Profoto has unveiled a small studio gentle that was designed particularly for smartphone use. The Profoto C1 and C1 Plus are sufficiently small to slot in a pocket, retaining the identical portability of smartphones whereas providing extra superior lighting capabilities than what is obtainable by the typical telephone flash.
The Profoto C1 and C1 Plus each characteristic rounded designs, in addition to automated flash energy and publicity alongside a guide management choice. The lights are designed to wirelessly join with the person’s smartphone utilizing Bluetooth, after which level they work in tandem with the Profoto digital camera app.
Each fashions characteristic a Li-Polymer battery that recharges in two hours utilizing USB-C. The absolutely charged battery can energy as much as 2,000 full-power flashes, additionally providing 30 minutes of steady gentle for the C1 and 40 minutes of steady gentle for the C1 Plus. Each fashions produce ‘shut to sunlight’ colours with a shade rendering index >90.
The Profoto C1 mannequin has a max 1600 lumens and 800 lux flash output, 4 heat and three cool LEDs for shade temperatures starting from 3000-6500Okay, and internal reflectors below the built-in dome diffuser for producing ‘pure shadows.’ When used as a modeling gentle, the mannequin presents max 280 lumens / 140 lux and CRI 90-98.
The C1 Plus is extra superior, providing a max flash output of 4300 lumens and 1700 lux, a click-on magnetic mount for utilizing light-shaping equipment, a 1/4″-20 thread for mounting the sunshine, and compatibility with all of Profoto’s AirTTL remotes. When used as a modeling gentle, this mannequin presents max 280 lumens / 140 lux and CRI 90-98. Each the C1 and C1 Plus characteristic guide seize buttons on the lights.