Profoto B1 500 Air Battery-Powered Monolight

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In Nov 2014, I decided to upgraded my onsite event lighting to the new Profoto B1’s. I swapped out of my travel cases the A/C electric powered Profoto Monolight heads for my newly purchased battery powered Profoto B1’s. When shooting on location, finding an electrical outlet can, at times be a challenge. With the new Profoto B1, I can setup and start shooting quickly without being concerned if and where the power outlets are. However, with the A/C powered Profoto monolights, I never had to concern myself with how long can I shoot or how many flashes. The new battery powered technology can shoot for a long time, however, it has limits. Will the Profoto B1 be able to handle my fast paced backstage photo shoots with one battery, or do I need a charged up spare handy? I did some analysis of prior shoots, number of images, estimating the number of flashes, power levels on the lights, etc. I determined that based on the published spec’s for the Profoto B1’s that they would perform well for me. In real life shooting in 2015, they have done well for me. Plenty of light output, quick recycle times, with sufficient battery power to last thru the critical back stage shoot. In my future blog posts, I plan to discuss some of my shoots where I have used the Profoto B1’s and how they were setup and used. Overall, I am pleased with my decision to swap out the A/C powered Profoto Monolights for the battery powered Profoto B1’s.

Related Links for more information on Profoto and the Profoto B1.
https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/lighting/profoto/profoto-b1-500-airttl-battery-powered-monolight
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1049889-REG/profoto_901092_b1_500_air_location.html
http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Product-Review-Prof-10608.shtml
https://photographylife.com/reviews/profoto-b1-500-airttl
https://www.facebook.com/profotousa
http://www.profoto.com/blog/
http://profoto.com/us/home

Canon 5DS and 5DS R – Product Information

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If you want to know more about the new Canon 5DS and Canon 5DS R digital cameras then check out these recent posts on the web.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/11107/canon-eos-5dsr-live-panel.html

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/06/canon-5ds-teardown

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/06/canon-5ds-and-5ds-r-initial-resolution-tests

Adobe Creative Cloud

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The 2015 release of Creative Cloud was recently released by Adobe.

http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

You can learn more about what’s new here:

http://tv.adobe.com/channel/whats-new-in-creative-cloud/

I was able to update my Apple MacBook Pro to the latest version problem free.  Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC are both working fine.

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