Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit, with 2 D1 500 Watt Second Monolights, Umbrellas, Lightstands & Case (Air Remote not included)

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About Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit

The Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit 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 Profotos 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 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.

One reason why the Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit is popular is because of its Good power output

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good power output (6),Durable (3),Good color value (3)
Best Uses:
Indoors (5),General purpose (4),Low light (3),Outdoor events / games (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (6),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit Features

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Built in reflector gives you full control, minimizes stray light and maximizes the light output. It is designed for use with softboxes and umbrellas and for use with or without additional reflectors. Optional grids and clear glass plate gives you further control.
  • The frosted glass plate and the built in reflector protects the flash tube and modeling lamp which makes the D1 easy to transport
  • Use the full range of Profoto light shaping tools system
  • The 7 f-stop power range gives all the power the demanding photographer needs for creative freedom, to shoot with high speed and wide open lenses. Controlled in 1/10 f-stop precise and repeatable increments.
  • Built-in microprocessors ensure the output consistency ± 0.05 f-stop and ± 30 °K flash to flash
  • Short recycling times to keep up with the active objects so you never have to wait for the flash
  • Short flash duration to stop action
  • Multivoltage. Plug in anywhere in the world and no need to change modeling lamp
  • Profoto Air system built-in, for remote control and triggering from up to 300m
  • Trigger the flash via sync cable, IR slave or Profoto Air system
  • Connect to your PC or Mac with Profoto Studio Air software
  • Optional external battery for on-location use
  • Can be used with Petrol Electric generators, rated 800W continues load
  • Adaptive thermal control ensures overheating preventions and allows you to get maximum out of the flash. 1500 flashes per hour at full energy
  • Built in modeling light 300W
  • Built-in fan for longer shooting sessions and maximum performance
  • The unique Zoom function allows you to freely move the source of light toward the focus of the reflector. This creates several light shapes for each lighting purpose
  • Choose from the vast variety of Light Shaping Tools available. Uncomplicated handling of all accessories, e.g. softboxes can be rotated 360 degree in both directions

Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit Specifications

Energy (Ws/J)
500
Power range f-stop
7
Ws
7.8 - 500
Power range
1/1 - 1/64
Power increments
1/10
Flash duration t0,5
1/1000 - 1/2600
Recycling 230 V (s)
0.2 - 0.95
Recycling 120 V (s)
0.2 - 0.95
Color temperature, Kelvin
5600
Energy precision (flash-to-flash) f-stop
± 0.05
Light spread with built-in reflector
77 degree
Multivoltage
Yes
Modeling lamp (V/W)
120/300
Modeling lamp function
Off / Prop / Free dim
Wireless sync
Yes, Profoto Air
Wireless Remote Control
Yes, Profoto Air
Wireless Radio Range
Up to 300 m
Synchronization mode
Cable / IR / Air
Digital Display
Yes, f-stop
Fan Cooled
Yes, Temperature Controlled
Dimensions (length & diameter)
300mm x 130mm (170 incl. Stand adapter)
11.8" x 5.12" (6.69 incl. Stand adapter)
Weight (kg/lbs)
2.43 / 5.36
Warranty
Porofoto 2 years warranty
Mfr #
901056
SKU
PP901056

Profoto D1 500/500 Air Studio Kit Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Problem small and fixable but a headache

Received with shipping carton intact, but one light will not power down to standby with Air Remote. Won't power on either. Haven't contacted Profoto yet, but I'm sure they'll fix or repair. Other than that minor headache, very impressed with how well lights measure up to reputation.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Profoto D1 500 kit

OK, so you get a great light however, the stands are very flimsy and one foot did not have a plug. This lead to floor scratches. Also, this was the second kit I purchased. The first had to be returned because one light was broken. So in all for the money you get a good light but....for the money I'd expect better quality build all around.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Great Lights If You're Upgrading

By

from Riverside, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've been holding off on buying these, but it was time to upgrade from speedlites for my studio work. I was not disappointed. These are great strobes, and I will be adding at least two more in the future. Purchased the beauty dish and dome diffuser and my portraits are beautiful. If you've been hesititating don't wait. This is a good buy.

 
5.0

Changed my photography

By

from Washington, DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This was an investment, but absolutely worth it. The kit is compact and easy to assemble. The light is a perfect tone. The stands are okay for smaller lightboxes. You'd definitely need sandbags for any softbox larger than 3'x4'

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Major Disappointment

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Received the D1 500/500 Air on a Friday and tested on Saturday. Discovered that one light would not go to standby mode using the Remote Air. Called Profoto on Monday and was told a tech would get back to me. After a couple of hours, got a phone call telling me to send the defective unit in for repair or replacement as they could not come up with a reset to correct the problem. Major bummer to discover that shipping and insurance put me out $88 and I'm down to a 1-light set for about 3 weeks. Not what I expected when I plopped down my $2300+!! On plus side, the working unit is solid and works to perfection. Stands are acceptable and everything that was supposed to be in the box was there...except for one defective light!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Problem small and fixable but a headache

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Pro Photographer

Received with shipping carton intact, but one light will not power down to standby with Air Remote. Won't power on either. Haven't contacted Profoto yet, but I'm sure they'll fix or repair. Other than that minor headache, very impressed with how well lights measure up to reputation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Profoto D1 500 kit

By

from NY, NY  -  Pro Photographer

OK, so you get a great light however, the stands are very flimsy and one foot did not have a plug. This lead to floor scratches. Also, this was the second kit I purchased. The first had to be returned because one light was broken. So in all for the money you get a good light but....for the money I'd expect better quality build all around.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

SO SAD :((((

By

from NY, NY  -  Pro Photographer

SO SAD!! I spent top dollar for quality lights and when I went to use them for the first time, one of the bulbs was burnt/broken. I went to test fire it and nothing, just a click. So sad! Now I have to go back and exchange it for a new one. So PO'd

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better then expected

By

from Phoenix Az  -  Pro Photographer

I had read alot of reviews about this these lights on other sites. The main con I had read was the stands were to flimsey and people should buy new stands for them. After seeting the lights up with softboxes I found the stands were just fine, no reason to get new ones. The stands are light weight, but they hold the lights just fine and they do not appear flimsey. Overall great product and I would buy it again.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product!

By

from NY  -  Pro Photographer

What can i say about the D1 system by Profoto the lighting works great id say its on of the best systems out there, a bit pricey but in the long run well worth the money!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Adorama is terrific & so is the product!

By

from Lehigh Valley, PA  -  Pro Photographer

I have used this light system and couldn't ask for anything better!

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