Profoto C1 Plus

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Profoto
Profoto C1 Plus
Key Features
  • Small & Portable Studio Light
  • Designed for the iPhone 7 & Later
  • Adjustable Power up to 4300 Lumens
  • Switch between Auto & Manual Exposures
Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the C1 Plus is a smartphone studio light that delivers beautiful light on the go and creates professional images with a simple click. Point-and-shoot with automatic exposure and flash power based on the surrounding conditions, and switch between natural and dramatic images with a swipe of your finger. For those who would like more control and freedom over power, exposure, and color temperature, the C1 may be used in manual mode.
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Profoto C1 PLUS Overview

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the C1 Plus is a smartphone studio light that delivers beautiful light on the go and creates professional images with a simple click. Point-and-shoot with automatic exposure and flash power based on the surrounding conditions, and switch between natural and dramatic images with a swipe of your finger. For those who would like more control and freedom over power, exposure, and color temperature, the C1 may be used in manual mode.

The Profoto C1 Plus was built with a round shape that creates soft light falloff. Thanks to its wide range of colors, you'll be able to match a wide variety of lighting conditions, ranging from dusk to dawn. To help keep your images looking natural, built-in reflectors and a dome diffuser create organic shadows.

The Profoto C1 Plus is compatible with light-shaping tools such as color gels, grids, and domes, which provide a wide range of creative possibilities. The light-shaping tools snap on and off quickly with the C1 Plus' magnetic mount. Use it hand-held to easily play around and explore different angles by simply moving the C1 Plus around or put it on a stand or arm with the built-in thread mount. You can even use several lights together. Since C1 Plus is also compatible with Profoto AirTTL Remotes, you can bring it along if shooting with a classic camera.

The Profoto C1 Plus is compatible with the iPhone 7 and later. Its integrated 1500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery lasts for around 2000 full-power flashes or 40 minutes of continuous light at full power. Once depleted, it can be recharged in two hours using the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable.

General Features

Pocket-sized and designed for your palm
Round shape with a soft falloff gives a beautiful light
Inner reflectors placed under a built-in dome diffuser evenly mix the light to create natural shadows
With a color rendering index >90, it produces colors very close to daylight
10 warm and 10 cool LEDs mix seamlessly to mimic daylight color temperatures from 3000 to 6500K
Click-on magnetic mount for Clic light shaping tools
Choose between automatic mode for point-and-shoot and manual mode for more creative freedom
Shoot with the built-in capture button to paint with light and shadows
Adjustable power levels from natural to dramatic (max 4300 lumens)
Choose between flash and flicker-free continuous light
Standard 1/4"-20 thread for stand mounting
A built-in rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery packs over 2000 full-power flashes or 40 minutes of continuous light at full power in one charge
Fully charge the C1 Plus in two hours using the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable
Compatible with the iPhone 7 and later
Compatible with all Profoto AirTTL Remotes

Profoto C1 PLUS Specs

Flash
Max Output4300 Lumens
Max Illuminance1700 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m
Color Temperature3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)90 to 98
Recycling Time1 Second at Full Power
Continuous Light
Max Output280 Lumens
Max Illuminance140 Lux
Color Temperature3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)90 to 98
Battery
Battery TypeLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Typical Battery Performance>2000 Full-Power Flashes or >40 Minutes of Continuous Light at Full Power
Battery Charge Time2 Hours (With an 800 mA Fast Charge)
Connectivity
Profoto App for iPhone 7 and LaterYes, via Bluetooth
Profoto AirYes, AirTTL Receiver Built In
Profoto Air 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency Specs
Frequency Band2.4 GHz (2404 to 2479.3 MHz)
Number of Frequency Channels20 (Channels 1 to 20)
Radio Power Output<19.9 dBm (Maximum)
RangeUp to 1,000' / 304.8 m for Normal Triggering
Up to 328' / 100 m for Remote Control and TTL
Bluetooth Low Energy Technology
Frequency Band2.4 GHz (2404 to 2479.3 MHz)
No. of Frequency Channels40
Radio Power Output8 dBm (Maximum)
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter3.1" / 7.9 cm
Height1.5" / 3.8 cm (Without Dome)
2.5" / 6.4 cm (With Dome)
Weight6.21 oz / 176 g (Without Dome)
7.34 oz / 208 g (With Dome)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 4.8 x 3.8"
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