Profoto B1X

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. It’s power in all the right places.

The B1X comes as a 500Ws version and is available in two different kits: the B1X To-Go Kit with a single head and the B1X Location Kit with two heads.

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Description

B1X To-Go Kit 500 AirTTL The best-selling battery-powered TTL flash

Product number: 901028

The Profoto B1X off-camera flash is the successor of the award winning Profoto B1. 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. After all, there aren’t many wall sockets in the middle of a desert or half way up a mountain. B1X 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. The B1X gives you the power you need in all the right places.

Features

  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other AirTTL flashes.
  • Cordless design and wireless controls allows you to shoot without any restraints.
  • 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range.
  • Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote
  • Powerful and dimmable LED modeling light makes the set-up easy and can also be easily blended with natural light in low light situations.
  • Delivers superior control and quality of light with its built-in reflector.
  • Simple, intuitive user interface with large, high-resolution display.
  • Compatible with our compact, lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools and 120+ of Profoto’s wide range of light shapers.
Technical specifications

Technical specifications

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)

What's included?

What's included?

B1X 500 AirTTL Unit

x 1

Battery Charger 2.8A

x 1

Power Cable C7

x 1

USB Cable 2.0 Type A to Mini B

x 1