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Profoto Air Remote Transceiver

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Profoto Air Remote Transceiver

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Product Highlights

  • For Pro-8a Air Packs and D1 Air Heads
  • Controls Power & Modeling Light Levels
  • Controls Up to 6 Groups on 8 Channels
  • Hot Shoe and Mini-Plug Connection

You Pay: $305.00

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The Profoto Air Remote Transceiver is a proprietary radio slave transceiver designed to work with the Pro-8a 1200 and 2400W/s power packs as well as the D1 Air series of monoheads. This transceiver can control an unlimited number of power packs and heads on eight channels. It can mount to your camera's hot shoe, or sync to your flash terminal for firing.

Operating from two AAA batteries, at a frequency of 2.4GHz, the Air Sync has a range of 1000' (300 m). It can sync up to 1/250 second with a focal plane shutter camera, and 1/500 second with a leaf shutter camera. Its triggering speed is over 100 fps.

The Air Remote can also be used in pairs or in conjunction with the Profoto Air Sync (one on camera and one on flash) to trigger flash units without built-in Air technology.

Full Control
  • Eight channels
  • Six groups per channel
  • Flash power range
  • Modeling light levels
  • Even More Control
  • Optional Air USB 2.0 transceiver enables full control from your Mac or PC with Profoto Studio software
  • Note:Not compatible with the Pocket Wizard system

    Operating Range 1000' (300 m)
    Channels 6 groups of 8 channels each
    Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/250 s (focal plane)
    1/500 s (leaf shutter)
    1/1000 s in fast mode (depending on camera)
    Delay Trigger Range Fast mode: 100 µs
    Normal: 465 µs
    Power Source 2x AAA 1.5v batteries
    Dimensions 2.7 x 1.9 x 1.6" (7 x 5 x 4cm)
    Weight 2.5 oz (70 g) with batteries
    Profoto Air Remote Transceiver
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Lanyard
  • Shoe Base
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ProfotoAir Remote Transceiver
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Packs small / compresses (5)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good product but could be built sturdier

      Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the...Read complete review

      Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the price, I would like to see them built sturdier and with a locking mechanism for the hot shoe mount. I had one slip off the camera's shoe mount and fall onto concrete from 4 feet in the air causing all the lights on the remote to stop working.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      great but construction is CHEAP

      works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

      get the cheaper one as...Read complete review

      works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

      get the cheaper one as less costly when you drop it

      not as reliable as pocket wizards, does not fire every time... but working with USB air remote and using laptop is a dream.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Profoto is the Stones

      By JJJJJ

      from Cranston, RI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

        Works every time, just like it's advertised.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Profoto Air remote is reliable

        By RKOZ

        from The Villages, Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

          Just plain out works. Most reliable trigger for my Profoto B1 heads. Just attach it to the top of your camera and shoot. That's it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Does the job

          By SK_Chicago

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

              Works well with My new B1 Flash heads.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Makes Life Easier

              By Sparks

              from San Mateo, Ca.

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Convenience

                Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                You can just stay in one spot and control all lights that are in your setup. This product is very convenient, especially if you have lights setup pretty high like a beauty dish. You don't have to walk back and forth to adjust power on your power pack. If your shooting without an assistant this is a must have when using strobes!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works! That's all that matters.

                By John Ricard

                from NYC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                    I have been using Pocket Wizard to trigger my Profoto D1 Airs. They work, but it sort of a pain to attach them to the D1s and you have to replace the AA batteries in each unit peridoically. I decided recently to just get the Profoto remote and reduce the clutter of having 4 Pocket Wizards. The Profoto trigger works great. It's smaller than the PW when it sits on my camera and there are no misfires. I like the fact that the test button is white. It's easy to see.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this remote

                    By Bill D

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio

                      Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                      The Air remote is easy to use, offers full control of you Profoto Air equipped lights.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Love the air system!

                      By Home Goods Studio Photog

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Weak Construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                      Overall this is a great system. Excellent features and control.

                      However, they wear out batteries quickly and the plastic hot shoe connection is pretty delicate.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Still Trying

                      By Lulu

                      from NYC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                        Had to return first one as hot shoe was faulty.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        great but construction is CHEAP

                        By steve

                        from sydney, australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                          works great with air lights, but construction feels so cheap... i also dropped mine and it stopped working... needs to have a rubberized case.

                          get the cheaper one as less costly when you drop it

                          not as reliable as pocket wizards, does not fire every time... but working with USB air remote and using laptop is a dream.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good product but could be built sturdier

                          By sthuen

                          from Fargo, ND

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Pack
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                            Used for professional advertising photography. This product has great range and saves a lot of time when adjusting the power settings of multiple lights especially when the lights are in different rooms. For the price, I would like to see them built sturdier and with a locking mechanism for the hot shoe mount. I had one slip off the camera's shoe mount and fall onto concrete from 4 feet in the air causing all the lights on the remote to stop working.

                            Share this review

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            quite simply... amazing.!

                            By PT

                            from Sydney, Australia

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Pack
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                                Extremely useful. makes studio work effecient. easy to use. awesome!

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Work perfectly with the D1

                                By AD013 by David Benoliel

                                from Miami

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Studio lighting

                                  Comments about Profoto Air Remote Transceiver:

                                  it's so much less time consuming!
                                  Very easy to use, you can manage each light or even by group if you want (Ex: raise the stop for all your background's light at the same time, ...).
                                  You have to own one if you have some D1's!

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                                  Batteries & Power

                                  Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                  Duracell - AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                  • You Pay: $1.95
                                   

                                  Brackets, Support and Cords

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                                  Increase your working flexibility with additional mounting options.

                                  Impact - Umbrella Bracket
                                  • You Pay: $17.99
                                   

                                  NOTE: This product has specific compatibility limitations. Please see full product description for further details.

                                  Sync Cords & Flash Remotes

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                                  Add a TTL hot shoe or PC connectivity.

                                  Kalt - PC to Hot Shoe Adapter
                                  • You Pay: $9.95
                                   

                                  Light meters

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                                  A light meter will verify the proper exposure for a photograph.

                                  Interfit - Flash Meter
                                  • You Pay: $48.50
                                   

                                  Misc Accessories and Adapters

                                  Increase your working flexibility with additional options.

                                  Profoto - Air USB for Profoto Studio Air
                                  • Price: $509.00
                                   
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