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 Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Profoto Callapsible Reflectors
From Profoto:
 
We do not need tell you why collapsible reflectors are great. Every photographer knows that (affordable, lightweight, easy to use, etc.). But what you most probably did not know is that Profoto now makes them.
 
Profoto’s Collapsible Reflectors stand out from the crowd. First of all, the sturdy yet collapsible squircle-shaped metal frame is equipped with two ergonomically shaped handles, which makes the reflectors much easier to fold and hold in various positions.
 
Secondly, Profoto's Collapsible Reflectors are designed with high-quality fabrics and the frame itself is far tougher and durable than the average reflector.
 
Last but not least, Profoto's Collapsible Reflectors are available in no less than ten different versions. Four types of two-sided Reflectors are available: Silver/White, Sunsilver/White, Gold/White & Matte Black/White. There is also a translucent screen available to be used as a diffuser. Each of these is available in two sizes: Medium (80 cm /32’’) and Large (120 cm /47”).
 
In short, it is now easier than ever before to obtain your first piece of Profoto gear, and those who are already familiar with the brand can expand their set of Profoto tools with a powerful and cordless continuous light source – also known as the sun.
 
The Profoto Collapsible Reflectors are officially released on October 1.
 
Adorama carries Profoto gear.
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Post Date: 10/1/2013 9:20:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 25, 2013
Profoto AcuteB Split Cable
From Profoto:
 
CONNECT TWO HEADS TO YOUR ACUTEB2 WITH THE ACUTEB TWO-HEAD SPLIT CABLE!
 
The new AcuteB Two-head Split Cable from Profoto is a cord with one plug in one end and two in the other. Connect it to the output on your AcuteB2 and you have two outputs at your disposal. Very simple, yet very effective.
 
The AcuteB2 600 AirS is Profoto’s most compact and lightweight battery generator. This makes it perfect for on-location shoots and situations where you need to stay moving. It has only one output, but with the Split Cable that is not an issue.
 
Connect the Split Cable to the output of the AcuteB2 and suddenly you have two outputs. In other words, you can now work with two light sources – and this without having to bring another generator with you. So, it is either half the baggage or twice the possibilities, depending on what you are used to.
 
“This is admittedly an uncomplicated product,” says Göran Marén, Product Manager at Profoto. “But sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.”
 
With the Split Cable connected, the power distribution from the AcuteB2 becomes fully symmetric and each head can be powered with up to 300Ws.
 
B&H carries Profoto products.
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Post Date: 3/25/2013 8:50:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 30, 2012
From Profoto:
 
Next generation ProHead Plus, Pro-B Head Plus, ProRing Plus and ProRing 2 Plus products feature several upgrades
 
North White Plains, NY (August 27, 2012) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for still and motion photography, announces today the new Pro Plus line of flash heads.
 
“Profoto’s new line of Pro Plus heads feature upgrades that improve upon even our most reliable classic – the ProHead,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “This new and improved product lineup has been designed to better complement Profoto’s entire line of products for professional photographers.”
 
Compatible with over 120 different Profoto Light Shaping Tools and accessories, Pro Head Plus and Pro-B Head Plus have the following four upgrades:
 
1. New safety lamp head connector
 
The new safety lamp head connector is the most visible upgrade. The safety lamp head connector helps prevent dust and moisture from penetrating the generator. Note that the safety lamp head connector is 100% backward compatible.
 
2. New improved stand adapter
 
The stand adaptor has been upgraded with a fixed screw. Unlike the previous version, it cannot be unintentionally screwed off. In addition, the stand adaptor is now equipped with an additional hole, which creates improved mounting options.
 
3. New patent pending “Perfect Arc” flashtube
 
The “Perfect Arc” flashtube has a new design that vastly improves the triggering capabilities on low power settings. This also provides better color and energy stability from flash to flash on all power settings. Note that the new flash tube is compatible with all previous generations of ProHead and Pro-7 Head.
 
4. New improved protective glass cover
 
The glass cover has been made thicker, which makes it even more robust and safe to work with. ProRing Plus and ProRing 2 Plus have been updated with the new safety lamp head connector.
 
Get your Profoto gear at Adorama.
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Post Date: 8/30/2012 9:48:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Profoto:
 
Profoto Introduces New Pro-B4 1000 Air
 
Durable new battery generator sets a new standard for on-location lighting
 
North White Plains, NY (August 27, 2012) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for still and motion photography, announces today the sturdy new Pro-B4 1000 Air featuring ground-breaking flash duration.
 
Thanks to the new, patent pending Hybrid Capacitor Technology, the Pro-B4 delivers flash durations down to 1/25,000 of a second – making it not only the shortest flash duration of any battery generator in the world, but also of any flash pack.
 
“Profoto’s new Pro-B4 1000 Air is the fastest, toughest and most versatile battery generator on the market today,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “With its unprecedented flash duration and world’s fastest recycling time, this new portable unit provides a world of creative possibilities for today’s fast-paced professional digital photographers.”
 
In addition to its short flash duration, the Pro-B4 is also the world’s fastest recycling battery generator. At lower power settings it is capable of firing up to 30 flashes per second, while the longest wait on full power is less than a second.
 
Featuring two independent outlets with individual controls and displays, the new Pro-B4 makes it as easy as possible for photographers to take full advantage of all features. The unit’s energy setting can be adjusted quickly with precise control in 1/10 f-stop increments. The unit’s display can be set to show the output in f-stops or watt seconds, and information about the flash duration on each head is easily accessible.
 
The Pro-B4’s powerful Li-Ion battery can fully recharge in less than 45 minutes and can be recharged while in use. This means that if the modeling light is used moderately, the pack can be used continuously while connected to a main outlet. In addition, the battery can be recharged just as fast with Profoto’s portable power source, the Profoto BatPac.
 
Finally, the Pro-B4 is the most durable battery generator on the market. The solid-cast aluminum chassis and the sturdy rubber frame ensure that it can take rough handling. All connections have protective lids and the pack has no air vents to help prevent water or dust from getting inside.
 
Get your Profoto gear at Adorama.
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Post Date: 8/30/2012 9:45:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 7, 2012
From Profoto:
 
Profoto Introduces New ProDaylight 200/400 Air
 
Latest continuous light sources add to the growing Profoto product line
 
North White Plains, NY (April 16, 2012) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, announces today the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources. In 2011, Profoto released the continuous light source ProDaylight 800 Air, thereby introducing the concept of light shaping to video. ProDaylight Air is an HMI light, which is ideal for most photo and video shoots.
 
These latest versions are even smaller and more lightweight, yet still as powerful and robust. The fact that the units do not use fans to keep cool makes them totally silent – a valuable feature when working with live sound video. The word “Air” simply means that they come with Profoto’s renowned Air radio remote function, which lets users control the light from the palm of their hand.
 
“The increasing popularity of modern DSLR cameras that are capable of not only shooting still photographs but high definition video as well prove that the worlds of photography and video are blending into one,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “And as more and more photographers begin to specialize in offering photography and video services, these new HMI continuous light sources will perfectly complement their equipment and assist them in getting the most out of their video as well as photo shoots.”
 
These new products are compatible with Profoto’s wide assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Note that all HMI lights need a ballast to work. ProDaylight is no exception, and to fully support the new versions Profoto is also launching the new ProBallast 200/400. ProBallast is multivoltage, flicker-free and automatically senses that a 200W or a 400W head is connected – and adjusts itself accordingly.
 
At the NAB Show this week in Booth # C8217, Profoto will be showing the complete line of continuous light products including the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air systems as well as the new cine Reflector Lite. Also featured will be Profoto’s extensive line of light shaping tools.
 
For more information on the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources, including technical specifications, visit: http://www.profoto.com/us/products/continuous-light
 
Get your Profoto lighting gear at Adorama.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 8/7/2012 10:00:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 17, 2012
From Profoto:
 
Profoto Introduces New ProDaylight 200/400 Air
 
Latest continuous light sources add to the growing Profoto product line
 
North White Plains, NY (April 16, 2012) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, announces today the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources. In 2011, Profoto released the continuous light source ProDaylight 800 Air, thereby introducing the concept of light shaping to video. ProDaylight Air is an HMI light, which is ideal for most photo and video shoots.
 
These latest versions are even smaller and more lightweight, yet still as powerful and robust. The fact that the units do not use fans to keep cool makes them totally silent – a valuable feature when working with live sound video. The word “Air” simply means that they come with Profoto’s renowned Air radio remote function, which lets users control the light from the palm of their hand.
 
“The increasing popularity of modern DSLR cameras that are capable of not only shooting still photographs but high definition video as well prove that the worlds of photography and video are blending into one,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “And as more and more photographers begin to specialize in offering photography and video services, these new HMI continuous light sources will perfectly complement their equipment and assist them in getting the most out of their video as well as photo shoots.”
 
These new products are compatible with Profoto’s wide assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Note that all HMI lights need a ballast to work. ProDaylight is no exception, and to fully support the new versions Profoto is also launching the new ProBallast 200/400. ProBallast is multivoltage, flicker-free and automatically senses that a 200W or a 400W head is connected – and adjusts itself accordingly.
 
At the NAB Show this week in Booth # C8217, Profoto will be showing the complete line of continuous light products including the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air systems as well as the new cine Reflector Lite. Also featured will be Profoto’s extensive line of light shaping tools.
 
For more information on the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources, including technical specifications, visit: http://www.profoto.com/us/products/continuous-light
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 4/17/2012 9:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, December 5, 2011
From Profoto:
 
Profoto Introduces New Umbrella XL Product Line
 
ew Light Shaping Tools ideal for portrait and fashion photography
 
Elmsford, NY (December 1, 2011) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, is proud to introduce the new Umbrella XL product line.
 
"The new Profoto Umbrella XL products were created with professional portrait and fashion photographers in mind," said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. "These new light shaping tools create a smooth yet distinctive light, allowing photographers to perfectly illuminate a single person or even small groups with just a single light source."
 
Available in three versions – white, silver and translucent – the new Profoto Umbrella XL features a diameter of 65” with a slightly parabolic shape that allows photographers to change the light distribution by simply sliding the umbrella shaft inside the flash head. In addition, the light spread can also be adjusted by moving the Zoom Reflector back or forth, creating an even more versatile look.
 
The Profoto Umbrella XL fits on all Profoto flash heads and monolights. It can also be mounted on Profoto’s Cine Reflector, and thereby can be used with the new line of continuous light sources – ProDaylight 800 Air and ProTungsten 1000 Air.
 
There is also an optional front diffuser available to soften the light and reduce the intensity by 1.5 f/stops, practically converting the white and silver models into a fully functioning Octabox. An optional stand adapter allows photographers to mount the umbrella on a light stand, or for use with other flash brands.
 
Availability
 
All three versions come in a rugged transport bag. They are available now at local photo retailers throughout the U.S. starting at around $300.
 
B&H carries Profoto Umbrellas.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 12/5/2011 10:48:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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