Profoto is a Swedish company that develops photographic flashes and other light shaping tools for professional photographers.It was founded in 1968 by Conny Dufgran and Eckhard Heine in Stockholm.
Profoto AB was founded in Stockholm, 1968, by Conny Dufgran, photography equipment retailer, and Eckhard Heine, photographer and engineer.Several notable professionals have used different Pro foto products during their careers, such as Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, and David LaChapelle.
Profoto one of Profoto’s larger flash generator units.
The product range is mainly focused on studio photography, and includes battery powered flash generators for situations where portability is needed. There are remote control units that can be attached to a digital camera’s flash socket and take advantage of flash synchronization and automatic through-the-lens measuring functionalities. Pro foto also sells speed rings, softboxes, rasters, and other tools that shape the light cone.The battery powered flash units B1 and B2 have been noted for their robustness and portability.
Brand and lifestyle photographer Matt Korinek is a busy bee. A while ago he put the Pro foto B1 Off-Camera Flash and its High-Speed Sync functionality to the test. Now he’s back with a review of the Pro foto B2.
Geared up with a Pro foto B2 and a full set of OCF Light Shaping Tools, Matt Korinek decided to try out the new flash system over the course of four different shoots.
After taking size, weight, set-up and performance into consideration, Matt put together a nice chart to compare the B1 and the B2 to conclude which flash is the most suitable for what kind of shooting.
When talking about the benefits of the B2, Matt is particularly enthusiastic about its portability.
“I love how lightweight it is,” he writes. “The Pro foto B2 is a great piece of gear.”
Check out the full review on Matt’s blog.
Matt has also made a separate review of the OCF Light Shaping Tools.