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Sep 14, 2017 20:07 |  #1

It was posted over at Lighting Rumors earlier - removed now.

Product alleged to be an "A1" and looked like a "large speedlite" format flash.

Could be announced next week...... maybe.




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Sep 14, 2017 22:57 |  #2

Yeah, I noticed that got removed from their site, but there's also a post on rumors.camera which appears to still be there. They pointed out that the Profoto URL for the product exists, and sends you to a login page rather than a 404. It also appeared briefly on a French website. It's clear that there is some sort of product called the A1 coming soon.



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Sep 16, 2017 16:14 |  #3

There's an article on dpreview which looks fairly authentic, especially the price.




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Sep 19, 2017 08:39 |  #4

https://profoto.com/us​/a1 (external link)


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Sep 19, 2017 10:09 |  #5

More than excited. All speedlights and Godox with all the control nightmares will be gone. A couple of these and everything controlled with the Air Remotes. I can't wait! Mary, have you seen the announcement?


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Sep 19, 2017 10:34 |  #6

Impressive.....


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Sep 19, 2017 13:56 |  #7

$995 speedlight + $419 trigger...


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Sep 19, 2017 14:01 |  #8

It's meh for 1000$




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Sep 19, 2017 14:07 |  #9

Doesn't say how many Joules is its output. :-(

Nevermind, I found it. It's only 76J.


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Sep 19, 2017 15:59 |  #10

Man, I rather use Godox and some $$ for MF. But then I am not a working pro.


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Sep 19, 2017 17:27 |  #11

It will be interesting how the support will be... I know a lot of working photographers using speedlites and they **** a lot about the setup, but still get great images. It also seems to have a magnetic head to take accessories like a MagMod. Speaking of MagMod.. I think Profoto intentionally made a round head to force others to make a new modifiers for them




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Sep 19, 2017 18:07 |  #12

The power output —roughly the same as that of a flashgun– is disappointing.


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Sep 19, 2017 18:31 |  #13

Great looking product but that price though....

But then again Profoto lights are not cheap.


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Sep 20, 2017 00:29 |  #14

"Follow Sal to New York City..."

Really? Of all the photographers you could choose to rep your product, Profoto, you chose the douchebag who "won" his own photo contest?


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Sep 20, 2017 08:37 |  #15

This is not something to compete against current Speedlites, Its been developed to compliment the B1 and B2 lines of portable lights and its fully compatible with those. If you look at the power distribution among A1, B2 and B1 heads they are cover a broad range.
I would like to try one on the hotshoe to trigger B1 heads and use it as a fill light at the same time.
I guess we will wait to see some deep reviews and maybe head to head comparisons with other products. I've been using Profoto products for 4 years now and can't be happier. I have switched from Einsteins which were great but Profoto's build quality, light constancy and ease of use are incredible.


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