Profoto A10 Studio Light Includes Built-In AirX Technology09/23/2020
Profoto’s new A10 Studio Light comes with AirX technology built in so you can not only use it with your camera but also pair it with your iPhone 7 or later via Bluetooth to create beautifully lit images with your smartphone. The A10 is available with AirTTL compatibility for Canon, Nikon, FUJIFILM, and Sony cameras, and each brand-specific model is also available as an Off-Camera Kit with its respective Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter providing TTL and HSS functionality when using the A10 off-camera.
The A10 shares its basic form factor and functionality with the A1X Studio Light, making it an exceptionally lightweight, intuitive flash, creating natural-looking light from its characteristic 2.75" round head. With 90° tilt and 360° rotation, it can be positioned in nearly any direction with ease. Its high-resolution LCD screen is clearly legible from a distance when using the light off-camera.
Additional features of the A10 include AF-assist, auto and manual zoom, and an LED modeling light for previewing your lighting setup. HSS functionality and 1-second recycle times mean you never have to worry about missing a shot. Also, it shares the same lithium-ion battery as the A1X, but gets an improved 450 full-power flashes per charge.
In order to activate AirX control of your light, you will need to download the Profoto App for iOS; an Android-compatible app is currently in development. You can control up to three independent lights through the app or, when used with a Profoto Connect, as many lights as are assigned to the same channel as the Connect. Paired via the Bluetooth function of your smartphone, AirX has an operating range of up to about 100' and, in addition to your smartphone, the A10 can also be controlled remotely by Profoto Air, AirTTL, and Connect triggers.
Additionally, the A10 is compatible with all Profoto Clic light-shaping tools so you can attach gels and grids magnetically, with ease.
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