Profoto A1 AirTTL Duo Kit for Nikon
The A1 AirTTL Duo Kit for Nikon from Profoto is perfect for photographers looking for a lightweight, on or off-camera mini-system with advanced features including TTL and total wireless freedom. The Duo Kit included two A1 AirTTL-C Flash Heads, each include a Li-ion battery that gets 350 full power flashes, a dome Diffuser, Flash Stand and a bag with shoulder strap. A battery charger is also included that tops up the batteries in 80 minutes. The optical accessories include an Air Remote TTL transmitter for wireless control up to 300', a Soft Bounce, Bounce Card, Gel Kit and Wide Angle Lens.
The A1 was created for the professional photographer looking for portability and performance features or the ambitious non-professional who recognise quality lighting but wants it comfortably and easily without the hassle of an overly technical interface. The A1 is also incredibly easily to use, you can just take it out of the box and start shooting. Weighing only 544g including its battery, the A1's sleek matte black finish not only appeals to the eye but to the tactile sense as well.
The A1 has a 2.75" round, tilting, rotating head which is the physical feature most responsible for the A1's natural-looking light with it soft gradual fall-off. The auto-zoom that is built-in to the head handles focal lengths from 32 to 105mm. You can also override the auto-zoom function at any time and make any adjustments manually.
The A1 recycles in 0.05 to 1.2 seconds which is significantly faster than most flash units in its class and has action-stopping flash durations from 1/800 to 1/20,000 second. The A1 also supports HSS (High Speed Sync) which allows you to shoot at shutter speeds as sort as 1/8000 seconds instead of 1/250 to blur a distracting background using a wide aperture whilst controlling strong ambient light behind your subject. The 76Ws head has an LED modelling light that can give you a preview of how light is falling on your subject. It can be turned on or off. Set to automatically adjust proportionally to the power level selected or just switched to manual where it can be modified by hand. All adjustments are indicated on a white on black LCD display.
The A1 is powered by an included lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 350 full power flashes and thousands of partial power shots. Power is topped up on an exhausted battery in about 80 minutes with the included 100-240 VAC charger.
The flash has a built-in transceiver that allows it to be used with other A1s, B2s or D2, B1 and B1X monolights. All the Air Remote wireless controllers can trigger the A1 at distances up to 1,000' and the Air Sync will give you simple wireless triggering, while the Air Remote will let you wirelessly adjust power, grouping, channel selection and modelling light on/off. It's the Air Remote TTL however, that allows you to explore and control the A1's full capabilities. It wirelessly allows assignment of channels and groups as well as TTL and power level. In fact, the A1 has a switch that allows you to set your main light to TTL, switch to manual operation to adjust manual units in other groups to ratio their output, then switch back to TTL and return to the original TTL setting which was stored for you. The A1 also has +/-3 stops of exposure compensation that can be modified from the remote for your specific needs.
- Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
- Air TTL and HSS for fast professional images
- Smart magnetic clock-on mount for A1 Light Shaping tools
- 5 dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available
- LED modeling light integrated to the head
- Air Remote built-in (3 groups, 8 channels)
- Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery
- 1.2 second recycling time to full power
- TTL/MAN switch
- Bui;t-in auto-zoom in head with manual override handles lenses 32 to 105mm
- Auto Focus (AF) assist
- Large Hi-Res LCD displa
- TTL support for Canon
- Compatible with all Profoto Air Remotes, wireless range up to 1000'