After more than four years in the making, Profoto are releasing the most easy to use yet powerful and versatile off-camera flash ever released. The Profoto B1 is now available to order from Teamwork Digital, along with a new TTL remote for Canon E-TTL II cameras.
The most remarkable of the new features of the Profoto B1 is the groundbreaking TTL function. This is a new, patent pending invention from Profoto that integrates flash and camera. It works like this: you attach the Air Remote TTL-C unit to your camera’s hot shoe, you point and shoot with your camera, and the Profoto B1 automatically adjusts its output to provide you with a perfect exposure. Photographers who prefer adjusting the light themselves can switch to manual control by a simple button-press.
The Air Remote TTL-C is a small, hot shoe-mounted device that acts like a wireless link between camera and flash, supporting manual and TTL control of Profoto B1 lights in up to 3 individual groups. The remote is sold separately, so that photographers may choose the right remote for their camera. The Air Remote TTL-C for Canon cameras with E-TTL II support is launched together with the B1. The Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon cameras with i-TTL support will be available in 2014.
Another interesting feature is the fact that the Profoto B1 is completely cordless. Powered by an exchangeable battery and wirelessly synced and controlled with the Air system, it allows the photographer to bring the B1 anywhere and place it without regard to cable length. The battery will provide up to 220 full-power flashes, while the Air system has an operating range up to 300m (1,000ft).
The new Profoto B1 products are now available from the Teamwork Digital website:
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL
Cordless, battery-powered off-camera flash with TTL. Delivered with an exchangeable Li-Ion Battery, Battery Charger 2.8A and Bag XS.
Air Remote TTL-C
Attach this small unit to your Canon camera to wirelessly integrate your B1 with your camera.
Air Remote TTL-N (Available 2014)
Attach this small unit to your Nikon camera to wirelessly integrate your B1 with your camera.
Li-Ion Battery for B1
High-capacity battery for the B1, providing up to 220 full-power flashes per charge.
Battery Charger 2.8A
Standard charger that fully recharges the B1’s battery in two hours.
Battery Charger 4.5A
Optional charger that fully recharges the B1’s battery in only one hour.
Car Charger 1.8A
Plugs into any standard car cigarette connector and fully recharges the B1’s battery in two hours.
Travel with comfort to your on-location shoot. Fits, for instance, two B1 or D1 flashes plus stands.
Case for protecting the B1 and other photographic equipment during storage and transport.
For storing accessories such as Air Remotes, chargers and smaller camera accessories.