Profoto D1 Air 250W/s Monolight

Profoto D1 Air 250W/s Monolight

Profoto D1 Air 250W/s Monolight

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  • 7 Stop Power Range
  • 100-240V
  • 0.65 Sec. Recycling Max. Power @120V
  • 300 Watt Modeling Light
  • Photocell, Air Radio Slave
  • UV Flash Tube
  • Fan Cooled
  • Digital Readout
  • 77 Degree Built-in Reflector
  • Optional Wireless PC/Mac Control
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Profoto D1 Air overview

  • 1Description

The D1 Air 250W/s Monolight is a significant refinement of the ComPact monolight series from the company which having become synonymous with professional strobe lighting, is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.

No stone has been left unturned in the provision of tech and convenience features that seem to derive from professional photographers' wish lists. The sleek matte-black, high-impact polycarbonate finish encases strobe design that goes beyond the highly visible LED readout and is digital from the ground up. The 7 stop power range breaks down to 1/10 stop increments providing flexibility, precision and consistency, made possible by dual mode SMPS capacitor charging.

A new built-in 77 degree reflector (5.12" diameter) maximizes case space and is ideal for umbrella and softbox use. Features that we've come to expect from Profoto over the years: short flash duration, rapid recycling, a bright 300W modeling lamp and heavy-duty cabling are all on-board.

Profoto Air System technology replaces the sync cord, allowing the head to be remotely triggered from as much as 300 meters (1000 feet) away using a Profoto Air Remote or Air Sync transceiver (sold separately). The Air Sync provides wireless triggering (8 channels) via hot shoe or mini plug, while the Air Remote provides wireless triggering as well as full-function head control over 8 channels in 6 distinct groups. Additionally, the D1 Air's syncing and complete functionality can be wirelessly controlled via your PC or Mac by using Profoto's optional Air USB with the included Studio software.

Modeling lamp operation is user-selectable: On/Off/Proportional and Free (manual). There is also a selectable flash confirmation (dimming) feature in addition to an audible, fully-recycled tone. The D1 is compatible with the full line of widely-acclaimed Profoto light-shaping tools. Finally, the self-sensing multi-voltage circuitry allows you to take the D1 anywhere in the world.  

High-visibility LED readout with 7 stop range in precise 1/10th stop increments
Rapid recycling (0.2 - 0.65 sec @ 120V, 0.2 - 0.65 sec. @ 230V) insures that fleeting gestures and defining moments are caught, not lost
The 300W modeling lamp meets the challenge posed by a high ambient light level on set provides easy pre-visualization of the final shot
Air System technology makes the sync cord obsolete, allowing remote triggering of your D1 from as much as 1,000' (300 m) away. Alternately, the D1 Air's syncing and complete functionality can be wirelessly controlled via your PC or Mac by using Profoto's optional Air USB and the included Studio software
Lightweight design with durable polycarbonate shell and built-in 77 degree umbrella reflector
Self-sensing multi-voltage capability allows you to take the renowned Profoto quality of light anywhere in the world
Super-short flash duration (1/1,400 - 1/3,700 Sec. t0.5) provides crisp, action-stopping images, and is especially valuable for dance, sports and other highly kinetic subjects
Connect the D1 to the optional Profoto Air USB for PC and Mac for full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication
Highly consistent shot-to-shot performance within a +/- 0.05 stop range via dual-mode SMPS capacitor technology
Safety features include auto-diagnostic start-up circuitry, DDP (Deep Discharge Protection), pulse-charging capacitor circuitry temperature control and overload protection
Fully compatible with the extensive line of renowned Profoto light shaping tools

Note:D1 Air models require use of a Profoto Air remote or Profoto Air Sync for triggering of the strobe from the camera

UPC: 734002751713
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Profoto D1 Air specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power 3.9 to 250 Ws
Power Control 7 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number 216' / 65.8 m at 6.56' / 2 m, ISO100
Flash Duration t.5: 1/3700 to 1/1400 Sec
Recycle Time 0.2 to 0.65 Sec ()
Color Temperature 5600K ± 30K
Flash Ready Indicator Audio, Visual
Reflector  77° Fixed
Accessory Fitting Type Profoto
Modeling Lightcvwxrwafcfscadutcwvxwdba
Type Tungsten
Wattage 300 W
Control Modes Free Set, Off, Proportional
Sync
Sync Type Cable, Optical, Radio
Power
AC Input Voltage 100to240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Circuit Protection Adaptive Thermal Control
Fuse 10 A (US)
6 A (International)
General
Display None
Auto Dump Yes
Fan Cooled Yes
Dimensions : 5.1 x L: 11.8" / : 13.0 x L: 30.0 cm
H: 6.7 x W: 5.1 x L: 11.8" / H: 17.0 x W: 13.0 x L: 30.0 cm, Including Stand Adapter
Weight 4.91 lb / 2.23 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 9.8 x 7.2"

Profoto D1 Air reviews

D1 Air 250W/s Monolight is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable, lightweight, just enough power I've got two of these D1 250's, along with a D1 1000 head, and two AcuteB 600's. The 250's are my favorite lights to use out of all my system. They're less than 5lbs, can carry 2 heads, power cables, and OCF gels/grids in a Pelican 1510 case (with room to spare). It's easily within the 50b weight limit for most airlines. One thing that nobody really talks about is the ability to power DOWN. These lights at their minimum output setting of 4 allows me to shoot tabletop work at ISO 64 and f/1.4. When doing intentional shallow DOF, the D1 1000 cranks out too much light and would require ND on it (which can creates color casts). Also, the D1 250's have the shortest flash duration out of any of the D1's, so they're acceptable for freezing action, AND they recycle the fastest. Infinitely more useful than the 500 flavor, if you really feel like you need more power, go for the 1000.
Date published: 2016-09-14
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