D1 500 Air

Ready to go pro?

Boasting a generous 7 f-stop power range, action-stopping short flash durations, and color stability comparable with that of many high-end studio generators, the D1 proves that superior performance can be delivered in a compact and affordable package.

6 reasons to choose the Profoto D1

A flash that lasts
Launched a few years back and acclaimed for its timeless award winning design, the D1 is still going strong. After several years of field testing, it has proved its durability, precision and reliability beyond any doubt.

Built in Air
The D1 offers Profoto built in Air support for remote radio sync and control, providing full control of power, modeling light and triggering up to 300 meters away.

Superior performance
Boasting a generous 7 f-stop power range, short flash durations even at high power, and color stability comparable with that of many studio generators, the D1 proves that superior performance can be delivered in a compact and affordable package.

Shoot with ease, everywhere
Intuitive and easy-to-use interface allows you to concentrate on the image in front of you. Add to that the D1's lightweight design and you have a very portable flash to bring on location.

A kit for every need
Available on 250, 500 and 1000Ws and combined in our popular Basic Kits with two heads, or Studio Kits including three heads, a trolley bag, stands and light shaping tools - the D1 offers one lighting solution for every need.

Endless light shaping
The D1 is compatible with Profoto's renowned system of Light Shaping Tools, a wide range of more than 120 tools, each with its own distinct effect on light characteristics, distribution and output.

  • Available in 250, 500 and 1000 Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop steps over a 7 f-stop power range.
  • Short flash duration even on high power settings.
  • Available with Air – the world’s fastest system for remote radio sync and control up to 300 meters away.
  • Built-in reflector makes the D1 safe and simple to use.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Compatible with 120+ Light Shaping Tools from Profoto's renowned light shaping system.
  • Designed to withstand years of everyday use.

Product number

901024
Ready to go pro with the D1

Technical specification

General Specifications

  • Energy: 500 Ws
  • Energy range: 7 f-stops (7.8 - 500 Ws)
  • Energy control increments: 1/10 and full f-stops
  • Recycling Time 230V50Hz: 0.2 - 0.95 s
  • Flash Duration t 0.5: 1/2600 (max power), 1/1000 s (min power)
  • Modeling Lamps Total W/pack (max.): 300 W
  • Modeling Light Modes: On, Off, Prop, Free
  • Energy control increments: 1/10 and full f-stops
  • Energy / Voltage Stability: +/-1/20 f-stop
  • Guide number @ 2m / 100 ISO with Magnum Reflector: 45 4/5
  • Specified Data Conditions: 120 or 230 V AC
  • Input power supply: 100 - 127 V / 200 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (nominal)

Syncronization and Control

  • Sync socket(s): 1
  • Wire sync voltage: Compliant to ISO 10330 standard
  • Wire sync connector: 3.5 mm Mini-Phono
  • Photocell/IR-slave and switch: Yes
  • Radio Sync: Yes, integrated Profoto Air (8 channels, 6 groups)
  • Remote Control: Yes, with optional Profoto Air Remote
  • Radio sync range: Up to 300 m (1000 ft)
  • Computer Control: Yes, with Profoto Studio Software (Mac a. PC) via optional Profoto Air USB transceiver

Miscellaneous

  • Digital Display: Yes, f-stops and Air channels/groups
  • Fan Cooled: Yes, temperature regulated
  • Automatic Multi-Voltage: Yes, 90 - 130 V / 180 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz incl. model light
  • Ready Signals: Yes, ready lamp, dim and/or switchable beep sound
  • Auto dumping: Yes
  • Fuse Requirement per unit at max. Speed Setting: Slow blow 6 A / 230 V, 10 A / 120 V
  • Automatic mains fuse type: C, D, E 6 A / 230 V 10 A / 120 V
  • Battery Operation: Yes, with optional Profoto BatPac

Measurements

  • Dimensions: 30 x 13 x 17 cm (11.8 x 5.12 x 6.7 in)
  • Weight: 2.44 kg (5.38 lbs)