Pro­foto B1 500 AirTTL bat­tery-pow­ered flash

The Photographer's Mail - - Product Spotlight -

This pow­er­ful por­ta­ble unit is a light that has changed the way many pho­tog­ra­phers work. Based on Pro­foto’s pop­u­lar D1 Air se­ries of mono­lights, the B1 has the same durable, poly­mer hous­ing, in­te­grated 77-de­gree re­flec­tor, and built-in Air re­ceivers as the D1 but with two marked dif­fer­ences — wire­less porta­bil­ity and through-the-lens (TTL) cam­era/ flash in­te­gra­tion.

The Pro­foto B1 is bat­tery pow­ered and wire­lessly synced, while still of­fer­ing pow­er­ful core per­for­mance. Ten times as pow­er­ful as your av­er­age speed light, it re­cy­cles in un­der two sec­onds, and can de­liver up to 20 flashes per sec­ond in Quick Burst Mode. Flash du­ra­tion is a rapid 1/1000th of a sec­ond, while its Freeze Mode func­tion cap­tures ob­jects in mo­tion in flashes as short as 1/19,000th of a sec­ond.

With its wire­less TTL bat­tery pack, the B1 is not a stan­dard light­ing kit — given the flex­i­bil­ity of shoot­ing in­stu­dio or far away, it’s a sin­gle in­door/out­door strobe so­lu­tion.

Com­plete the kit and get full wire­less TTL op­er­a­tion with the pur­chase of a ded­i­cated Air Re­mote TTL trans­mit­ter, com­pat­i­ble with Canon or Nikon cam­eras. When it’s at­tached to the cam­era’s hot shoe, there’s no need for light me­ter­ing — mean­ing that even the first shot’s a keeper.

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