Profoto’s A1 Sees a Price Drop Which Makes It a Little More Competitive

For a limited time, the Profoto A1 is a more in line with the price of other speedlights, but there are more affordable options.

The Profoto A1, a roundhead Speedlight, burst on to the scene a few years ago with an eye-watering price of $995. Since then, many manufacturers have released versions of roundhead speedlights, which cost far less, and prices of flashes and lighting have generally come down dramatically since then as well. The Profoto A1, which is a solid speedlight, seems like it has been on perma-sale for $795, but it has now dropped to $595, which still far exceeds the price of many other options out there. Let’s talk about this after the break.

Continue reading…

Review: Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL Rechargeable Monolight (Fujifilm)

off camera flash

The Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro TTL may be the only monolight most photographers will ever need.

A few years ago, Flashpoint released the original XPLOR 600 TTL rechargeable monolight, and it quickly became a firm favorite with many photographers thanks to its incredible power, great battery life, and its relatively low price. Recently, Flashpoint released the XPLOR 600 Pro TTL, which updated the older model and promised to offer better build quality, more features, and better overall performance. In addition, they also added the XPLOR 400 Pro TTL to their line-up as well. The XPLOR 400 Pro TTL is a smaller rechargeable monolight that promises big things from a smaller, less expensive package than the XPLOR 600. Let’s Find out if that’s the case.

Continue reading…