Profoto A1 Air TTL

Profoto A1 Air TTL

Profoto A1 Air TTL

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The Profoto A1 Air TTL Canon is every inch a Profoto light – just smaller. Its unique round head delivers light that’s both natural and beautiful with a soft smooth fall-off. And it’s incredibly easy to use with superfast recycling and a long-lasting battery, so you’ll never miss a shot. On the move, shooting on-camera or off, this is light shaping excellence everywhere.

The Profoto A1 has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and dedicated Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily. They can be stacked for more creative options. The A1 also offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to position the light and understand how light and shadows work together.

The user interface is large, clean and clear. Like all Profoto products, it’s intuitive to use and you don’t need to read a long instruction manual to understand how it works. AirTTL remote is also built in to the A1. With AirTTL and HSS you create professional results fast and easy and with the remote you can seamless connect to other Profoto flashes and control them easily from the A1.

Profoto A1 is not only an on-camera flash, it’s also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit. The A1 has its own Li-Ion high capacity battery built-in that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence. A1 can keep up with you because it recycles four times faster than other on-camera solutions – that’s 1.2s at full power. Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.

Key Features of the Profoto A1 Air TTL Canon with 3x High-Capacity Li-ion Batteries

  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
  • LED modeling light integrated to the head.
  • TTL/MAN switch.
  • Auto focus (AF) assist.
  • Large Hi-Res display.
  • Includes 3x Profoto Li-ion battery for A1

NOW WITH TWO EXTRA BATTERIES INCLUDED!
3x batteries in the box for up to 1050 full-power flashes.

The Profoto A1 Air TTL flash now comes with two extra high-capacity Profoto rechargeable Li-ion batteries included in the box!
With 3x batteries in total, you'll enjoy all-day shooting with up to 1050 full-power flashes.

Created specifically for the A1, the Profoto Lithium-Ion high capacity battery for A1 lasts up to four times longer than cumbersome AA batteries with no performance fade, it clicks on and off the A1 in seconds, and can be recharged quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence.

  • Each battery provides up to 350 full-power flashes.
  • Last 4 times longer than AA batteries.
  • Charges in 80 minutes with the Battery Charger for A1.
  • UN-certified so you can take them on a plane.

Light that’s both natural and beautiful

Because Profoto designed the A1 with a round head rather than the typical rectangular shape used by other on-camera solutions, the light it delivers is both natural and beautiful. That spread of light can also be easily adjusted from a wide setting, where the light has a soft smooth fall off to something narrower and more focused – with just a simple twist of the zoom ring on the head.

More than light

Being able to work with light is the key to creating better, more creative images. That’s why the A1 has a dedicated set of light-shaping modifiers that, thanks to a built-in smart magnetic mount, can be easily clicked on and off or stacked to help you achieve exactly the effect you want. These include a Dome Diffuser, Bounce Card, Wide Lens, Gel Kit and a Soft Bounce.

AirTTL means built-in convenience and versatility

With AirTTL you have a huge amount of built-in flexibility. TTL allows you to lock in the perfect exposure instantly, giving you far greater degree of control and a significantly faster workflow. It’s pretty much point-and-shoot; it’s easy, fast and precise. And the ‘Air’ feature means you can communicate with another A1 or other Profoto light seamlessly, and High-Speed Sync is right there when you need it.

  • HSS or High-Speed Sync, enables you to use flash at any shutter speed up to 1/8,000 of a second. That means you are in full control of the ambient light, which is useful when shooting outdoors in sunlight. With HSS you can shape light even with large apertures and at fast shutter speeds. HSS is great for outdoor portraits with shallow depth of field or freezing fast action in broad daylight. Profoto HSS is a fast, powerful and more consistent HSS solution.

Visualize your image with the modelling light

The A1’s built-in modelling light gives you an instant understanding of how light and shadow work together before you press the shutter, as well as providing an additional light source in low light situations.

Never miss a shot

The A1 can keep up because it recycles four times faster than most on-camera solutions – that’s every 1.0 seconds at full power. Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.

Less time learning means more time shooting

We designed the A1 to be uncomplicated, so there’s no learning curve whatsoever. And because the interface is simple, clean and clear there’s no ‘death by menu.’ That means you can spend more time engaged with your clients and creating a great image.

Grow with the A1

The A1 is a tool that can take your photography as far as you want to go. Adding a second A1 will open up even more possibilities. In addition to embracing and more powerful lights like the B1X and the B10 and the 120+ light-shaping tools available, it will open the door to a world of creative opportunities.

The A1 delivers a quality of light that’s both natural and beautiful, because like the larger Profoto lights in the family, the A1 features a round head that gives a soft smooth fall off – that’s what makes the light feel so wonderfully natural.


  • MPN - 901201
  • GTIN - 7340027545690
Guide Number Not Specified by Manufacturer
Coverage Full-Frame
32 to 105 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom Head Yes
Bounce Head Yes
Swivel Head Yes
Flash Duration 1/800 to 1/20000 Second
Recycle Time Approx. 0.05 to 1.2 Seconds
Secondary Illumination Modeling Light