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Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight

BH #PRD1A500 • MFR #901024
Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight
Key Features
  • 7 Stop Power Range
  • 100-240V
  • 0.95 Sec. Recycling Max. Power @120V
  • 300 Watt Modeling Light
The D1 Air 500W/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.

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What accessories do I need to use 2 Profoto D1 Air 500's in TTL mode?
Asked by: Nigel B.
Unfortunately, the Profoto D1 is not compatible with TTL. In order to have TTL control for Nikon or Canon, the Profoto B1 would be your best bet along with the Profoto Air Remote TTL-C or TTL-N.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will these work with the canon transmitter
Asked by: Candice
Yes, the Profoto Air Remote TTL-C for Canon (B&H # PRARTTL) would work with the Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight, but only for manual flash output. The Profoto D1 Air is not TTL-compatible.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does D1Air head share Profoto accessories with Acute Heads?
Asked by: Todd G.
Answered by: SULTAN G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can i use the AirTTl to control the power ...

Can i use the AirTTl to control the power settings on the D1 units?
Asked by: David
The Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight is not a TTL strobe unit, and you cannot use TTL automatic exposure with the Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight. You may purchase the Profoto Air Remote Transceiver, B&H # PRAR, or even one of the Profoto Air Remote TTL transmitters for use with the Profoto D1 Air 500W/s Monolight, but you will only be able to use the remote to set the flash output manually, not using TTL automatic exposure.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-11-11

where can I find a replacement for the small ...

where can I find a replacement for the small threaded knobs that tighten the head to a stand?
Asked by: andria
You can get them from the MFR: Profoto Tel: 973-822-1300 Website Email [email protected]
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-07-03

Will the Elinchrom El-Skyport (ELSP-HS) ...

Will the Elinchrom El-Skyport (ELSP-HS) transceiver work on the Profoto heads?
Asked by: Thaddeus
no. totally different system.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-07-03


Will my Profoto Air Remote TTL-N fire and D1 with the remote set to manual?Thanks
Asked by: Steven R.
Steven I plan to add one D1 Air 500 to my B1 and fire both with my remote ttl-c. In manual mode you can do it.
Answered by: Juan Pablo B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What is the sync speed for the Profoto D1 Air ...

What is the sync speed for the Profoto D1 Air 1000w/s?
Asked by: Rebecca
The sync speed varies on your camera.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-10-19
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