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Profoto D1 500
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Profoto D1 500
Product ID: 901023
Manufacturer: Profoto
Price: $1,017.00

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Professional photographers today need durable, tough, fast and consistant flash units suited for digital photography and demanding assignments. Profoto is well known as the world leader in electronic flash technology. Our 40 years of experience in developing state-of-the-art flash units is built in to the design of the the new D1 Air.

The Profoto D1 Air is available in 250, 500 and 1000 Ws versions.

The Profoto D1 Air is fully digital, not just on the display panel, but in the flash output control circuitry as well. This to ensure a consistency in flash-to-flash color temperature and flash energy. The dual mode SMPS capacitor charging technology ensures the flash-to-flash precision which is essential for today’s photographer.

The 7 f-stop power range gives all the power the demanding photographer needs for creative freedom, to shoot with high speed and full open lens.

The D1 Air series is designed from our philosophy of look, listen and touch. Controls are easy to use, freeing your mind, eyes and hands, so you can focus on the image you are creating.

The unique built-in reflector gives you full control and minimizes stray light. It is designed for use with softboxes and umbrellas and for use with or without additional reflectors.

Short flash duration gives images a crisp feel and the fast recycling time means that you never have to wait for the flash. You will always get the image quality you want. All this in a package that offers 1/10 f-stop control, giving you the confidence that the images will be exactly as you want them.

The new Profoto Air system enables you to remote control and trigger your flash from as much as 300 meters (1000ft) and replaces the sync cable. Connect the D1 to the new Profoto Air USB, for PC and Mac and gain full control of your entire studio flash system via wireless communication.

As a professional photographer, you have your own special style and needs. Profoto’s extensive Light Shaping Tools system fits perfectly with the new D1 Air, enabling you to shape the light your own way. To achieve the image you want.

What’s in the Box
• Coated flash tube
• Modeling lamp
• Stand adapter
• Transport Cap
• Power cable
D1 500 D1 250
Energy (Ws/J) 500 250
Power range f-stop 7 7
Ws 7.8 - 500 3.9 - 250
Power range 1/1–1/64 1/1–1/64
Power increments 1/10 1/10
Flash duration 1/1000 – 1/2600 sec. 1/1400 – 1/3700 sec.
Recycling 230 V (s) 0.1 – 0.8 0.05 – 0.40
Recycling 120 V (s) 0.1 – 0.9 0.05 – 0.45
Colour temperature, Kelvin 5600 5600
Energy precision
(flash-to-flash) f-stop
± 0.05 ± 0.05
Light spread with built-in reflector (degree) 77 77
Multivoltage Yes Yes
Modeling lamp (V/W) 120/300 120/300
Modeling lamp function Off / Prop / Free dim Off / Prop / Free dim
Weight (kg/lbs) 2.43/5.36 2.23/4.91
Dimensions mm
(length & diameter)
300x130 (170 incl. Stand adapter) 300x130 (170 incl. Stand adapter)
Dimensions inch
(length & diameter)
11.8x5.12 (6.69 incl. Stand adapter) 11.8x5.12 (6.69 incl. Stand adapter)
Synchronization & control    
Wireless sync No, Profoto Air is optional No, Profoto Air is optional
Wireless Remote Control No, Profoto Air is optional No, Profoto Air is optional
Wireless Radio Range N/A N/A
Syncronization mode Cable / IR / Air Cable / IR / Air
Miscellaneous Digital Display Yes, f-stop or Ws Yes, f-stop or Ws
Fan Cooled Yes, two speed regulated Yes, two speed regulated
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