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Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads

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Profoto Flashtube for Acute 2 and Compact 1200 flash heads

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  • User-replaceable

You Pay: $475.00

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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 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      it works

      By digitaltaylor

      from High Point, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

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

      This is the first time that I have had to replace a flashtube on my Profoto gear, and I was surprised by the cost. It was a little fussy to get in place but works perfectly.

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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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        • No

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        4.0

        As expected

        By Rob

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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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

              Verified Buyer

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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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                      • No

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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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