• Karolina Henke Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash
  • Michael Mueller Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Richard Walch Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Karolina Henke Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Andrea Belluso Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Richard Walch Profoto B1 Off-camera flash
  • Michael Mueller Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Justin and Mary Profoto B1 Off-camera flash wedding
B1 Off-Camera Flash
  • Karolina Henke Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Michael Mueller Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Richard Walch Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Karolina Henke Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Andrea Belluso Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Richard Walch Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash
  • Michael Mueller Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash On location kit
  • Justin and Mary Marantz Profoto B1 Off-camera flash wedding

"ONCE YOU TRY IT, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING"

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.

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NOW IN STORES: THE B1 LOCATION KIT

The B1 is not a stay-at-home flash. Its TTL function shines the brightest in challenging lighting conditions. Its cordless operation unleashes your creativity and makes it want to run free in the wild. The B1 Location Kit was designed with this in mind.

The B1 Location Kit includes 2 x B1 off-camera flashes, 2 x Li-Ion batteries, 1 x Fast Charger (recharges the battery in one hour) and 1 x Car Charger (charges the battery from a standard car cigarette connector) . Bring it with you wherever your creativity leads you. Who knows where it will take you?

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Karolina Henke Profoto B1 Off-Camera flash On location kit

ON LOCATION WITH KAROLINA HENKE & THE B1 LOCATION KIT

Karolina Henke says that her best images are shot in the spur of the moment, capturing something unforeseen, something honest. That is why she values a portable solution that allows her to shoot with precision, power and speed regardless of where her creative impulses take her.

“I love the idea of a professional flash with TTL," she says. "Anything that makes my job easier is a good thing. It means I can focus on what really matters: the creative part.”

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

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.

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.

B1 Richard Walch shoots Vicky Gomez and Tom Öhler in Carerra, Italy

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
A special thanks to the photographers Michael Mueller, Richard Walch, Karolina Henke, David Bicho and Andrea Belluso.