The D1 Air 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.
Profoto Air System technology replaces the sync cord, allowing the head to be remotely triggered from as much as 300 meters (1000 feet) away using a Profoto Air Remote or Air Sync transceiver (sold separately). The Air Sync provides wireless triggering (8 channels) via hot shoe or mini plug, while the Air Remote provides wireless triggering as well as full-function head control over 8 channels in 6 distinct groups. Additionally, the D1 Air's syncing and complete functionality can be wirelessly controlled via your PC or Mac by using Profoto's optional Air USB with the included Studio software.
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.
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)|
Minimum 0.2 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|
Control: Proportional, Off, Free (user selectable)
100-120VAC: 10A, T10AH 5x20
200-240VAC: 6A, T10AH 5x20
|Flash Ready Indicator||Beep Tone and Ready Light|
|Triggering||Sync cord, photocell, Air radio slave|
|Flash Ready Indicator||Beep, Dim, Beep-Dim, Off|
|Sync Voltage||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Circuit Protection||Adaptive thermal control|
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)|