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Pro-B4
© Marcel Lämmerhirt
No roof. No outlet. No second chance. No problem.
Award-winning photographer Marcel Lämmerhirt was the first
photographer to ever lay his hands on the Pro-B4. Marcel, who loves to
shoot fast and extreme sports, was especially impressed by its speed and
action-freezing capability. He decided to use these unique features to take a
sequence shot of the world champion in wakeboarding, Dominik Gührs.
“Sequence shots are amazing for jobs like this,” says Marcel. “But it’s
probably just as useful if you’re in the studio. For instance, if you’re a
fashion photographer and the model’s hair or robe is flying around or you’re
working with powder or something like that – a sequence shot would be just
perfect. In that case you may even connect the Pro-B4 to a mains outlet and
shoot continuously for days!”
Doing a sequence shot means that Marcel does not have to meticulously
time his shots. Neither does he have to ask Dominik to do the same jump
over and over again. Instead he can just shoot a sequence and then select
that perfect shot.
Pro-B4 1000 Air
A revolution on location
The Pro-B4 is the fastest, toughest battery generator on the
market. Its performance rivals even that of the best studio
generators out there. But of course, the most important thing is
not what it can do, but what it allows you to do.
Here are a few examples:
Freeze motion at
1/25,000 of a second.
The Pro-B4 offers the shortest flash
duration of any generator on the market.
This opens up creative possibilities that
yesterday’s photographers could only ever
dream of.
Shoot faster than ever before.
The Pro-B4 is the fastest recycling battery
generator on the market. At lower power
settings it is able to fire up to 30 flashes per
second, while the longest wait on full power
is less than a second.
Go where the action is…
The Pro-B4 is equipped with a solid-cast
aluminium chassis and a sturdy rubber
frame. All connections have protective
lids and the pack has no air vents to help
prevent moisture or dust from getting
inside.
Set the lights on the fly.
The Pro-B4 offers a huge 11 f-stop power
range with unrivaled stability in power output
and color temperature. It has two independent
outlets with individual and intuitive controls and
displays.
Control the shoot from the palm of
your hand.
The Pro-B4 is equipped with Air – Profoto’s
unique system for remote radio sync and
control. Air is the fastest wireless camera sync
system on the market and has an operating
range of 300m (1,000ft).
Style your light to perfection with
the Light Shaping Tools.
The Pro-B4 is fully compatible with Profoto’s
huge assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Create
the light you want. When you want it. Only your
imagination sets the limits.
…and then bring it back to the
studio.
On-location, the Pro-B4 outperforms most
mains powered studio generators. In the
studio it gets even better. The battery can
fully recharge in only 45 minutes and can be
recharged while in use.
Profoto Air inside
This symbol tells you when a unit has a built-in transceiver
that makes it compatible with the Profoto Air system.
It is your guarantee of a perfect sync and remote control.
© Marcel Lämmerhirt
Pro Plus heads
The Pro-B4 is compatible with all Pro heads. Each Pro head is
optimized for certain applications and optically designed to create
a distinct yet highly adaptable light. All heads are small, robust and
compatible with the entire range of Profoto Light Shaping Tools. Now,
the classic Pro heads have been upgraded to take full advantage of the
groundbreaking potential of the Pro-B4. These are the Pro Plus heads:
ProHead Plus
Pro-B Head Plus
ProRing Plus/ProRing 2 Plus
The smallest head with a comparable
light output on the market, yet capable
of producing flashes up 4800 Ws,
over and over again, hour after hour.
A thermostatically controlled 2-speed
fan provides efficient cooling.
Basically the same as the ProHead Plus but
without the fan. This makes it even smaller
and more lightweight. Hence, perfect for
on-location shoots and situations where
you need to keep moving.
Profoto ring flashes create a direct
and prominent light without harshness.
ProRing Plus is smaller and more
lightweight, while ProRing 2 Plus comes
with a built-in fan and a powerful
200 W modeling light.
Plus version upgrades:
Plus version upgrades:
Plus version upgrades:
1
New safety lamp head connector.
Helps prevent dust and moisture from
entering the generator.
1
New safety lamp head connector.
Helps prevent dust and moisture from
entering the generator.
2
New improved stand adapter.
Comes with a fixed screw and
improved mounting options.
2
New improved stand adapter.
Comes with a fixed screw and
improved mounting options.
3
New patent pending
“Perfect Arc” flashtube.
Enhanced triggering capabilities on
low power settings. Superior color and
energy stability.
3
New patent pending
“Perfect Arc” flashtube.
Enhanced triggering capabilities on
low power settings. Superior color and
energy stability.
4
New improved protective glass cover.
Thicker, more robust and even safer to
work with.
4
New improved protective glass cover.
Thicker, more robust and even safer to
work with.
90 07 52 ProHead Plus with 250W model
lamp and Zoom Reflector
90 07 55 Pro-B head Plus with 100W
model lamp and Disc Reflector
90 07 53 ProHead plus with 500W model
lamp and long glass cover
90 07 94 Pro-B head Plus with 100W
model lamp and Zoom Reflector
1
New safety lamp head connector.
Helps prevent dust and moisture from
entering the generator.
30 05 14 ProRing Plus
30 05 19 ProRing2 Plus
Energy
1-1000 Ws (11 f-stops; 0.1-10.0)
Lamp head connectors
Two connectors
Size
31.5 x 18 x 25 cm
12.4 x 7.1 x 9.8 inch
Weight
9.8 kg (7.9 kg without battery)
21.6 lbs
Energy distribution
Fully asymmetric
Energy display
Digital LCD display
Mode control
Yes, Normal and Freeze mode
Battery Type
29.7V, 3.3 Ah, Li-Ion (LiFePo4)
Energy control
Normal Mode: 2.0-10.0 in 1/10 or 1/1 increments.
Freeze Mode: 0.1-5.8 in 1/10 or 1/1 increments
Battery charging time:
45 minutes with standard Quick charger
Recharge in operation
Yes
Energy precision
Normal mode: ± 1/100 f-stop flash-to-flash
Freeze mode: ± 1/20 f-stop flash to flash
Color stability
Normal mode: ± 150° K over entire energy range;
± 20° K flash-to-flash
Freeze mode: ± 800° K over entire energy range;
± 150° K flash-to-flash
No. of Flashes per charge: 220 @ full
>50,000 @ min
Infinite with charger connected
Battery status indication: Yes
Flash triggering
Built-in wireless Profoto Air with a range
up to 300 m
Built-in photocell
One ¼´ sync socket
Recycling
Normal mode: 0.03 – 0.99 s
Freeze mode: 0.03 – 0.1 s
Flash duration
Normal mode: 1/5,500 – 1/2000 s
Freeze mode: 1/25,000 – 1/11,000 s
Remote control
Built-in wireless Profoto Air with a range
up to 300 m
Flash duration display
Yes, readable in LCD display
Product Number
Modeling light
Up to 500W with one Head
Up to 250W with two Heads
901084 Pro-B4 1000 Air
901089 Pro-B4 1000 Air Kit (including 1
spare battery)
GENERATORS AND MONOLIGHTS
Profoto – The Light Shaping System
PROFOTO BATPAC
Pro-8a Air 2400/1200
Pro-7a 2400/1200
Pro-7s 2400/1200
Pro-B4 1000 Air
Pro-B3 AirS
D4 Air 4800/2400/1200
AcuteB2 600 AirS
AcuteB2 600 AirS/R
Acute2R 2400/1200
Acute2 2400/1200
D1 Air 1000/500/250
D1 500/250
PROFOTO CONTINOUOS LIGHT
BatPac 230V / 120V
90 11 21 / 90 11 22
ProTungsten Air
Pro-B MainsDock
90 08 95
PROFOTO AIR WIRELESS SYSTEM
HEADS
Air USB
90 10 34
Profoto Charger 1A
10 02 94
Pro-B Head Plus
90 07 55
ProHead Plus
90 07 52
Narrow Beam Narrow Beam Reflector
Travel Reflector
10 06 17
10 07 13
TeleZoom Reflector
10 07 12
ProTwin
90 07 19
Magnum Reflector
10 06 24
Wide Zoom Reflector
10 07 11
ProRing Plus/ ProRing 2 Plus
30 05 14 / 30 05 19
Grid Reflector
10 07 05
Zoom Reflector
10 07 85
Standard Zoom Reflector
10 06 10
LIGHT SHAPING TOOLS
ProDaylight 200/400 Air
with ProBallast 200/400
ProDaylight 800 Air
with ProBallast 800
PROFOTO CHARGERS
AcuteB Head
90 09 35
Disc Reflector
10 06 54
ProGlobe
10 06 73
Acute/ D4Head
90 06 66
Cine Reflector
90 11 75
Cine Reflector LITE
90 11 70
Acute / D4 Twin
90 06 78
Acute/D4 Ring
33 05 13
Profoto Universal Power Adapter
10 02 26
Air Remote
90 10 31
ProFresnel Spot
10 07 06
Softlight Reflector White
10 06 08
Softlight Reflector Silver
10 06 07
7” Grids
5˚ 10 06 35
10˚ 10 06 34
Profoto Charger 2A
10 02 18
FresnelSpot
10 07 41
Air Sync
90 10 32
Barn Doors for FresnelSpot
10 07 58
Ring Flash Softlight Reflector
10 06 42
Ring Flash Close-Up Reflector
10 06 43
Ring Flash WideSoft Reflector
10 07 17
Glass Disc
10 07 04
10° Grid
10 06 18
Pro Tube
10 06 70
Barn Doors
10 07 15
10˚ WideZoom Grid
10 06 36
Grid and Filter Holder
90 06 49
Barn Doors
10 06 71
Barndoor, Cine and Zoom reflector
10 04 63
Fresnel Small
10 07 89
Lenses for Cine Reflector
Fresnel 10 04 65, Super Wide 10 04 66
Narrow Spot 10 04 67, Medium Flood 10 04 68
Wide Flood 10 04 69, Diffusion filter 10 04 75
Spot Small
10 07 90
MultiSpot
10 07 33
ProBox (20x30 cm)
90 05 61
Barn Doors
10 07 44
85 mm Lens
10 07 46
ZoomSpot
10 07 34
Snoot
10 06 51
5°, 10°, 20° Grids
10 06 46, 10 06 05, 10 06 06
Grid for Softlight Reflectors
10 06 09
Clear Fresnel lens
10 07 50
Hardbox
10 07 18
Scrim kit
90 11 78
Softgrids, masks and diffusers
available for softboxes.
StickLight
10 07 38
Iris Diaphragm
10 07 48
StripLights
S (0.7 m) 10 07 35
M (1.3 m) 10 07 36
L (1.9 m) 10 07 37
Optional barn doors are
available for all StripLights.
Translucent Umbrella
S 10 06 13
M 10 06 14
StillLight XL (60x80 cm) 10 07 39
StillLight XXL (80x120 cm) 10 07 40
The line of Profoto Giant Reflectors consists of the the parabolic Giant Reflectors
Giant Reflector 180 (180 cm) 10 03 18
Giant Reflector 240 (240 cm) 10 03 19
Giant Reflector 300 (300 cm) 10 03 20
plus the
Giant White 150 cm 10 03 14, Giant White 210 cm 10 03 15
Giant Silver 150 cm 10 03 16, and Giant Silver 210 cm 10 03 17
Optional front diffusers are available for all Giants.
Softbox StripLights
1x3' RF (30x90 cm) 25 45 36
1x4' RF (30x120 cm) 25 45 24
1x6' RF (30x180 cm) 25 45 34
Softbox Square
2x2' RF (60x60 cm) 25 45 25
3x3' RF (90x90 cm) 25 45 77
Softbox Octa
2.3' Octa (70 cm) 25 45 78
2.3' Octa Gold (70 cm) 25 45 79
3' Octa (90 cm) 25 45 28
5' Octa (150 cm) 25 45 29
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Softbox Rectangular
1x1.3' RF (30x40 cm) 25 45 76
2x3' RF (60x90 cm) 25 45 26
3x4' RF (90x120 cm) 25 45 27
4x6' RF (120x180 cm) 25 45 35
HR Softbox
1.3 x 1.8' RF (40 x 55 cm) 10 04 81
2 x 3' RF (60 x 90 cm) 10 04 82
1.5 x 4' RF (45 x 120 cm) 10 04 83
3 x 4' RF (90 x 120 cm) 10 04 84
2.7 x 2.7' RF (80 x 80 cm) 10 04 85
4 x 6' RF (120 x 180 cm) 10 04 86
HR Softbox Octa
3' (90 cm) 10 04 92
5' (150 cm) 10 04 93
7' (214 cm) 10 04 94
HR Softbox Asymetric
1.5 x 3.5' RF-a (45 x 107 cm) 10 04 90
2.3 x 5' RF-a (70 x 150 cm) 10 04 91
HR Lantern
1.7' FLAT (51 x 30 cm) 10 04 87
3' FLAT (89 x 43 cm) 10 04 88
4' FLAT (122 x 48 cm) 10 04 89
Silver Umbrella
S 10 06 15
M 10 06 16
L 10 07 20
White Umbrella
S 10 06 11
M 10 06 12
L 10 07 19
Umbrella XL 165 cm
White 10 03 26
Silver 10 03 27
Translucent 10 03 28
104129. Profoto carries out continuous development of its products. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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