Last Friday, we hinted that we would release a new, revolutionizing flash. Yesterday, its release caused such a storm of clicks and visitors that our website crashed. Today, we present the reason for all this ruckus: the B1 off-camera flash.
We call the B1 an off-camera flash because it is not a speedlight and it is not a monolight. It is a new kind of flash that brings a whole new way of shooting. “Once you try it, it changes everything,” said Richard Walch, the first photographer who tried it. We believe that’s true.
Why? Because it has TTL, so you get a perfect exposure in a flash. Because it is battery-powered and cordless, so you can take it 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.
Scroll down and we will get into the details a bit more.
There are many flashes out there that can be placed off-camera. But there is only one B1 off-camera flash. No other flash will make it as easy to take the flash off your camera, while at the same time providing you with such creative freedom.
Attach the Air Remote TTL to your camera’s hot shoe to merge camera and flash into one. Then point and shoot, and the B1 will automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the perfect exposure. It is as easy as it sounds.
The B1 is powered by an exchangeable, high-capacity battery that is integrated with the flash. Combine that with an Air Remote TTL and experience the freedom that comes with shooting without power cables or sync cords.
Ten times as powerful as the average speedlight, the B1 enables you to overpower the sun on a sunny day as well as light up larger backgrounds and areas. Having that much power also allows you to add Light Shaping Tools to create a beautiful, soft light even in bright conditions.
At lower power settings the B1 will blast away up to twenty flashes per second. But speed also equals short flash duration. In other words, the B1 will provide a much shorter flash duration than a speedlight set to the same output.
With Light Shaping
Choose from more than 120 Light Shaping Tools and shape the B1’s already beautiful light into almost any light you can imagine. Explore Profoto’s unique Zoom Function and make fine-tune adjustments by simply sliding the tool back and forth on the B1.
For more information about the B1 off- camera flash:
- Go to our website
It is new and improved and looks really, really neat.
- Or download the brochure.
It is a 75MB pdf, but we promise it will be worth every kilobyte of your hard drive.
We would also like to give a special thanks to photographers Michael Mueller, Richard Walch, David Bicho and Karolina Henke who shot these amazing images with the B1. The stories behind these shots will, of course, continuously be published here on our blog. First out is the story of Richard Walch’s shoot at the Carrara marble quarry in Italy, which will be published tomorrow.
Also, if you have any questions, leave a comment below or tweet us. We will be here all day to answer as fast as we can.
Finally, below are some tech specs for you, if you feel like geeking out.
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