Is anyone using the Profoto A1? Opinions?

Linda L.

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I have a Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and recently added a Profoto B1. Considering adding two Profoto A1 to make a studio setup. Curious if anyone has this combination and if there are any downsides. Wondering why they don't make an on-camera version of the A1 for Olympus? Does anyone think that's coming?
 

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...Wondering why they don't make an on-camera version of the A1 for Olympus? Does anyone think that's coming?
I think they're probably going by Air Remote sales to see which flavors of A1 they'll create. It's probably a volume-of-sales thing.

Also it could be that the majority of folks using B1 and B10 lights for editorial/fashion work aren't feeling a need for an on-camera flash the way wedding shooters are. And I'd bet there's a Sony version of the A1 out before there's an µ4/3 one. If you really need a smaller light now, maybe the B10 is an option?
 
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I don’t have the A1 but I just traded my Broncolor Siros monolight for the Profoto B10 duo kit and absolutely love it!

These B10’s are beasts for how small they are! I considered an A1 as well for an additional small accent light but until they release an Olympus version I’ll wait. I know the B10’s are a bit more spendy but they are still a lightweight package and more versatile, for me at least.

I’m actually considering adding a B1X similar to your B1, mainly for larger modifiers, I kinda wonder if Profoto will do a refresh/update to the B1X in the near future though.

BTW, I’ve tested the B10’s with large modifiers (about a 5’ Octa and a 4’x6’ softbox) and it can definitely handle them. It’s just a little awkward to adjust them without a nice handle to hold onto like the B1/X has.
 

Linda L.

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I think they're probably going by Air Remote sales to see which flavors of A1 they'll create. It's probably a volume-of-sales thing.

Also it could be that the majority of folks using B1 and B10 lights for editorial/fashion work aren't feeling a need for an on-camera flash the way wedding shooters are. And I'd bet there's a Sony version of the A1 out before there's an µ4/3 one. If you really need a smaller light now, maybe the B10 is an option?
Thanks! Am looking into that too.
 
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