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Profoto B1X
Power in all the right places

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The benchmark has been set again
The new Profoto B1X

B1 became the benchmark for on location flashes. Now, the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X. This isn’t an update, this is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas; power, power and power.

This is the new B1X

We’d like to think of the new B1X as power with a purpose. And that purpose is simple, we want image creators everywhere to be able to realize their vision. If that’s halfway up a mountain, overpowering the sun in the middle of the desert or hanging off a rock overlooking the Mediterranean – then so be it.

That’s why the LED modeling light adds 80% more light output, the battery holds 50% more power and why the B1X has the widest HSS range available on any flash.

Because we want you to have power in all the right places. And the most important place of all just happens to be your imagination.

  • TTL and manual mode

  • High-Speed Sync up to 1/8,000s with 9 f-stop power range

  • 325 flashes at full power

  • 24W LED (Output equivalent to 130W Halogen)

Tech specs

Taking on-location shooting to new heights

When we say, “power in all the right places,” we really mean it. What better way to put the B1X to the test than with some extreme free-climbing. The B1X was more than a match for the conditions (and the madness).

Creativity can happen anywhere, literally

Watch our behind the scenes video of Tim Kemple in action. And he really is all action, as he uses the new powerful B1X to capture a series of stunning images on the island of Mallorca.

Tim Kemple

Tim is one of the world’s leading adventure photographers and has travelled to and shot in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations. His stunning imagery invariably features people and athletes on a mountain top, a rocky crevasse or on raging whitewater as they push the very limits of what’s possible. And photographically Tim tends to do the same. It’s a sort of adrenaline fueled creativity, delivering images that are epic, authentic and beautiful.

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Six reasons to choose the Profoto B1X

Quick to set up. Easy to use.

Profoto doesn’t do complicated. The B1X is a fully cordless light with few simple, intuitive controls and a large easy-to-read LED display. So instead of tripping over cables or fiddling with sub menus or user manuals, you can focus on being creative. Sometimes less is more.

Photo: Karl Gough

Capture the moment
in perfect light with AirTTL

Finding the right exposure first time can be a challenge when time is limited or the light is constantly changing. AirTTL automatically does it all for you, just point and shoot.

Photo: Karl Gough

Shape light in broad daylight with HSS

With Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) it doesn’t matter how bright the sun shines. It enables you to use your flash at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s. So you can overpower the sun and shape your light even with large apertures in broad daylight.

Photo: Karl Gough

Battery power you can rely on

Don’t worry about losing power at a vital moment –B1X’s rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 325 flashes at full power and tens of thousands at lowest power. And it recharges in no time.

Photo: Karl Gough

Modeling light with power and quality

A powerful LED modeling light enables you to preview your shot and evaluate how light and shadows falls on the subject. The power and quality of the modeling light also makes it very useful as main or fill light in low light situations.

Photo: Karl Gough

With tools to explore your
light shaping potential

Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it is easy to take your creativity to the next level with our dedicated range of compact, lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools.

Photo: Karl Gough
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Experience the B1X

“The B1X is designed at the adventurous photographer who’s willing to go the extra mile. Whether that’s hanging off the side of a mountain or in the middle of a desert - this is no ‘stay-at-home flash’ so speed and simplicity is crucial.”

Let Marketing Project Leader Samantha Grönblad guide you through the B1X’s capabilities.

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Tech specs B1X

Product number:
901028 B1X To-Go Kit 500 AirTTL
901027 B1X Location Kit 500 AirTTL
Energy range:
2-500Ws (9 f-stops)
Recycling time:
0.1-1.9 (Quick burst up to 20 flashes/second)
Max modeling light:
24W LED (Output equivalent to 130W Halogen)
Flash duration normal mode (t0.5):
1/11,000s (2Ws) - 1/1,000s (500Ws)
Flash duration freeze mode (t0.5):
1/19,000s (2Ws) - 1/1,000s (500Ws)
High Speed Sync:
Up to 1/8,000s with 9 f-stop power range
Guide number @2m / 100 ISO with Magnum Reflector:
45 2/10
Display:
High-resolution display with a superior, intuitive interface
Size:
14 cm (5.5”)
31 cm (12.2”)
21 cm (8.3”)
Weight:
3 kg (6.6 lbs) including battery
Radio sync and control:
Yes, built in AirTTL supporting wireless sync, control and TTL. Fully integrated with other AirTTL flashes such as B2 and D2. (Requires an Air Remote TTL that is sold separately.)
Recommended Accessories for Air:
901039 Air Remote TTL-C for Canon
901040 Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon
901045 Air Remote TTL-S for Sony
901046 Air Remote TTL-O for Olympus
901031 Air Remote for most DSLRs and medium format cameras
B1X To-Go Kit
1 × B1X 500 AirTTL
1 × Li-Ion battery
1 × Bag XS
1 × Battery Charger 2.8A
B1X Location Kit
2 × B1X 500 AirTTL
2 × Li-Ion battery
1 × Backpack M
1 × Battery Charger 4.5A
1 × Car Charger 1.8A

Power and punch.
Two new OCF Hard Reflectors.

Adding hard light to the shaping palette of Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools are the OCF Zoom Reflector and the OCF Magnum Reflector.

The OCF Zoom Reflector doubles the effective light output at two meters range, while the slightly larger OCF Magnum Reflector adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light – and both are compact and lightweight.

OCF Zoom Reflector

OCF Zoom Reflector

Recommended for
Profoto B1, B1X, B2, D1 and D2
Max light output
Up to +1.2 f-stop compared with built-in reflector
Light spread
Adjustable 55-85° beam angle
Use Restrictions
Max 1000Ws flash
Max 300W modelling light
Dimensions
Diameter: 150mm
Depth: 140mm
The size is small enough to fit the reflector into BackPack M, Bag XS and Bag S Plus when mounted onto B1X, B1, D1 or D2.
Weight
195g (6.88 oz)
OCF Magnum Reflector

OCF Magnum Reflector

Recommended for
Profoto B1, B1X, B2, D1 and D2
Max light output
Up to +1.8 f-stop compared with built-in reflector
Light spread
Adjustable 40-80° beam angle
Use Restrictions
Max 1000Ws flash
Max 300W modelling light
Dimensions
Diameter: 210mm
Depth: 150mm
Weight
250g (8.82 oz)
  • Air

    Shoot in automatic TTL mode, control your flashes manually from your camera, sync several flashes at once – AirTTL makes it all possible.

    See all Air products

  • OCF Light Shaping Tools

    Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it is easy to take your creativity to the next level with our dedicated range of compact, lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools.

    See all OCF Light Shaping Tools

  • The Profoto B2

    The B2 allows you to stay moving and be very mobile. The small and lightweight B2 with TTL and HSS, is easy to move or handhold, perfect to put around your shoulder if you shoot without an assistant.

    Read more about the B2

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