Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V)

Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V)

Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V)

B&H # PRD1A5002LKQ MFR # 901056
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Product Highlights

  • Total 1000Ws
  • 7 F-Stop Variability
  • Exposure Consistency to 1/50 F-Stop
  • Color Temp Consistency of 40°K
  • Multi-Voltage 90-120V & 200-240V
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  • 1Description

The Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V) gives you a total of 1000Ws of Profoto digital lighting power, with color temperature and exposure consistency across the entire 7 f-stop power range (thanks to the dual mode SMPS capacitor charging technology). This kit also includes 2 light stands, 2 umbrellas, a sync cord and a studio kit case for storage and transport.

A built-in reflector controls stray light from the flash head, and it's designed for use with other reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas. Easy-to-use controls help you take advantage of the D1's fast recycling time (0.95 seconds @ full power), short flash duration (1/1000 to 1/2600 sec. @ t0.5) and 1/10 f-stop precision exposure control.  Air Remote Control not included.

Total 1000Ws
Color consistency of 40 degrees Kelvin from flash to flash
1/10 f/stop control
Output consistency of 1/50th of an f/stop
Flash duration as short as 1/2600th second
7 f-stop variability
Multi-voltage, from 90~120V and 200-240V without having to change the modeling light
300W quartz-halogen proportional modeling light
UPC: 734002751904
In the Box
Profoto D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V)
  • 2 x D1 Air 500W/s Monolight
  • 2 x Compact Light Stand for D1/B1 (8')
  • 2 x Small White Umbrella (30"/76.2 cm)
  • Studio Kit Case
  • Sync Cable for D1 Monolight
  • Two-Year Guarantee with the Exception of Flash Tubes, Glass Covers and Modeling Lamps
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    Profoto 500 specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
    Recycle Time 0.95 seconds at full power
    Flash Duration At t0.5--1/1000 to 1/2600 sec.
    Flash Variability 7 stops
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Modeling Light Wattage 300
    Flash Ready Indicator Yes, audible and visible
    Operating Voltage 90-120/200-240
    Built-in Slave Cell Yes
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions 11.8 x 5.12 x 6.69" (30 x 13 x 17 cm) incl. stand adapter
    Weight 5.36 lbs (2.43 kg)
    Kit Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 33.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 12.0 x 10.1"

    Profoto 500 reviews

    D1 Air 500Ws 2-Monolight Studio Kit w/o Remote (90-120V & 200-240V) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good strobes but color temperature cons After purchasing this set and reading all of the glowing reviews I am very disappointed in the color consistency of these strobes. Upon receipt I ran a test and discovered that the strobes fluctuated from around 6100 K at full power to around 5500K at low power, exact numbers were: Head A 10-6160K 9-5950K 8-5790K 7-5700K 6-5700K 5-5600K 4-5490K Head B 10-6080K 9-5940K 8-5770K 7-5750K 6-5740K 5-5620K 4-5540K I sent the heads in for repair, thinking perhaps I had received a bad set and was told by repair that that much color variance, 600 K, is within specs. I was told that with the B1 strobes in normal mode the allowable fluctuation is 150 K from full to low power. So I suppose they are nice strobes but be sure to bring your color meter and gels if color accuracy is much of a concern. I haven't had them long enough to know how they will hold up.
    Date published: 2014-04-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dynamic Light The power and control of monolights has evolved of the last 5 years, providing a great source for lighting. The light weight configuration is ideal for most projects allowing you the same use of any modifiers as you would use with pack systems. The self-determining wattage is a great feature if traveling internationally, but the biggest plus is the built in Air receiver (based on model, be sure to see description) meaning you do not need to buy and attach one separately. The 500Ws are powerful enough and controllable making them a dynamic light. And, they make it extremely convenient to travel with instead of sourcing them where I land.
    Date published: 2016-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't beat this kit. I use these for both headshots/portraits and architectural shoots. These units are compact, light, powerful and rugged. The modeling lights on the B1 units are not powerful enough to reduce pupil size on portraits but the 300W light on these work just fine. The value of this kit is amazing. At time of purchase it was $$less than purchasing all items individually, $$less than buying two D1's separately. The carrying case is very well padded but as other reviewers have said it would not do well as checked airline luggage. If you're thinking about buying two D1's just get this kit as the rest of the products basically come free.
    Date published: 2016-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Excellent light, though I agree with others that the power cords are not the best, nor are the stands, but you save so much money on the lights when buying the kit that it doesn't matter...just buy two new stands (and they aren't that bad, just flimsy).
    Date published: 2012-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm sure to buy the D1 air 1000 next I recently naught the D1 air 500 kit and I have used in on about 10 shoots so far and it's been amazing to use . Profoto has up the game making a smaller and lighter unit than the Profoto Compact r. The first thing to note is that the bags are much better designed and built, with custom foam cut out for housing each lights firmly in place. The units are very well constructed In the tradition of Profoto. There is however one ting that you may find annoying and it that units make a constant whistling low tone once it is plugged into the an outlet. This doesn't affect the performance of the unit which can stay plugged in for hours. Lastly be prepared to buy light stands because the ones that came with the kit isn't good enough for rigorous use. Love. The units and will buy again soon.
    Date published: 2012-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great kit but ... I love the D1 Air monolights. They are not heavy, so easy to attach on stands comparing to other brands I have used, they are a cinch to operate, have great built and aesthetics and the speedrings make it effortless to put on and take down softboxes. The lighting is top notch, and you can fire more quickly than with other monolights. I had previously bought two D1 Air monolights with transceiver and several Profoto light modifiers (not as a kit). Nine months later, in need of more lights I went for the kit, as you just cannot beat the value. Unfortunately, the power cables that came with the kit do not snug properly into the monolights, they barely stay attached and tend to fall off easily. I had to send them back to Profoto for their testing. The stands that came with the kit are not as bad as many reviews made me think. They are great stands. I agree that you would not want to use them with a 4'x6' softbox or a 5' octa, but please consider they are part of a kit that includes 2 small umbrellas. This should tell it all. You will be just fine with a small softbox such as a 2'x3'. I have no problems with my 1'x4' strip as well. My only critique would be the transceiver: while it's great to control the lights from afar, I wish it was better designed. Upon purchasing the kit I was pleasantly surprised to receive notification of a Profoto promotion. They will send the buyer a free 2'x3' softbox and speedring with purchase of the 2-Monolight Studio kit, or the beauty dish set with a larger kit. I just received my free softbox and speedring. Awesome! Now I just hope they will send me 2 good power cables.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best lighting there is! I use these lights at my studio and also on location. The light is 100% consistent and the recycle time keeps up with my shooting 100% of the time. I just purchased a second set of the 500s and I recommend them to any professional photographers that have the means. They are not cheap, but truly, you get what you pay for. I would buy these lights again and again. I also shoot with Alien Bees to light my background and although they are also a quality product for the money, there is no comparison in the end result.
    Date published: 2013-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Profoto D! Air Monolights can't be beat! This is my second D1 Air 500ws kit...cheaper than buying lights individually! Since I shelled out for a second kit, guess that should be testament to how I feel about the quality and performance. I now have a 4-light capability and the possibilities are endless. Best purchase ever
    Date published: 2012-06-11
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