I can’t begin to imagine, how many hours in the last twenty years or so I have spent shooting with Profoto products. And that is without including other brands.

That is a lot of time and shots certainly, but I like controlled lighting. Maybe I should try to get out a little more though.

Today, Profoto announce the B10X and B10X Plus units. The ‘B’ series changed so much from the moment the original B1 was introduced and the story continues with these new options . A perfect size 10?

Here is the supplied information.

John. (02/09/21).

As a professional photographer, the last thing you want to look is unprofessional. You have enough to deal with on a shoot like client demands, managing your time, changing weather conditions without the added stress of worrying if the gear you have with you is up to the job. You want things to go as smoothly and simply as possible. Like getting the right light, at the right time, time after time.

That’s where the new Profoto B10X and B10X Plus can help. Thanks to them, all you have to do now is focus on getting the perfect shot, because they provide the perfect light.

They’re both multipurpose. So, whether you’re shooting video or still, the B10X and B10X Plus can take it in their stride. Less gear, more shooting! And both are built and designed to world-class standards with the reliability you’d expect of Profoto, so they won’t let you down.

No over-heating, no misfiring. Just lightning-fast recycling time, a supremely user-friendly interface, and an even more powerful continuous light for video and stills.

“Both models also include new and useful features,” says
Goran Maren, Product Manager at Profoto. “We’ve increased the continuous light-output from 2500 lumen to 3250 lumens. That’s a 30% increase. And both B10X:s provide faster recycling speed than their predecessors.

The B10X and the B10X Plus, used in conjunction with the extensive, simple OCF light shaping system, opens up an entirely new world of exciting creative opportunities. Enabling you to shape light, and create the images and video you imagined and envisioned. Anytime, anywhere.

“Put simply,” says Goran. “That’s what every professional photographer wants, isn’t it?”

Profoto B10X

Specifications

 

Flash

Max energy: 250 Ws.
Energy range: 10 f-stops (1.0-10).
Recycling time: 0.05-1.3s.
Energy stability: 0.2 f-stops.
F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO: 22.7 with OCF Magnum reflector. 11.9 without reflector.
TTL: Yes.
HSS: Yes.

Continuous light

Max output (lumens): 3250.
Max light output @ 1m (lux): 10000 lux with OCF Magnum reflector. 1100 lux without reflector.
Lamp type: LED.
Dimming range (%): 100-10%..
Color temp (K): Adjustable 3000-6500 K (+- 500K).
Color rendering (CRI): 90-96.

Wireless connectivity

Built in connectivity: Profoto AirX (BLE).. Wireless operating range: With Profoto remotes: 0.5 – 100 m (1.5- 330 ft)*.
With Bluetooth devices: 0.1- 30 m (0.3-90 ft).

* In optimal conditions up to 300 m (1000 ft.

Supported Air features

Flash sync. Remote control. TTL.
High Speed Sync.

Supported Bluetooth features

Profoto apps.**

**See list of compatible smartphones at https://profoto.com/camera.

Additional connections

Sync socket(s): No.
Firmware update: USB-C port for firmware upgrades.

Powering

Input power supply: Li-Ion battery for B10. Battery capacity: Up to 400 full power flashes. Up to 65 min full continuous light.
Battery charges in less than 90 minutes.

Miscellaneous

User upgradable firmware: Yes, via Bluetooth through any Profoto app.
Photocell/IR-slave and switch: Yes.
Umbrella mount: Yes.

Measurements

Width: 11 cm (4.3”). Height: 17.5 cm (6.9”). Length: 10 cm (3.9”).

Profoto B10X Plus

Specifications

Flash

Max energy: 500 Ws.
Energy range: 10 f-stops (1.0-10). Recycling time: 0.05-2.2 s.
Energy stability: 0.2 f-stops.
F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO: 32.7 with OCF Magnum reflector.
16.7 without reflector.
TTL: Yes.
HSS: Yes.

Continuous light

Supported Bluetooth features

Profoto apps**.

**See list of compatible smartphones at https://profoto.com/camera.

Additional connections

Sync socket(s): No.
Firmware update: USB-C port for firmware upgrades.

Powering

Input power supply: Li-Ion battery for B10. Battery capacity: Up to 200 full power flashes. Up to 65 min full continuous light.
Battery charges in less than 90 minutes.

Miscellaneous

User upgradable firmware: Yes, via Bluetooth through any Profoto app.
Photocell/IR-slave and switch : Yes. Umbrella mount: Yes.

Measurements

Width: 11 cm (4.3”).
Height: 23.5 cm (9.3”).
Length: 10 cm (3.9”).
Weight: 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs. (inc battery and stand adapter).

Max output (lumens): 3250.
Max light output @ 1m (lux): 10000 lux with OCF Magnum reflector. 1100 lux without reflector.
Lamp type: LED.
Dimming range (%): 100-10%.
Color temp (K): Adjustable 3000-6500 K (+- 500K).
Color rendering: (CRI)

Wireless connectivity

Built in connectivity: Profoto AirX (BLE). Wireless operating range: With Profoto remotes: 0.5 – 100 m (1.5- 330 ft)*.
With Bluetooth devices: 0.1- 30 m (0.3-90 ft).

*In optimal conditions up to 300 m (1000 ft).

Supported Air features

Flash sync. Remote control. TTL.
High Speed Sync.

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