Profoto D1 Monolight 250W, 500W or 1000W

The D1 Air monolights are durable, tough, fast and consistent flash units suited for digital photography and demanding assignments. They are available in 250, 500 and 1000 Ws versions and are fully digital, not just on the display panel, but in the flash output control circuitry as well. This to ensure a consistency in flash-to-flash colour temperature and flash energy. The dual mode SMPS capacitor charging technology ensures the flash-to-flash precision which is essential for today’s photographer.


The 7 f-stop power range gives the power required for creative freedom, to shoot with high speed and full open lens.

The D1 Air series is designed from our philosophy of look, listen and touch. Controls are easy to use, freeing your mind, eyes and hands, so you can focus on the image you are creating. The unique built-in reflector gives you full control and minimises stray light. It is designed for use with softboxes and umbrellas and for use with or without additional reflectors.

Short flash duration gives images a crisp feel and the fast recycling time means that you never have to wait for the flash. You will always get the image quality you want. All this in a package that offers 1/10 f-stop control, giving you the confidence that the images will be exactly as you want them.

Optional built-in Profoto Air remote control and triggering

The new Profoto Air system enables you to remote control and trigger your flash from as much as 300 metres and replaces the sync cable. Connect the D1 to the new Profoto Air USB, for PC and Mac and gain full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication.

As a professional photographer, you have your own special style and needs. Profoto’s extensive Light Shaping Tools system fits perfectly with the new D1 Air, enabling you to shape the light your own way. To achieve the image you want.

The reason for the design of the built in Reflector.

The D1 Compact units have mainly been designed for use by the portrait or wedding photographer, and also for general location use.

The “built in reflector” design makes the D1 much easier to use, as in most situations, the unit is used together with either an umbrella, a softbox, or as a direct light source, and does not require any external reflector. As a direct light source, the “built in reflector” with the flat glass gives a cover of 80 degrees with a very even light distribution. The size of the unit is also kept small and compact because of no need of any external reflector.

The D1 has also been tested together with several other types of Profoto Light Shaping Tools and has been found to be very useful with almost all of them. The exception would be the Narrow beam reflector. Although the shape of the light is not exactly the same as with the same reflector when used with a Pack head, where one difference is that the “zoom scale” is not the same, it is still a very effective full shape. In general it is possible to achieve the same shape of light as with the Pack head, although the effect of the built in reflector gives a more interesting shape.

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Profoto B1 500 AirTTL - Battery operated monolight

The B1 500 Air TTL is a 500W battery powered monolight with built in Air (radio receiver) with TTL for Canon (and Nikon coming soon).
It is notably powerful for its compact size. Packed with 500Ws of light, it is about ten times as powerful as the average speedlight. This is enough to overpower the sun on a sunny day, or to light up larger sets or groups of people. The light output can be controlled in 1/10 f-stop steps over the entire 9 f-stop power range. The B1 is also equipped with a high-efficient LED modeling light, powerful enough to be used as a portable video light.


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Optional Recommended Accessories

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Profoto BatPac

The BatPac is a portable "power-in-a-bag" unit, the combination of a dedicated inverter and a high capacity battery. It gives you power for Profoto D1 monolights even when shooting far away from any mains socket. First of all it is specially designed for handling sophisticated high power units like Profoto's D1 flashes; but it can be used with previous Profoto ComPact units and Acute2 flash generators as well.

The BatPac has advanced safety functions and is very easy to use. It's innovative design delivers power with exceptional stability. It controls over voltage, over temperature, low power, low battery voltage etc., preventing damage to the BatPac and connected flash units. The Profoto BatPac complies with CE and IEC safety requirements.

BatPac gives up to 600W continuous power from 2 integrated separate mains outlets. The BatPac will power all Profoto D1 monolights – 250, 500, 1000Ws.

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The BatPac has all the other benefits of a well-engineered power inverter: It can provide power for charging your laptop, camera batteries and more. It can run constant light sources, wind machines, refrigerator boxes and many more electrical units that are frequently used while shooting on location. Please note that in Australia the BatPac ships with European power connectors and 2 x 5m cables with normal IEC-C13 female (kettle plug) connector.

Technical Info :

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