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Profoto D2 500Ws AirTTL Monolight

BH #PRD2A500 • MFR #901012
Profoto D2 500Ws AirTTL Monolight
Key Features
  • 500Ws Monolight, 300W Modeling Lamp
  • Built-In AirTTL Radio Receiver
  • 0.03-0.6 sec Recycling
  • 1/63,000 sec Freeze Mode Flash Duration
This light checks every box on a photographer's wish list—a 0.6 second recycling time at full power, a 10-stop a power range, Freeze Mode, and a 300W modeling lamp. Folks, here's the Profoto D2 500Ws AirTTL Monolight.
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Profoto D2 500 AirTTL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast, Wide Power Range, TTL, and Wireless Connection
  • 3
  • 4Shoot Faster and Easier Using TTL
  • 5Overpower Any Light
  • 6
  • 7Freeze the Moment
  • 8Advanced Smartphone Apps
  • 9Use it Anywhere
  • 10
By B&H Photo's
Fast, Wide Power Range, TTL, and Wireless Connection
This light checks every box on a photographer's wish list—a 0.6 second recycling time at full power, a 10-stop a power range, Freeze Mode, and a 300W modeling lamp. Folks, here's the Profoto D2 500Ws AirTTL Monolight.
Shoot Faster and Easier Using TTL
The D2 shortens your shooting time with on-board TTL compatibility. Pros who formerly turned their noses up at the term "point-and-shoot" as amateurish will learn to love this technology. Simply set your lights up, set the camera to TTL and shoot. The first shot is nearly always a keeper. The key to this control is the optional Air Remote TTL-C (for Canon) or TTL-N (for Nikon). Operating on 2.4 GHz bandwidth, the wireless transmitter, which is really a controller, has 8 frequency channels with 6 groups and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering and 1000' for normal triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. If you prefer to use manual, you have 10 stops of power variation.
Overpower Any Light
The D2 packs enough punch to overpower the available light in almost any situation. Its power is also an advantage when shooting at longer distances or when using larger light shaping tools. Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) enables you to shoot with shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second. Use HSS to shoot with a wide aperture in bright conditions or to freeze action with absolute sharpness.
Freeze the Moment
The good news for special effects photographers and sports shooters is that the D2 can shoot bursts of 20 flashes per second, so you're sure to capture peak action or several versions of it. In addition, the D2 also supports High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 of a second for photographers who want to stop action or use wide apertures with full ambient light control. The D2 can shoot up to 20 flashes per second. That's fast enough to catch the best of any moment. Ask your subject to jump, and you'll have 20 mid-air exposures to choose from.
Advanced Smartphone Apps
The D2 also features an enhanced, intuitive LCD screen display, as well as full compatibility with Profoto Control and Profoto Camera apps, making your life much easier by streamlining the lighting process through your iPhone or Android device. Modeling Light, Ready Indicator, Mode, Sync, Channel, and Group are easily selected through the Settings button. The display even flips around the way your iPhone does in case you're working with the head upside down or hanging it overhead.
Use it Anywhere
The D2 has a self-seeking multi-voltage (100-240) power supply for worldwide use, too. Profoto has covered so many features on the photographer's wish list that you'll wonder what they can come up with next.

Profoto D2 500 AirTTL Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector (Built-In)
Power Range
1 to 500 Ws
 
Power Control
10-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.03 to 0.6 Sec
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Leica TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Modeling Light
1x 300 W Tungsten Bulb Included
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
IR Built-In
Optical Receiver Built-In
Sync Speed
1/250 Sec
1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x Micro-USB Female Firmware Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
Weight
6.6 lb / 3.02 kg
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Light Modifier
1x Reflector (Built-In)
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Power Range
1 to 500 Ws
 
Power Control
10-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.03 to 0.6 Sec
Color Temperature
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator
Audio & Visual
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Leica TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Cooling System
Fan
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Profoto
Replaceable Flash Tube
Yes (User Replaceable)
Modeling Light
Modeling Light
1x 300 W Tungsten Bulb Included
Socket Type
G6.35
Control Modes
Free Set, Full On, Off, Proportional
On/Off Switch
Yes
Connectivity
Wireless
2.4 GHz Radio/RF
IR
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
IR Built-In
Optical Receiver Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Profoto Control
Wireless Channels
8
Wireless Groups
6
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Range
1000' / 300 m (Radio/RF)
Flash Duration
t.5: 1/63,000 to 1/2600 Sec
Sync Speed
1/250 Sec
1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Power & I/O
Power Source
AC Power (Cable Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x Micro-USB Female Firmware Input
1x IEC Female Power Input (100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz)
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USA Type-A/B to IEC Male Cable
Auto Dump
Yes
Circuit Protection
Adaptive Thermal Control
General
Display
LCD
Dimensions
12.2 x 7.1 x 5.1" / 31 x 18 x 13 cm
Weight
6.6 lb / 3.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
12.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.95 x 10.25 x 6.9"

Profoto D2 500 AirTTL Reviews

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I have the D1 Air 500. The power cord often comes ...

I have the D1 Air 500. The power cord often comes a little loose, causing me to lose power, especially when I have the strobe in almost vertical position. I've tried taping the cord in place, but it still comes loose. Does anyone else have this problem? I wonder if this right angle type of plug would help. Might be easier to secure with tape. It's so much cheaper than the Profoto cord, but I assume it would work just as well, right? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/917037-REG/c2g_27909_10_18_awg_universal.html
Asked by: Film lover
Thank you, Reuben, for steering me away from the lightweight cable. I had been looking for one with a right angle plug, that's why I was considering that one. I see now that with the Profoto power cord, if I loop the cord through the handle on the strobe and tape it there, the plug does not come out when I reposition strobe.
Answered by: Film lover
Date published: 2022-12-29

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will the Profoto D2 Hyper sync with my Pentax 645 Z ?
Asked by: Gerardo E.
Hypersync would be a feature available on the Pocket Wizard Mini and Flex system, which is only compatible with Canon or Nikon cameras. The same would apply for the Profoto Air TTL-C and TTL-N transmitters which also work only with Canon or Nikon and which uses high speed sync.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How hot does the d2 get? Can it work with Profoto ...

How hot does the d2 get? Can it work with Profoto OCF gear?
Asked by: John
Being that the Profoto D2 has a 300 watt halogen modeling lamp is it not recommended for use with the Profoto OCF series modifiers due to a issue with heat.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-07-31

What is the flash duration at 1/2 power? What is ...

What is the flash duration at 1/2 power? What is the flash Duration at 1/4 power? How much power does it have to achieve 1/15000s duration ?
Asked by: Sasha
The MFR needs to be contacted for this answer.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-02-23

I’m currently using a D1/500 with the Air Remote ...

I’m currently using a D1/500 with the Air Remote TTL-N. Will the D2 fire wireless in tandem with this set up?
Asked by: William
You have to also connect the D2 Fixture in the same Group, or it's own channel.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-02-24

Why don't you list the replacement modeling light ...

Why don't you list the replacement modeling light as an accessory? The specs section is useless in this regard
Asked by: Isaac
The modeling lamp replacements can be found in the lamps and flash tube section of the accessories. Here is a link the the lamp. https://bhpho.to/2WIObmg
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-11-04

I do macro time lapses and macro photostacking, ...

I do macro time lapses and macro photostacking, so I need a moonlight that gives the same exact exposure every time. Will the Profoto D2 give me the same exposure or will it give varying exposures? Thanks!
Asked by: Linda
The D2 has high amounts of consistency.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-07-29

How do you know what stand is compatible for this ...

How do you know what stand is compatible for this light?
Asked by: Sally
You can use any light stand with a 5/8 stud. Matthews makes a nice one https://bhpho.to/2Xky1AU.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-06-20
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