Profoto D2: Freeze Time with the World’s Fastest Monolight with TTL

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Dubbed “the world’s fastest monolight with TTL”, the new high-end D2 lights from Profoto are perfect for portrait, food, fashion or sports photographers, providing a super fast and versatile lighting option for just about any situation.

Profoto D2 example

Shot using Profoto D2 © Andreas Lundberg

“For a photographer, every new day is a new challenge. So for them, speed isn’t one thing – it’s many. That’s why we created the D2 to be remarkably fast in every way” – Johan Wiberg, Product Manager at Profoto.

6 Reasons why you’ll want to buy the Profoto D2 Monolights

Freeze the moment

The Profoto D2 can provide super quick flash durations up to 1/63,000 of a second. Shoot a splash of water and it will be frozen in mid-air – a photographic work of art.

Profoto D2 Vaulter

Shot using Profoto D2 © Andreas Lundberg

Catch the moment

Shoot up to 20 flashes per second. That’s fast enough to catch the best of any moment. Ask your subject to jump and you’ll have 20 mid-air exposures to choose from.

Control your surroundings

Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) enables you to shoot with shutter speeds up to 1/8,000 of a second. Use HSS to shoot with large apertures in bright conditions or to freeze action with absolute sharpness.

Shoot with ease using TTL

Point-and-shoot in TTL Mode. Switch to Manual Mode and control the light with intuitive buttons and menus. Forget about the flash and focus on the light.

Overpower any light

The Profoto D2 packs enough of punch to overpower the available light in almost any situation. Its power is also a blessing when shooting at larger distances or when using larger Light Shaping Tools.

Grow with speed

It has the speed to set you free, and the power for you to be at your best. It’s an integrated part of the extensive Profoto system. Go full speed ahead with the D2.

Miguel Jacob Profoto D2See the D2’s in action at ProFusion!

Photographer Miguel Jacob has an incredible demo planned with them for ProFusion Expo.

We won’t tell you what it is, but we can say that you won’t want to miss it!


Eventbrite - ProFusion Expo 2016

Profoto D2 behind the scenesFeatures:

  • Available in 500W & 1000W versions
  • Adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 10 f-stop power range
  • Bursts up to 20 flashes per second with flash durations up to 1/63,000 of a second.
  • High-Speed Sync up to 1/8,000s.
  • Shoot in TTL or manual mode.
  • Fully integrated with other AirTTL flashes like B1 and B2.
  • Built-in reflector for maximum output and minimizing of stray light.
  • High-resolution display with a superior, intuitive interface.
  • Optional Quartz flash tube for high volume packshot available.
  • Compatible with 120+ Light Shaping Tools from Profoto’s renowned light shaping system.



  • Weight (500 / 1000): 31 x 13 x 18 cm (12.2 x 5.1 x 7.1 in) 3 kg (6.6 lbs) / 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs)
  • D2 500 AirTTL
    • Max energy: 500Ws
    • Energy range: 10 f-stops (1-500Ws)
    • Energy control increments: 1/10 or full f-stops
    • Recycling time: 0.03-0.6s (quick burst up to 20 flashes/s)
    • Shortest flash duration (in Freeze mode): 1/63,000s
    • Longest flash duration: 1/2600s
  • D2 1000 AirTTL
    • Max energy: 1000Ws
    • Energy range: 10 f-stops (2-1000Ws)
    • Energy control increments: 1/10 or full f-stops
    • Recycling time: 0.03-1.2s (quick burst up to 20 flashes/s)
    • Shortest flash duration (in Freeze mode): 1/50,000s
    • Longest flash duration: 1/1600s

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Check out Profoto’s series of short videos called A Week in a Photographers Life” with Photographer Andreas Lundberg that show the D2 Monolights in action.


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