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Profoto Launches the New B1X Battery-Powered TTL Flash

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There are those of us who push the envelope, for who “good is the enemy of great.” For the great photographer, every challenge is a new opportunity to create something remarkable and to set the bar even higher. For these people, speed is more than the ability to freeze a moment of action or match the fastest camera shutter. It’s about taking light and shaping something memorable with it. These people redefine their craft every single day. And so does Profoto. This is speed redefined.

Is the B1X for you?

Quick to set up & easy to use
The B1X is a fully cordless light with simple, intuitive controls and a large easy-to-read LED display. So instead of tripping over cables or fiddling with sub menus or user manuals, you can focus on being creative.

Capture the moment with AirTTL
Finding the right exposure the first time can be a challenge when time is limited or the light is constantly changing. AirTTL automatically does it all for you, just point and shoot.

Shape light in broad daylight with HSS
No matter how bright the sun shines, Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) enables you to use your flash at shutter speeds up to 1/8000s. Overpower the sun and shape your light even with large apertures in broad daylight.

Battery power you can rely on B1X’s rechargeable
Lithium-ion battery provides up to 325 flashes at full power and tens of thousands at lowest power. And it recharges in no time.

Modelling light with power and quality
A powerful LED modelling light enables you to preview your shot and evaluate how light and shadows fall on the subject. It is also useful as main or fill light in low light situations.

Explore your light shaping potential
Photography is all about controlling and shaping light. With the B1X it is easy to take your creativity to the next level with our dedicated range of compact, lightweight OCF Light Shaping Tools.

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Buy the B1X Location Kit Now

The B1X vs the B1 – what’s new?

  • More power for long location shoots. A new battery with 50% more capacity but same size and weight as the B1 battery. The new battery is fully cross-compatible with the existing B1 battery.
  • More and better continuous light. A new modelling light LED adds 80% more light output and improves colour rendering from 80 to >90. For use as a modelling light, main light or video light.
  • More power to shape light in any ambient light conditions. Full 2.0-10 (9 f-stops) HSS power range (the extended HSS power range comes with a free firmware update that also benefits existing B1 users).
  • More power to lock the stand adapter. A new knob makes it easier to lock the stand adapter with less force.

A slightly updated look

  • New black front ring and umbrella tube.
  • New font on zoom scale.
  • New print on the back panel.
Buy the B1X To-Go Kit Now
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The OCF Zoom Reflector

More power in all the right places

  • More power to overpower the sun.
  • Adds up to +1.2 f-stops compared to built-in reflector.
  • More power to pack into one bag. Easy to bring without taking up space in your bags when mounted onto the lights.
  • More power to shape light. Easily adjustable 55-850 beam spread.

Also fits D1 & D2

  • Compatible with all Profoto “flat front” lights. (B1X/B1, B2, D2 and D1)*.
  • Not recommended for ProHead, ProB Head, AcuteD4 Head or AcuteB2 Head.

* Fewer heat restrictions compared to other OCF tools. Max flash 1000Ws. Max modelling light 300W.

Buy The OCF Zoom Reflector

The OCF Mangum Reflector

More power in all the right places

  • More power to overpower the sun. Adds up to +1.8 f-stops compared to built-in reflector.
  • More power to go. Easy to bring in the included protective bag. More power to shape light. Easily adjustable 40-800 beam spread.

Also fits D1 & D2

  • Ideal for all Profoto “flat front” lights (B1X/B1, B2, D2 and D1)*.
  • Not recommended for ProHead, ProB Head, AcuteD4 Head or AcuteB2 Head.

 * Fewer heat restrictions than other OCF tools. Max flash 1000Ws. Max modelling light 300W.

Buy The OCF Magnum Reflector

Specifications: B1X vs the B1

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Specifications: OCF Zoom & Magnum Reflectors

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About the Author:

info@outdoorphoto.co.za
Outdoorphoto is a photography specialist shop in Pretoria, South Africa. We love everything photography and that enthusiasm spills over to our community. We love writing and sharing interesting stories and news about photography and about ourselves with people with a passion for this lifestyle. Outdoorphoto has a beautiful online shop as well as a mega store in Garsfontein Drive, Pretoria. We not only sell cameras and other photographic gear, but also offer equipment rentals. We also have a massive community with a forum and photo galleries where our community family share and discuss their passion.

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