The Profoto OCF System

Profoto has defined an entirely new segment of the photographic lighting market with the Off Camera Flash system. OCF lights are designed to be as versatile and unique as the photographers who use them. Whether you need a little light to complement ambient, or you need to over-power the sun and create a studio type light, the Profoto B1 and B2 lighting systems will revolutionise the way you light on location.

Some important features of the OCF system.

1. On or off-camera flash

The Profoto B2 head is small and light enough to be put on a bracket on your camera. Do either that or put it on a monopod or stand. The choice is yours. Both solutions have their advantages but are equally convenient.

2. With TTL

The Profoto B1 & B2 offers full TTL operation with both Canon and Nikon cameras. Canon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-C to their camera’s hot shoe, Nikon shooters the Air Remote TTL-N. Then point and shoot, and the light will automatically adjust its output to provide you with the perfect exposure. It is as easy as it sounds.

3. With portability

The Profoto B1 & B2 are designed to help you to add a little or a lot of extra light wherever it is needed. Both kits fit in either a backpack, or a bag no larger than your average shoulder bag. Where and how you shoot is all up to you.

4. With speed

At full power, the Profoto B2 will recharge in 1.35 seconds. At lower power settings, it will produce up to 20 flashes per second, eliminating the risk of missing that perfect shot waiting for the flash. Both units also have High-Speed Sync (HSS) functionality, giving you full control of the available light.

5. With light shaping

The built-in reflector on the B1 & B2 heads create a wide and even light spread that is beautiful on its own. But that is only the start. In total, more than 150 tools are available to choose from. With the OCF lights, light shaping is easy and limitless.

Kits available

  • Profoto B2 250 AirTTL To-Go Kit – with pack & battery, 1 head and carry bag
  • Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Location Kit – with pack & 2x battery, 2 x head and carry bag
  • Profoto B1 500 Air TTL Single kit – with head, battery, charger and carry bag
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL – Location Kit – with 2x heads, 2x batteries, backpack, 1 hour fast charger and 12V car charger
Profoto OCF range
Profoto B1 3/4

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL

The B1 500 Air TTL is a 500W battery powered flash with built in Air (radio receiver) with TTL for Canon and Nikon.
It is notably powerful for its compact size. Packed with 500Ws of light, it is about ten times as powerful as the average speedlight.

The Profoto B1 is effective with nearly all the Profoto Light Shaping Tools and there is also a unique range of OCF Light Shapers specifically for the Profoto B1 and Profoto B2 with LED modelling lamps.

Read more about the Profoto B1 or the Profoto OCF Light Shapers.

Profoto B2 250 AirTTL

The Profoto B2 250 AirTTL is the world’s first off-camera flash that can be used both on and off-camera.

It has TTL. It has HSS. It is fast enough to keep up with your camera and five times as powerful as the average speedlight. It can be used with the entire range of Profoto Light Shaping Tools. All this in a head with the same size and weight as a speedlight, but with 6 times more power.

The Profoto B1 is effective with nearly all the Profoto Light Shaping Tools and there is also a unique range of OCF Light Shapers specifically for the Profoto B1 and Profoto B2 with LED modelling lamps.

Read more about the Profoto B2 or the Profoto OCF Light Shapers.