Profoto B1 500 AirTTL battery-powered flash
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.