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Profoto Pro-B4 vs pair of B1s
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Profoto Pro-B4 vs pair of B1s


I was looking at the specifications and the price for Pro-B4, along with two pro heads.

I'm a little confused - what does it offer more than a pair of B1s? If anybody owns a B4 here, please chime in.



Apr 05, 2017 at 09:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Profoto Pro-B4 vs pair of B1s


Even though both are Profoto products, the comparison is apples to oranges. The B4 is part of their Pro line for daily pounding on the front line. In that role, it offers overbuilt construction, 500W of halogen modelling, computer control through its USB port, and fan cooling for itself and attached heads. Like other Profoto packs, it supports bare-bulb heads as standard and also a fleet of special-purpose lighting fixtures. Nothing wrong with the B1 but it falls in a completely different category of use.


Apr 06, 2017 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Profoto Pro-B4 vs pair of B1s


Sorry .. didn't see the reply last few days.
For a studio - which doesn't work on high volume (ie, not "daily pounding"), and if they are okay with the recessed bulb design of the B1, is there any benefit getting the B4 over two B1 (and some extra batteries) - in terms of power, flash duration, lighting modifier compatibility?



Apr 12, 2017 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Profoto Pro-B4 vs pair of B1s


The B1 is lighter and cheaper so, if you can live with its limitations, go for it. Even with the optional dome, be aware that the recessed bulb is a problem for some modifiers. If you're studio based, then an AC pack is much cheaper and you get the full range of heads and modifiers.


Apr 13, 2017 at 01:55 AM







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