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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


I want to buy a profoto ring flash from a friend, but want to find an alternative power pack for running the light to save some money. It will be my only profoto head and I won't be shooting with it that often, just in the studio.

I currently shoot all einstein strobes with the vagabond. I read that dynalite packs might work but I was looking to see if there are any other alternatives. Older power packs would be fine.



May 04, 2017 at 08:59 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


Profoto heads can be driven by an alternative brand of pack that has been converted, but isn't likely to save money. Best to find a used Profoto pack and any older pack will serve, including the battery models.


May 05, 2017 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


timn421 wrote:
I want to buy a profoto ring flash from a friend, but want to find an alternative power pack for running the light to save some money.



Is it an Acute ring-light, or a Pro ring-light They take different packs.

Silvinos-Pro-flash-Rx can answer what works with what. They may know of good packs for sale. https://www.yelp.com/biz/silvinos-pro-flash-rx-los-angeles?adjust_creative=dWJMtmYxpd5N5yoyzSuhtA&utm_campaign=yelp_api&utm_medium=api_v2_business&utm_source=dWJMtmYxpd5N5yoyzSuhtA



May 05, 2017 at 04:10 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


It's a pro ring-light that I'm looking at buying, for clarification.


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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


Profoto Pro Pack.


May 05, 2017 at 03:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


timn421 wrote:
It's a pro ring-light that I'm looking at buying, for clarification.

Your low-cost options are the Pro-7 A/C pack or the Pro-7B battery pack, both discontinued. eBay and the usual shops (Roberts, KEH) will have plenty of units in various conditions. The newer ProRing has a modelling light that makes an A/C pack the better choice.



May 05, 2017 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


rico wrote:
Your low-cost options are the Pro-7 A/C pack or the Pro-7B battery pack, both discontinued. eBay and the usual shops (Roberts, KEH) will have plenty of units in various conditions. The newer ProRing has a modelling light that makes an A/C pack the better choice.


thanks for the providing that information.



May 06, 2017 at 03:57 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Alternative power packs for Profoto lights?


I believe Profoto pro heads can be rewired to work with Hensel Porty gennies. I actually believe there are adapter cables in existence but are very rare to pop up on the market.


May 06, 2017 at 04:16 PM







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