Profoto has introduced the A2 monolight off-camera flash that’s about the measurement of a 12-ounce can of soda. The small and transportable strobe is billed as ideally suited for supporting location shoots like weddings, awards ceremonies, or different occasions.
The A2 joins the A-series of Profoto lights and the flash head’s diameter is in step with the speedlight-like A10 and considerably smaller than the bigger B-series strobes.
The new strobe is slightly below 5 inches lengthy by 3.1 inches broad and weighs 1.7 kilos (773g) with the battery and stand adaptor included. The stand adapter may also be eliminated to chop down on weight.
As such, it doesn’t convey the energy of the bigger strobes. The A2 has a most output of 100 watt-seconds, making it extra highly effective than the A10’s 76 watt-seconds however lower than half the energy of the B-series lights. While it doesn’t convey as a lot output, as a result of it has much less energy drain, the A2 can bounce again quicker (it has a recycle time of between 0.1 and 1.6 seconds) and may last more. The strobe boasts a 1/350 second flash period at full energy and 1/26,000 at its lowest energy (t0.1).
The A2 syncs with a number of Profoto’s wi-fi triggers together with the Connect Pro that was introduced on June 21, and has a ten-step adjustment vary for dialing the energy output from 10% to 100%. Profoto says the strobe has a colour temperature of 5,800K, plus or minus 100K which comes shut to sunlight stability.
The battery is the normal ProFoto A sequence Mk. II energy cell, which has a flash battery lifetime of as much as 400 flashes at full energy with a two-hour recharge time. It may also use the authentic A battery however presents fewer flash cycles.
The entrance of the strobe has a frosted spherical flash head with a built-in reflector and lens, which serves to diffuse the gentle, and it has a powerful magnetic connection by way of the Profoto OCF Adapter II for placing on gentle modifiers equivalent to the Profoto Softbox Octa. The OCF Adapter III is designed for use with Profoto’s Clic vary of equipment which have a 75mm diameter. The gentle may also help the use of an umbrella attachment with the built-in umbrella connection.
On the again, the strobe includes a easy LCD display screen that exhibits present energy in addition to signifies remaining battery life and exhibits the gentle’s present working temperature. The A2 may also connect with the Profoto App for distant management and for updating the firmware by way of its AirX wi-fi connection.
The Profoto A2 is out there instantly for $995.