Profoto have today launched the A1 – the world’s smallest studio flash.
Although designed as an on-camera flash, it’s also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit and works seamlessly with other Profoto lights, even with AirTTL and HSS.
The Profoto A1 resembles a speed light and is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and three dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily – a Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce Card. They can be stacked for more creative options. The A1 also offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to set the light and understand how light and shadows work together.
Power is provided via a dedicated Li-Ion high capacity battery that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly.
- Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
- AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image
- Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools
- 5 dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available
- LED modeling light integrated to the head
- Air Remote built-in
- Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery
- 1.2s recycling time
- TTL/Manual switch
- Built in motor-zoom with hand control
- Auto focus (AF) assist
- Large Hi-Res display
- Support for Canon, Nikon and Sony (to follow)
It’s also extremely easy to use with a large, clean and clear user interface. Like all Profoto products, it’s intuitive and you don’t need to read a long instruction manual to understand how it works. It will be initially available in Nikon and Canon TTL fittings with Sony to follow in the near future.
The Soft Bounce and Gel Holder are sold separately; the Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce card are supplied as standard