Profoto A1X Off-Camera Flash Kit

PART NUMBER : 901301 (C) 901302 (N) 901303 (S)

The A1X was created for the professional photographer looking for portability and performance features or the ambitious non-professional who recognizes quality lighting but wants it comfortably and easily without the hassle of an overly technical interface. The A1X is easy to use. You can literally take it out of the box and start shooting. Weighing 1.2 lb including its battery, the A1X's sleek matte black finish not only appeals to the eye but to the tactile sense as well.

The first thing you'll notice about the A1X is its 2.75" round, tilting, rotating head, which is the physical feature most responsible for the A1X's natural-looking light with its soft gradual fall-off. The auto-zoom built into the head handles focal lengths from 32 to 105mm and the included Wide Lens gives you wide-angle coverage from 14 to 24mm. You can override the auto-zoom function at any time and make your adjustments manually. A filter kit with graduated CTO conversion filters and a fluorescent filter is also separately available to modify the unit's daylight color temperature.

The A1X recycles in 1 second, faster than most flash units in its class and has action-stopping flash durations from 1/800 to 1/20,000 second. The A1X supports HSS (High-Speed Sync) allowing you to shoot at shutter speeds as short a 1/8000 second instead of 1/250 to blur a distracting background using a wide aperture while controlling strong ambient light behind your subject. The 76Ws head has an LED modeling light that can give you a preview of how the light is falling on your subject. It can be turned on or off, set to automatically adjust proportionally to the power level selected, or just switched to manual where it can be modified by hand. All adjustments are indicated on the exceptionally readable white on black LCD display.

The A1X is powered by an included lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 450 full power flashes (instead of the previous model's 350). Power is topped up on an exhausted battery in about 80 minutes with the included 100-240 VAC charger. The battery doesn't fade as its power is used, operating at peak performance until it's depleted. Purchase of an additional battery is recommended.

So far, we've been discussing the A1X used on-camera but when used off-camera it really earns its name as a "Studio Light." The flash has a built-in transceiver that allows it to be used with other A1s, B2s or D2, B1, and B1X monolights. All the Air Remote wireless controllers can trigger the A1X at distances up to 1000' and the Air Sync will give you simple wireless triggering, while the Air Remote will let you wirelessly adjust power, grouping, channel selection, and modeling light on/off. It's the Air Remote TTL that allows you to explore and control the A1X's full capabilities. It wirelessly allows assignment of channels and groups as well as TTL and power level. In fact, the A1 has a switch that allows you to set your main light to TTL, switch to manual operation to adjust manual units in other groups to ratio their output, then switch back to TTL and return to the original TTL setting which was stored for you. The A1X also has +/-3 stops of exposure compensation that can be modified from the remote for your specific needs. The light also comes with a Bounce Card, 180-degree Dome Diffuser, Flash Stand, and a nylon bag with shoulder strap for storage and transport.

Benefits
  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
  • AirTTL and HSS for fast professional images
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1X Light Shaping Tools
  • 5 Dedicated A1X Light Shaping Tools available
  • LED modeling light integrated to the head
  • Air Remote built-in (6 groups, 20 channels)
  • Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery
  • 1-sec recycling time to full power
  • TTL/MAN switch
  • Built-in auto-zoom in head with manual override handles lenses from 32 to 105mm
  • Auto focus (AF) assist
  • Large Hi-Res LCD display
  • TTL Support for Sony
  • Compatible with all Profoto Air Remotes, wireless range up to 1000'
Connect Wireless Transmitter

 

With the Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter, you have a wireless connection with AirTTL lights that controls flash sync, remote control, Auto TTL, and HSS. The transmitter also controls flash sync and remote control in Air lights. There are three settings on the Connect transmitter itself. Auto being the first, takes all the guess work of setting up your flashes. The manual setting is there if you want to set the flashes yourself and be more creative. The final setting, of course, is to turn it off when the transmitter is not in use.

 

By downloading the Profoto app and with Bluetooth connection, you can control your lights wirelessly as well and upgrade your firmware later through the app. The Connect works on a frequency of 2.4 GHz and up to eight channels with an operating range of a 1000' when using it with normal sync flash and remote control, and 330' with Auto TTL and HSS. The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. Additionally, the transmitter powers off after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Compatibility
AirTTL: A1 AirTTL, B10 250 AirTTL, B1X 500 AirTTL, B2 250 AirTTL, D2 500 AirTTL, D2 1000 AirTTL, Pro-10 2400 AirTTL, and B1 500 AirTTL
Air without TTL or HSS: D1 Air 250, D1 Air 500, D1 Air 1000, D4 1200 Air, D4 2400 Air, D4 4800 Air, Pro-B4 1000 Air, Pro-8a 1200, and Pro-8a 2400
Supported Features
AirTTL Lights: Flash sync, Remote control, Auto (TTL), and HSS
Air Lights: Flash sync and remote control
App System Requirements
Operating Systems: iPhone 7 and later, iOS 11 and later
Wireless Connection
Profoto App: Bluetooth
Power Source
The built-in lithium-ion polymer battery has a battery life of 30 hours and is rechargeable via the included USB cable. The transmitter will power off after 60 minutes of inactivity
  • MountShoe
    Exposure ControlManual, TTL
    Vari-PowerAuto: 1/256 to 1/1
    Bounce HeadYes
    Swivel HeadYes
    Zoom HeadFull Frame: 32 - 105 mm
    Off-Camera TerminalProprietary
    Recycle TimeApproximately 1 Seconds
    Flash Duration1/800 to 1/20000 sec
    Flash-Ready IndicatorYes
    Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Slave Timing ModesInstant Sync
    Wireless OperationMethod: RF
    Distance: Up to 1000' / 304.80 m
    Mode: Master, Slave
    Wireless Communication Channels20 Channels
    Wireless Groups6 Groups
    Power Source1 x Proprietary Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery 
    Dimensions (W x H x D)3.0 x 4.3 x 6.5" / 75.0 x 108.0 x 165.0 mm
    Weight1.23 lb / 560 g Including Battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.8 x 10.1 x 4.3"
  • Connect Wireless Transmitter
  • Wireless
    Channels8 (Normal)
    Groups1
    Wireless Range1000' / 304.80 m
    Radio Frequency2.4 GHz
    General
    Control ModesAuto, Manual, TTL
    Connectivity
    Ports1 x USB Type-C (Power)
    Mounting
    Bottom MountTransmitter: Hot Foot
    Physical
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.5 x 6.05 x 2.5"
No available accessories
  • A1X AirTTL-S Studio Light
  • Bounce Card for A1 Flash
  • Dome Diffuser for A1 Flash
  • Battery Charger for A1 Flash
  • Li-Ion Battery for A1X
  • Bag with Shoulder Strap for A1 Flash
  • Flash Stand for A1 Flash
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Connect Wireless Transmitter
  • USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable
  • Protective Case

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