Profoto recently updated their B1 flash with the introduction of the B1X flash, featuring a new LED modeling light that adds 80% more light output, with an increased CRI of over 90. This significant upgrade is all about power. In addition to the LED modeling light and increased color rendering capability, the B1X has a more powerful battery that holds 50% more energy and an extended HSS power range, making it an ideal on-location tool for photographers.

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Profoto B1X

Profoto-B1X-500-AirTTL-frontProfoto-B1X-500-AirTTL-backThe Profoto B1X is all about power, power and more power. The amazing thing is that Profoto managed to pack all of this power into a package that is no heavier than its predecessor. Despite improving on the B1 in almost every aspect, the B1X still only weighs about 3Kgs.

“The B1X is designed at the adventurous photographer who’s willing to go the extra mile,” says Profoto in their intro video. “Whether that’s hanging off the side of a mountain or in the middle of a desert—this is no ‘stay-at-home flash’ so speed and simplicity is crucial.”

That’s 6.6lbs for a light that can HSS at 1/8000 of a second, gives you a flash power range from 2 to 500W/s, flash durations between 1/11,000s (2Ws) – 1/1,000s (500Ws) in normal mode or 1/19,000s (2Ws) – 1/1,000s (500Ws) in freeze mode, TTL (with compatible cameras), and 0.1-1.9-second recycle time with a burst mode that can fire off up to 20 flashes per second.

The Profoto B1X is available to purchase in “Location Kit,” the Profoto B1X costs Rs. 3,12,000/-  (inclusive of GST.)

Watch the video here:

B1X Features

  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other AirTTL flashes.
  • Cordless design and wireless controls allow you to shoot without any restraints.
  • 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range.
  • Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote.

Specifications

901028 B1X 500 AirTTL To-Go Kit

1 × B1X 500 AirTTL

1 x Li-Ion Battery MkII for B1/B1X

1 × Battery Charger 2.8A incl. power cable

1 × Bag XS

901027 B1X 500 AirTTL Location Kit

2 × B1X 500 AirTTL

2 x Li-Ion Battery MkII for B1/B1X

1 × Battery Charger 4.5A incl. power cable

1 x Car Charger 1.8A

1 × Backpack M

100399 Li-Ion Battery MkII for B1/B1X

Short specifications

B1X 500 AirTTL

Max energy: 500Ws

Energy range: 9 f-stops (2.0-10)

HSS energy range: 9 f-stops (2.0-10)

Modeling light: 24W Tungsten balanced LED; 2500 lumens output (equivalent to a 130W halogen lamp)

Battery capacity: Up to 325 full power flashes/120 minutes with max modelling light

Battery charging time: Up to 2.5 hours with Battery charger 2.8A; Up to 1.5 hours with Battery charger 4.5A; Up to 3 hours with Car charger 1.8A

All other specifications: Same as Profoto B1

Recommended accessories for Air

901039   Air Remote TTL-C for Canon

901040   Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon

901045   Air Remote TTL-S for Sony

901046   Air Remote TTL-O for Olympus

901031     Air Remote for most DSLRs and medium format cameras

Product numbers

100772 OCF Zoom Reflector

1 × OCF Zoom Reflector

100793 OCF Magnum Reflector

1 × OCF Magnum Reflector

1 × Protective bag

Short specifications

OCF Zoom Reflector

Recommended for: Profoto OCF flashes (B1, B1X and B2), D1 and D2

Max light output: Up to +1.2 f-stop compared with built-in reflector

Light spread: Adjustable 55-85⁰ beam angle°

Dimensions: Diam: 150mm

Depth: 140mm; The size is small enough to fit the reflector into BackPack M, Bag XS and Bag S Plus when mounted onto B1X, B1, D1 or D2.

Use Restrictions: Max 1000Ws flash; Max 300W modelling light

Weight: 195g (6.88 oz)

OCF Zoom Reflector

Recommended for: Profoto OCF flashes (B1, B1X and B2), D1 and D2

Max light output: Up to +1.8 f-stop compared with built-in reflector

Light spread: Adjustable 40-80⁰ beam angle

Dimensions: Diam: 210mm

Depth: 150mm

Use Restrictions: Max 1000Ws flash; Max 300W modelling light

Weight:  250g (8.82 oz)

 

Contact

PhotoSystems India Pvt Ltd.

E-mail: info@photosystemsindia.com,

Website: www.photosystemsindia.com

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