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Review: The Profoto A1 is a Simple and Naturally Beautiful Flash

7 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

We all know and love the legendary lighting manufacturer that is Profoto . For decades, they have produced and supported the most durable, powerful, and consistent lighting equipment for professional photographers around the world.
In recent years, they have pushed the lighting industry forward with the introduction of the B1 and B2 and their OCF system. These new lights have changed the way photographers work by allowing for unheard of flexibility and mobility. Ever the innovator, Profoto just gave us something we've always wanted, but never thought to ask for.
Profoto just announced the...
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Profoto A1: Profoto's First On-Camera Flash, World's Smallest Studio Light

Profoto A1: Profoto's First On-Camera Flash, World's Smallest Studio Light

7 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Profoto has just announced the A1 , the lighting brand's first-ever on-camera flash. It's also what the company calls “the world's smallest studio light.”
“Our focus with the A1 was to create a flash that delivers a truly high quality of light, which is why it features a round head which delivers light that's both natural and beautiful with a pleasing soft-smooth fall-off, that blends seamlessly with the ambient light,” Profoto says.
The A1 features both a flash and an LED modeling light. The flash can be fired at full power 350 times on one Li-ion battery charge, which takes 80 minutes to...
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