TIPA Award winner 2014 - Best Professional Light
The B1 makes it easy to take the flash off your camera, take control and shape light. With TTL you set the light in a flash. With HSS you control the ambient light no matter how harsh the sun is. With battery-power and a clever design without 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.
Do you remember the feeling when you first learned how to ride a bicycle? Remember how the world seemed to open up, how you were suddenly able to go anywhere and do anything? Then you know what it is like shooting with the battery-powered and wirelessly synced and controlled B1.
Shoot indoors or shoot outdoors, miles away from the nearest wall outlet. Place the lights wherever you want. Your imagination sets the limits, not the length of your cables.
Ever been frustrated by the fact that a clear sky equals bad weather for photography? Or perhaps you have experienced the opposite – not enough light to get the shot you want?
Neither is a problem with the B1. At 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, it enables you to overpower the sun on a sunny day as well as light up larger backgrounds and areas.
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 twenty 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, giving you full control of the available light.
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 and portable 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.
The B1 is the world’s first off-camera flash to do TTL with both Canon and Nikon cameras. Canon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-C to their camera’s hot shoe, Nikon shooters the Air Remote TTL-N.
Then point and shoot, and the off-camera flash will automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the perfect exposure. It is as easy as it sounds.
WHAT IS THE PROFOTO OFF-CAMERA FLASH SYSTEM?
The Profoto Off-Camera Flash system makes it easy to take the flash off your camera, take control and shape light. The system includes two fast and powerful off-camera flashes, wireless remotes (for TTL, manual or hybrid shooting), and a number of compact and portable Light Shaping Tools. The system adapts to your preferences and needs. The off-camera flashes can be used with many different camera brands. The Light Shaping Tools can be used to create any light you can imagine. With the Profoto Off-Camera Flash system, light shaping is easy and limitless.
PROFOTO OFF-CAMERA FLASH FLASHES
Off-Camera flashes are not speedlights and they are not monolights. They are a new kind of flash, combining the best of both worlds. Profoto's Off-Camera Flashes are distinguished by their portability, ease of use, revolutionizing TTL technology and powerful light. Put together, these features bring a whole new way of shooting.
Best Professional Lighting System 2014 - The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), on the B1
The Profoto B1 has been highly reviewed by a number of leading photography magazines, organisations and photographers. Take a look for yourself.