• Profoto B1-Brian-Marcus In a New York Minute wedding photography
  • B1 Off-camera flash TIPA Award for Best Professional Lighting System
  • Profoto B1-Frederic-Schlosser-Porsce car photography Off-camera flash
  • Justin and Mary Marantz using the Profoto B1 Off-camera flash to capture the bride hora at wedding
  • Sandra Åberg Nordic light with Profoto B1 Off camera flash and Air Remote TTL-C for Canon - Through the lens metering
  • Jeremy Snell shoots in Africa with Profoto B1 Off camera flash OCF and Air Remote TTL
B1 Off-Camera Flash
  • Brian-Marcus-shooting New York wedding with Profoto B1 Off-camera flash
  • B1 Off-camera flash TIPA Award for Best Professional Lighting System
  • Frederic-Schlosser-shoots Porsche cars with Profoto B1 Off-camera flash
  • Justin and Mary Marantz behind the scene of catching the bride hora at wedding with Profoto B1 Off-camera flash
  • Sandra Åberg with Profoto B1 Off Camera flash OCF at south of Sweden. Romatic nordic light
  • Jeremy Snell shoots in Africa with Profoto B1 Off camera flash OCF and Air Remote TTL Behind the scenes BTS

NOW WITH TTL FOR (ALMOST) EVERYONE

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.

The B1 is the world’s first off-camera flash that can do TTL with both Nikon and Canon cameras. Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe, Canon shooters the Air Remote TTL-C. Both get to wirelessly control a cordless off-camera flash, ten times as powerful as a speedlight. Both get access to more than 120 Light Shaping Tools.

IN A NEW YORK MINUTE WITH BRIAN MARCUS

We gave a B1 off-camera flash, an Air Remote TTL-N and some Light Shaping Tools to wedding photographer Brian Marcus and asked him to take them for a spin on the streets of New York City. How did they perform? Click play and see for yourself.

Trying to take a studio quality portrait on the busy streets of New York City would be impossible without the B1 Off-camera flash,” says Brian. "Now I can set up, take great pictures, and finish in a New York minute.

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OFF-CAMERA FLASH

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.

B1 Michael Mueller Off-Camera Flash
B1 With TTL David Bicho

WITH TTL

Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe, Canon shooters to their Air Remote TTL-C. Then point and shoot, and the B1 will automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the perfect exposure.

WITHOUT CORDS

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.

B1 Without Cords Michael Mueller
B1 With Power Carrera Richard Walch

WITH POWER

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.

WITH SPEED

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.

B1 With Speed David Bicho
B1 With Light Shaping Tools Karolina Henke

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.

Profoto Air Remote AIR TTL-C upgrade for Canon EOS 1D-X

VIDEO GALLERY

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TECHNICAL DATA - B1 500 AIR TTL

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Max energy:500Ws
  • Energy range:9 f-stops (2-500Ws)
  • Energy control increments:1/10 or full f-stops
  • Recycling time:0.1-1.9 (Quick burst up to 20 flashes/second)
  • Max modeling light (W):20W LED (Output eqvivalent to 70W Halogen)
  • Modeling light control:Off, Proportional, Free (5-100%)
  • Mode control:Freeze (shortest flash duration) or Normal (color balanced) mode
  • Flash duration Normal mode (t0.5):1/11,000s (2Ws) - 1/1,000 (500Ws)
  • Flash duration Freeze mode (t0.5):1/19,000s (2Ws) - 1/1,000 (500Ws)
  • Energy stability Normal mode:+-1/20 f-stop flash to flash
  • Energy stability Freeze mode:+-1/20 f-stop flash to flash
  • Color stability Normal mode:+-150K over range; +-20K flash to flash
  • Color stability Freeze mode:+-800K over range; +-50K flash to flash
  • Guide number @ 2m, 100 ISO with Magnum Reflector:45 2/10
  • Input power supply:Exchangable Lithium-Ion-Battery 14.4V/3Ah
  • Battery capacity:Up to 220 full power flashes

SYNCHRONIZATION AND CONTROL

  • Sync socket(s):1
  • Wire sync voltage:Compliant to ISO 10330 standard
  • Wire sync connector:3.5mm Mini-Phono
  • Photocell/IR-slave and switch:Yes
  • Radio sync & control:Yes, built in Air TTL supporting wireless sync, control and TTL. (Requires Air Remote TTL. Sold separately.)
  • Radio sync range:Up to 300m (1000ft)
  • MAC/PC control:Yes, via optional Profoto Air USB transceiver and Profoto Studio software

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Function display:Multifunction LCD display
  • Fan cooling:Yes, thermally controlled fan speed for low noise level
  • Ready signaling:Yes, ready lamp, dim and/or switchable beep sound
  • Auto dumping:Yes
  • USB interface:Yes, USB Mini port for FW upgrading
  • Quick burst:Quick burst capability of up to 20 flashes per second

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A special thanks, in no specific order to the photographers Brian Marcus, Justin and Mary Marantz, Sandra Åberg, Jeremy Snell,
David Bicho and Fredric Schlosser.