Profoto A2 review

The Profoto A2 is a powerful lens-sized light that's portable and perfect for professionals who travel a lot

5 Star Rating
Profoto A2
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Profoto A2 is proof that size doesn't always equal power because this Coke can size light packs a serious punch. No bigger than a chunky lens, you can easily store keep it in your backpack for those just-in-case moments and it has a range of super-satisfying magnetic Clic light shapers that can be bought separately. Like all Profoto equipment, it isn't cheap especially compared to a more budget portable off-camera flash such as the Godox AD200 Pro but it's more consistent, easier to use and has a much faster recycle time.


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    Easy to use

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    Compatible with Clic accesories


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    Accessories are pricey

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Has it really been six years since Profoto released the original Profoto A1 on camera flash?! Since then, the Swedish company known for making high-end studio lights has been developing a more travel-friendly range of flash heads such as the impressive Profoto A2. It's no bigger than a standard 24-70mm lens and has a power output of 100W so don't let the size of this light put you off - it's still incredibly powerful and has the same distinct, high-end finish as all Profoto lights do. 

The Profoto A2 is a small, 100 W light that is made for the traveling photographer. Packing the best of what Profoto has to offer currently, the A2 is a comfortable alternative for anyone who deems B10X or B10X Plus as too big. The biggest differences are the amount of power it delivers, size, and ability to adust modeling light temperature. 

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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.