Profoto B1 for Nikon coming September, seeking beta testers

The Profoto Air Remote TTL-N will be released on 15 September. Before then, photographers can apply to be a "Nikon test pilot".

Profoto has announced that i-TTL support for its B1 AirTTL monolight will be available on 15th September 2014. The company will release the Air Remote TTL-N, a radio trigger that lets your Nikon DSLR communicate with the flash head. The existing Canon support is already handled by the E-TTL version, the Air Remote TTL-C, which costs $395.

The Profoto B1 is a portable studio flash head with an internal lithium battery pack. It is the first big monolight to offer true TTL support, allowing automatic exposure metering and output control with DSLR cameras. (The closest competition as far as this feature is concerned is the lower-end CononMark K4T.)

Profoto Air Remote TTL-C

To fix any bugs and get feedback prior to release, the Swedish manufacturer is running a closed beta in which you can apply to be a “Nikon test pilot”. You don’t need to already own a B1 — just send an interesting photoshoot idea to Profoto and if they like it then they’ll lend you a kit.

If priced the same as the Canon edition, the Air Remote TTL-N is expected to cost $395 (UK: £312). The B1 itself, which will work with both systems, is $1,995 in the US or £1,554 in the UK.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Profoto web site.

David Selby
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