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Re: Profoto B1 500w/s TTL flash (Canon only right now)
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2013, 08:39:25 PM »
I recently disposed of half a dozen Profoto 600 Compact monos, two 2400w/s Profoto floorpacks and a boatload of Profoto accessories and modifiers and replaced them with half a dozen Einsteins, PCB modifiers/accessories/triggers etc and really couldn't be happier.

The one thing that could tempt me back to Profoto would be if the B1 played nicely with High Speed Sync. Does it?

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Re: Profoto B1 500w/s TTL flash (Canon only right now)
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2013, 08:39:25 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2013, 08:42:36 PM »
It doesn't do HSS though.

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2013, 09:32:01 PM »
I could have Googled this myself earlier but here's the stark fact...disappointingly there's no HSS with the Profoto B1 TTL.

It's a pity, HSS is the single hot item that would win volume sales for Profoto, far more than mere TTL. For precision work, I tend to switch my 580exII speedlights to manual. On a real-world job, I doubt many photographers would find a great deal of value paying the high entry price just for the TTL option. In reality, the B1 offers nothing more to me than an Einstein and Vagabond MiniLithium battery setup other than a bigger hole in my Mastercard.

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Re: Profoto B1 500w/s TTL flash (Canon only right now)
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2013, 05:13:30 AM »
Forgive my ignorance here, but I had the simplest elinchrom D-lite 4, and I bought Phottix Odin for my speedlites and read I can suddenly do HSS with the D-lites, and they did, I could shoot my simple studio strobes at 1/8000s no issues and seemingly no loss of power. Here's my question, why is my Quadra advertised as super fast flash duration, it does a really poor job freezing motion compared to speedlites. Why not make the flash duration longer and let me use HSS instead? That gives more options and a cheaper system to buy I would think...
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Re: Profoto B1 500w/s TTL flash (Canon only right now)
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2013, 05:31:58 PM »
Too bad that is so darn expensive and I'm a manual type of guy when I decide to pull out the strobes anyway. Not saying it isn't very cool to have TTL strobes but it's a matter of time before we get TTL Einsteins.

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Re: Profoto B1 500w/s TTL flash (Canon only right now)
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2013, 05:31:58 PM »