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Professional photographers today need durable, tough, fast and consistant flash units suited for digital photography and demanding assignments. Profoto is well known as the world leader in electronic flash technology. Our 40 years of experience in developing state-of-the-art flash units is built in to the design of the the new D1 Air.
The Profoto D1 Air Monolight is available in 250, 500 and 1000 Ws versions. The Profoto D1 Air is 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 color 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 all the power the demanding photographer needs 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 minimizes stray light. It is optimised for use with softboxes, umbrellas and accepts most Profoto 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.
The Profoto Air system enables you to remote control and trigger your flash from as much as 300 meters (1000ft) and replaces the sync cable. Connect the D1 to the Profoto Air USB, for PC and Mac and gain full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication.
Note:D1 Air models require use of a Profoto Air remote or Profoto Air Sync for triggering of the strobe from the camera
High-visibility LED readout with 7 stop range in precise 1/10th stop increments
Rapid recycling (0.2 - 0.65 sec @ 120V, 0.2 - 0.65 sec. @ 230V) insures that fleeting gestures and defining moments are caught, not lost
The 300W modeling lamp meets the challenge posed by a high ambient light level on set provides easy pre-visualization of the final shot
Air System technology makes the sync cord obsolete, allowing remote triggering of your D1 from as much as 1,000' (300 m) away. Alternately, the D1 Air's syncing and complete functionality can be wirelessly controlled via your PC or Mac by using Profoto's optional Air USB and the included Studio software
Lightweight design with durable polycarbonate shell and built-in 77 degree umbrella reflector
Self-sensing multi-voltage capability allows you to take the renowned Profoto quality of light anywhere in the world
Super-short flash duration (1/1,400 - 1/3,700 Sec. t0.5) provides crisp, action-stopping images, and is especially valuable for dance, sports and other highly kinetic subjects
Connect the D1 to the optional Profoto Air USB for PC and Mac for full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication
Highly consistent shot-to-shot performance within a +/- 0.05 stop range via dual-mode SMPS capacitor technology
Safety features include auto-diagnostic start-up circuitry, DDP (Deep Discharge Protection), pulse-charging capacitor circuitry temperature control and overload protection
Fully compatible with the extensive line of renowned Profoto light shaping tools
Monolight Heads Information
250 +/- 0.05 stop
Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum 0.2 sec, Maximum 0.65 sec @ 120V
Minimum 0.2 sec, Maximum 0.65 sec @ 230V
0.65 Sec. Recycling Max. Power @120V
User Replaceable Flashtube
Sync cord, photocell, Air radio slave
Flash Ready Indicator
Beep Tone and Ready Light
100-240V, 50/60Hz, Self-sensing
4.91 lbs (2.23 kg)
11.8 In. length x 5.12 In. diameter (6.69 In. incl. stand adapter)
300 x 130 mm (170 mm incl. stand adapter)
1/1,400 - 1/3,700 Sec. (t0.5)
300 Watt Modeling Light
Photocell, Air Radio Slave
Items Included With This Product
Flashtube for D1 Monolight - 250Ws Maximum
300W Modeling Lamp
Glass Plate for D1 Monolight - Frosted
Plastic Transport Cap for D1 Heads
2 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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