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Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon

BH #PRA10AIRTTLC • MFR #901230
Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon
Key Features
  • Built-In AirTTL, Use On or Off Camera
  • Fast Full-Power Recycling: 1 sec
  • Upgraded Battery: 450 Full-Power Flashes
  • Sync A10 Flash with iPhone Camera
Building on the success and popularity of the A1X, Profoto introduces an enhanced version, the A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon. The A10 has the same powerful battery that gets 450 full-power flashes instead of 350, fast full-power recycling time of one second, and 20 wireless channels. What's ground-breaking about the A10 is that you can sync it with your iPhone camera. The Profoto Control and Profoto Camera app sync your iPhone with the A10 over Bluetooth connection - no additional hardware attachments needed. The App enables you to precisely control the A10's flash tube power, its LED modelling light, and also control all other standard camera settings: shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and white balance in 1/3 EV steps. You can take photos in different image formats: HEIF, JPG, or raw. It even has a self-timer! Instead of sending an approximation of a shot to a colleague or client, email or text an actual professionally lit image. You can even download future firmware upgrades to the A10 through your smartphone.
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Profoto A10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Advanced Technology Allows You to Sync A10 Flash with iPhone Camera
  • 3Compatibility
  • 4Benefits

Building on the success and popularity of the A1X, Profoto introduces an enhanced version, the A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon. The A10 has the same powerful battery that gets 450 full-power flashes instead of 350, fast full-power recycling time of one second, and 20 wireless channels. What's ground-breaking about the A10 is that you can sync it with your iPhone camera. The Profoto Control and Profoto Camera app sync your iPhone with the A10 over Bluetooth connection - no additional hardware attachments needed. The App enables you to precisely control the A10's flash tube power, its LED modelling light, and also control all other standard camera settings: shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and white balance in 1/3 EV steps. You can take photos in different image formats: HEIF, JPG, or raw. It even has a self-timer! Instead of sending an approximation of a shot to a colleague or client, email or text an actual professionally lit image. You can even download future firmware upgrades to the A10 through your smartphone.

The A10 was created for the professional photographer looking for portability and performance features or the ambitious non-professional who recognizes quality lighting but wants it comfortably and easily without the hassle of an overly technical interface. The A10 is easy to use. You can literally take it out of the box and start shooting. Weighing 1.2 lb including its battery, the A10's sleek matte black finish not only appeals to the eye but to the tactile sense as well.

The first thing you'll notice about the A10 is its 2.75" round, tilting, rotating head, which is the physical feature most responsible for the A1X's natural-looking light with its soft gradual fall-off. The auto-zoom built into the head handles focal lengths from 32 to 105mm. You can override the auto-zoom function at any time and make your adjustments manually. A filter kit with graduated CTO conversion filters and a fluorescent filter is also separately available to modify the unit's daylight color temperature.

The A10 recycles in one second, faster than most flash units in its class and has action-stopping flash durations from 1/800 to 1/20,000 second. The A10 supports HSS (High-Speed Sync) allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds as short a 1/8000 second instead of 1/250 to blur a distracting background using a wide aperture while controlling strong ambient light behind your subject. The 76Ws head has an LED modeling light that can give you a preview of how the light is falling on your subject. It can be turned on or off, set to automatically adjust proportionally to the power level selected, or just switched to manual where it can be modified by hand. All adjustments are indicated on the exceptionally readable white on black LCD display.

The A10 is powered by an included lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 450 full-power flashes (instead of the previous model's 350). Power is topped up on an exhausted battery in about 80 minutes with the included 100-240 VAC charger. The battery doesn't fade as its power is used, operating at peak performance until it's depleted. Purchase of an additional battery is recommended.

So far, we've been discussing the A10 used on-camera but when used off-camera, it really earns its name as a "Studio Light." The flash has a built-in transceiver that allows it to be used with other A10s, A1s, A1Xs, B2s, or D2, B1, B1X, and B10 monolights. All the Air Remote wireless controllers can trigger the A1X at distances up to 1000' and the Air Sync will give you simple wireless triggering, while the Air Remote will let you wirelessly adjust power, grouping, channel selection, and modeling light on/off. It's the Air Remote TTL that allows you to explore and control the A10's full capabilities. It wirelessly allows assignment of channels and groups as well as TTL and power level. In fact, the A10 has a switch that allows you to set your main light to TTL, switch to manual operation to adjust manual units in other groups to ratio their output, then switch back to TTL and return to the original TTL setting that was stored for you. The A10 also has +/-3 stops of exposure compensation that can be modified from the remote for your specific needs. The light also comes with a Bounce Card, Flash Stand, and a nylon bag with shoulder strap for storage and transport.

Advanced Technology Allows You to Sync A10 Flash with iPhone Camera
Profoto's ground-breaking "AirX" technology allows you to use of full flash power of your A10 when shooting with your iPhone. The Profoto Camera iOS app literally turns your smartphone into a professional camera. The beauty is that your Profoto gear will evolve right along with the inevitable visual tech improvements in phone technology no matter what device you use, making it future proof. You can even use your phone for future firmware updates. The Camera app syncs your iPhone with the A10 over Bluetooth connection - no additional hardware attachments needed. The App enables you to precisely control A10's flash tube power, its LED modelling light, and also control all other standard camera settings: shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and white balance in 1/3 EV steps. You can take photos in different image formats: HEIF, JPG, or raw. It even has a self-timer! Instead of sending an approximation of a shot to a colleague or client, email, or text an actual professionally lit image.
Compatibility
  • Supported iPhones:
  • iPhone 7 or later, running on iOS 11 or later
  • Supported Android phones:
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 line, S9 line, S10 line, S20 line, Note 9 line
  • Requires Android OS 8 or newer
  • Benefits
    • Round head with soft, smooth, and natural fall off
    • AirTTL and HSS for fast professional images
    • Smart magnetic click-on mount for Light Shaping Tools
    • LED modeling light integrated to the head
    • Air Remote built-in (6 groups, 20 channels)
    • Rechargeable and exchangeable lithium-ion battery
    • 1-sec recycling time to full power
    • TTL/MAN switch
    • Built-in auto-zoom in head with manual override handles lenses from 32 to 105mm
    • Auto focus (AF) assist
    • Large Hi-Res LCD display
    • TTL Support for Canon
    • Compatible with all Profoto Air Remotes, wireless range up to 1000'

    Profoto A10 Specs

    Key Specs
    Guide Number
    Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Auto Zoom Head
    Yes
    Bounce Head
    Yes
    Swivel Head
    Yes
    Exposure Control
    Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
    Wireless Operation
    Radio (TTL/Manual)
    Up to 1000' / 304.8 m (Master, Slave)
    Internal Power
    1x Rechargeable
    Off-Camera Terminal
    Proprietary
    Flash Head
    Guide Number
    Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Coverage
    Full-Frame
    32 to 105 mm
    14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
    Auto Zoom Head
    Yes
    Bounce Head
    Yes
    Swivel Head
    Yes
    Flash Duration
    1/800 to 1/20000 Second
    Recycle Time
    Approx. 1 Second
    Secondary Illumination
    Modeling Light
    Exposure Control
    Exposure Control
    Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Manual
    Flash Modes
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Power Range
    1/1 to 1/256 (Auto)
    Flash Compensation
    -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Wireless
    Wireless Operation
    Radio (TTL/Manual)
    Up to 1000' / 304.8 m (Master, Slave)
    Wireless Channels
    20
    Wireless Groups
    6
    Remote Timing Modes
    Instant Sync
    Power
    Internal Power
    1x Rechargeable
    External Power Pack Compatible
    No
    General
    Mount
    Shoe
    Off-Camera Terminal
    Proprietary
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    3 x 4.3 x 6.5" / 75 x 108 x 165 mm
    Weight
    1.23 lb / 560 g (with Battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    3.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    11.1 x 8.6 x 3.8"

    Profoto A10 Reviews

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    Does this flash have a thermal cutoff?

    Does this flash have a thermal cutoff?
    Asked by: rob
    The Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon will turn off when it gets too hot.
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2023-12-11

    Are either the Canon or Nikon versions compatible ...

    Are either the Canon or Nikon versions compatible with the Leica M10 or the Hasselblad X2D?
    Asked by: Oswaldo
    No, all units will have to be used in manual mode.
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2023-12-10

    Does this flash offer any external battery pack ...

    Does this flash offer any external battery pack for faster recycle times?
    Asked by: rob
    There is no external pack for the A10 but you can get additional Profoto A-Series Battery Mk II BH #PRLBA1X • MFR #100498 units.
    Answered by: Jessica G
    Date published: 2023-12-11

    Does it have a built in slave, so it could be ...

    Does it have a built in slave, so it could be fired from another Profoto fash unit like a D1?
    Asked by: john
    The A10 would lack an optical sensor, so it would rely on the Profoto Air trigger as a means of firing it.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2022-07-16

    Does this work with canon r5 TTL and HHS?

    Does this work with canon r5 TTL and HHS?
    Asked by: Paul
    Another thing to remember for the Canon R5 (per the Profoto site): "Auto AF assist not supported, No support for 2nd curtain sync"
    Answered by: Curtis
    Date published: 2021-10-26

    Will this work TTL on a canon eos1 35mm camera?

    Will this work TTL on a canon eos1 35mm camera?
    Asked by: Sarah
    The Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon requires a digital camera in order to use TTL due to software requirements in order to send the information from camera to the flash. For Canon EOS 1 35mm camera I would suggest manual flash like https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1712781-REG/godox_lux_senior_retro_camera.html
    Answered by: Lera K
    Date published: 2024-03-12

    is this compatible with canon st-e3-rt remote?

    is this compatible with canon st-e3-rt remote?
    Asked by: Thomas
    No. The unit runs of its own canon protocol system.
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2021-12-20

    Is it compatible with canon R6?

    Is it compatible with canon R6?
    Asked by: Huguette
    Yes, the Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon is compatible with the Canon R6.
    Answered by: samikg
    Date published: 2023-06-27
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