Profoto C1 and C1 Plus Handheld Studio Lights for Smartphones

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Profoto has announced two new handheld studio lights aimed squarely at smartphone photographers, the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus.

Profoto C1 Plus in Hand

Profoto C1 Plus

Both lights feature a round design and fit nicely into the palm of your hand.

The C1 is the less expensive and smaller of the two, and features a fixed diffuser rather than a removable on as found on the C1 Plus.

Power output on the C1 is also slightly less than half that of the C1 Plus at 2300 lumens vs 4300 lumens respectively.

Another difference is that the C1 Plus is compatible with the range of Profoto’s magnetic “Clic Accessories” that include a 10-degree grid, 20-degree grid and a creative gel kit.

The unfortunate thing is that none of these accessories come with the light and must be purchased separately.


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The C1 Plus also features a built-in AirTTL receiver giving it the ability to be triggered using the Profoto Connect and/or Profoto A1X flash.

Both lights can also be controlled via Bluetooth when using the Profoto Camera app on your phone (compatible with iPhone 7 or later).

C1 Plus Specifications

Flash
Max output: 4300 lumens
Max illuminance @ 1m: 1700 lux
Color temperature range: Adjustable 3000K-6500K (±200K)
Color rendering index (CRI): 90-98
Recycling time: 1 second at full power

Continuous Light
Max output: 280 lumens
Max illuminance @ 1m: 140 lux
Color temperature range: Adjustable 3000K-6500K (±200K)
Color rendering index (CRI): 90-98

Measurements
Diameter: 7.9 cm / 3.1 in
Height: 3.7 cm / 1.5 in (6.4 cm / 2.5 in with Dome)
Weight: 176 g / 0.4 Ibs (208 g / 0.5 lbs with Dome)

C1 Specifications

Flash
Max output: 1600 lumens
Max illuminance @ 1m: 800 lux
Color temperature range: Adjustable 3000K-6500K (±200K)
Color rendering index (CRI): 90-98
Recycling time: 1 second at full power

Continuous Light
Max output: 280 lumens
Max illuminance @ 1m: 140 lux
Color temperature range: Adjustable 3000K-6500K (±200K)
Color rendering index (CRI): 90-98

Measurements
Diameter: 7.4 cm / 2.9 in
Height: 4.9 cm / 1.9 in
Weight: 120 g / 0.3 Ibs

C1 Plus Key Features

  • Pocket-sized and designed for your palm
  • Round shape with a soft fall-off gives a beautiful light
  • Inner reflectors placed under two levels of diffusing glass evenly mix the light to create natural shadows
  • With a Color rendering index >90, it produces colors very close to daylight
  • 10 warm and 10 cool LEDs mixing seamlessly to mimic daylight color temperatures from 3000-6500K
  • Click-on magnetic mount for Clic light shaping tools
  • Choose between automatic mode for point-and-shoot and manual mode for full freedom
  • Capture with the built-in capture button to truly paint with light and shadows
  • Adjustable power levels from natural to dramatic effect (max 4300 lumens)
  • Choose between flash and flicker-free continuous light
  • Standard 1/4″-20 thread for stand mount
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-Polymer battery packs >2000 full-power flashes or >40 minutes continuous light at full power in one charge
  • USB-C charging 2h to full
  • Compatible with iPhone 7 and later
  • Compatible with all Profoto AirTTL Remotes

C1 Key Features

  • Pocket-sized and designed for your palm
  • Round shape with a soft fall-off gives a beautiful light
  • Inner reflectors placed under a built-in dome diffuser evenly mix the light to create natural shadows
  • With a Color rendering index >90, it produces colors very close to daylight
  • 4 warm and 3 cool LEDs mixing seamlessly to mimic daylight color temperatures from 3000-6500K
  • Choose between automatic mode for point-and-shoot and manual mode for full freedom
  • Capture with the built-in capture button to truly paint with light and shadows
  • Adjustable power levels from natural to dramatic effect (max 1600 lumens)
  • Choose between flash and flicker-free continuous light
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-Polymer battery packs >2000 full-power flashes or >30 minutes continuous light at full power in one charge USB-C charging 2h to full
  • Compatible with iPhone 7 and later

 


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