Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit

Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit

Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit

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Profoto B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit

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  • 1 x B2 250Ws AirTTL Battery Pack
  • 1 x Li-Ion Battery
  • 1 x B2 Off-Camera Head
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x Location Bag
  • 1 x Carrying Bag
  • Optional Air Remote TTL Transceiver
  • 2 x Asymmetrical Outlets w/ 9-Stop Range
  • Fast 0.03-1.35 Sec Recycling Time
  • Flash Duration: 1/1000 - 1/15,000 Sec.
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Kit Contents: 1 x Flash Head & Battery

1 x Flash Head & Battery 2 x Flash Heads & Batteries

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Profoto B2 overview

  • 1Description

This B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit from Profoto is an ideal way to get into the game-changing battery-powered flash system. The kit includes the B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack, a battery, a charger, a B2 flash head, a padded location bag, and a carrying bag with a shoulder strap. Complete the kit and get full wireless TTL operation with the purchase of a dedicated AirRemote TTL transceiver for your Canon or Nikon Camera.

  • B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack without Battery

    In what is starting to seem like an annual event, Profoto has once again introduced a breakthrough product. This time it is the B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack, a part of the expanding OCF (Off-Camera Flash) system that includes the optional B2 flash head. Like another family member, the B1 battery-powered monolight, it boasts full TTL operation with Canon and Nikon cameras with the purchase of an optional Air Remote TTL-C or TTL-N. Just set up your lights, point, and shoot - you're first shot is usually a keeper. It's actually that easy.

    Really a controller, the optional Air Remote TTL-C or N has 8 frequency channels with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering and 1,000' for normal triggering. Each channel has TTL power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. If you prefer to use manual, you have +/- 9 stops power variation. You've also got modeling light, unit shut-down, and first- or rear-curtain sync control. The remote also has a mini-USB connector for free firmware updates directly from Profoto's website. Intended for the road, the pack measures 6.3 x 3.1 x 6.7" and weighs in at just 2.2 lb with its optional Li-Ion battery. Sheathed in rugged polymer and rubberized at the top and bottom against impact, the B2's twin outlets each have a dedicated thumbwheel that allows the pack's 250Ws of power to be distributed asymmetrically over a 9-stop range in full or 1/10 steps.

    The 1.75 x 2.25" digital LED screen that displays the power settings is also the key to the pack's many capabilities. Like the B1 before it, the B2 is a real performer, with recycling times from 0.03 - 1.35 sec. and an action-stopping flash duration of 1/1,000 sec. There's also a Freeze Mode that selects a flash duration of 1/15,000 sec. at lower power settings - fast enough to "freeze" water droplets, spray and splashes. The pack and optional head also fire bursts of up to 20 frames per second. High Speed Sync allows shutter sync speeds from 1/4,000 - 1/8,000 sec., giving you extremely wide ambient light options. If you're starting to see a resemblance to the B1, it is completely intentional.

    The B2's Li-Ion battery can be charged in or out of the pack and will give you up to 215 full-power flashes on a 45-60 minute charge from its optional multi-voltage 2.8A battery charger or a trickle charge from an optional car charger. Both can also be used with the B1 Off-Camera monolight. The battery has a built-in gas gauge type LED power level indicator, but you can also check battery status on the top panel LED display.The B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack is also available in kits with 1 or 2 B2 Off-Camera Flash heads, a charger, and a battery or batteries depending on the kit. It all fits in the kit's Location and Carry Bags that measure only 16 x 9 x 9".

    Full TTL with Optional Air Remote TTL-C / TTL-N
    The optional Air Remote TTL-C and TTL-N transceivers for Canon and Nikon Cameras have 8 frequency channels with 3 groups per channel and a range of up to 330' for full 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
    On or Off-Camera Flash
    The separately-purchased B2 head is small and light enough to be put on a bracket on your camera as well as a monopod or stand. Intended for the road, the pack measures 6.3 x 3.1 x 6.7" and weighs in at just 2.2 lb with its optional Li-Ion battery. An entire B2 kit fits in a bag no larger than your average shoulder bag
    Speed, Short Flash Duration and Freeze Mode
    At full power, the B2 250 AirTTL power pack with its separately-purchased flash head recycles in 1.35 seconds. In Normal Mode, which prioritizes color fidelity, the B2 offers flash durations of 1/1,000 sec. while Freeze Mode gives you flash durations as short as 1/15,000 sec. at lower power settings for dramatic action-stopping shots. At lower power settings there's also a burst mode that allows triggering of up to 20 frames per second
  • Li-Ion Battery for B2 250 Power Pack

    The Li-Ion Battery for B2 Power Pack from Profoto is the power source for the B2 Battery Pack. The battery offers 215 full-power flashes on a 45-60 min charge from an optional 2.8A charger. The battery has an LED gas gauge type power status indicator and a rubberized base.

  • B2 OCF Flash Head

    In what is starting to seem like an annual event, Profoto has once again introduced a breakthrough product. This time it is the B2 OCF Flash Head. Part of the expanding Off-Camera Flash (OCF) System, which includes the B2 250Ws battery pack that drives it, the B2 head has its own line of lightweight, custom-made light shapers that are also compatible with the other member of the OCF familythe B1 Off-Camera Flash.

    Weighing in at just 1.5 lb, the sturdily made B2 head measures 4" long, has a 3.9" diameter, and fits in the palm of your hand. A barely visible umbrella channel runs through the top of the head, while its tethered 6.5' head cable can be lengthened with a 9.8' extension for large groups or for hanging in hard-to-reach places. An included stand or pole-mount with a ratcheting handle can be removed for mounting to a flash bracket. The B2's flash tube and 50W halogen-equivalent LED modeling lamp are protected by a frosted glass plate, while its 3.9" diameter housing accepts a new line of optional accessories that include 1.3 x 1.3', 2x3', and 1x3' softboxes and a 2' octa box. The speedring for the softboxes has be scaled down and fitted with an easy snap-in system for the poles, while the hard rubber collar has been replaced with easy-slide silicone. All accessories in the OCF family also fit the B1 Off-Camera Flash.

    Also worth mentioning are the four-way barn doors with gel clips, a snoot, and 10/20/30-degree three-grid set that can be used in conjunction with the barndoors.

    On or Off-Camera Flash
    The B2 head is small and light enough to be put on a bracket on your camera as well as a monopod or stand.
    Full TTL
    The B2 offers full TTL operation with both Canon and Nikon cameras via the optional Air Remote TTL-C or TTL-N transceivers. Just point and shootthe B2 will automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the right exposure.
    Portability
    The B2 is designed to help you to add a little or a lot of extra light wherever it is needed. The entire B2 kit fits in a bag no larger than your average shoulder bag.
    Speed
    At full power, the B2 head with its separately purchased power pack recharges in 1.35 seconds. At lower power settings, it will produce up to 20 flashes per second, catching even the most fleeting gestures.
    Light Shaping
    The built-in reflector renders a wide, even light spread that can be modified with any of the more than 150 optional light-shaping tools available.
  • Battery Charger 2.8A for B1 and B2 500 AirTTL

    The Battery Charger 2.8A for B1 and B2 500 AirTTL from Profoto will charge the B1's and B2's Lithium-ion batteries in 2 hours. This multi-voltage charger features LED indicators to easily monitor charge status.

  • Carrying Bag for B2 Off-Camera Light System

    The Carrying Bag for B2 Off-Camera Light from Profoto is a thick neoprene, form-fitting case that holds and protects the B2 250 AirTTL with a mounted Li-Ion Battery. It features a belt loop, an adjustable shoulder strap, and a short strap for hanging the pack from a light stand or other support.

  • B2 Location Bag for B2 Off-Camera Flash System (Black)

    Two bags in one, the black B2 Location Bag for B2 Off-Camera Flash System from Profoto is a padded nylon case with top-zippered closure, a compartment for the B2 Power Pack, and two removable padded shells for B2 flash heads. The case can hold all the above plus a charger, extra battery, and a head extension cable.

    The second part of the bag consists of a removable nylon shell for encasing the padded bag within. It measures approximately 16 x 9 x 9" and features top-zippered closure, handles, a shoulder strap, and topside straps for poles, monopods, or stands. An exterior pocket runs the full length of each 16" side.

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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • B2 250 AirTTL Power Pack without Battery
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 250
    Flash Variability 9 f/stops 1.0-250 Ws
    Distribution Asymmetrical/Symmetrical
    Increments: full stops or 1/10 stops
    Battery Li-Ion
    215 Full-power flashes
    Recharge: 45-60 min
    Recycling Time 0.03 - 1.35 Seconds
    Flash Duration 1/1,000 - 1/15,000 Sec.
    Modeling Light LED: 50 W halogen-equivalent
    Modes: Constant on (via user-determined timer 1-30 sec)
    Off, Dim on/off while recycling, full on when recycled
    Head Outlets 2
    Triggering Sync socket: mini-pin Photocell/IR-slave
    Integrated Profoto AirTTL transceiver
    Transmitter: optional Air Sync, Air Remote, Air Remote TTL-C/N
    Radio range: 330'(100 m)in TTL, 1,000' (300 m) non-TTL
    Display Digital LED: 1.75 x 2.25" (44 x 57 mm)
    Fan Cooled No
    Flash Ready Indicator Switchable beep and/or modeling light dim
    Auto Dump Yes
    Voltage 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz charger
    Compatibility Profoto flash B2 flash head
    Dimensions 6.3 x 3.1 x 6.7" (16 x 8.0 x 17 cm) Including battery
    Weight 2.2 lb (1.6 kg) Including optional battery
    Packaging Inforxsuuve
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 8.0 x 5.8"
  • Li-Ion Battery for B2 250 Power Pack
    Type Li-Ion
    Capacity 215 Full-power flashes
    Charge Time 45-60 min. with optional charger
    Charge Indicators LED
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.7 x 7.7 x 1.8"
  • B2 OCF Flash Head
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 250 W/s
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
    Changeable Reflector Yes, OCF system
    Circuit Protection Yes
    Cable Length 6.56' / 2 m
    Modeling Light Wattage 50 W halogen-equivalent LED light
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch On separately purchased pack
    Protective Glass Dome No, glass plate
    Fan Cooled No
    Dimensions Diameter: 3.9" / 10 cm
    Length: 4.0" / 10.3 cm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 8.4 x 5.5"
  • Battery Charger 2.8A for B1 and B2 500 AirTTL
    Voltage 100-240 VAC, 2.8 A
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 8.4 x 2.05"
  • Carrying Bag for B2 Off-Camera Light System
    Material Neoprene
    Type of Closure Snap
    Exterior Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap, belt loop
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 7.9 x 2.4"
  • B2 Location Bag for B2 Off-Camera Flash System (Black)
    Material Nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Carrying/Transport Options Dual strap handles and shoulder strap
    Exterior Dimensions 16 x 9 x 9" / 38 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 10.0 x 8.8"

Profoto B2 reviews

B2 250 Air TTL To-Go Kit is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better for fast shooting, outdoor I photograph many weddings in Yosemite every year and need a durable, powerful flash for outdoor use, The B1 is wonderful but not good for putting on a light stand 15 ft in the air due to it's heavy construction and battery, The B2 is much more flexible allowing me to put it on an adapted painter's pole to great effect( especially with a large reflector like the Magnum) . The lower power of the B2 does require me to put my light closer to the subject in some case such as HSS. But since I have a B1 it is not really an issue. Having said that the B2 is more flexible in low light environments too since it power down to at least a stop less than the B1 which is too powerful for most wedding prep environments. I find that a B1 double diffused is often still too hot for a standard hotel room wedding prep environment but a B2 is just right. I will be using my B2 much more than the B1 for most location wedding work but together I can light up just about any venue.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS GREAT! I own 4 Profoto B1 heads and I bought the B2 specifically to mount on my camera bracket to use during wedding receptions. I've already had the opportunity to use it on one wedding and it worked flawlessly. I carried the battery pack inside the carrying bag and i had no issue removing it from its case when i replaced the battery. I did try to carry the battery on my belt so i wouldn't have to use the shoulder straps but i found the battery a little heavy for that. Overall, the B2 was jus as reliable as my B1's.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Profoto B2 I'm a location portrait photographer and I always use OCF. I switched over from Elinchrom Quadra Ranger kit to the B2 kit and I'm very happy. The quality of the construction is so much better. Being on location, there is a lot of wear and tear and the Elinchrom kit just wasn't rugged. Plastic pieces were constantly breaking. The Profoto OFC modifiers are exceptional. I'm very happy I made the switch.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery is a dud After much anticipation I finally received my B2 kit, but the battery doesn't work. At all! So, I bought a several thousand dollar piece of equipment that I can't use. To top it off I live in Italy, so trying to get a replacement lithium battery will be an absolute nightmare. Highly disappointed!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy the profoto b2 works great This Kit is awesome very light weight don't take up much space I have a very small studio celling is not that high but with the profoto b2 light kit it worked great just that extra room I needed,as far as power they hung right in there with my B1s.one of the best investment I made so far.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product on the expensive side I bought the profoto B2 with one flash head. My first impressions: - setup was easy, no need to read the documentation - the flash seems to deliver the same light intensity between shots - get a spare battery, if you use full power you will be out of battery very fast, probably around 200 shots (or a little bit over 200 shots). - if you want to mount the flash head on a camera bracket you will need a special attach to do that. The flash head on the flash bracket makes your equipment heavier,especially if you shoot with a battery grip and a 70-200 mm lens f/2.8 - if you are on a tight budget and need accessories, may i suggest the snoot from profoto with the grids. - if you are tired of ISO 4000/6400 and hate your curtain speed, with this kit you will be able to shoot in ISO 400 with 1/8000th - possibility to freeze action - lighting and color match well - There are less expensive equipments on the market with more power (Indura 500 WS for example) but i chose profoto hoping i will get a good service if i need spare parts. - 250 WS with 1 or 2 flash heads Planning to upgrade to a 2nd flash head in a few weeks. I've done a quick review in french on youtube, it's called deballage profoto B2 et accessoires if someone is interested. I will complete this review within a few more months after a better user experience to give evaluative feedbacks. So far I am extremely satisfied with the product.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Professional grade lighting in a small package This Profoto B2 kit is my go to for portraits outside the studio. Lightweight as compared to competitors, reliable with a very quick refresh rate, easy to use and operate and can easily be mounted on a monopod or light stand. This was my first Profoto product and I was up and running in minutes with no issues. The modeling light that is built in is great for helping pre-visualize the shot and I found that if you turn off the battery pack when not in use on the shoots, you will get more life that is even advertised. Comes with a great carrying case and I highly recommend this kit.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Convention and Cosplay Location Photography I am a Convention and Cosplay photographer, and so having this lighting setup as a mobile system works out great for me. The system is relatively lightweight, and is so simple to use. I was already using High Speed Sync on day one, and haven't even cracked open the manual! The power, lightweight and simplicity are perfect, and I am also keenly aware that further down the line this system can be upgraded and integrated with B1 lighting setups allowing amazing expandibility options. The Pros: Lightweight Portable Great for location shooting The Cons Battery wears down quickly (even with one light). Therefore you'll likely be looking to purchase a second battery soon.
Date published: 2017-04-10
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