To shoot with the B2 is to shoot with all options at hand.
Put the head on a bracket on your camera, the pack on your belt and stay moving. Or put everything on a stand and go off-camera.
- Shoot with TTL. Or shoot in Hybrid Mode and switch from TTL to manual control with the settings intact.
- Use it as a subtle fill light. Or crank up the power and take full control of the ambient light.
- Connect one or two flash heads. Use only the B2. Or sync it with one or several other B1 Off-Camera Flashes.
- Shoot with a bare head. Or choose from the widest assortment of Light Shaping Tools available and shape the B2’s already beautiful light into any light you can imagine.
On or off-camera flash
Different situations require different solutions. Sometimes you need to have your light with you and stay moving. Sometimes you need to put a fast and powerful light on a stand in the background.
The B2 is the world’s first off-camera flash that can be used for both. The B2 head is small and light enough to be put on a bracket on your camera. Do either that or put it on a monopod or stand. The choice is yours. Both solutions have their advantages but are equally convenient.
The B2 is designed to help you to add a little or a lot of extra light wherever it is needed.
The entire B2 kit fits in a bag no larger than your average shoulder bag. And you will be surprised how lightweight it is! Grab it and go wherever you want to go without breaking a sweat!
Once on location, unpack the B2 and put it on your belt or shoulder, mount the head on a bracket on your camera, and stay moving. Either that or put both pack and head on a stand and control the B2 wirelessly from your camera.
Where and how you shoot is all up to you.
You can never know when that perfect moment is going to happen right in front of your lens. The only thing you can do is to always be prepared. That is why speed is important.
The B2 is fast and will easily keep up with your camera, shooting at speeds of up to twenty flashes per second.
Speed also equals short flash duration. With the B2, you will not only be able to capture the moment. You will also be able to freeze it in time with absolute sharpness.
Also note that the B2 has High-Speed Sync (HSS) functionality, giving you full control of the available light.
With Light Shaping
The B2 has a built-in reflector that creates a wide and even light spread that stands well on its own. But that is only the start. The real magic happens when you add a Light Shaping Tool.
There is an assortment of compact and portable OCF Light Shaping Tools to choose from, including softboxes, grids and snoots. In addition, there is the entire family of Profoto Light Shaping Tools that have made Profoto the leader in professional photography.
- Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash Head
- Protective Cap
|Energy range||9 f-stop (2.0-10.0 ; 1/256-1/1)|
|Recycling time||0.03-1.35s (Quick burst up to 20 flashes/second)|
|Flash duration Normal mode (t0.5)||1/9300 s (1Ws) - 1/1,000 s (250Ws)|
|Flash duration Freeze mode (t0.5)||1/15,000 s (1Ws) - 1/1,000 s (250Ws)|
|Guide number @ 2m / 100 ISO with Magnum Reflector||32 2/10|
|Battery capacity||Up to 215 full-power flashes|
|Max modeling light||LED 9W (Equivalent of 50W Halogen)|
|Radio sync & control||Yes, built in AirTTL supporting wireless sync, control|
|Size Generator (incl. battery)||16 x 8 x 17 cm / 6.3 x 3.1 x 6.7 in|
|Size Head (excl. stand adapter)||10 cm / 3.9 in Ø 10.3 cm / 4.0 in length|
|Weight Generator (incl. battery)||1.6 kg / 2.2 lbs|
|Weight Head (excl. stand adapter)||0.7 kg / 1.5 lbs|
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