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Profoto D1 500W/s Monolight

B&H # PRD1500 Mfr # 901023
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You Pay: $1,105.00
Product Highlights
  • 7 Stop Power Range
  • 100-240V
  • 0.95 Sec. Recycling Max. Power @120V
  • 300 Watt Modeling Light
  • Photocell Slave
  • UV Flash Tube
  • Fan Cooled
  • Digital Readout
  • 77 Degree Built-in Reflector
  • 3.5 mm Mini-Phono Sync Outlet

The D1 500W/s Monolight is a significant refinement of the ComPact monolight series from the company which having become synonymous with professional strobe lighting, is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.

No stone has been left unturned in the provision of tech and convenience features that seem to derive from professional photographers' wish lists. The sleek matte-black, high-impact polycarbonate finish encases strobe design that goes beyond the highly visible LED readout and is digital from the ground up. The 7 stop power range breaks down to 1/10 stop increments providing flexibility, precision and consistency, made possible by dual mode SMPS capacitor charging.

A new built-in 77 degree reflector (5.12" diameter) maximizes case space and is ideal for umbrella and softbox use. Features that we've come to expect from Profoto over the years: short flash duration, rapid recycling, a bright 300W modeling lamp and heavy-duty cabling are all on-board.

Modeling lamp operation is user-selectable: On/Off/Proportional and Free (manual). There is also a selectable flash confirmation (dimming) feature in addition to an audible, fully-recycled tone. The D1 is compatible with the full line of widely-acclaimed Profoto light-shaping tools. Finally, the self-sensing multi-voltage circuitry allows you to take the D1 anywhere in the world.  

High-visibility LED readout with 7 stop range in precise 1/10th stop increments
Rapid recycling (0.2 - 0.95 sec @ 120V, 0.2 - 0.95 sec. @ 230V) insures that fleeting gestures and defining moments are caught, not lost
The 300W modeling lamp meets the challenge posed by a high ambient light level on set provides easy pre-visualization of the final shot
Trigger your D1 via the included sync cord or built in photocell slave
Lightweight design with durable polycarbonate shell and built-in 77 degree umbrella reflector
Self-sensing multi-voltage capability allows you to take the renowned Profoto quality of light anywhere in the world
Super-short flash duration (1/1,000 - 1/2,600 Sec. t0.5) provides crisp, action-stopping images, and is especially valuable for dance, sports and other highly kinetic subjects
Connect the D1 to the optional Profoto Air USB for PC and Mac for full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication
Highly consistent shot-to-shot performance within a +/- 0.05 stop range via dual-mode SMPS capacitor technology
Safety features include auto-diagnostic start-up circuitry, DDP (Deep Discharge Protection), pulse-charging capacitor circuitry temperature control and overload protection
Fully compatible with the extensive line of renowned Profoto light shaping tools

Note:D1 Air models require use of a Profoto Air remote or Profoto Air Sync for triggering of the strobe from the camera

Maximum Watt/Seconds 500 +/- 0.05 stop
Guide Number 301' (92 m) @ 6.56' (2.0 m), ISO 100
Flash Variability 7 Stops in 1/10 stop increments 7.8 to 500W/s
Flash Duration 1/1,000 - 1/2,600 Sec. (t0.5)
Recycle Time Minimum 0.02 sec, Maximum 0.95 sec @ 120V
Minimum 0.2 sec, Maximum 0.95 sec @ 230V
Color Temperature 5,600K +/- 30K
Operating Voltage 100-240V, 50/60Hz, Self-sensing
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Built-in 77°, also uses full line light shapers
Modeling Light 300W
Control: Proportional, Off, Free (user selectable)
Voltage Stabilization Yes
Fuse 100-120VAC: 10A, T10AH 5x20
200-240VAC: 6A, T10AH 5x20
Flash Ready Indicator Beep Tone and Ready Light
Triggering Sync cord, photocell slave
Flash Ready Indicator Beep, Dim, Beep-Dim, Off
Sync Voltage Not specified by manufacturer
Circuit Protection Adaptive thermal control
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 11.8" length x 5.12" diameter (6.69" incl. stand adapter)
300 x 130 mm (170 mm incl. stand adapter)
Weight 5.36 lbs (2.43 kg)
Profoto D1 500W/s Monolight
  • Flashtube for D1 Monolight - 1000Ws Maximum
  • 300W Modeling Lamp
  • Power Cable
  • Glass Plate for D1 Monolight - Frosted
  • Plastic Transport Cap for D1 Heads
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    ProfotoD1 500W/s Monolight
     
    4.7

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    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Good color value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General purpose (3)
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      4.0

      High price, great light but disappointed

      By vizualiz

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Profoto D1 500W/s Monolight:

        This is a wonderful piece of equipment, however I think it's pretty lousy of Profoto to charge extra $152 for a glass dome that should be included to begin with. I was just as disappointed as everyone else to discover that when I purchased both the D1 and the beauty dish together, in-store that the sales person failed to mention that the beauty dish would not work as intended without the glass dome.

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        5.0

        You get what you pay for.

        By Bob

        from Seattle

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Profoto D1 500W/s Monolight:

          If you feel that you can't afford Profoto lights I would either save up and wait until you can, or if you need them for an assignment, rent them. I have no complaints about this product. The consistency is outstanding. Good equipment won't make a person a better photographer, but it sure makes it easier to get things done with efficient consistency.

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          5.0

          No better monolight available

          By Steve

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Profoto D1 500W/s Monolight:

            The Profoto reputation is synonymous with the utmost in quality and reliability. I own several Profoto 600w monolights, the D1 is a well thought replacement. I especially like the 7-stop range and amazing consistency of power output and light color. Can't be beat.

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