The best-selling battery-powered TTL flash
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.
B1X 500 AirTTL
Portrait, Wedding, Sports and Action
9 f-stops (2-500 Ws)
Energy control increments
1/10 or full f-stops
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)
±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
Off, Proportional, Free (5-100%)
24W LED (Output equivalent to 130W Halogen)
Normal sync and remote control up to 300 m (1000 ft). TTL and HSS up to 100 m (330 ft).
Yes, USB Mini port for FW upgrading
Wire sync voltage
Compliant to ISO 10330 standard
Wire sync connector
Input power supply
Exchangeable Lithium-Ion Battery 14.4V/3Ah
Up to 325 full power flashes
Photocell/IR-slave and switch
High-resolution display with a superior, intuitive interface
3 kg / 6.6 lbs (including batteries)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to the B1 being launched, we were limited by the environment that we were working in. Now, we're able to choose any scene that we want at any time of day, and we're able to create the type of light that we want. That's essential for storytelling and for our style of photography.
Using the Profoto B1X and the OCF Beauty Dish together puts you in total control of what you’re doing. You don’t have to go to fantastic locations to create magic. You just need to fill the frame with beauty.
The B1X takes everything I love from the B1 and gives me more juice and HSS range. It’s like making ‘great’ even better.
With the power and mobility of the Profoto B1X, I can take my creativity to new heights.
With the Profoto B1X I’m able to shoot at high shutter speeds in the middle of the day, which provides me with endless possibilities.
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.