Profoto B10X Plus review

The powerful yet portable Profoto B10X Plus is the pinnacle of wireless, off-camera flash – but it doesn't come cheap

Profoto B10X Plus
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Profoto B10X Plus is a powerful, portable flash head aimed at professionals who want ultimate control and unlimited creative possibilities. Equally well-suited to shooting on location or in a studio, the B10X Plus is incredibly versatile and there is a huge range of accessories to choose from so you can achieve any look you want. It's definitely towards the more-expensive range of flash heads but when compared to something like the Elinchrom Five, the build quality and handling sets it apart. It has Profoto's AirX Bluetooth technology built-in so you could even pair the light with your smartphone!


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    Easy to use

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    Small but powerful

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    Lots of light shapers to choose from


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    Very expensive

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It's hard to criticize the Profoto B10X, apart from being incredibly expensive there it's very hard to find fault with it. Using flash shouldn't be complicated and Profoto's sleek, simple design makes these professional standard lights really easy to use, even if you've never shot with flash before! The build quality feels high-end and little touches such as the matte screen and clickable wheels set it apart from other flash unites. With a wide range of Profoto light shapers to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless. To be honest, the only bad thing about this light is I now want two of them but that isn't going to happen any time soon. 

(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

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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.