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Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit

B&H # PRB1500ALK Mfr # 901092
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You Pay: $3,950.00
Product Highlights
  • 2x B1 500 AirTTL 500W/s Flash Heads
  • 1x Fast Battery Charger 4.5A
  • 1x Car Charger 1.8A
  • 1x BackPack M
  • Optional Air Remote TTL-C
  • Optional Air Remote and Air Sync
  • Up to 220 Full Power Flashes
  • Remote Triggering from up to 1,000'
  • Recycling: 0.1 to 1.9 Sec.
  • 1/19,000 Sec. Flash Duration Possible

B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit from Profoto consists of two B1 500 off-camera, battery-powered AirTTL flash heads, a 4.5A Fast Battery Charger, car charger and a custom location backpack. Add an optional Air Remote TTL-C, Air Remote or Air Sync for wireless triggering from distances up to 1,000'.

This versatile kit makes studio quality lighting as easy to use as your camera's TTL flash. The B1 offers double wireless freedom - a built in AirTTL receiver for remote triggering as well as a powerful on-board Lithium-ion battery that untethers you from the wall outlet. When you need to recharge, the included Fast Battery Charger lives up to its name by providing up to 220 500W/s flashes on a 60 minute charge while the car charger allows you to refresh the battery while you drive to your next shoot. The kit fits in an included ballistic nylon backpack which was tailored for it. Its interior features padded compartments and room for expendables and optional Profoto transmitters. Currently the B1 offers full TTL exposure plus remote triggering for Canon cameras via the optional Air Remote TTL-C. A version for Nikon cameras will be available later this year. The B1 can also be triggered remotely with the Air Remote or Air Sync without TTL functionality.

The B1 recycles in 0.1 to 1.9 seconds but can deliver up to 20 flashes per second in Quick Burst Mode which engages at lower power settings. Flash duration in Normal Mode is a very fast 1/1,000 sec. but there's also a Freeze Mode that delivers flash durations a short as 1/19,000 sec. for capturing liquid sprays or splashes and other creative effects. The modeling light has been upgraded to LED to put less strain on the battery and provide the equivalent output of a 70W tungsten-halogen bulb. The B1's exchangeable Lithium-ion battery gets up to 220 flashes on a 2-hour charge with the standard 2.8A charger or a 1-hour charge with the 4.5A Fast Charger. The battery has fuel gauge-type LEDs that make monitoring remaining power easy.

Full E-TTL II with Canon Cameras
The B1's patent-pending technology fully integrates the flash head with your Canon camera. The integration is so complete that Profoto sometimes refers to the B1 as an "off-camera flash." The key to this control is the Air Remote TTL-C.
Optional Air Remote TTL-C
The Air Remote TTL-C transmitter has 8 frequency channels with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops in TTL or +/- 9 stops in manual. Modeling light, shut-down of the unit and first or rear curtain exposure can also be selected.
Lithium-ion Battery Powered
The B1's Lithium-ion battery gives you up to 220 full power flashes and thousands of minimum power flashes on a 2-hour charge from the provided 2.8A multi-voltage charger. An optional 4.5A quick charger shortens that time to 1 hour. Fuel gauge type LEDs on both the battery and charger allow you to monitor remaining power.
Exceptionally Short Flash Duration
In Normal Mode, which prioritizes color fidelity, the B1 500 AirTTL is capable of t0.5 flash durations of 1/11,000 sec. at minimum power, and 1/1,000 sec. at full power.
Freeze Mode
Freeze Mode automatically selects the shortest flash duration possible at the user-selected power level. Motion-stopping flash durations of 1/19,000 at minimum power make the B1 500 AirTTL ideal for high speed shooting.
Quick Burst Mode
At lower power settings Quick Burst Mode allows a series of flashes to be fired at a faster pace than the B1 can recharge, allowing triggering of up to 20 frames per second.
LED Modeling Lamp
A 20W LED modeling light with a 70W tungsten-equivalent output draws very little power from the battery and generates minimal heat. The light can be set to proportional or full power and will dim during recycling if that option is selected.
Redesigned Control Panel
The B1's control panel has been upgraded with a 1.4 x 2.5" bright LCD screen that informs the user of the flash's Power level, sync choice, modeling light mode and recycle alert. There's also a large battery gauge that literally can be read from 20' away
Firmware Updates
Both the flash head and the Air Remote TTL-C have mini-USB connections for firmware updates directly from Profoto's website.
Power Variable over 9 Stops
Power can be regulated over a 9-stop range (2.0 - 500W/s / 1/256 - 1/1) in 1/10 or 1-stop increments.
Full Light Shaper System Compatibility
With its zoom scale and integrated umbrella sleeve, the B1 500 AirTTL is compatible with Profoto's extensive line of umbrellas, reflectors and softboxes.
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500W/s +/- 1/20 Stop
Guide Number 291 @6.56' (2.0 m), 100 ISO with Magnum reflector
Display LCD Indicators for:
Power in 1/10 stop increments
Battery charge level
Modeling light status
Recycle alert: Beep, Dim, Beep and Dim, silent
Sync: Slave, radio channel and group
Back panel control:
Modeling light button
Sync button
Test, On/Off button
Power dial
Flash Variability In 1/10 or 1 Stop increments 9.0 Stops:
2.0-10 power level (1/256-1/1)
2.0-500W/s
Recycle Time Minimum/Maximum: 0.1-1.9 sec.
Quick Burst Mode: 20 frames per sec.
Flash Duration Normal mode (t0.5): 1/11,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power
Freeze mode (0.05): 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power
Color Temperature 5,600K
Normal mode:
+/- 150K over entire power range, +/- 20K flash to flash
Freeze mode:
+/- 800K over entire power range, +/- 50K flash to flash
Beam Angle 77 Degrees with built-in reflector and opal protective glass
Modeling Light 20W LED (70W tungsten equivalent)
Replaceable by service tech.
Modeling Light Control Off / Proportional / Free (full) 5.0-100%
Wireless Remote Yes, via optional Air Remote TTL-C/N, Air remote, Air USB (Profoto Studio) Wireless range:
Up to 1,000' (300 m) for normal triggering
Up to 330' (100 m) for TTL with optional Air Remote TTL-C
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Triggering Air radio slaves, optical (IR), sync cord
Operating Voltage 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, Self-sensing
14.8VDC/3Ah via included, rechargeable battery
Auto Power Off Yes, after 60 minutes of disuse
Sleep mode after 30 minutes of disuse
Battery Type Lithium-ion
220 Full power flashes Battery life: 300 charge cycles (to 80% left)
Flash Ready Indicator Beep tone, ready right, modeling light dimming
Battery Charge Time 2.0 Hours with included 2.8V multi-voltage charger
1.0 Hour with optional 4.5V quick charger
Battery Charge Display Green LED indicators: 3 Sections: 100-70%
2 Sections: 70-40%
1 Section: 40-10%
1 Section blinking
< 10%
User Replaceable Flashtube No, via authorized service tech.
Voltage Stabilization Yes
Circuit Protection Adaptive thermal control
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Operating Temperature 14 to +122°F (-10 to +50°C)
Storage: 4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)
Dimensions Length x diameter:
Body only: 12.2 x 5.12 (310 x 130 mm)
With 5/8" (16 mm) stand adapter: 12.2 x 6.69" (310 x 170 mm)
Weight 6.61 lb (3.0 kg) Including battery
Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit
  • 2 x B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash
  • Fast Battery Charger 4.5A for B1 500 AirTTL
  • Car Charger 1.8A for B1 500 AirTTL
  • Backpack M for D1 Air or B1 AirTTL
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