Yesterday, Profoto announced their Air Remote TTL-S and mentioned an unknown Pro-10 in their press release. It was not long before it was made official as the press release came in today. It’s a 2,400 Ws studio pack, and it’s fast — extremely fast! Not only that, but it’s the first of its kind, as it offers TTL and HSS capabilities.
Profoto describes the new Profoto Pro-10 as the fastest flash in the world. The reason behind this designation is its shortest flash duration of 1/80,000 of a second! Not only that, but it can also burst up to 50 flashes per second. This generator seems like the ultimate pack for photographers who desperately want to freeze action, liquids, and motion in general. While the 1/80,000 s at t0.5 is achieved using the freeze mode, it also offers the possibility of using HSS, making sync speeds of up to 1/8,000 s possible in the standard, more color-stable mode.
This new studio generator offers a wide power range of 11 stops adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments. It doesn’t require new heads because it’s already compatible with most Profoto heads available on the market. The Swedish flash manufacturer recommends using the ProHead Plus, the ProTwin, the ProRing Plus, or the ProRing 2 Plus. However, seven other special application heads such as the MultiSpot, the Striplights, or the FresnelSpot are compatible as well.
The pack is slightly bigger and larger than the Pro-8a it replaces, but given the improved recycling time, the addition of TTL and HSS, as well as the increased power range, the 2.2-pound difference is most likely something studio photographers can live with.
The Profoto Pro-10 is already available at well-stocked rentals. However, no price point has been announced yet. For more information on the generator, please visit Profoto's website.