Having wowed us with the introduction of the battery-powered TTL B1 and B2 flash heads, Profoto does it again with the AC powered D2 1000 AirTTL Monolight. Building on the foundation of the popular D1, this light maxes-out the D1 performance specs while adding wireless TTL from the B1 and B2. With the D2, "speed" is the operative word.
The D2 1000 recycles to full power in 1.2 seconds, almost half the time as the D1 1000, and in Freeze Mode, achieves flash durations as short as 1/50,000 of a second, outperforming most studio pack systems. That's good news for special effects photographers and sports shooters. It can also shoot bursts of 20 flashes per second so you're sure to capture peak action or several versions of it. In addition, the D2 also supports High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 of a second for photographers who want to stop action or use wide apertures with full ambient light control. The 10-stop power range gives ample choices to achieve your objective.
Besides super-fast operation, the D2 shortens your shooting time with on-board TTL compatibility. Pros who formerly turned their noses up at the term "point-and-shoot" as amateurish will learn to love this technology. Simply set your lights up, set the camera to TTL and shoot. The first shot is nearly always a keeper. The key to this control is the optional Air Remote TTL-C (for Canon) or TTL-N (for Nikon). Operating on 2.4 GHz bandwidth, the wireless transmitter, really a controller, has 8 frequency channels and with 6 groups and a range of up to 330' for TTL triggering and 1000' for normal triggering. Each channel has power ratio capability of +/- 2 stops. If you prefer to use manual, you have 10 stops of power variation.
Maximum Power: 2 to 1000 Ws
Power Control: 10 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Flash Duration: t.5: 1/50,000 to 1/1600 Sec
Recycle Time: 0.03 to 1.2 Sec
Wattage: 300 W
Control Modes: Free Set, Full On, Off, Proportional
Sync Type: Cable, Infrared, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless Receiver: Yes
1/1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
Wireless Channels / Groups: 8 / 6
Wireless Range: 1000' / 300 m (Radio)
Dimensions: H: 7.1 x W: 5.1 x L: 12.2" / H: 18.0 x W: 13.0 x L: 31.0 cm
Weight: 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
For the list of accessories provided, please refer to the individual heads that are booked separately below.