BJP’s Profoto B1 500 Review: “A Compelling Package”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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The British Journal of Photography (BJP) was first published in 1854. That makes the magazine 160 years old. One-hundred-and-sixty. How cool is that?

Almost as cool is the fact that BJP’s most recent review is a thorough examination of the Profoto B1 off-camera flash – or the B1 Location Kit, to be precise.

The review, done and written by photographer Martin Evening, is, in the magazine’s fashion, detailed and sober. But also positive.

The review’s final verdict of the kit is:

“At €2950, the Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash kit isn’t cheap, and you still need to factor in the cost of the Air Remote TTL unit plus stands and lighting accessories. But for the sheer convenience and automated control you get working with the Profoto B1 lights, it’s a compelling package.

Read the full review here.

Pro Photo’s Profoto B1 Review: “Don’t Do Anything Until You’ve Had A Good Look at The B1.”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Australian photography magazine Pro Photo just published a Profoto B1 review that put a smile to our faces.  

“The world’s first flash monobloc with wireless TTL exposure control adds a new level of convenience to shooting on location,” writes Pro Photo’s Paul Burrows.

His final verdict is: “If you’re thinking about buying any sort of lighting in the near future, don’t do anything until you’ve had a good look at the B1… more likely than not, it’s going to be what you’re really looking for.”

The full review is available here.

Pro Photo was also kind enough to offer a full pdf, straight from the magazine, with plenty of images. The pdf can be downloaded here, if you prefer that way of reading the review.

Breed’s & Bogdan Morozovskiy’s Profoto B1 Video Review: “The Profoto B1 is a must have.”

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Breed's & Bogdan Morozovskiy's Profoto B1 Video Review

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Breed is a website dedicated to providing up-and-coming fashion photographers with the right tools and knowledge to make it to the top. This includes doing reviews of the latest and greatest gear to hit the market. Their lastest review? A Profoto B1 video review.

Breed’s Profoto B1 video review is best described as a conversation between two photographers who have both tried and tested the B1 in the field.

“I’m not a gear junkie,” writes Breed writer Dana Pennington. “But when Profoto announced the B1, I knew it was going to be a game changer. It is.”

“Definitely something in a completely new league of lighting,” adds his friend and photographer Bogdan Morozovskiy, who did a field of the B1 in the desert east of Los Angeles.

Click here to watch the full review at the Breed website.

Master Photography’s Profoto B1 Review: “A Little Bit of Light & Magic”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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The latest issue of UK magazine Master Photography contains a review with the awesome title “Profoto B1 – A Little Bit of Light & Magic!” The magazine hits the streets today. Be sure to pick it up.

The review was done by London-based photographer Richard Bradbury, who, as you might’ve guessed from the title, was mighty impressed by the B1. Here is a particularly nice quote we like:

“The adaptive TTL gives you the same freedom as shooting with an on-camera flash gun but offers a level of light crafting that is only achievable with a full studio flash system. The B1 system could just change photographers’ lives. A little piece of Swedish alchemy… welcome to the photo equipment hall of fame. I love it!”

Richard also did a video version of his review, which will also give you a bit more insight into how the images in the review was created. Be sure to check that one out too.

Click here to browse other reviews of the Profoto B1.

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Lighting Rumors’ Umbrella Deep Review: “Excellent Job Profoto!”

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Umbrellas let you create a soft and beautiful light with a minimum of hassle. Thinking of getting one? In that case you might be interested in reading Lighting Rumors’ Umbrella Deep Review?

Lighting Rumors’ Umbrella Deep review, written by photographer and staff writer Ricardo Gomez, reads almost like a short story. It starts with Ricardo telling how he first got into photography and discovered umbrellas. Furthermore he talks about how he came across the new Profoto Umbrellas and how he eventually got his hands on the deeper, more parabolic version. He then goes into the actual test and, to our great joy, compliments the umbrellas for their build quality, highly reflective interior and softbox-like quality of light.

Ricardo rounds off his review saying: “Excellent job Profoto!” Happy you like ‘em, Ricardo!

Click here to read the full review.