Profoto A10 review

One of the best flashguns I've ever used but it's also the most expensive

Profoto A10
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Profoto A10 is undeniably one of the best flashguns I’ve ever had the pleasure of using but it doesn’t come cheap. Like all Profoto flash heads, it comes with a very simple button layout, a dial to control power outages and an intuitively laid out menu system. It feels very well made and comes as standard with a diffusion dome and bounce card so you can start shooting as soon as you get it out of the box without investing in anything else. You can also use it as an off-camera flash although you will have to invest in the Profoto Air Remote or Profoto Connect Pro unless you use it with your phone and harness the Profoto AirX built-in bluetooth connectivity.


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    Operates as a trigger when used on-camera


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    Same power outage as Godox V1 but almost 4x as expensive

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The Profoto A10 is the Gucci of flash heads, it's the pièce de résistance, the cream of the crop. But unless you earn a serious amount of money from your photography, chances are you're not going to drop almost 1K on a flash head. 

This truly is a flashgun geared towards professionals who are shooting commercial campaigns and getting paid a pretty penny to do it. On its own it's an excellent speed light, it's versatile, and perfect for shooting weddings and events or creative studio portraits, especially with the Clic accessories. Unlike so many flashguns, the Profoto A10 is very intuitive, it doesn't have a complicated menu system with lots of confusing settings and it can also be used as a constant light - a big plus for those who shoot hybrid. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.