This is Profoto Connect – The button-free trigger
This flash trigger is not only new. It is also unusual thanks to its button-free handling.
“From time to time something comes along that changes everything, this is one of those rare occasions,” Profoto says. Is it really? Let’s take a closer look!
Connect is a sleek, black, puck-like pod that sits on top of the camera via the hot shoe mount. It has only three settings: auto, manual and off. You can select one of them by turning the top of Connect to one of three positions. And that’s it!
Auto mode is as easy as it can be. While pressing the camera’s shutter, the correct flash exposure is automatically calculated.
In manual mode you have bigger control over your flash. Connect connects to Connect app via bluetooth. There you can adjust the power of your flash as you wish.
The button-free handling seems convenient and this is what we are looking for when it comes to dental photography.
The Profoto Connect operates on the 2.4GHz frequency and can control any Profoto AirTTL flash with an operating range of 330 to 1000 feet. It features 8 channels and a 30-hour battery life with its rechargeable battery. What’s clever, the trigger turns off automatically after an hour of inactivity.
- A1 AirTTL
- B10 250 AirTTL
- B1X 500 AirTTL
- B2 250 AirTTL
- D2 500 AirTTL
- D2 1000 AirTTL
- Pro-10 2400 AirTTL
- B1 500 AirTTL (discontinued)
Air compatibility (without TTL or HSS):
- D1 Air 250
- D1 Air 500
- D1 Air 1000
- D4 1200 Air
- D4 2400 Air
- D4 4800 Air
- Pro-B4 1000 Air
- Pro-8a 1200 (discontinued) Pro-8a 2400 (discontinued)
The Profoto Connect will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus. It will cost about $299.