When Profoto introduced its first A-series flash unit, the Profoto A1, the company called it ‘the world’s smallest studio flash’. Most other people called it a flashgun because it has a hotshoe mount and it looks like a flashgun. And while some were surprised by its price, and in some cases lack of power in comparison with some less expensive flashes, we were sold by the quality of the light from the A1 along with its ease of use.
Whether you like to use an A-series flash on or off camera, and in TTL or manual exposure mode, it’s very easy to use.
The Profoto A1, A1X and A10 flash units have a magnetic mount to attach small light modifiers, but many photographers wanted to be able to use their Profoto OCF Light Shaping tools, the company’s light modifiers for its larger flash units. The Profoto OCF Adapter makes this possible.