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Profoto A10 Studio Light AirTTL-N Off-Camera Kit for Nikon

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Profoto A10 Studio Light AirTTL-N Off-Camera Kit for Nikon
Key Features
  • A10 Studio Light AirTTL-N for Nikon
  • Connect Wireless Nikon Transmitter
  • Built-In AirTTL, Use On or Off Camera
  • Sync A10 Flash with iPhone Camera
Comprising the essentials for flexible off-camera lighting, this Profoto A10 Studio Light A10-N Off-Camera Kit for Nikon pairs the compact, portable A1X-N and the 300 to 1000' range Connect Wireless Transmitter with both the flash and transmitter compatible with Nikon camera systems. The enhanced A10 has the same basic features as the A1X with the addition of groundbreaking technology and compatibility with the Profoto Control and Profoto Camera apps that enables it to sync with your iPhone, allowing it to use professional lighting with wireless control of all of the A1X's functions. In fact, you can can download A10 AirX firmware updates from your phone.
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Profoto A10 Overview

Comprising the essentials for flexible off-camera lighting, this Profoto A10 Studio Light A10-N Off-Camera Kit for Nikon pairs the compact, portable A1X-N and the 300 to 1000' range Connect Wireless Transmitter with both the flash and transmitter compatible with Nikon camera systems. The enhanced A10 has the same basic features as the A1X with the addition of groundbreaking technology and compatibility with the Profoto Control and Profoto Camera apps that enables it to sync with your iPhone, allowing it to use professional lighting with wireless control of all of the A1X's functions. In fact, you can can download A10 AirX firmware updates from your phone.

Profoto A10 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon

Building on the success and popularity of the A1X, Profoto introduces an enhanced version, the A10 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon. 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 Nikon
    • Compatible with all Profoto Air Remotes, wireless range up to 1000'
    Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon

    With the Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon cameras, you have a wireless connection with AirTTL lights that controls flash sync, remote control, Auto TTL, and HSS. The transmitter also controls flash sync and remote control in Air lights. There are three settings on the Connect transmitter itself. Auto being the first, takes all the guess work of setting up your flashes. The manual setting is there if you want to set the flashes yourself and be more creative. The final setting, of course, is to turn it off when the transmitter is not in use.

    By downloading the Profoto Camera or Profoto Control apps and with Bluetooth connection, you can control your lights wirelessly as well and upgrade your firmware later through the app. The Connect works on a frequency of 2.4 GHz and up to eight channels with an operating range of a 1000' when using it with normal sync flash and remote control, and 330' with Auto TTL and HSS. The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. Additionally, the transmitter powers off after 60 minutes of inactivity.

    Compatibility
    AirTTL: A1 AirTTL, B10 250 AirTTL, B1X 500 AirTTL, B2 250 AirTTL, D2 500 AirTTL, D2 1000 AirTTL, Pro-10 2400 AirTTL, and B1 500 AirTTL
    Air without TTL or HSS: D1 Air 250, D1 Air 500, D1 Air 1000, D4 1200 Air, D4 2400 Air, D4 4800 Air, Pro-B4 1000 Air, Pro-8a 1200, and Pro-8a 2400
    Supported Features
    AirTTL Lights: Flash sync, Remote control, Auto (TTL), and HSS
    Air Lights: Flash sync and remote control
    App System Requirements
    Operating Systems: iPhone 7 and later, iOS 11 and later
    Android phones running OS 7 or later
    Wireless Connection
    Profoto App: Bluetooth
    Power Source
    The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. The transmitter will power off after 60 minutes of inactivity

    Profoto A10 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon Specs

    Key Specs
    Guide Number
    Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Auto Zoom Head
    Yes
    Bounce Head
    Yes
    Swivel Head
    Yes
    Exposure Control
    Nikon i-TTL, 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
    Nikon i-TTL, 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
    3.01 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    10.6 x 8.8 x 3.7"

    Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter for Nikon Specs

    Key Specs
    Channels
    8 (Normal)
    Groups
    1
    Wireless Range
    1000' / 304.80 m
    Inputs/Outputs
    1x USB-C (Power)
    Bottom Mount
    Transmitter: Hot Foot
    Wireless
    Channels
    8 (Normal)
    Groups
    1
    Wireless Range
    1000' / 304.80 m
    Radio Frequency
    2.4 GHz
    General
    Control Modes
    Auto, Manual, TTL
    Connectivity
    Inputs/Outputs
    1x USB-C (Power)
    Mounting
    Bottom Mount
    Transmitter: Hot Foot
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    4.25 x 3.5 x 2.5"

    Profoto A10 Reviews

    If you want the best

    By Rollin
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-04

    I have both canon and nikon speedlights Buying new sony so I decided to get this flash and use to control my profoto lights and as well as on sony body This is quality product also not cheap but I think worth it

    Best speedlight available

    By Damon
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-02

    I have shot every brand of speedlight reasonably available (because there are so many knockoffs...) and these are the most reliable, best by as far as they are high priced. I think the original marketing that they are portable studio lights is ridiculous. But these A10s are steadfast performers from beginning to end, I love them, they have made me a better photographer because I no longer have to worry about misfires, I can just work with my subjects. These speedlights are so dependable. They rarely misfire when used at a reasonable frame rate. I use them with grids, rarely with gels, they do give off a blue-ish tint sometimes compared to environmental light. They are my workhorse lights for outside photography. I've banged mine up quite a lot and they just keep working. Versus the A2 these are a dual speedlight and air remote. Versus the real air remotes, I prefer the real ones because they are lighter. But sometimes you need to switch quickly from front flash to controlling lights and this is very handy. Things that could be better: -price, I mean, they are expensive if you break them. I've broken one of three so far due to a stand falling over (the hotshoe broke) -battery life is not the best and the batteries are expensive. I don't remember how much other li-on batteries cost but these are kinda pricey. However in my experience overshooting, as I do, two batteries will carry me for a wedding, three if I really go nuts with high powered flashes and need an extra battery to reduce my worrying (not sure i'd need it) -expensive adapters for bigger modifiers, or expensive and limited modifiers. IDK why you might want a strip box on one of these, but if you do it will cost you a lot for an adapter. I currently own everything except barn doors and it's all pretty great. The profoto modifiers are amazing and the magnet mounts are fantastic, way better than other competitors.

    Well thought out and easy to use, BUT

    By Craig
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-19

    Overall, I love the flash, and Profoto in general. If it holds out as well as my D2 and old A2 strobes, this will last forever (and one of the reasons I bought this versus lower priced options). The UI seems great so far, and being able to use with iPhone is a plus (I bought it for my Sony a7rIII), and so far, so good. Love the fact that I can use it as a small accent of background light in conjunction with my D2 air triggers! My only complaint so far (and reason I dropped a star) is that if you shoot with multiple cameras like I do (at least at events) - if you use the dome/bounce reflector combo, the bounce ring will fall off easily and cause a yard sale of flash modifiers. The magnets just aren't strong enough to hold everything one. Just having the dome on by itself doesn't have much of an issue, but I would also like to see more options (maybe a slightly bigger dome?) I am still putting the flash through its paces, so may update the review as I get more experience with it (mostly shot on manual mode so still need to test more with TTL).

    Love the versatility

    By Jim
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-06

    Updated my other unit to this one that works with the app and so far pleased with the versatility and ease to adjust from camera position. Just hate you have to be so careful of the little copper wires on the foot.

    High price, low performance

    By Michael
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-17

    In over a decade of shooting weddings and working with a variety of systems, this is one of the worst flashes I've ever used. The TTL function will give you different results, the light is under powered and lacks features. For example it's not possible to have this light be a simple slave by use of pocket wizard or optical trigger. It's radio only which means that you're not going to mix it with any other studio lighting if you need a small light as an accent somewhere. The unit does not remember your previous TTL settings so once you shut it off, you need to dial in the numbers again. The only thing it has going for it is that the metal foot is sturdy and works in Sony's hotshoe which was poorly engineered. This flash is about as terrible as they get.

    Sensational lighting in a small package!

    By Helen
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-09

    The Profoto A10 is so easy to handle and produces soft, beautiful light, with this one small device. Highly recommend for the best balanced lighting...

    Very satisfied

    By Charles
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-13

    The easiest and most intuitive set up that I have used.

    Was very happy UNTIL...

    By Anthony
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-19

    I'm a full-time pro. I bought this A10 for power, simplicity and reliability. I've been very happy until I shot my first event in a dark room. It was an evening cocktail reception. The focus assist wouldn't work in auto mode. I tried everything I knew and couldn't get it to work. Long story short: I contacted Profoto and they know about this issue with Nikon Z series cameras. I never saw this caveat in any literature from them or any review I read. This flash is completely USELESS in low light if you're using a Nikon Z series body. I'm so very disappointed in Profoto.

    See any errors on this page? Let us know

    What does this offer that the A1X doesn’t have if ...

    What does this offer that the A1X doesn’t have if using with the connect kit?
    Asked by: Carol
    Firmware update via Bluetooth from smartphone app.
    Answered by: Ildar
    Date published: 2021-11-29

    Does this come with the wide lens?

    Does this come with the wide lens?
    Asked by: Tony
    Not entirely sure what you would mean by that. This flash kit comes with everything you'll need to use it off your camera/wirelessly. It comes with a bounce card and a dome to give you different lighting effects.
    Answered by: Stephen
    Date published: 2021-02-21

    Where is the flash unit made?

    Where is the flash unit made?
    Asked by: Christopher
    According to our records, this flash is manufactured in Thailand. Please note that this is subject to change at any time.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2022-07-28

    Does this product come with the little connect ...

    Does this product come with the little connect pick that you put on your camera hot shoe? (Normally a $300 attachment)
    Asked by: Dennis
    Does no come with wireless transmitter
    Answered by: Melodye
    Date published: 2022-08-16

    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

    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

    How is this compatible with compact cameras like ...

    How is this compatible with compact cameras like the G5X if they don't have a hot shoe?
    Asked by: Arturo
    Our website is incorrect as it doesn't work with the G5X. These are the supported models as per Profoto themselves. Supported camera models 1D X Mark III* 1D X Mark II 1D X 1DS Mark III EOS-R5** EOS-R*** 5D Mark IV 5D Mark III 5D Mark II 5DS 5DS R 6D Mark II 6D 7D Mark II 7D 80D 77D 800D 700D 200D 1300D PS G3 PS G1X Mark III 1100D 60D 70D * TTL in mirrorless does not work properly when focusing < 1m ** Auto AF assist not supported, No support for 2nd curtain sync, TTL in mirrorless does not work properly when focusing < 1m *** Auto AF assist not supported, No support for 2nd curtain sync, Limited to 3fps
    Answered by: Stephen
    Date published: 2021-02-07
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