Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit, Includes 2x B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash, Battery Charger, Car Charger, Backpack M

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About Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Monolight

The Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered 2-Light Location Kit makes studio quality lighting as easy to use as your camera's TTL flash. The B1 offers double wireless freedom - a built in AirTTL receiver for remote triggering as well as a powerful on-board Lithium-ion battery that untethers you from the wall outlet. When you need to recharge, the included Fast Battery Charger lives up to its name by providing up to 220 500W/s flashes on a 60 minute charge while the car charger allows you to refresh the battery while you drive to your next shoot. The kit fits in an included ballistic nylon backpack which was tailored for it. Its interior features padded compartments and room for expendables and optional Profoto transmitters. Currently the B1 offers full TTL exposure plus remote triggering for Canon cameras via the optional Air Remote TTL-C. A version for Nikon cameras will be available later this year. The B1 can also be triggered remotely with the Air Remote or Air Sync without TTL functionality.

The B1 recycles in 0.1 to 1.9 seconds but can deliver up to 20 flashes per second in Quick Burst Mode which engages at lower power settings. Flash duration in Normal Mode is a very fast 1/1,000 sec. but there's also a Freeze Mode that delivers flash durations a short as 1/19,000 sec. for capturing liquid sprays or splashes and other creative effects. The modeling light has been upgraded to LED to put less strain on the battery and provide the equivalent output of a 70W tungsten-halogen bulb. The B1's exchangeable Lithium-ion battery gets up to 220 flashes on a 2-hour charge with the standard 2.8A charger or a 1-hour charge with the 4.5A Fast Charger. The battery has fuel gauge-type LEDs that make monitoring remaining power easy.

With TTL
The unique AirTTL feature provides perfect exposure without manual metering, making it quick and easy to catch not only the moment, but also light it in a creative way. Please note that an AirTTL Remote optional transmitter needs to be attached to your camera in order to use this features.

Without cables or cords
The B1 is powered by an exchangeable, high-capacity battery that is integrated with the flash. Combine that with an any of the wireless transmitter options offered within the Profoto Air System and experience the freedom that comes with working without cables and cords.

With power
The B1 is packed with 500Ws of light, enough to shape and control the light even in difficult sunny conditions. The output range is 9 f-stop controlled in 1/10 f-stop increments, providing optimal control and flexibility.

With speed
At full power, the B1 will recharge in less than 2 seconds. At lower power settings, it will produce up to 20 flashes per second, eliminating the risk of missing that perfect shot waiting for the flash.

With light shaping
The built-in reflector creates a wide and even light spread that is beautiful on its own. You are also free to choose from more than 120 compatible Light Shaping Tools and shape it into almost any light you can imagine. Experiment, explore and grow as a photographer.

With quality in every detail
The B1 is designed accordingly to the same high quality standard that made Profoto a household name in the demanding fashion industry. With careful attention to every detail, it is built to provide perfect light for many years to come.

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Monolight Features

  • 2-light kit in a tailor-made backpack. Just grab it and go!
  • Perfect exposure in a flash with AirTTL.
  • Battery-powered and cordless.
  • Fast and powerful.
  • Works with more than 120 Light Shaping Tools.
  • Fast Charger and Car Charger included.
  • Highly customizable backpack with room for additional gear not included in the kit, such as stands and lenses.

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Monolight Specifications

B1 500 Flash: Maximum Watt/Seconds
500W/s +/- 1/20 Stop
B1 500 Flash: Guide Number
291 at 6.56' (2.0 m), 100 ISO with Magnum reflector
B1 500 Flash: Display
LCD Indicators for:
Power in 1/10 stop increments
Battery charge level
Modeling light status
Recycle alert: Beep, Dim, Beep and Dim, silent
Sync: Slave, radio channel and group
Back panel control:
Modeling light button
Sync button
Test, On/Off button
Power dial
B1 500 Flash: Flash Variability
In 1/10 or 1 Stop increments 9.0 Stops:
2.0-10 power level (1/256-1/1)
B1 500 Flash: Recycle Time
Minimum/Maximum: 0.1-1.9 sec
Quick Burst Mode: 20 frames per sec
B1 500 Flash: Flash Duration
Normal mode (t0.5): 1/11,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power
Freeze mode (0.05): 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 sec. min/max power
B1 500 Flash: Color Temperature
Normal mode:
+/- 150K over entire power range, +/- 20K flash to flash
Freeze mode:
+/- 800K over entire power range, +/- 50K flash to flash
B1 500 Flash: Beam Angle
77 Degrees with built-in reflector and opal protective glass
B1 500 Flash: Modeling Light
20W LED (70W tungsten equivalent)
B1 500 Flash: Modeling Light Control
Off / Proportional / Free (full) 5.0-100%
B1 500 Flash: Wireless Remote
Yes, via optional Air Remote TTL-C/N, Air remote, Air USB (Profoto Studio) Wireless range:
Up to 1,000' (300 m) for normal triggering
Up to 330' (100 m) for TTL with optional Air Remote TTL-C
B1 500 Flash: Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
B1 500 Flash: Triggering
Air radio slaves, optical (IR), sync cord
B1 500 Flash: Operating Voltage
100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, Self-sensing
14.8VDC/3Ah via included, rechargeable battery
B1 500 Flash: Auto Power Off
Yes, after 60 minutes of disuse
Sleep mode after 30 minutes of disuse
B1 500 Flash: Battery Type
220 Full power flashes Battery life: 300 charge cycles (to 80% left)
B1 500 Flash: Flash Ready Indicator
Beep tone, ready right, modeling light dimming
B1 500 Flash: Battery Charge Time
2.0 Hours with included 2.8V multi-voltage charger
B1 500 Flash: Battery Charge Display
Green LED indicators: 3 Sections: 100-70%
2 Sections: 70-40%
1 Section: 40-10%
1 Section blinking
< 10%
B1 500 Flash: Voltage Stabilization
B1 500 Flash: Circuit Protection
Adaptive thermal control
B1 500 Flash: Fan Cooled
B1 500 Flash: Auto Dump
B1 500 Flash: Operating Temperature
14 to +122deg.F (-10 to +50deg.C)
Storage: 4 to +140deg.F (-20 to +60deg.C)
Battery Charger: Voltage
100-240VAC, 4.5A
Car Charger: Voltage
Car Charger: Charge Time
With B1 Lithium-ion battery: 2.0 Hours
Backpack M: Material
Ballistic nylon
Backpack M: Type of Closure
Backpack M: Carrying/Transport Options
Backpack shoulder straps and top handle
B1 500 Flash:
Body only (L x Dia): 12.20 x 5.12 (309.88 x 130.04cm)
With 5/8" (16 mm) stand adapter: 12.20 x 6.69" (309.88 x 169.92mm)
B1 500 Flash: 6.61lbs (3.00kg)
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jodi s  what's the duration of the battery?
DAVID R  There is no real good answer to that. It all depends on what power setting you have the strobes set too. I would says at full power you are good for 250-300 shots. I've done 500 shots on lower power before. I do suggest a spare battery so you can do mid shoot swaps.

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