You’re always up to speed with the D2

The versatile and super-fast D2 monolight with TTL and HSS is up to any challenge. With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second, the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in monolights.

  • Flash duration
    up to 1/63,000s
  • High Speed Sync
    up to 1/8,000s
  • High speed
    up to 20 flashes/s
  • TTL and manual mode
Overview
  • Product name
    D2 500 AirTTL Unit

  • Product number
    330178

  • Recommended for
    Studio and high volume photography

  • Popular applications
    Portrait, Sports and action, Still life

Flash
  • Max energy
    500 Ws

  • Energy range
    10 f-stops (1 - 500 Ws)

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

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

  • Flash duration t0.5
    Normal mode: 1/2,600 s (500 Ws) - 1/17,000 s (1 Ws) Freeze mode: 1/2,600 s (500 Ws) - 1/63,000 s (1 Ws)

  • Flash duration t0.1
    Normal mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/7,700 s (1 Ws) Freeze mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/13,500 s (1 Ws)

  • Energy stability
    ± 1/20 f-stop

  • Color temp stability
    ±150 K over range. ±20 K flash to flash

  • F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO
    45 8/10

  • TTL
    Yes

  • HSS
    Yes

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

Measurements
  • Width
    13 cm / 5.5 in

  • Length
    31 cm / 12.2 in

  • Height
    18 cm / 7.1 in

  • Weight
    3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs

At a glance

Why choose the D2

Quick to set up. Easy to use.

Profoto doesn’t do complicated. The D2 is a light with few simple, intuitive controls and a large LED display that’s easy to read in the dark or in bright sunshine, where you often find some of the best photographers. So instead of 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.

Capture the action

Shooting in super quick bursts of 20 flashes per second you can capture all of the action. Ask your subject to jump and you’ll have 20 mid-air exposures to choose from. And besides fast recycling, D2 can also sync with the quickest shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.

Freeze the moment

Creating crisp, sharp images with no motion blur is not a problem for the world’s fastest monolight. D2’s short flash duration of up to 1/63,000s enables it to freeze an image with absolute sharpness. You’ll notice that the finer details really stand out – a splash of water, a speck of powder, even a strand of hair.

Overpower any light. Or add a hint of light.

D2’s wide 10-stop power range offers you flexible options for different lighting scenarios. It packs enough punch to overpower the sun and illuminate larger areas. Yet you can also use the lower f-stops to add a subtle hint of light in darker environments – perfect for when you want to create a cozy, moody atmosphere. Whatever you choose, it’s like having a complete palette of colors at your disposal.

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.

Explore your light shaping potential

D2 is compatible with over 120 light shaping tools and has a rubber collar that makes it easy to slip them on to fit the head. And that’s not all, because D2 also has several built-in features. The zoom allows you to change the light characteristics of each LST, offering even more creative possibilities. It’s like having several LSTs in one. D2 also has a flat front with an integrated reflector that provides wide even light with high efficiency as well as being very compact and well protected.

Always up to speed Profoto D2

A photographer faces many different challenges every day. It’s with that in mind that we created the Profoto D2. It’s a breakthrough, because it’s the world’s fastest monolight with TTL. So for the first time, no matter what the assignment, speed is always on your side.

You can freeze action with absolute sharpness, shoot in super quick bursts, sync with the fastest camera shutter speeds available, and shoot fast and easy with HSS and TTL. So whether you’re shooting sports, food or fashion, with the D2 you’re always up to speed.

Photo: Evan Pantiel

A week in a photographer's life

Every new day is a new challenge for a photographer. Will it be a portrait, sports, fashion or something else completely? And no matter what that day brings, it must always end the same way – with a great shot.

Dealing with these pressures takes experience, talent and speed. Follow photographer Andreas Lundberg during his one week experience with the D2.

Monday Athlete Action

Athlete Action

Andreas shoots dynamic sports action with real athletes
Tuesday Moving Still

Moving Still

Andreas shoots “flying food,” artful advertising images
Wednesday Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

Andreas shoots a fashion assignment, a “run away runway”
Thursday Flair for Hair

Flair for Hair

Andreas shoots frozen hair images for an international hair brand
Friday Flash the Splash

Flash the Splash

Andreas shoots a campaign for a luxury shoe brand

The Profoto D2s give me the speed I need. They never disappoint.

Anders Lundberg, photographer
Add ons

Accessorize your D2

The more lighting options you have, the more light shaping control and creativity you have at your disposal. The D2 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: Evan Pantiel

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: Evan Pantiel

Light Shaping Tools

Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. Shape the D2’s already beautiful light into any light you can imagine. Soft light, hard light, flattering light, dramatic light – this is how it’s done.

Umbrella Deep Silver

A versatile and zoomable umbrella for a light with contrast

RFi Softbox Octa

Ideal for flattering portraits

Softlight Reflector White

Our classic beauty dish
View all recommended lights shaping tools
Photo: Evan Pantiel

Accessories

Custom bags to pack your gear in, stands, flashtubes and glass covers. The bits and pieces that bring it all together.

Flashtube for D2

Standard replacement flashtube for D2

Glass Cover for Flat Front

Dome shaped frosted glass cover for B1, B1X, D1 and D2

Compact Stand

A compact aluminum stand
View all recommended accessories