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Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads

B&H # PRFTA2 Mfr # 331514
You Pay: $461.00
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  • User-replaceable

This Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads is a spare or replacement for the one that ships with the flash head.

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ProfotoFlashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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        5.0

        expensive replacement

        By Pro

        from Manhattan

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

          in stock and easy to replace.

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          4.0

          As expected

          By Rob

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Pro Photographer

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                Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

                Simple to install and works as expected. A little pricey though, thats why it gets 4 stars.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Standard

                By JR

                from Maine

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

                      Well, how could you go wrong? I bought mine for a backup, and it's sitting on a shelf. It's good to have one ready in case you need it, rather than losing a head during a shoot.

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                      2.0

                      $$ & short life...BUT

                      By JBessler

                      from Newton, NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attach Securely
                      • Good Color Value

                      Cons

                      • too expensive

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

                        Not really a choice here. Iove the light that the Acute Pro creates, however they are a bit delicate and the Flash Tubes burn out. I have 20 year old (older?) Speedotrons that have never once burned out a tube, and they are not [$] to replace.The Acute makes a better light in my opinion, and are of course much smaller, and the power output can be tweaked to a much lower and more precise degree than a Speedotrons.

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                        4.0

                        solid product

                        By Ed

                        from New York City

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light

                        Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

                        great light, long lifespan, cant work without it.
                        downside-a bit delicate/easily broken

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                        4.0

                        An Expensive Necessity

                        By Vanessa

                        from Elkridge, MD

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • Short Lifespan

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Strobe Lighting

                        Comments about Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads:

                        Of course a light bulb isn't necessarily something to get excited about - it's a necessity, an expensive one at that. I never bothered buying a spare because of the cost and, as luck would have it, it burnt out during a studio shoot. (I had the original bulb for 1 year.) So, I improvised with my other two strobes and finished the session, ordering the replacement bulb right away.
                        The installation wasn't TOO hard but it was a little tricky because I heard you're not supposed to touch the bulbs with your fingers so I used the paper it was wrapped in as a buffer. You have to push it down in the slots pretty firmly to make the connection.

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