Update: Profoto has taken back the firmware stating that it isn’t ready and the 1D X gets stuck at full power.
Profoto totally changed the game late last year when they announced the new B1 AirTTL light. Still, it is currently the only monolight out there that can deliver full TTL performance with a camera system. Right now, it only focuses on Canon–and the system has expanded today with a firmware update that lets the TTL system work perfectly with the Canon 1D X–which now means that the system works with every professional level Canon DSLR including the 5D Mk III and the 7D.
The company is promising to make the system for Nikon and to also allow for high speed sync in a future firmware update. This light has already been catching on a lot with the high end wedding photographer community, and it could possibly steal the market from small speedlights.
They’re surely expensive though, but when you consider how much you’d probably be spending in hot shoe flashes, you’ll realize that this is a good deal if you need that much light. We’re still waiting on our review unit to come in, but trust us when we say that this is still an exciting product.
You can find the firmware over at Profoto’s website.