Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered Flash Head

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SKU: 901094


 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Single Head Kit
  • Optional Remote Control with Air TTL-C/N
  • Full E-TTL II with Canon Cameras
  • Full i-TTL with Nikon Cameras
  • 500Ws, 9-Stop Power Range
  • Lithium-ion Battery Powered
  • Up to 220 Full-Power Flashes
  • Flash Duration: 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 Sec
  • High Speed Sync to 1/8,000 Sec.
  • LED Modeling Lamp, 20 fps Burst Mode
  • 0.1 - 1.9 Sec. Recycling

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$3,025.00

The Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered Flash Head makes it easier than ever to take the flash off your camera. With AirTTL you set the light in a flash. With battery power and a clever design with no cables or cords, you can take the B1 with you wherever you go and put it wherever you want. Add to that the power, speed and light shaping possibilities that Profoto lights are known for, and you have an off-camera flash that makes great light easy.

The B1 has the same dense, durable polymer housing, integrated 77-degree reflector, built-in receiver compatible with Air transmitters and intuitive highly visible controls and display as the D1 but with two striking differences - battery power and TTL camera/flash integration. Photographers can set up their lights, slip the optional Air Remote TTL-C transmitter onto their camera's hot shoe without taking a reading and testing. Traditionally point-and-shoot would be a suspect term for a pro, but not if you're shooting back to back jobs.

The key to this control is the Air Remote TTL-C transmitter for Canon DSLRS operating on 2.4GHz band width, the transmitter, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330ft. for TTL triggering and 1,000ft. for normal triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. The TTL-C and the B1 500 Air TTL have mini-USB connectors for firmware updates directly from Profoto's website. The head can be triggered by any Air Remote but requires the TTL-C for full functionality.

The B1 recycles in 0.1 to 1.9 seconds but can deliver up to 20 flashes per second in Quick Burst Mode, flash duration in Normal Mode is a very fast 1/1000 sec but there's also a Freeze Mode that delivers flash durations a short as 1/19,000 sec. The modeling light has also been upgraded to LED to put less strain on the battery and provide the equivalent output of a 70W halogen bulb. The B1 500 AirTTL employs a exchangeable Lithium-ion battery that gets up to 220 flashes on a 2-hour charge with the included 2.8A charger or a 1-hour charge with an optional 4.5A quick charger. The Battery has fuel gauge-type LEDs that make monitoring remaining power easy. B1's the back panel has been upgraded with 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 B1 500 TTL comes with protective cap, 2.8A charger and a soft case.

(901094)

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Single Head Kit
  • Optional Remote Control with Air TTL-C/N
  • Full E-TTL II with Canon Cameras
  • Full i-TTL with Nikon Cameras
  • 500Ws, 9-Stop Power Range
  • Lithium-ion Battery Powered
  • Up to 220 Full-Power Flashes
  • Flash Duration: 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 Sec
  • High Speed Sync to 1/8,000 Sec.
  • LED Modeling Lamp, 20 fps Burst Mode
  • 0.1 - 1.9 Sec. Recycling

Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Battery-Powered Flash Head

Maximum Watt/Seconds 500W/s +/- 1/20 Stop
Display

  • LCD Indicators for:
  • Power in 1/10 stop increments
  • Battery charge level
  • Modeling light status
  • Recycle alert: Beep, Dim, Beep and Dim, silent
  • Sync: Slave, radio channel and group
  • Back panel control:
  • Modeling light button
  • Sync button
  • Test, On/Off button
  • Power dial

Flash Variability

  • In 1/10 or 1 Stop increments 9.0 Stops:
  • 2.0-10 power level (1/256-1/1)
  • 2.0-500W/s

Recycle Time

  • Minimum/Maximum: 0.1-1.9 sec.
  • Quick Burst Mode: 20 frames per sec.

Flash Duration

  • Normal mode (t0.5): 1/11,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power
  • Freeze mode (0.05): 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power


Color Temperature

  • 5,600K
  • Normal mode:
  • +/- 150K over entire power range, +/- 20K flash to flash
  • Freeze mode:
  • +/- 800K over entire power range, +/- 50K flash to flash

Beam Angle 77 Degrees with built-in reflector and opal protective glass
Modeling Light 20W LED (70W tungsten equivalent)
Modeling Light Control Off / Proportional / Free (full) 5.0-100%
Wireless Remote 

  • Yes, via optional Air Remote TTL-C/N, Air remote, Air USB (Profoto Studio) Wireless range:
  • Up to 1,000ft (300 m) for normal triggering
  • Up to 330ft (100 m) for TTL with optional Air Remote TTL-C

Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Triggering Air radio slaves, optical (IR), sync cord
Operating Voltage

  • 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, Self-sensing 
  • 14.8VDC/3Ah via included, rechargeable battery

Auto Power Off 

  • Yes, after 60 minutes of disuse
  • Sleep mode after 30 minutes of disuse

Battery Type

  • Lithium-ion
  • 220 Full power flashes Battery life: 300 charge cycles (to 80% left)

Flash Ready Indicator Beep tone, ready right, modeling light dimming
Battery Charge Time

  • 2.0 Hours with included 2.8V multi-voltage charger
  • 1.0 Hour with optional 4.5V 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.
Voltage Stabilization Yes
Circuit Protection Adaptive thermal control
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto DumpYes
Operating Temperature

  • 14 to +122deg.F (-10 to +50deg.C) 
  • Storage: 4 to +140deg.F (-20 to +60deg.C)

Dimensions (L x Dia.)

  • Body only: 12.2 x 5.12in (310 x 130 mm)
  • With 5/8in (16 mm) stand adapter: 12.2 x 6.69in (310 x 170 mm)

Weight 6.61 lbs (3.0 kg) Including battery

SKU 901094
Barcode # 7340027536117
Brand Profoto
Unit Of Measure ea

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