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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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Watt/Seconds
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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
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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
Maximum Power
1 to 500 Ws
Power Control
10 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.03 to 0.6 Sec
Accessory Fitting Type
Profoto
Modeling Light Bulb Type
Tungsten
Sync Type
Cable, Infrared, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless Receiver
Yes
Flash Head
Maximum Power
1 to 500 Ws
Power Control
10 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Flash Duration
t.5: 1/63,000 to 1/2600 Sec
Recycle Time
0.03 to 0.6 Sec
Flash Ready Indicator
Audio, Visual
Reflector
77° Fixed
Accessory Fitting Type
Profoto
Modeling Light
Modeling Light Bulb Type
Tungsten
Wattage
300 W
Control Modes
Free Set, Full On, Off, Proportional
Sync
Sync Type
Cable, Infrared, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless Receiver
Yes
Sync Speed
1/1/250 Sec
1/1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Wireless Channels / Groups
8 / 6
Wireless Range
1000' / 300 m (Radio)
Power
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Circuit Protection
Adaptive Thermal Control
General
Display
LCD
Auto Dump
Yes
Fan Cooled
Yes
Dimensions
H: 7.1 x W: 5.1 x L: 12.2" / H: 18.0 x W: 13.0 x L: 31.0 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

Perfection

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

I just wish it had a physical off button

Best Monolight I have ever Used

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-24

I've used many lights in my career as a photographer. Back in November I purchased The Westcott FJ400 which I did like. When I purchased this light it made a world of a difference. When you buy a light of this level you really do see a difference. The Profoto D2 is by far the best light I've ever used and will only use Profoto lighting. This light performs so well I can't even find the words. It has very fast recycle time along with consistent color temperature when shooting at continuous shooting. My camera shoots at 10 frames per second and every click gives me consistent lighting in each frame. This one light goes a long way and I can't wait to get a second one. Highly Highly recommend. If you are a professional photographer spend the money trust me.

Complement to my B1's and B2's.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-23

I currently own assortment of B1's and B2 which is perfect for location shooting. Profoto D2 are a perfect addition to as I begin to move into the studio. Great recycle time and color stability are the features you need for good shoot.

Love it

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-21

This my 2nd one. They are bright, fast, flawless!

what's not to love?

By Thaddeus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

I've been using dynalites for years. While I've had some minor gripes about these heads, they've been workhorses for DECADES. I've never had one in for a services repair but only had them in for refurbishing the contact points on the cable ends. That being said, with Dynalite now defunct, I needed to start moving my lighting over.  I love the profotos for their speed, and how easily they can be set up with modifiers. The heads are built strong. The mounting is easy. They fire fast and with the usage of a profoto air makes it seamless to adjust the power balance between strobes. I hope they are as reliable as my dynalites have been for over 30 years.

amazing

By miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-03

It really is incredible, it is worth every penny, excellent construction material, plus the constant light and power is always the same, it is something you need to advance to another level

Power and consistency are amazing!

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-24

The best lights you can buy for fast recycle and consistent power output. Well worth the investment.

Explosion, smoke and oil came out

By song
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-22

Just turned on the powerThe explosion happened today lot of smoke, bad smell, lot of oil came out. It was scary, the model ran out Contacted the service department . I don't know what the result will be

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