Profoto’s new A2 monolight is concerning the measurement of a soda can: Digital Pictures Overview

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Profoto is well-known for its big selection of studio-quality lighting options. The brand new Profoto A2 flash head is Profoto’s newest compact gentle. It may be used handheld, mounted or rigged in ways in which bigger, heavier lights can’t as a result of the Profoto A2 is roughly the scale of a can of soda.

The Profoto A2 delivers as much as 100Ws of energy and is appropriate with Profoto’s Clic gentle shaping instruments, together with softboxes, domes, grids, gels and extra. The A2 comes with a detachable umbrella stand attachment as effectively. The A2 could not have the 250Ws of energy of Profoto’s B10X, however the A2 is far smaller and lighter, so there is a tradeoff there. You surrender a little bit of energy for lots extra portability.

Portability is the first focus of the A2. With its battery and stand adapter, it weighs about 770g (1.7 lb.). It is 12.6 cm (4.96″) lengthy with a most diameter of seven.9 cm (3.11″). The A2 features a show on the again to handle energy, connectivity and different settings. The A2’s detachable battery delivers about 400 flashes at full energy and might recharge in beneath two hours. The A2 makes use of the identical A-series Mk II battery because the A10 on-camera flash, plus the identical CLIC modifier system. The A10 delivers 76Ws of energy.

Concerning connectivity, the A2 consists of Profoto AirX. You’ll be able to join with different Profoto lights, transmitters and triggers. The A2 works effectively with Profoto’s comparatively new Join Professional wi-fi transmitter, which is accessible for almost each main producer and likewise is available in a non-TTL model. Utilizing a linked smartphone or pill, it’s also possible to management the A2 through Bluetooth.

The A2 has a ten f-stop energy vary (0.1 to 100Ws) and recycles in 0.1 to 1.6 seconds, relying on energy stage. The sunshine has a 5,800 Okay (+/- 100 Okay) shade temperature. You can too use the A2 as a steady gentle supply with 2.1 W max energy and a 3,500K shade temperature. The continual gentle’s shade rendering index (CRI) is larger than 80.

The Profoto A2 comes with the A2 itself, after all, plus a Clic stand adapter, battery, battery charger, case, energy cable and USB-A to USB-C cable. Excessive portability and promised ease-of-use do not come low-cost. The Profoto A2 is $995. For extra info, go to Profoto.

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