Profoto D2 Monolight
Today, Profoto released its D2 monolight. With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, to shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in moonlights. This video demonstrates the D2 in action.
“For a photographer, every new day is a new challenge. So for them, speed isn’t one thing – it’s many. That’s why we created the D2 to be remarkably fast in every way” says Johan Wiberg, Product Manager at Profoto.
A photographer might need to freeze action with absolute sharpness. According to Profoto the D2 brings pin sharp clarity with a flash duration of 1/63,000 of a second, which makes it faster than most high end studio packs on the market. Better still, it maintains a super short flash duration across the full energy range.
If flash duration is exceptionally fast, recycling time is equal to it. With the D2 you can shoot up to 20 flashes per second. According to Profoto that allows you to catch 20 versions of the same moment, and quite often that’s the di erence between capturing a good image and a great image.
Bringing yet another dimension to speed is Profoto’s High Speed Sync technology (HSS). This allows the D2 to sync with the fastest shutter speeds available. An advantage when you need to catch a deep blue sky or take full control of ambient light. The D2 can also help to speed up workflow because it’s equipped with patented TTL technology. You can point-and-shoot and the D2 will automatically adjust its output for perfect exposure. But manual mode is available at click of a button, so switching between both modes with settings intact just makes everything move faster.
In terms of output, the D2 is available in 500Ws and 1000Ws versions. At full power you’ll easily overpower the sun, or fully illuminate a larger Light Shaping Tool. Both versions come with a super wide 10 f-stop energy range and superior color consistency over the entire range. So leave the ND filters at home and add just a hint of light if needed. Pricing: 901012 – D2 500 AIrTTL – $1,495 901013 – D2 1000 AIrTTL – $1,995 901016 – D2 Duo Kit 500/500 – $2,995 901017 – D2 Duo Kit 1000/1000 – $3,995 For more information contact Capture Integration at 877.217.9870