Profoto B2 Review
Why Profoto? — The Deciding Factors
I’ve been shooting with Paul C Buff Einsteins for the last 5 years since their release and have been extremely happy with their price and performance. They’ve served me well through the years and have been more durable than most give them credit for. Of all my PCB gear, only one PCB unit has gone in for service in the last 5 years — and that’s because a stand tipped over and broke the mount — the flash still worked, but I could no longer put it on a stand, so it had to go in. They took care of it very quickly and had it back in my hands within a week.
I’ve been trying to pack lighter for shoots lately. I keep my gear well-protected, and packing a giant Pelican Storm iM2950 to transport 4 Einstein heads and 2 VML Battery packs has become a real pain. It’s HUGE, it’s heavy, and often, I don’t even need all the gear. I could easily pack appropriately, but I like having backups, so I usually take EVERYTHING with me.
Last week, I ordered the Profoto B2 Location Kit. The decision came mostly from some recent shoots I’ve had where mobility was paramount — I’ve almost never shot my Einsteins at full power unless I’m shooting Hypersync (I trigger my Einsteins with PowerMC2s and a MiniTT1), so I felt that 250w/s would be more than adequate, especially since I’ve been shooting more HSS/HyperSync with speedlights and a FlexTT5 on location shoots where I’ve had to be more mobile. Read the rest of this entry »