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Profoto D1 1- 1000W/s / 2- 500W/s Monolight Studio Kit with Air Remote

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About Profoto D1

The Profoto D1 Air 3 Head Studio Kit includes 2- D1 Air 500W/s monolights, 1- D1 Air 1,000W/s monolight, a 1.0 x 1.3' and 2.0 x 3' softboxes with speed rings, 3- 8.0' light stands, a 10 degree grid and an Air Remote for wireless triggering. It all fits in the included wheeled D1 Trolley Bag.

No stone has been left unturned in the provision of tech and convenience features that seem to derive from professional photographers' wish lists. Beneath the sleek matte-black, high-impact polycarbonate finish and highly visible LED readout is strobe design that is digital from the ground up. The 7 stop power range breaks down to 1/10 stop increments providing flexibility, precision and consistency, made possible by dual mode SMPS capacitor charging.

A built-in 77 degree reflector (5.12" diameter) maximizes case space and is ideal for umbrella and softbox use. Features that we've come to expect from Profoto over the years: short flash duration, rapid recycling, a bright 300W modeling lamp and heavy-duty cabling are all on-board.

Profoto Air System technology replaces the sync cord, allowing the head to be remotely triggered from as much as 1,000' (300 m) away using the included Air Remote transceiver. The Air Remote provides 8-channel triggering via hot shoe or mini plug, as well as full-function head control over 8 channels in 6 distinct groups. Additionally, D1 syncing and complete functionality can be wirelessly controlled via your PC or Mac by using Profoto's optional Air USB and Studio Air systems.

Modeling lamp operation is user-selectable: On/Off/Proportional and Free (manual). There is also a selectable flash confirmation (dimming) feature in addition to an audible, fully-recycled tone. The D1 is compatible with the full line of widely-acclaimed Profoto light-shaping tools. Finally, the self-sensing multi-voltage circuitry allows you to take the D1 anywhere in the world.

Profoto D1 Specifications

Maximum Watt/Seconds
500 w/s Monolight: 500
1000 w/s Monolight: 1000
500 w/s Monolight: Recycle Time
Minimum 0.1 sec, Maximum 0.9 sec @ 120V
Minimum 0.1 sec, Maximum 0.8 sec @ 230V
1000 w/s Monolight: Recycle Time
Minimum 0.2 sec, Maximum 1.8 sec @ 120V
Minimum 0.2 sec, Maximum 1.6 sec @ 230V
Flash Duration
500 w/s Monolight: 1/1000 - 1/2600 sec
1000 w/s Monolight: 1/1400 - 1/3700 sec
Flash Variability
500 w/s Monolight: 7 f/stops in 1/10 increments, Full to 1/64 power, 7.8 to 500 w/s
1000 w/s Monolight: 7 f/stops in 1/10 increments, Full to 1/64 power, 3.9 to 1000 w/s
User Replaceable Flashtube
500 w/s Monolight: Yes
1000 w/s Monolight: Yes
Changeable Reflector
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Built-in but additionally uses full line
Modeling Light Wattage
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: At 120V: 300W
Voltage Stabilization
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Yes
Flash Ready Indicator
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Beep Tone and Ready Light
Operating Voltage
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: 120V-230V, Self-sensing
Built-in Slave Cell
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: IR or Optional Air
Circuit Protection
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Adaptive thermal control
Fan Cooled
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Yes
Auto Dump
500 w/s Monolight & 1000 w/s Monolight: Yes
Small White Umbrella: Diameter
30" (76 cm)
Light Stand: Minimum Height
35" (89 cm)
Light Stand: Maximum Height
8' (2.43 m)
Light Stand: Closed Length
31" (78.74 cm)
Light Stand: Footprint Diameter
Each leg extends 18" from the center column
Light Stand: Attachment Size
1/4-20 threaded stud
Light Stand: Air Cushioned
Operating Range
Air Remote Transceiver: 1000' (300 m)
Air Remote Transceiver: 6 groups of 8 channels each
Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed
Air Remote Transceiver: 1/250 s (focal plane)
1/500 s (leaf shutter)
1/1000 s in fast mode (depending on camera)
Delay Trigger Range
Air Remote Transceiver: Fast mode: 100u s
Normal: 465 u s
Air Remote Transceiver: Power Source
2x AAA 1.5v batteries
505-702 Softbox & 505-711 Softbox: Rectangle
505-702 Softbox & 505-711 Softbox: Profoto or other strobes - no hot lights
Removable Front Face
505-702 Softbox & 505-711 Softbox: Yes
Removable Interior Baffle
505-702 Softbox & 505-711 Softbox: Yes
Accepts Grids
505-702 Softbox & 505-711 Softbox: Yes
505-702 Softbox: 2'x3' / 0.61 x 0.91 m
505-711 Softbox: 1' x 1.3' / 0.31 x 0.40 m
500 w/s Monolight: 11.8" x 5.12" / 299.72 x 130.05 mm (6.69" incl. stand adapter)
1000 w/s Monolight: 11.8" x 5.12" / 299.72 x 130.05 (6.69" incl. stand adapter)
Air Remote Transceiver: 2.7" x 1.9" x 1.6" / 68.58 x 48.26 x 40.64 mm
500 w/s Monolight: 5.36 lbs / 2.43 kg
1000 w/s Monolight: 4.91 lbs / 2.23 kg
Light Stand: 3 lbs / 1.36 kg
Air Remote Transceiver: 2.5 oz / 70.87 g (with batteries)
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Perfect portable studio kit


Wow. People who have made this kit must be really clever. Everything fits in the bag, total weight is exactly 24kg, the exact weight and dimensions to be allowed in a plane. You have everything in one bag to do any kind of shooting, anywhere, anytime.


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Questions about this item:

Joel P  Please provide details of Flashtubes that come standard in the 3 D1 Units. Which Flashtubes does Profoto recommend be purchased for use with 220V?
Andrew R  I'm afraid I don't understand your question. I believe that the all three units use the same tube as specified as the replacement (SKU# PP331523). Profoto does not specify a voltage rating, however I believe that is handled by light head itself.
Shopper  whats is the weight of the kits?
SCOTT H  between 50 and 60 pounds
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