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Profoto A1 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon



INCLUDES FREE  Profoto Li-Ion Battery for A1 Flash

In what seems like an annual event, Profoto rolls out a new product that's either an enhancement to a product in their existing roster or a product that's a ground-breaking experience. While they're firmly entrenched in precise TTL technology with the D2 and B1X battery-powered fixtures, and have given us a smaller form factor plus TTL with the B2, the introduction of the A1 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon is truly a game-changer.


The A1 was created for the professional photographer looking for portability and performance features or the ambitious non-professional who recognizes quality lighting but wants it comfortably and easily without the hassle of an overly technical interface. The A1 is easy to use. You can literally take it out of the box and start shooting. Your first shot is nearly always a keeper. The old adage about not judging a book by its cover simply doesn't apply here. The A1 is a good-looking flash, in fact, even its packaging could compete with Apple for design. Weighing 1.2 lb including its battery, the A1's sleek matte black finish not only appeals to the eye but to the tactile sense as well.


The A1 performs as well as it looks and feels. It recycles in 0.05 to 1.2 seconds - significantly faster than most flash units in its class and has action-stopping flash durations from 1/8000 to 1/20,000 second. The A1 supports HSS (High Speed Sync) allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds as short a 1/8000 second instead of 1/250 to blur a distracting background using a wide aperture while controlling strong ambient light behind your subject. The 76Ws head has an LED modeling light that can give you a preview of how the light is falling on your subject. It can be turned on or off, set to automatically adjust proportionally to the power level selected or just switched to manual where it can be modified by hand. All adjustments are indicated on the exceptionally readable white on black LCD display


The A1 is powered by an included Li-Ion battery that has a capacity of 350 full power flashes and thousands of partial power shots. Power is topped up on an exhausted battery in about 80 minutes with the included 100 - 240 VAC charger. The battery doesn't fade as its power is used, operating at peak performance until it's exhausted. Purchase of an additional battery is recommended.


Flexible and easy to use, I think it's safe to say that the A1 is a remarkable addition to Profoto's roster. Is it an on-camera or an off-camera studio light? The fact is that it's both and the choice of how to use is yours.

Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
AirTTL and HSS for fast professional images
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 (3 groups, 8 channels)
Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery
1.2 Sec recycling time to full power
TTL/MAN switch
Built-in auto-zoom in head with manual override handles lenses from 32 to 105mm
Wide Lens handles camera lenses from 14 - 24mm
Auto focus (AF) assist
Large Hi-Res LCD display
TTL Support for Nikon
Compatible with all Profoto Air Remotes, wireless range up to 1,000'.

Mount: Shoe
Exposure Control: Manual, TTL
Bounce Head: Yes
Zoom Head: Full Frame: 32 - 105 mm
Recycle Time: Approximately 0.05 - 1.2 Seconds
Flash Duration: 1/8000 - 1/20000 sec
Flash-Ready Indicator: Yes
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Wireless Operation Method: RF
Distance: Up to 1000' / 304.80 m
Mode: Master, Slave
Wireless Communication Channels: 8 Channels
Wireless Groups: 3 Groups
Power Source: Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.6 x 10.2 x 3.5" / 21.8 x 25.9 x 8.9 cm
Weight: 1.23 lb / 560 g Including Battery

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