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Profoto A2 Monolight

BH #PROFOTOA2 • MFR #901250
Profoto
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

Flash Head
Maximum Power0.1 to 100 Ws
Power Control10 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Flash Durationt.1: 1/350 Sec (Full Power)
t.1: 1/26,000 Sec
t.5: 1/1200 Sec (Full Power)
1/56,000 Sec
Recycle Time0.1 to 1.6 Sec
Color Temperature5800K +/- 100K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Accessory Fitting TypeProfoto
Modeling Light
TypeLED
Base TypeProprietary
Wattage2.1 W
Color Temperature3500K
Sync
Sync TypeInfrared, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz
Wireless Channels / Groups100 / 6
Wireless Range330' / 100.6 m (Radio)
InterfaceUSB Type-C
Power
Power SourceExternal Battery
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Flashes Per Charge400 Flashes (Full Power)
Recharge Time2 Hours
General
DisplayLCD
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Fan CooledNo
Operating Temperature32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
DimensionsH: 3.1 x W: 3.1 x L: 5.0" / H: 7.9 x W: 7.9 x L: 12.6 cm
Weight27.3 oz / 773 g, Including Battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.8 x 6.6 x 4.1"

Profoto A2 Reviews

Perfect for travel!

By Alejandro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-18

I have a B10 and B10X Plus, so wasn't looking for a light to use as a main. Bought this mainly for travel portraits and friends and family events and it has been amazing for both!! Click octa fits in my carry on so I have beautiful light wherever I go now if I want to.

Light at your command

By yohannsphotography
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

Excellent flash wished it had more power like 200W but overall easy to use and very useful .you can use arka plate with regular head on Monopod or tripod or use it with Handel provided in the box works perfectly with my a10 my next step is to use It as a flash on my Sony camera once I get the new remote for it . You can use the a10 as commander with a second camera. So two cameras with two different lenses and two separate flashes that work together or individually.

So far so good....

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

So far in preliminary tests it works as advertised. Would have been nice if there was some type of hand held attachment included but otherwise a good unit so far.

Great monolight

By Ildar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

It is a great monolight. We use it for headshots to light the white background. We don't need the full power of B10X or B10X Plus for that purpose, so we really save money and weight, especially because we always have one extra unit of each equipment as a back up. I disagree with the previous review about the power. If you need more power, you can get B10X model. This information is in description and you knew what you get. - Overall quality is very good. - Mounting part is made of metal. - Battery is on the top and easy to remove/insert in comparison with A1 models. - Most of the body is rubberized. - Buttons are easy to press. - Setting wheel is easy to use. Not like on the Profoto Connect Pro Remote. - same battery and charger as for A1 models. Things I did not consider into review. Just my thoughts: - There is some problem with the app and bluetooth connection from time to time, but I am pretty sure it will be fixed. - The unit also has USB-C port. Unfortunately, it can't be used for charging. It would be so cool, but nobody promised us that, so it is not counted. - It would be nice to have charger for two batteries. - It would be nice to have a plugable charger. - USB-C charger? Would be great too.

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