Product Highlights
  • 500Ws Power
  • Up to 1/1000 - 1/2600 Sec. Flash Duration
  • 0.2-2.0s Recycle Time
  • 7 f-Stop Power Range
  • 120V/300W Modelling Light
Flash Option:
250 Air
500 Air
Kit Types:
Flash Head Only
Profoto D1 Air 500 Self Contained Flash Head Profoto D1 Air 500 Self Contained Flas...
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The Profoto compact

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.

  • 1: Umbrella Tube
  • 2: Flash Light Energy and Function Display 
  • 3: On Switch 
  • 4: Flash Light Energy Control
  • 5: Test Button 
  • 6: Channel and group settings
  • 7: Slave Mode Selector 
  • 8: Ready Control 
  • 9: Modeling Light Control
  • 10: Modeling light Free setting


The 7 f-stop power range gives the creative freedom to shoot with high speed and full open lens.

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.

Features a short flash duration, fast recycling time and  1/10 f-stop control.

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. 

Key Features

  • Consistency
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Built-in reflector
  • 7 f-stop power range
  • Short recycling times
  • Short flash duration
  • Accepting the complete Profoto light shaping tools system
  • Optional Profoto Air system built-in, for remote control and triggering
  • Connect to your PC or Mac with Profoto Studio Air software

What's Included

  • D1 Air 500
  • Coated flash tube
  • Modeling lamp
  • Stand adapter
  • Transport Cap
  • Power cable


Product Specifications


D1 Air 500

Energy (Ws/J) 500
Power range f-stop 7
Ws 7.8–500
Power Range 1/1–1/64
Power Increments 1/10
Flash duration t0,5 1/1000–1/2600
Recycling 230 V (s) 0.2–2.0
Recycling 120 V (s) 0.2–2.0
Colour temperature, Kelvin 5,600
Energy precision (flash-to-flash) f-stop ± 0.05
Light spread with built-in reflector (degree) 77
Multivoltage Yes
Modeling lamp (V/W) 120/300
Modeling Lamp Function Off / Prop / Free dim
Weight (kg/lbs) 2.43/5.36
Dimensions mm (length & diameter) 300x130 (170 incl. Stand adapter)
Dimensions inch (length & diameter) 11.8x5.12 (6.69 incl. Stand adapter)
Wireless Sync Yes, Profoto Air
Wireless Remote Control Yes, Profoto Air
Wireless Radio Range Up to 300 m
Syncronization mode Cable / IR / Air
Digital Display Yes, f-stop
Fan Cooled Yes, Temperature Controled

Questions & Answers

Profoto D1 Air 500 Self Contained Flash Head

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