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Profoto D2 1000Ws AirTTL Monolight

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Profoto D2 1000Ws AirTTL Monolight
Key Features
  • 1000Ws Monolight, 300W Modeling Lamp
  • Built-In AirTTL Radio Receiver
  • 0.03-1.2 Sec Recycling
  • 1/50,000 Sec Freeze Mode Flash Duration
Having wowed us with the introduction of the battery-powered TTL B1 and B2 flash heads, Profoto does it again with the AC powered D2 1000 AirTTL Monolight. Building on the foundation of the popular D1, this light maxes-out the D1 performance specs while adding wireless TTL from the B1 and B2. With the D2, "speed" is the operative word.

The D2 1000 recycles to full power in 1.2 seconds, almost half the time as the D1 1000, and in Freeze Mode, achieves flash durations as short as 1/50,000 of a second, outperforming most studio pack systems. That's good news for special effects photographers and sports shooters. It can also 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 10-stop power range gives ample choices to achieve your objective.

Besides super-fast operation, 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, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and 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.

The D2 also features an enhanced, intuitive LCD screen display as well as compatibility with Profoto Camera and Profoto Control apps. 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. The D2 has a self-seeking multi-voltage (100-240) power supply for worldwide use, too. Profoto has covered so many features on the photographers wish list that you'll wonder what they can come up with next.

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Profoto D2 1000 AirTTL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Catch the Moment
  • 3Freeze the Moment
  • 4Shoot with Ease Using TTL
  • 5Overpower Any Light
  • 6Control Your Surroundings

Having wowed us with the introduction of the battery-powered TTL B1 and B2 flash heads, Profoto does it again with the AC powered D2 1000 AirTTL Monolight. Building on the foundation of the popular D1, this light maxes-out the D1 performance specs while adding wireless TTL from the B1 and B2. With the D2, "speed" is the operative word.

The D2 1000 recycles to full power in 1.2 seconds, almost half the time as the D1 1000, and in Freeze Mode, achieves flash durations as short as 1/50,000 of a second, outperforming most studio pack systems. That's good news for special effects photographers and sports shooters. It can also 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 10-stop power range gives ample choices to achieve your objective.

Besides super-fast operation, 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, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and 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.

The D2 also features an enhanced, intuitive LCD screen display as well as compatibility with Profoto Camera and Profoto Control apps. 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. The D2 has a self-seeking multi-voltage (100-240) power supply for worldwide use, too. Profoto has covered so many features on the photographers wish list that you'll wonder what they can come up with next.

Catch the Moment

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.

Freeze the Moment

The D2 1000 can provide super quick flash durations up to 1/50,000 of a second. Shoot a splash of water, and it will be frozen in midair.

Shoot with Ease Using TTL

Point-and-shoot in TTL Mode using the separately purchased Air Remote TTL-C (for Canon) or TTL-N (for Nikon). Switch to Manual Mode and control the light with intuitive buttons and menus.

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.

Control Your Surroundings

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.

Profoto D2 1000 AirTTL Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power2 to 1000 Ws
Power Control10 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Flash Durationt.5: 1/50,000 to 1/1600 Sec
Recycle Time0.03 to 1.2 Sec
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Reflector 77° Fixed
Accessory Fitting TypeProfoto
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage300 W
Control ModesFree Set, Full On, Off, Proportional
Sync
Sync TypeCable, Infrared, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Sync Speed1/1/250 Sec
1/1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Wireless Channels / Groups8 / 6
Wireless Range1000' / 300 m (Radio)
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionAdaptive Thermal Control
General
DisplayLCD
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 7.1 x W: 5.1 x L: 12.2" / H: 18.0 x W: 13.0 x L: 31.0 cm
Weight7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.8 x 10.3 x 6.6"

Profoto D2 1000 AirTTL Reviews

Love these lights

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I've used these lights before, and finally purchased my own. They've been great to travel with, and are super intuitive. I've been using the air remote with them, and it's been seamless. The case is great, although I will likely get a hardcase if I'm traveling with them.

Poor build quality on multiple orders

By Colin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

I'm a long time Profoto user and the build quality on these lights does not live up to what I thought of as the Profoto standard. I've ordered 3 of these kits and I've had to send back 2 of them for defects right out of the box. My first kit I bought a few years ago is great and works as expected. However trying to buy another kit has been a disappointment. Out of the box, one kit had a head that wouldn't fire. I returned it and tried ordering again. I just received the new kit and the handles on each head is cracked in half. I didn't bother testing the heads. I packed them up and I'm sending them back again. I know these aren't as robustly built as the Pro Heads, but still - it's Profoto, you'd think they'd at least be functional out of the box. After dealing with this twice, I'm definitely considering switching to Broncolor.

WORTH IT

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-04

You may be wondering if the sizable investment into these lights is worth it. While I can't answer that for you, for me it was absolutely worth it. The build quality is second to none. They FEEL solid. They perform as you would expect strobes in this price point to perform. They are incredibly fast. The recycle time is enough to make a grown man cry in delight. Your bank account will suffer. But your creative freedom will fly.

Great light, valuable improve

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-02

The D2 is a worthwhile improvement over the D1.

Best in it's class

By Kit
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-13

It's relatively portable for the power output. There's nothing near this portability with this power out. Battery pack strobes are not practical when you want larger distances between the strobes. It's pretty robust. LED modelling light would be nice if it was 5600k instead of a warm modelling light. Power cable is super smooth and coils up easy. I use it mainly bouncing off walls, f8 , iso 50, so the full power comes in hand. I use the Profoto TTL trigger and never misses a fire. Light is very consistent K value. Wish list for future - smaller physical size, lighter, adjustable tone for modelling light. I have had to change the motherboard after burn out after 2 yrs of use.

The go to for strobe

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-01

In my profession, all I use is profoto but the D2 stepped it up from the D1's. Hope for LED model lights in the future. Reliability is key here.

Great light

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

A great light. I use these in a school auditorium to photograph award presentations and play rehearsals. It provides superior light to the lights in the auditorium.

Blown away by the quality

By Elena
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I've been using another brand of strobe lights for the last 5 years and they're great, nothing bad to say about quality for the price I paid but I'm blown away by Profoto and so happy I finally upgraded. It costs a lot, especially when you need several heads, but it's worth it. The recycling rate, the quality of the light and capabilities and solid design is incredible. I'm in love with my new profoto lights!! Can't wait to try the freeze action!

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Asked by: Jacqueline Midori
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Asked by: Michael
The Profoto D2 1000Ws AirTTL Monolight is designed for AC power usage. If you wish to use the strobe on location, you would need to purchase a power inverter strong enough to handle the above strobe. As a recommendation, I would recommend either the Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System, B&H # PHION, which should give you approximately 360 flashes per charge with approximately 7.5 second recycling time, or the Hensel Power Max L Lithium Mobile Power Supply (120VAC), B&H # HEPML120, which should give you approximately 220 flashes on a single charge with the recycling time 50% longer than your current recycling time when plugged into a standard AC household outlet.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-01-13

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question

I've always wondered how the TTL in Profoto heads have any idea how much light to produce. From my understanding, the TTL information is coming from the camera's computer using light coming Through The Lens. So, that information is correct for the distance of the camera sensor to the subject. But, the camera's computer doesn't know where the Profoto head is located. If the head is the same distance to subject as the camera sensor, then it should be accurate, but if the light is further away, the result should be incorrect on the dark side, and conversely , if the head is closer to the subject, it should overexpose, all using the same TTL information.My question for speed is, at what wattage per second is the D2 achieving 1/63,000 sec (500 W/S model), or 1/50,000 sec (1000 W/S model)?With my B1's, if I need fast flash speed, I sometimes need to gang up 2-4 heads to keep my light output at a usable level. I would love it if the flash was controlled to actually cut off at the faster time, without a light tail. That technology would enable higher output while maintaining the short flash duration. If the D2 has the ability to hit a fast flash duration while at full power, I would add it to my studio immediately.
Asked by: David C.
According to Profotos specifications for the D2, the 500 AirTTL unit has a flash duration of 1/63,000s at 1 watt/sec and while the 1000 AirTTL unit has a flash duration of 1/50,000 at 2 watts/sec. Both of these measurements are applicable when the monolights are set to freeze mode.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

To sync, can I use the radioflash from other ...

To sync, can I use the radioflash from other brands or only Profoto?
Asked by: Jacqueline Midori
Using the Profoto air remote would be the most useful as the D2 has a Profoto receiver built into the head. However if you wanted to use a different transmitter and receiver, you could as there is a 3.5mm sync port on the D2.
Answered by: Stephen G
Date published: 2020-11-17

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Will this come with a case for the light? It says bag but is it the zipper padded case?
Asked by: Lois
The D2 1000Ws AirTTL would include the Profoto Bag XS, which is a zippered and padded case.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can you plug this light right into a wall?
Asked by: Taylor M.
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Answered by: james
Date published: 2019-02-13
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