Wedding photographers test drive the new Profoto A1 flash


posted Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 AM EDT


Rachel Gulotta and Daniel Inskeep of Mango Street are wedding photographers and they are very excited about Profoto's new A1 flash. In fact, Profoto flew the duo to Sweden and gave them a pair of A1 flashes. They were so happy with the flashes that they decided to make a video about using the A1 for weddings.

"This flash is not for everyone," Rachel says. If you're a wedding photographer or shoot in high-pressure environments, then the A1 is definitely something to take a long look at because "it's a game changer." If you've been following coverage of the A1, you know that it's expensive (nearly $1,000) but also that it's very fast and will fit easily into a Profoto lighting setup.

Ease of use and simplicity has been a focus for Profoto. The user interface looks very good and Rachel and Daniel found syncing up multiple flashes to be a breeze. You can trigger other Profoto lights with the A1 as well, which is a neat feature. To see sample shots and learn more about how the A1 flashes performed for Rachel and Daniel, check out the video below.

If you'd like to preorder the Profoto A1, click the links below. They will be available for Canon and Nikon in November.

Profoto A1 for CanonProfoto A1 for Nikon

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