymmetric adjustable lamp connections
  • Wide Power Range: 11 f-stops in 1/10 f-stop increments
  • Incredibly Stable: No undesired color shifts or power variation
  • Incredibly Fast Flash Duration:
    • Normal: 1/800 s (2400 Ws) – 1/12,000 s (2.4 Ws)
    • Freeze Mode: 1/1,000 s (2400 Ws) – 1/80,000 s (2.4 Ws)
  • Fast Cycle Time: 0.02-0.7s, bursts up to 50 flashes per second
Pro-10. The world’s fastest flash.
The Profoto Pro-10 is our flagship flash and the perfect fusion of breathtaking speed and impressive power. Having the ability to freeze a moment captured at 1/80,000 of a second is incredible in itself. But the real magic is the power to also generate massive light output in the blink of an eye. Ultimately this means the Pro-10 is more than the world’s fastest studio flash – it’s your imagination set free. It’s the speed to exceed.

Groundbreaking speed
With the Pro-10 you can capture and craft the perfect frozen moment with flash durations up to 1/80,000 of a second. That’s not just fast – that’s record breaking for a studio flash.

Impressive power
2400Ws of power delivers impressive light output with a shorter flash duration than any other flash across the entire power range. This dramatically increases the scale of what you can shoot and freeze.

Shoot in bursts
With the Pro-10 you can shoot up to 50 flashes per second. That’s fast enough to match the fastest cameras even at higher light output. Shooting in burst mode enables you to capture the perfect moment from a series of super-fast exposures.

Expect precision
The Pro-10 has a wide power range of 11 f-stops, that’s 2.4 to 2400Ws, adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments and fully asymmetric 0-100% on both outlets. This gives you full control to shoot with power and precision.

Sleek design meets ease of use
The Pro-10 may be advanced on the inside but it’s simple on the outside. Sleek and straightforward design with an intuitive interface means you can forget about the flash and focus on the light to capture the perfect image.

Hardworking and robust
Built to shoot in high volume and pressure tested in the most severe environments means the Pro-10 will still be performing at the highest level in 20 years’ time.

Profoto D2 Air TTL System

 

  • Built in Profoto Air TTL: manual or TTL control
  • Light Shapers: Use nearly any Profoto Light Shaping Tool
  • Compact and Lightweight: Just over 5 pounds.
  • Built-in Reflector: for easy, fast, safe setup and use
  • Wide Power Range: 10 f-stop range in 0.1 f-stop steps.
  • Short flash duration: 
    • 500: 1/2,600s (500Ws) – 1/17,000s (1Ws)
    • 1000: 1/1,600s (1000Ws) – 1/11,000s (2Ws)
  • Fast recycling times:
    • 500: 0.03-0.6s (burst up to 20 flashes per second)
    • 1000: 0.03-1.2s (burst up to 20 flashes per second)
  • Durable: Designed to withstand years of everyday use.

Profoto’s decades of experience in developing state-of-the-art flash units is built into the design of the D2 units. The D2 family fully complies with the demand for durable, tough, fast and consistent flash units that professional photographers of today require. The D2 unit is available in 500 and 1000 Ws versions, all with integrated Profoto Air functionality. The unit is fully digital, to ensure a consistency in flash-to-flash color temperature and flash energy. The dual mode SMPS (Switch Mode Power Supply) charging technology ensures the flash-to-flash precision.

The 10 f-stop power range gives all the power the demanding photographer needs for creative freedom, to shoot with high speed and full open lens. The built-in reflector gives you full control, minimal stray light and maximal light output. It is designed for use with soft boxes and umbrellas and for use with or without additional reflectors. Short flash duration gives images a crisp feel and the fast recycling time means that you never have to wait for the flash. You will always get the image quality you want. All this in a package that offers 1/10 f-stop control, giving you the confidence that the images will be exactly as you want them.

As a professional photographer, you have your own special style and needs. Profoto’s extensive Light Shaping Tools system fits perfectly with the D2, enabling you to shape the light your own way.

Profoto Air Profoto Air is a system for convenient remote control of flash generators.
The Profoto Air system is operating on one of eight selectable radio channels on the 2.4 GHz radio frequency band, for world wide use. All Profoto flash generators with Profoto Air inside can be controlled via the Profoto Air system. Products with integrated Profoto Air functionality are marked with the Profoto Air symbol.

Profoto B1 Air TTL System

 

  • Cord Free: Battery powered, wireless receiver built in
  • Battery Powered: easily swappable battery provides to 220 full power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Built in Profoto Air TTL: manual or TTL control
  • Light Shapers: Use nearly any Profoto Light Shaping Tool
  • Compact and Lightweight: Just over 6 pounds.
  • Built-in Reflector: for easy, fast, safe setup and use
  • Wide Power Range: 9 f-stop range in 0.1 f-stop steps.
  • Short flash duration: 
    • Normal Mode: 1/11,000s (2Ws) – 1/1,000s (500Ws)
    • Freeze Mode: 1/19,000s (2Ws) – 1/1,000s (500Ws)
  • Fast recycling times: 0.1-1.9 (burst up to 20 flashes per second)
  • Durable: Designed to withstand years of everyday use.

WITH SPEED You can never know when that perfect moment is going to happen right in front of your lens. The only thing you can do is to always be prepared. That is why speed is important. The B1 is fast and will easily keep up with your camera, shooting at speeds of up to 20 flashes per second. Speed also equals short flash duration. With the B1, you will not only be able to capture the moment. You will also be able to freeze it in time with absolute sharpness. Also note that the B1 has High-Speed Sync (HSS) functionality, allowing you to capture super crisp action shots without motion blur in broad daylight.

WITH LIGHT SHAPING The B1 has a built-in reflector that creates a wide and even light spread that stands well on its own. But that is only the start. The real magic happens when you add a Light Shaping Tool. There is an assortment of compact, portable and easy-to-use OCF Light Shaping Tools to choose from, including softboxes, grids and snoots. In addition, there is the entire family of Profoto Light Shaping Tools that have made Profoto the leader in professional photography. In total, more than 150 tools are available to choose from. With the B1, light shaping is easy and limitless.

WITH QUALITY IN EVERY DETAIL 50 years as the brand of choice among leading photographers in the tough and demanding fashion industry have taught us to never leave any detail unattended. That is why the B1 has a built-in reflector that not only maximizes the output but also protects the flash tube. That is why the stand mount is sturdy enough to hold a larger Light Shaping Tool. That is why the LED modeling light is power-efficient enough to also be used as video light. That is why the B1 has an integrated umbrella mount. That is why the crystal clear LCD display is easy on the eye and the ergonomic grip handle feels great in your hand. The B1 is full of details such as these – details that make a huge difference.

Profoto D4 System

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  • 3 Models: 1200, 2400 or 4800 Ws
  • 4 Channels: individually controlled, fully asymmetric
  • Built in Profoto Air TTL: manual or TTL control
  • Light Shapers: Use nearly any Profoto Light Shaping Tool
  • Built-in Reflector: for easy, fast, safe setup and use
  • Wide Power Range: 8 f-stop range in 0.1 f-stop steps.
  • Short flash duration: 
    • 1200: 1/7500 to 1/1000
    • 2400:  1/4500 to 1/600
    • 4800: 1/2700 to 1/350
  • Fast recycling times: 
    • 1200: 0.07 to1.20 sec
    • 2400: 0.09 to 2.20 sec
    • 4800: 0.12 to 4.40 sec
  • Durable: Designed to withstand years of everyday use.

The unique ergonomic design combines the positive feel of mechanical knobs and switches with the precision of electronic technologies. This combination allows for precise control in 1/10 f-stop increments, all with digitally-controlled output, insuring that flash and color temperature remain consistent every time. Four independent outlets provide true asymmetric operation with the turn of a dial. Working with one D4 generator is like using four separate flash packs.

Over an 8 f/stop range,the Profoto D4 gives photographers the ability to adjust the light from the control panel, without the need for unplugging and re-plugging lamp heads. All this control while being compatible to a comprehensive array of Profoto heads and the huge range of Profoto accessories. Auxiliary functions such as sequence, delay and intervalometer, make tricky lighting setups simple.With these features, photographers can select the number of flashes,the amount of time between each flash, as well as an initial delay, all from the generator in a straightforward way.

The Profoto D4 comes supplied with a software package that provides full control of up to 127 generators from a single computer via USB connections. So whether shooting film or digital,the entire production can be orchestrated from one place. Adjusting power, modeling light, as well as the auxiliary functions can be completed with the click of a mouse. Individual lamp heads can be turned on/off right from the computer screen. Control has never been simpler.

We carry the full line of Profoto systems and modifiers.

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