During my learning journey of shooting with strobist lights, setup and building my own lighting photography setup. I started learning, researching and getting hands on with lighting setup. One of the brands that I had my very first hands on was the Profoto brand, with the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL, loaned for a short period of time for a test and review by Poisonous.Biz, an online photography boutique store. During that time, I was still a newbie in strobist/lighting photography; nevertheless, I was impressed with the functions and capabilities of the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL.
The Profoto B1 500 Air TTL was done in January 2014, fast forward to the March 2015. Profoto launched a new addition to their lineup, the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL! There were pretty awesome, great publicity, marketing, branding and awareness videos and reviews of the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL by various photographers around the world on the official launch of the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL. The Profoto B2 250 Air TTL left a good impression on me, the small size of the light, portability and the technical specifications.
Fellow photography partner, Poisonous.Biz, was also involved in the launch of the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL action too! Check out their videos of the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL in action here in Singapore! Poisonous.Biz organised an event to introduce the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL and I was there to get my hands on with it and play with this new toy on the block! At the event, new light shaping tools by Profoto was also introduced and shown to the guests at the event.
I was playing with the Profoto B2 with my Canon EOS 70D and captured them in action, by holding the Profoto B2 on my left hand and DSLR on the right hand.
Photograph taken by Weili of Poisonous.Biz using the Profoto B2 and OCF 2″ Octa Softbox and I was “the voice activated light stand”
It was a pretty much hands on session with the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL lights with the new light shaping tools. There was also a Profoto B1 500 Air TTL available for us to try out too! The guests at the event brought their cameras and they went hands on with it, doing indoor and outdoor shoot with two beautiful lady models.
I had my short hands on experiences with the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL. Can you ever imagine holding a strobe light in one hand and your camera in the other hand to take photographs? The Profoto B2 250 Air TTL might just be the answer!
Here are my thoughts/views/opinions on the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL during my short hands on experience at Poisonous.Biz event –
- Very lightweight and portable
- Sturdy and solid built
- Powerful light from a small strobe
- With TTL, it’s useful and works pretty good
- Ideal for photographers doing outdoor location shoots and also traveling overseas for wedding/portraits assignments
- A good complement to existing Profoto B1 500 Air TTL users
- The photographer can hold the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL in one hand and the camera in the other hand to take photographs
- It can be an On camera flash or Off camera flash
- Consistent lighting output
- If you are shooting alone without an assistant, you have to sling and carry the battery pack with the B2 carrying bag.
More information on the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL can be found here on their website! If you are keen to own the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL, check out the packages from Poisonous.Biz! The Profoto B2 250 Air TTL might just suit your professional photography requirements and needs!