Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL To-Go Kit
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- 80% Brighter LED Modeling Light
- Better Battery: 325 Full Power Flashes
- Full 9-Stop High-Speed Sync Power Range
- Flash Duration: 1/19,000 - 1/1000 Sec
- 0.1 - 1.9 Sec Recycling
- LED Modeling Lamp (130W Equivalent)
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Profoto continues to impress and surprise us, this time with an enhanced version of the B1 battery-powered monolight, the B1X, introduced with the B1X 500 AirTTL 1-Light To-Go Kit. All of the familiar professional and convenience features we've come to expect from Profoto are onboard. The B1X has the same dense, durable polymer housing, integrated 77-degree reflector, built-in receiver compatible with Air Remote TTL remotes and intuitive highly visible controls and display.
AirTTL remotes are made for Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus cameras. Busy photographers can literally set up their lights, slip the optional Air Remote TTL-C, TTL-N, TTL-S, or TTL-O remote onto their camera's hot shoe and point-and-shoot without taking a reading and testing. Composition, posing, etc. is of course up to the photographer, but time after time, the B1X will give you a first shot exposure that's a keeper.
The (separately purchased) remote is the key to this convenience and control. Operating on 2.4 GHz band width, the remote, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering and 1000' for normal non-TTL triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. If you prefer to use manual you have +/- 9 stops power variation. You've also got modeling light, unit shut-down, and first or rear curtain control. The AirTTL remotes have mini-USB connectors for firmware updates directly from Profoto's website. The B1X's core performance features are equally impressive. The B1X recycles in 0.1 to 1.9 seconds but can deliver up to 20 flashes per second in Quick Burst Mode which engages at lower power settings. Flash duration in Normal Mode is a very fast 1/1000 sec but there's also a Freeze Mode that delivers flash durations as short as 1/19,000 sec for capturing liquid sprays or splashes and other creative effects.
The B1X is also capable of High Speed Sync. HSS is the technical term for syncing flash with shutter speeds shorter than the so-called x-sync, typically 1/250 of a second. It's a useful tool for controlling ambient light and for freezing action. Profoto uses a patent-pending technology that emits an extremely fast series of flash pulses. A simple button-press activates HSS Mode allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 of a second. The B1X 500 AirTTL employs an improved, high-capacity, exchangeable lithium-ion battery that gets up to 325 flashes on a 2.5-hour charge with the included 2.8A charger or a 1.5-hour charge with an optional 4.5A quick charger. The battery has fuel gauge-type LEDs that make monitoring remaining power easy. The B1X's modeling light is LED to put less strain on the battery. It provides the equivalent output of a 130W halogen bulb and will run for 120 minutes on a full charge.
Finally, B1X's back panel features a large, bright LCD screen that informs the user of the flash's power level, radio channel and group, sync choice, modeling light mode and recycle alert. There's also a large battery gauge that literally can be read from 20' away.
The B1X 500 TTL comes with a protective cap, 2.8A charger, and a soft case.
- Full TTL with Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus Cameras
- The B1X's patent-pending technology fully integrates the flash head with your Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Olympus camera. The integration is so complete that Profoto sometimes refers to the B1X as an "off-camera flash." The key to this control is the Air Remote TTL.
- Optional Air Remote
- The Air Remote TTL transmitters have 8 frequency channels with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops in TTL or +/- 9 stops in manual. Modeling light, shut-down of the unit and first or rear curtain exposure can also be selected.
- Firmware Updates
- Both the flash head and the Air Remote have mini-USB connections for firmware updates directly from Profoto's website.
- High Speed Sync as Fast as 1/8000 Sec
- High-Speed Sync (HSS) is the technical term for syncing flash with shutter speeds shorter than the so-called x-sync - typically 1/250 of a second. It is a useful tool for controlling ambient light and for freezing action. Profoto uses a unique, patent-pending technology, providing an extremely fast series of flash pulses. Switch to HSS Mode with a simple button-press that allows you to shoot at shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 of a second.
- Exceptionally Short Flash Duration
- In Normal Mode, which prioritizes color fidelity, the B1 500 AirTTL is capable of t0.5 flash durations of 1/11,000 sec at minimum power, and 1/1000 sec at full power.
- Freeze Mode
- Freeze Mode automatically selects the shortest flash duration possible at the user-selected power level. Motion-stopping flash durations of 1/19,000 at minimum power make the B1X 500 AirTTL ideal for high speed shooting.
- Quick Burst Mode
- At lower power settings Quick Burst Mode allows a series of flashes to be fired at a faster pace than the B1 can recharge, allowing triggering of up to 20 frames per second.
- Lithium-ion Battery Powered
- The B1's Lithium-ion battery gives you up to 325 full power flashes and thousands of minimum power flashes on a 2.5-hour charge from the provided 2.8A multi-voltage charger. An optional 4.5 A quick charger shortens that time to 1.5 hours. Fuel gauge type LEDs on both the battery and charger allow you to monitor remaining power.
- LED Modeling Lamp
- An LED modeling light with a 130W tungsten-equivalent output draws very little power from the battery and generates minimal heat. The light can be set to proportional or full power and will dim during recycling if that option is selected.
- Control Panel
- The B1X's control panel has a 1.4 x 2.5" bright LCD screen that informs the user of the flash's power level, sync choice, modeling light mode and recycle alert. There's also a large battery gauge that literally can be read from 20' away
- Power Variable over 9 Stops
- Power can be regulated over a 9-stop range (2 to 500Ws / 1/256 to 1/1) in 1/10 or 1-stop increments.
- Full Light Shaper System Compatibility
- With its zoom scale and integrated umbrella sleeve, the B1X 500 AirTTL is compatible with Profoto's extensive line of umbrellas, reflectors, and softboxes.
|Maximum Watt/Seconds||500W/s +/- 1/20 Stop|
|Guide Number||291 @6.56' (2.0 m), 100 ISO with Magnum reflector|
Power in 1/10 stop increments
Battery charge level
Modeling light status
Recycle alert (beep, dim, beep and dim, silent)
Sync (slave, radio channel, group)
Back Panel Control:
1/10 or 1-stop increments 9.0 stops
2.0 - 10 power level (1/256-1/1)
2.0 - 500Ws
Minimum/Maximum: 0.1 - 1.9 sec
Quick Burst Mode: 20 frames per sec
Normal Mode (t0.5): 1/11,000 - 1/1000 sec min/max power
Freeze Mode (0.05): 1/19,000 - 1/1000 sec min/max power
+/- 150K over entire power range, +/- 20K flash to flash
+/- 800K over entire power range, +/- 50K flash to flash
|Beam Angle||77 degrees with built-in reflector and opal protective glass|
2500 lumens, 24 W LED (130 W tungsten equivalent)
Replaceable by service tech
|Modeling Light Control||Off / Proportional / Free (full) 5.0 - 100%|
|Wireless Remote||YYes, via optional Air Remote TTL-C/N/S/O, Air remote, Air USB (Profoto Studio) Wireless range:
Up to 1,000' (300 m) for normal triggering
Up to 330' (100 m) for TTL with optional Air Remote
|Frequency Band||2.4 GHz|
|Triggering||Air radio slaves, optical (IR), sync cord|
|Max Sync Speed||Up to 1/250 sec. in normal mode
Up to 1/8,000 sec. in High Speed mode (requires free firmware update)
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, self-sensing
14.8 VDC / 3 Ah via included, rechargeable battery
|Auto Power Off||Yes, after 60 minutes of disuse
Sleep mode after 30 minutes of disuse
325 full-power flashes Battery Life: 300 charge cycles (to 80% left)
|Flash Ready Indicator||Beep tone, ready right, modeling light dimming|
|Battery Charge Time||
2.5 Hours with included 2.8 V multi-voltage charger
1.5 Hours with optional 4.5 V quick charger
|Battery Charge Display||
Green LED Indicators: 3 sections 100-70%
2 sections 70-40%
1 section 40-10%
1 Section blinking: 10%
|User Replaceable Flashtube||No, via authorized service tech.|
|Circuit Protection||Adaptive thermal control|
14 to +122°F (-10 to +50°C)
Storage: 4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)
Length x Diameter:
Body Only: 12.2 x 5.12 (310 x 130 mm)
With 5/8" (16 mm) Stand Adapter: 12.2 x 6.69" (310 x 170 mm)
|Weight||6.61 lb (3.0 kg) including battery|
In the BoxProfoto B1X 500 AirTTL 1-Light To-Go Kit
- Lithium-Ion Battery for B1 and B1X AirTTL Flash Heads
- Plastic Transport Cap for D1 and B1 Heads
- Battery Charger 2.8A for B1 and B2 500 AirTTL
- Bag XS for B1 500 AirTTL
- Limited Warranty
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