Profoto Announces B10X and B10X Plus Lights for Photo and Video09/09/2021
Profoto’s new 250Ws B10X and 500Ws B10X Plus OCF flash heads were designed with hybrid photo and video creators in mind. Boasting shorter recycle times and brighter LED modeling lights than the B10 and B10 Plus, the duo offer improved performance while retaining the features that made their predecessors so popular in the first place.
With an ever-growing number of photographers branching out into video, a renewed focus has been placed on the humble modeling light. No longer afterthoughts when choosing a strobe, LED modeling lights have evolved into reliable continuous sources in their own rights. Profoto has been at the forefront of this trend, incorporating high-quality, versatile LEDs into its portable flash units. The B10X and B10X Plus output up to 3250 lumens, a 30% improvement over past models, while maintaining the ability to adjust color temperature between 3000-6500K to match ambient lighting or produce creative effects.
Anyone who has used strobes to capture action knows that a light’s recycle time can mean the difference between a great shot and a just-missed shot. The B10X outperforms the B10 by 35%, offering 1.35-second recycle times, while the B10X Plus has improved over the B10 Plus by 20%, with a 2.2-second recycle time. Both lights feature built-in AirX Bluetooth technology, smart connectivity via the Profoto app, and wireless control via Profoto’s Air remotes―including the A-series.
The user interfaces of the B10X and B10X Plus continue Profoto’s gravitation toward simple, streamlined design and clear, visible settings. Both lights preserve the form factor of their predecessors, making them easy to carry for travel and location work. Likewise, the new lights are compatible with all of Profoto’s OCF modifiers, as well as a host of other Profoto light-shaping tools. Battery life lasts for up to 65 minutes of full continuous LED light, 400 full-power B10X flashes, or 200 full-power B10X Plus flashes, with 90-minute recharge time. Firmware updates can be installed via the Profoto app or a USB-C port. You can purchase the new lights individually or as two-light kits: the 250Ws B10X or the 500Ws B10X Plus.
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