With the D2 Duo 1000/1000 AirTTL 2-Light Kit, Profoto offers two advanced high-performance 1000Ws monolights with power cords and a padded case. At 0.03-1.2 sec, the D2 is almost twice as fast as its predecessor and capable of 20 flash per second bursts. Other features include wireless TTL with the separately purchased Air Remote TTL-C for Canon and TTL-N for Nikon, action-freezing flash durations and High Speed Sync support up to 1/8000 sec.
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.
The D2 also features an enhanced, intuitive LCD screen display. Modeling Light, Ready Indicator, Mode, Sync, Channel, and Group are easily selected through the Settings button. The display even flips around the way your iPhone does in case you're working with the head upside down or hanging it overhead. The D2 has a self-seeking multi-voltage (100-240) power supply for worldwide use, too. Profoto has covered so many features on the photographers wish list that you'll wonder what they can come up with next.
The Bag S Plus for D2 Monolight from Profoto is a padded nylon carry case with zippered closure, touch-fastener joining handles, and a removable shoulder strap. It fits three D2 heads horizontally, or two D2 heads with domes and protective caps.
|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 ()|
|Flash Ready Indicator||Audio, Visual|
|Accessory Fitting Type||Profoto|
|Control Modes||Free Set, Full On, Off, Proportional|
|Sync Type||Cable, Infrared, Optical, Radio|
|Sync Speed||1/1/250 Sec
1/1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
|Wireless Channels / Groups||8 / 6|
|Wireless Range||1000' / 300 m (Radio)|
|AC Input Voltage||100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz|
|Circuit Protection||Adaptive Thermal Control|
|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|
|Package Weight||13.1 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||17.8 x 10.3 x 6.6"|
|Carry and Transport Options||Handle
|Material of Construction||Nylon|
|Package Weight||6.45 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||17.5 x 12.5 x 8"|