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| p.1 #1 · Profoto B1 Firmware Adds TTL Metering for EOS 1D X |
The Profoto B1 Firmware update enabling TTL metering for the Canon EOS-1D X was released a few weeks back but because of last minute glitches, the download link was removed. Finally, after fixing the bug, Profoto made it available for download again.
The TTL metering is made possible with Profoto’s patent-pending AirTTL system. Already at launch Profoto promised to continuously update the AirTTL system. One of the most frequently requested features is TTL metering with Canon’s flagship model: the Canon EOS-1D X. Today, this feature is made available free of charge through an easily installed firmware upgrade.
Note that it is not the B1 off-camera flash itself that needs to be upgraded; it is the small radio transmitter that is mounted on the Canon camera’s hot shoe: the Air Remote TTL-C.The process is very simple:
1) Go to www.profoto.com/support.
2) Sign in with an existing My Profoto account or create a new one.
3) Register your B1 and your Air Remote TTL-C.
4) Download the upgrade.
5) Open the software and follow the simple instructions. That is it. You can do all of this without having to contact a service station.
This is the first of many planned upgrades for the B1 off-camera flash and the AirTTL system. Profoto is currently working on a firmware upgrade for high-speed sync (HSS). Profoto is also busy developing the new Air Remote TTL-N that will enable TTL metering with Nikon cameras. Both the HSS upgrade and the Air Remote TTL-N are expected to be released in 2014.
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