The A1 is every inch a Profoto light - just smaller. Its round head delivers light that's both natural and beautiful with a soft smooth fall-off. And it's incredibly easy and to use, with superfast recycling and a long-lasting battery, so you'll never miss a shot. On the move, shooting on-camera or off, this is light shaping excellence everywhere.

The Profoto A1

The Profoto A1 is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and three dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily – a Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce Card. They can be stacked for more creative options. The A1 also offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to set the light and understand how light and shadows work together.

Price: $1,299.99

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A1 Features

  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off.
  • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast.
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools.
  • Dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available.
  • LED modeling light integrated to the head.
  • Air Remote built-in.
  • Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery.
  • 1.2s recycling time.
  • TTL/MAN switch.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
  • Auto focus (AF) assist.
  • Large Hi-Res display.
  • Support for Canon, Nikon and later for Sony.

And it's extremely easy to use.

The user interface is large, clean and clear. Like all Profoto products, it's intuitive to use and you don't need to read a long instruction manual to understand how it works. AirTTL remote is also built in to the A1. With AirTTL and HSS you create professional results fast and easy and with the remote you can seamless connect to other Profoto flashes and control them easily from the A1.

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Profoto A1 is not only an on-camera flash, it's also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit.

The A1 has its own Li-Ion high capacity battery built-in that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence. A1 can keep up with you because it recycles four times faster than other on-camera solutions – that's 1.2s at full power. Put simply, you'll never miss a shot.

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Soft Bounce

There are times where you might not have a wall close by to bounce from, or the wall may be brightly colored, which could affect the color of the light hitting the subject. The Soft Bounce for the A1 on-camera flash is perfect for people and portraits as the light is soft and flattering. It also provides pleasing contours on the face. In short, no more ugly mugshots. The Soft Bounce is incredibly lightweight, so no hardship on those long days, and it unfolds automatically. It easily clicks on and off thanks to a smart magnetic mount and it's stackable, so it can be used in combination with other A1 Light Shaping Tools. All of which allow you to be more creative with light.

Features

  • Creates a soft and flattering light, perfect for portraits.
  • Easily folds out and in again.
  • Easily clicks on and off the A1's magnetic mount.
  • Can be stacked with other A1 modifiers.
  • Stored in a protective bag.

Price: $199.99

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Four color correction gels.

The gels are inserted in a gel holder and clicked on to the A1's smart magnetic mount. The whole process is super quick and easy.

The gels are made from premium materials that are rigid, durable and made to last. And they are stackable, so you can use them in combination with other light shaping tools like the Dome Diffuser, for example. All of which allow you to be more creative with light.

Gels help you to blend flash in a natural way with the ambient light like warm interior lights or warm sunlight. There are three clearly marked quarter, half and full CTO gels included to make the color temperature of the flash blend naturally with warm light which keeps flesh tones looking healthy and balanced instead of pale, for example. When shooting in fluorescent light there's also a half green gel that reduces the risk of magenta seeping into your images.

Features

  • Balances color temperature of flash to match ambient light.
  • High quality and rigid premium gels.
  • Easily clicks on and off the A1’s magnetic mount.
  • Can be stacked with other A1 modifiers.
  • Gels and gel holder stored in a compact hard case.

Price: $149.99

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Dome Diffuser

The Dome Diffuser gives a softer, less directional light and is often used to spread the light wider in all directions. You can use it to bounce flash off a surface such as a white wall or most commonly, the ceiling. Making for a softer and gentler light that falls off on the person you're shooting. Used direct, the light is soft and pleasingly crisp, and makes for great people photography.

The Diffuser clicks on and off the A1 quickly and easily thanks to the smart magnetic mount, and it's stackable so you can use it in combination with other light shaping tools like a CTO gel, for example. All of which allow you to be more creative with light.

Features

  • Diffuses the light for a soft and crisp light.
  • Easily clicks on and off the A1's magnetic mount.
  • Can be stacked with other A1 modifiers.
  • Lightweight and portable.

Price: $44.99

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Bounce Card

Similar to the Dome Diffuser, the Bounce Card for the A1 on-camera flash allows you to bounce the flash and also direct some light on to the subject as fill. That will create a soft light with a more directional feeling.

The Bounce Card comes in a soft microfiber pouch and easily clicks on and off thanks to the smart magnetic mount, and it's stackable so it can be used in combination with other A1 Light Shaping Tools like gels, for example. All of which allow you to be more creative with light.

Features

  • Create a more directional look when using A1 for bouncing.
  • Easily clicks on and off the A1's magnetic mount.
  • Can be stacked with other A1 modifiers.
  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Stored in a microfiber pouch.

Price: $44.99

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Wide Lens

The Wide Lens allows the spread of light from the head of the A1 to be wider, which is perfect when using wide angle lenses. But what's really unique is that with this Wide Lens you can still use the zoom function to adjust the spread of light. This helps the user to create a pleasing wide light that's ideal for group portraits.

It easily clicks and off thanks to a smart magnetic mount and it's stackable, so it can be used in combination with other A1 Light Shaping Tools like gels, for example. All of which allow you to be more creative with light.

Features

  • Creates a wide light, perfect for group portraits.
  • Easily clicks on and off the A1's magnetic mount.
  • Can be stacked with other A1 modifiers.
  • Lightweight and portable.

Price: $48.99

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A1 Accessories

A1 Bag

Tough and durable, this soft padded A1 Bag is perfect for storing or transporting the A1 on-camera flash. The soft fabric interior protects and the high-quality zippers are durable. It incorporates a sleeve for the table stand on the back, compartments inside to store the Dome Diffuser and Wide Lens and features two loops to connect with the included shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry. With this bag, your A1 will never be safer.

Price: $72.99

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A1 Li-Ion Battery

Often when a photographer is right in the thick of the action, the last thing they need is performance fade or to have to stop mid flow to change the batteries. Created specifically for the A1, the Lithium-Ion high capacity battery lasts up to four times longer than cumbersome AA batteries with no performance fade, it clicks on and off the A1 in seconds, and can be recharged quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence.
And our Li-Ion batteries are UN-certified so you can take them on a plane, no matter what your destination. All the documentation you need can be found under the download tab.

Price: $149.99

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A1 Battery Charger

Recharge the A1's Lithium-Ion battery quickly and easily with this small and compact charger. The battery is clicked into the top of the charger and a LED light tells you when it's returned to full power which takes as little as 80 minutes.

Price: $149.99

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