The new benchmark for on-location lighting

Ideal for on-location photography, the Profoto B1X sets the benchmark once again for cordless, battery-powered monolights. And with both TTL and HSS available, you’re guaranteed the best light shaping experience possible on location, anywhere.

  • TTL and manual mode
  • High-Speed Sync
    up to 1/8,000s
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    325 full-power flashes
  • Power & control
    500Ws and 9 f-stops
  • 24W LED (Output equivalent to 130W Halogen)
Overview
  • Product Name
    B1X To-Go Kit 500 AirTTL

  • Product Number
    901028

  • Recommended for
    On-location photography

  • Popular applications
    Portrait, Wedding, Sports and Action

Flash
  • Max energy
    500 Ws

  • Energy range
    9 f-stops (2-500 Ws)

  • Energy control increments
    1/10 or full f-stops

  • Recycling time
    0.1-1.9 (Quick burst up to 20 flashes/second)

  • Flash mode settings
    Freeze (shortest flash duration) or Normal (color balanced) mode

  • Flash duration t0.5
    Normal mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/11,000 s (2 Ws) Freeze mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/19,000 s (2 Ws)

  • Flash duration t0.1
    Normal mode: 1/400 s (500 Ws) - 1/6,000 s (2 Ws) Freeze mode: 1/400 s (500 Ws) - 1/8,000 s (2 Ws)

  • Energy stability
    ±1/20 f-stop flash to flash

  • Color temp stability
    Normal mode: ±150K over range; ±20K flash to flash Freeze mode: ±800K over range; ±50K flash to flash)

  • F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO
    45 2/10

  • TTL
    Yes

  • HSS
    Yes

Modeling light
  • Selectable settings
    Off, Proportional, Free (5-100%)

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

Wireless connectivity
  • Operating range
    Normal sync and remote control up to 300 m (1000 ft). TTL and HSS up to 100 m (330 ft).

Additional connections
  • USB
    Yes, USB Mini port for FW upgrading

  • Wire sync voltage
    Compliant to ISO 10330 standard

  • Sync socket(s)
    1

  • Wire sync connector
    3.5mm Mini-Phono

Powering
  • Input power supply
    Exchangeable Lithium-Ion Battery 14.4V/3Ah

  • Battery capacity
    Up to 325 full power flashes

Miscellaneous
  • Fan cooling
    Yes

  • Ready signals
    Yes

  • Auto dumping
    Yes

  • Photocell/IR-slave and switch
    Yes

  • Digital display
    High-resolution display with a superior, intuitive interface

Measurements
  • Width
    14cm (5.5")

  • Length
    31cm (12.2")

  • Height
    21cm (8.3")

  • Weight
    3 kg / 6.6 lbs (including batteries)

At a glance

Why choose the 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. And setting up takes seconds. Sometimes less is more.

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 finds it for you – so all you need to do is point and shoot. Alternatively, you can switch to manual mode, keep your previous TTL settings and fine tune the exposure until you achieve exactly the look and feel you want. And with Air Remote you can wirelessly trigger your lights at the click of a button up to a range of 300 m (1000 ft.) in direct sunlight.

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.

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.

Powerful enough to light the scene

Whether you’re shooting in the bright sun or low light, B1X offers you both power and precise control with 500Ws over a 9 f-stop power range. And it’s 10 times more powerful as the average speedlight, so you’ve always got plenty of power.

Fast enough to capture the action

No need to miss that perfect moment. With a speed of up to 20 flashes per second and short flash duration of 1/19,000s you’ll always be able to keep up with both the action and your camera.

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 high color rendering of the LED also makes it very useful as main or effect light in low light situations.

Explore your light shaping potential

Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it’s easy to take your creativity to the next level with our dedicated range of portable, lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools. Easy to set up or pack away, our range includes softboxes, beauty dishes, hard reflectors, grids, gels, barndoors and a snoot. And you can also choose from over 120 other light shaping tools to create any light you can imagine.

Shoot with freedom and flexibility Profoto B1X

The B1X is no stay-at-home flash; it’s for the adventurous photographer who likes to get out there on location in the real world. The portable B1X offers cordless, battery-powered freedom and flexibility. It provides you with easy light-shaping wherever and whatever your location might be thanks to its dedicated system of lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools that are designed for maximum mobility and ease of use.

It offers automatic TTL shooting that shines brightest in challenging lighting conditions. It offers HSS that enables you to control and shape light even in broad daylight. And it’s fast to set up so you’re free to explore and create stunning images. Let your imagination set the limits, not the length of your cables.

Photo: Tim Kemple

Power in all the right places

We’d like to think of the B1X as power with a purpose. And that purpose is simple; we want image creators anywhere 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.

Experience Taking on-location shooting to new heights

Taking on-location shooting to new heights

When we say “power in all the right places” we really mean it. See for yourself.
Go behind the scenes Power in all the right places

Power in all the right places

Tim Kemple uses the powerful B1X and the OCF Hard Reflectors to capture a series of stunning images on the island of Mallorca
This is the B1X The new benchmark for on-location lighting

The new benchmark for on-location lighting

Let Marketing Project Leader Samantha Grönblad introduce B1X

The B1X takes everything I love from the B1 and gives me more juice and HSS range. It’s like making ‘great’ even better.

Tim Kemple, photographer

Two new OCF Hard Reflectors

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

The OCF Zoom doubles the effective light output at two meters and the slightly larger OCF Magnum adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over large distances without being overpowered by natural light.

View them both under Add ons

Add ons

Accessorize your B1X

The more lighting options you have, the more light shaping control and creativity you have at your disposal. The B1X is part of Profoto’s AirTTL system and offer a range of high-end lighting options, access to more than 120 light shaping tools and premium designed bags to get everything to location quickly and easily.

Photo: Karl Gough

Air Remote TTL

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

Air Remote TTL-C

Wirelessly connects your AirTTL light with your Canon camera

Air Remote TTL-N

Wirelessly connects your AirTTL light with your Nikon camera

Air Remote TTL-S

Wirelessly connects your AirTTL light with your Sony camera
View all Air Remotes
Photo: Karl Gough

Light Shaping Tools

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

OCF Zoom Reflector

Adds power to our flat fronted lights

OCF Magnum Reflector

Adds maximum power to our flat fronted lights

OCF Grid Kit

A kit of three portable grids for our off-camera flashes
View all recommended lights shaping tools
Photo: Karl Gough

Accessories

Custom bags to pack your gear in, batteries, chargers and flashtubes. The bits and pieces that bring it all together.

Li-Ion Battery MkII for B1 and B1X

A spare battery for the B1 and B1X

Car Charger 1.8A

A car charger for the B1/B1X and B2 batteries

Compact Stand

A compact aluminum stand
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