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Profoto A2 Monolight

BH #PROFOTOA2 • MFR #901250
Profoto A2 Monolight
Key Features
  • 100Ws, 10-Stop Power Range
  • 5" Length, 3.1" Diameter
  • Integrated AirX Connectivity
  • Full TTL Exposure Control Plus HSS
Small, lightweight, and highly portable, this Profoto A2 Monolight is a super-compact flash head you can bring just about anywhere. Uncomplicated and easy-to-use, the A2 gives you all the control you need right at your fingertips. This means less time fumbling with buttons and manuals and more time creating incredible images. Designed for advanced amateurs and professionals alike, this monolight is ideally suited for location photography as well as run-and-gun applications. Throw it in your bag or a jacket pocket, and you're ready to make the most of whatever location you might find yourself in.
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Profoto A2 Overview

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Small, lightweight, and highly portable, this Profoto A2 Monolight is a super-compact flash head you can bring just about anywhere. Uncomplicated and easy-to-use, the A2 gives you all the control you need right at your fingertips. This means less time fumbling with buttons and manuals and more time creating incredible images. Designed for advanced amateurs and professionals alike, this monolight is ideally suited for location photography as well as run-and-gun applications. Throw it in your bag or a jacket pocket, and you're ready to make the most of whatever location you might find yourself in.

Engineered for off-camera wireless use, the A2 Monolight features built-in AirX functionality and is compatible with Profoto Air and Connect Pro remotes. You can sync the flash with any camera that has a hot shoe, and you can even capture images with a smartphone via built-in Bluetooth. Additionally, the light is compatible with the Profoto Clic System, a series of powerful light shaping tools for use with A-series flashes.

  • Powerful 100Ws monolight with rapid flash recycling
  • Super-compact size and low weight for easy portability
  • Built-in reflector and lens that creates a natural light spread with smooth fall-off
  • Fully compatible with all magnetic Profoto Clic light shaping tools
  • Integrated AirX connectivity for full compatibility with all Profoto apps
  • Supports all features in Profoto Air, Air TTL, and Connect Pro Remotes
  • Intuitive and easy-to-read user interface with large hi-resolution display
  • Built-in LED modelling light and up to 400 full-power flashes per battery
  • Fully compatible with batteries and battery chargers for Profoto A-series flashes
  • Removable stand adapter with integrated umbrella holder

Profoto A2 Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Power Range
0.1 to 100 Ws
 
Power Control
10-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.1 to 1.6 Sec
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Leica TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Modeling Light
2.1 W LED Built-In (3500K)
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
Bluetooth Built-In
Optical Receiver Built-In
Power Source
Battery (Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x USB-C Female Firmware Input
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Included)
 • 400 Flashes at Maximum Brightness
 • 2-Hour Charge Time
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
Weight
1.7 lb / 773 g (Fixture with Battery)
Light Fixture
Item Type
1x Monolight
Includes Flash Tube
Yes
Included Storage Case
1x Case
Power Range
0.1 to 100 Ws
 
Power Control
10-Stop Range in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time
0.1 to 1.6 Sec
Color Temperature
5800K +/- 100K
Flash Ready Indicator
Audio & Visual
TTL Metering
Yes, via Non-Included Transmitter (Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II, Four Thirds TTL, FUJIFILM TTL, Leica TTL, Nikon i-TTL, Sony ADI / P-TTL)
Cooling System
Fan
Umbrella Mount
Yes
Front Accessory Mount
Profoto OCF
Proprietary
Modeling Light
Modeling Light
2.1 W LED Built-In (3500K)
Control Modes
Off, Proportional
On/Off Switch
Yes
Connectivity
Wireless
2.4 GHz Radio/RF
Bluetooth
Wireless Remote Control Type
Radio/RF Receiver Built-In
Bluetooth Built-In
Optical Receiver Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Profoto Control & Profoto Camera
Wireless Channels
100
Wireless Groups
6
Wireless Frequency
2.4 GHz
Wireless Range
330' / 100.6 m (Radio/RF)
Flash Duration
t.1: 1/350 SecFull Power
t.1: 1/26,000 Sec
t.5: 1/1200 SecFull Power
1/56,000 Sec
Power & I/O
Power Source
Battery (Included)
Inputs/Outputs
1x Barrel / Coax Female Flash Sync Input
1x USB-C Female Firmware Input
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Included)
 • 400 Flashes at Maximum Brightness
 • 2-Hour Charge Time
Battery Charging
1x Single-Bay Charger (Included)
Mounting
Fixture Mounting
1x 5/8" Receiver
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
General
Display
LCD
Dimensions
5 x 3.1 x 3.1" / 12.6 x 7.9 x 7.9 cm
Weight
1.7 lb / 773 g (Fixture with Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8 x 6.6 x 4.1"

Profoto A2 Reviews

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What is the difference between the physical size ...

What is the difference between the physical size and power of the Profoto A2 and the Godox AD100pro ?
Asked by: Jeffrey
Both the Profoto a 2 & the Godox ad 100 are 100ws. They both have a continuous light. The Profoto has service in the USA. The Profoto is H: 3.1 x W: 3.1 x L: 5.0" / H: 7.9 x W: 7.9 x L: 12.6 cm The Godox ad100 is H 3.0" W3.0" L43/4 Both lights have built in receivers.
Answered by: Gary L
Date published: 2022-08-17

Will magnetic snap-on attachments (diffuser dome, ...

Will magnetic snap-on attachments (diffuser dome, Clic grids, Clic gels) for the A1 and A1x fit the A2?
Asked by: Phil
Yes the Profoto Clic light modifiers that normally work on the A1 and the A1X can also work on the Profoto A2.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-04-27

Can the profoto a2 be charged via usb c?

Can the profoto a2 be charged via usb c?
Asked by: Omar
No, the Profoto A2 usb-c port is for firmware updates only.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-06-13

Does it have Bluetooth?

Does it have Bluetooth?
Asked by: Ildar
Yes, the Profoto A2 offers Bluetooth connectivity.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-04-27

Can the beam angle be changed like on the A10?

Can the beam angle be changed like on the A10?
Asked by: Ralph
No, The Profoto Clic Fresnel is needed in order to enable a angle beam of light to 34 degrees. Profoto Clic Fresnel BH #PR101310 • MFR #101310 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1767393-REG/profoto_101310_clic_fresnel.html?sts=pi
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-07-11

Is a remote required?

Is a remote required?
Asked by: Nicholas
Yes. A commander is needed. Please review the following item. Profoto Connect Pro Remote for Canon BH #PRCPCN • MFR #901321 https://bhpho.to/3dKNogh
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-04-27

Will the A2 fire when located next to the camera ...

Will the A2 fire when located next to the camera and trigger? The B10 has a range close to the trigger where it will not fire.
Asked by: Thomas
Yes. The following system will trigger when next to camera and trigger.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-08-21

Will this work with reflectors and soft boxes?

Will this work with reflectors and soft boxes?
Asked by: Sam
Yes with the optional adapters, you can use some reflectors and softboxes on the Profoto A2. Like this adapter, https://bhpho.to/3OTapK8 .
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2022-08-02
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