Profoto has released the Pro-10 2400 AirTTL, a studio generator claimed to be “officially the world’s fastest flash”.
With 2400 joules of energy, flash durations as quick as 1/80,000 second (t0.5) and built-in TTL and high-speed sync support, the Profoto Pro-10 combines high output with precise control. There are 11 stops of flash power adjustment in 1/10-stop increments. Recycling time ranges from 0.02 to 0.7 seconds, with “quick bursts” of up to 50 flashes per second. The maximum flash duration is a more standard 1/800 second (at t0.5).
Along with the new Profoto D2 head (“the world’s fastest monolight”), the Pro-10 is one of the first mains-powered studio lighting systems to support TTL. (Another example can be found at the opposite end of the budget spectrum, the Chinese-made Yongnuo YN300W.)
To get automatic power level adjustment, high-speed sync and remote adjustment, you can pair the Pro-10 with the Profoto Air Remote TTL, which supports Canon, Nikon and soon Sony cameras. If you don’t want or need TTL, or you use another system (for example medium format), you can use the manual-only Air Remote, which still provides triggering and wireless adjustment.
The Pro-10 doesn’t generate any light on its own. It is a 13.2kg generator (i.e. a box of capacitors) with two outputs, each with independent 0–100% power adjustment. You can plug into these various lighting heads including the ProHead Plus, ProTwin and ProRing 2 Plus, as well as more specialised heads such as the ZoomSpot, Sticklight and Striplight.
If you are a hobbyist, look away now. The Profoto Pro-10 has a suggested selling price of £8,166 excluding VAT, or $13,969 in the USA. The Air Remote TTL-N/C is sold separately for $411. Profoto products are also widely available to rent. For more information, visit profoto.com.