Matt Korinek’s Off-Camera Flash Review: “The Profoto B2 is a great piece of gear”

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Review

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© Matt Korinek

Brand and lifestyle photographer Matt Korinek is a busy bee. A while ago he put the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and its High-Speed Sync functionality to the test. Now he’s back with a review of the Profoto B2.

Geared up with a Profoto B2 and a full set of OCF Light Shaping Tools, Matt Korinek decided to try out the new flash system over the course of four different shoots.

After taking size, weight, set-up and performance into consideration, Matt put together a nice chart to compare the B1 and the B2 to conclude which flash is the most suitable for what kind of shooting.

When talking about the benefits of the B2, Matt is particularly enthusiastic about its portability.

“I love how lightweight it is,” he writes. “The Profoto B2 is a great piece of gear.”

Check out the full review on Matt’s blog.

Matt has also made a separate review of the OCF Light Shaping Tools.

 

 

 

Profoto B2 In the Field

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in On location, Review, Videos, Wedding Photography

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In March portrait and wedding photographer Sal Cincotta tried out the portability of the B2 at the Great Wall of China. Now Sal and his friends at Shutter Magazine have recorded a video of their own, testing the Profoto B2 OFC System in the field.

Up-and-coming wedding photographers Michael Anthony from LA and Leonardo Volutro from Miami both set out to try the Profoto B2 and OCF Light Shaping Tools on location. An experienced B1 user, Michael had yet not tried the B2 and Leonardo had just made his first step from speedlights to shooting with an Off-Camera Flash system.

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B2 Reviews From All Over the World

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Review

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© Rebecca Ahremark

We’are not afraid to say that the B2 is a great tool. But don’t take our word for it. Listen instead to what some of the photographic industry’s most popular sites and magazines have to say. Below is a list of reviews from all over the world and this is what they think: 

 

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Niel Van Niekerk’s Profoto B2 Review: “The Profoto B2 Made It Easy.”

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We recently shared with you Neil van Niekerk’s detailed review of Profoto HSS. Now, Neil is back with another review, this time of the brand new Profoto B2 and the Off-Camera Flash System.

“I really liked the Profoto B2,” writes Neil in his review. “It is really straight-forward to use – all the controls make sense.”

Neil did the test using a B2 To-Go-Kit,Profoto OCF Softbox 1×3′, a Profoto OCF Softbox 2′ Octa, a Profoto OCF Softbox 2×3′ , and an Air Remote TTL-N and a Nikon D810. The test was done with a model and an assistant out in the streets of Manhattan.

“My reaction when the initial images showed up on the back of my camera, was one of “wow!” writes Neil in his review. “Crisp lighting to lift my subject, and wafer-thin depth-of-field to isolate my subject from the smooth background. Just beautiful.”

 

Click here for the full review.

If you rather see more videos of the B2 in action, click here.

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Shutterbug’s Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Review: “The Battery Design and Capacity are exemplary.”

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Shutterbug is a magazine dedicated to serious photo enthusiasts and working professionals. Recently, Shutterbugs’s staff writer Steve Bedell put the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash and the Air Remote TTL-C to the test. Read his review to learn what he thinks about them. 

“Like all Profoto gear, the B1 lights and accessories are built to take years of hard use,” writes Shutterbug’s Steve Bedell. “I particularly like the lamp head design where you just throw a cap on it and you don’t worry about breaking anything. The battery design and capacity are exemplary.”

Steve wanted to try the B1 Off-Camera Flash and Air Remote TTL-C on location. Doing so, he tried a few different setups. For instance, he did one in Atlantic Gymnastics in Dover, New Hampshire, where he used two B1 Off-Camera Flashes, one Umbrella Deep White L and his Air Remote TLL-C.

His conclusion?

“The Air Remote TTL-C controller is so simple to use that you’ll be off and running in five minutes. Once you get used to using it, the integration of radio control plus TTL makes everything else seem like old tech.”

“They set up quickly and can get you accurate exposures with little effort on your part. With the cost of top-of-the-line speedlights going for $550 to $600 with only a fraction of the power, the B1 lights make economic sense for many applications. If you have the need and the budget, these lights should be high on your shopping list.”

Click here to read the detailed review at Shutterbug’s website.

If you want to learn more about Profoto B1, click here