Profoto B2 250 AirTTL review

Battery-powered studio lighting for pros on location

5 Star Rating
Profoto B2 250 AirTTL review
(Image: © Profoto)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Profoto pioneered wireless TTL auto exposure control in pro flash equipment and it’s also the leader in portability. The twin-head B2 system is another flash of genius for both indoor lighting and shooting on location.


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    Compact B2 flash heads are still powerful

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    Point-and-shoot ease with Air-TTL control

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    Twin heads give excellent lighting flexibility


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    Not fully water-proofed

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    Digital displays are hard to read in bright light

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Remarkably, well over two years since it introduced the world’s first flash monobloc with TTL wireless flash control, Profoto is still unchallenged with this feature. It’s since introduced the B2, which further builds on the conveniences of TTL flash control, but is an even more adventurous product in terms of its design.

The B2 is based on the idea of a very compact power pack – similar to Elinchrom’s Quadra, only smaller – which has a pair of outlets for connecting small and lightweight flash heads. In fact, the B2 head is small enough to be mounted on-camera via a bracket with the power pack carried on a shoulder strap… in a similar style to the old Metz CT-series models. However, unlike the Metz units, the B2 packs a much bigger punch, but still with the convenience of TTL auto control. 

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