New Profoto Umbrellas. Twelve Models. Two Shapes. Infinite Possibilities.

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Today, we have the pleasure of introducing our brand new line of Profoto umbrellas. There is twelve of them, available in all shapes and sizes, including a deeper, more parabolic version.

Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers’ toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. The downside is that they tend to be quite fragile and it can be difficult to control their light spread. This is something we aim solve with the our new line of umbrellas, available in two shapes: deep and shallow.

Umbrella Deep is available in two sizes (130cm/51” and 165cm/65”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. All six versions have a deeper, more parabolic shape than the average umbrella. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella shaft in its holder.

Umbrella Shallow is also available in two sizes (85cm/33” and 105cm/41”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. The most important difference is that Umbrella Shallow is smaller and less parabolic, making it very lightweight and portable.

Much effort was invested into making both Umbrella Deep and Umbrella Shallow as reliable and sturdy as possible. The fabrics were selected to provide a superior quality of light over years of heavy-duty use, and the metallic elements have been surface treated to prevent rust and discoloration.

The optional Diffusor is also worth mentioning. This is simply pulled over the front of the White or the Silver version to turn it into a large softbox with an even softer and more even light spread.

All Profoto Umbrellas are delivered in a high-quality bag that protects the umbrella during storage and transport.

The new Umbrella Deep XL replaces the old Umbrella XL. The new Umbrella Deep L replaces the old Umbrella L. The new Umbrella Shallow M replaces the old Umbrella M. The new Umbrella Shallow S replaces the old Umbrella S.

On Wednesday, we will publish an interview with the first photographer who tried these new babies out. Stay tuned.

 

Click here to learn more about the new Profoto Umbrellas.

 

 

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Comments (15)

  • Ortmanns

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    I hoped the next thing from Profoto would be something similar to the Bron Para Reflectors. That’s what’s missing in the otherwise great Profoto Line Up.

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    • dawn

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      Agree with you, especailly something like para88

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    • dawn

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      But the new deep umbrella L seems very good to me. Its price is similar to a RFi softbox and much, much faster assembling. I plan to buy it for my on location softlight work.

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  • Billy

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    Are the optional diffusers for the deep umbrellas available in different strengths….ideally less than one stop?

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    • Fredrik Franzén

      Fredrik Franzén

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      Hi Billy,

      There is only one strength available at the moment.

      /Fredrik. Franzén, Profoto

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  • Billy

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    Are the deep silver umbrellas a soft silver finish,
    or very shiny pebbly silver?

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    • Fredrik Franzén

      Fredrik Franzén

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      Hi Billy,

      They are glossy for maximum focusing effect.

      /Fredrik Franzén, Profoto

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  • Kasper Dam Lisby

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    Aarrgghh. Just bought the old model… The new deep umbrella L looks interesting to me..

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  • Rich

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    Would these work with Bowens lights or do you need to have Profoto lights? In particular would the diffuser wrap around another brand of light properly?

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    • Fredrik Franzén

      Fredrik Franzén

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      Hi RIch,

      The Profoto Umbrellas use the same 8 mm shaft that most umbrellas and flash manufacturers do. Haven’t tried it with Bowens, but again, if they use 8 mm too, they’ll work like a charm.

      /Fredrik Franzén, Profoto

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  • Hugh

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    I just used the Silver umbrella XL on a shoot this weekend.

    Ya….this thing is awesome with the D1 1000! Definately going to buy one.

    Hugh, Studio 778

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  • kah

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    I am interested in the Umbrella Deep Silver L. Can it be used with the Profoto 800 Air HMI?

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    • Fredrik Franzén

      Fredrik Franzén

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      Hi Kah,

      The Umbrella Deep Silver L is made with heat resistant fabrics and can handle temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius. If the umbrella is in a “normal” position and not pushed to the bottom (fabric closest to lamp head) and if the ventilation/temperature is normal in the room then this should not be a problem with ProDaylight 800. If the limits are exceeded then the fabric will be aged faster which results in warmer color temperature.

      Hope that helps!

      /Fredrik Franzén, Profoto

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