Sony and Profoto Collaboration

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Sony and Profoto announce Collaboration and first interoperable product for serious photographers
At Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, Sony today announced collaboration with Profoto with the aim of providing visionary photographers a platform to bring their creative and ambitious visions to life.

This collaboration allows for optimized compatibility between Profoto flashes and light shaping tools and Sony interchangeable lens cameras (ILC). Sony has licensed the technical specifications forfour[i]of its ILC models to Profoto which enables them to develop product which provides a rich light shaping experience for Sony α camera users.

Yosuke. Aoki, Head of Pan European Product Marketing, Digital Imaging and Vice President of Sony Europe Ltd. commented: “The passion for enabling great photography is one that we share with Profoto and we are excited that Sony α users will be able to broaden their shooting possibilities.”

The first product in the Profoto line-up to benefit from the collaboration is the Profoto Air Remote TTL-S that wirelessly integrates a Profoto AirTTL flash with select Sony αcamerasi. Air Remote TTL-S is a small, wireless radio transmitter that attaches to the Sony camera’s hotshoe. The remote allows TTL metering with any Profoto AirTTL flash. In TTL Mode, the user just points and shoots, and the Air Remote TTL-S will communicate with the flash to automatically give a perfect exposure. The Air Remote TTL-S also comes with patent-pending Profoto High-speed Sync technology – faster, more powerful and more consistent than any other HSS solution on the market.

The Air Remote TTL-S system will be available globally in early 2017, priced at approximately €310. Full technical details can be seen here.

Tech specs

Frequency Band:
2.4 GHz
No of frequency channels:
8 (1-8)
TTL & HSS Compatibility:
Yes
Wireless range:
Up to 300 m / 1,000 ft
Battery type:
2 x AAA (Alkaline)
Battery life:
Up to 30 hours
Connections:
Sony Multi Interface Shoe
Dimensions:
80 × 60 × 41 mm / 3.1 × 2.4 × 1.6 in
Weight:
96 g / 3.4 oz including batteries

 

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  • Neopulse

    Wait a sec,
    “Sony has licensed the technical specifications for four of its ILC models to Profoto which enables them to develop product which provides a rich light shaping experience for Sony α camera users.”

    A7 II, A7R II and A7S II. Which is the fourth? The A99II or another A7 camera that is in the works?