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Sony + Profoto: Profoto Air Remote TTL-S Wirelessly Integrates a Profoto AirTTL Flash with Sony Cameras α99 II, α7 II, α7R II and α7S II

Air Remote TTL is a small, wireless radio transmitter. The remote allows TTL metering with any Profoto AirTTL flash.

  • Attach the Air Remote TTL to the hot shoe of your camera.
  • In TTL Mode, you just point and shoot, and the Air Remote TTL will communicate with the Off-Camera Flash to automatically adjust its light output to provide you with the perfect exposure.
  • For more precise control, switch to Hybrid Mode. This allows you to first shoot with TTL to get a technically perfect exposure, and then switch to Manual Mode with the same readings and settings and do whatever creative adjustments you feel like doing. It is a huge time saver. Plus you can leave that light meter at home!
  • AirTTL also includes patent-pending Profoto High-speed Sync (HSS) technology, making it fast and easy to do fast paced action shots or daylight backlit portraits with large apertures.

The following video presents What’s Different When You’re Shooting With High-Speed Sync?:

  • “What’s the Difference?” is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt compares shooting with and without High-Speed Sync (HSS).
  • The entire series, including all videos, articles and lighting diagrams, is available at: http://profoto.com/offcameraflash/how…

Profoto and Sony recently announced their collaboration to expand markets for professional and serious photographers.

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: Front view (left), side view (riight)

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S: Front view (left), side view (riight)

  • The first product in the Profoto line-up to benefit from the collaboration is the Profoto Air Remote TTL-S (TTL-Sony) that wirelessly integrates a Profoto AirTTL flash with select Sony α cameras.
  • This makes it possible for optimized compatibility with Profoto flashes and Light Shaping Tools and Sony ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) products, as Sony has licensed technical specifications of its certain ILC products to Profoto.
  • The collaboration enables Sony and Profoto photographers to create final images faster and turn their ambition into reality.”

Air Remote TTL-S Key Highlights

  • Attaches to your Sony camera’s hot shoe and wirelessly merges camera and Off-Camera Flash into one.
  • Shoot in TTL Mode for fully automatic point-and-shoot shots.
  • Hybrid Mode allows you to switch from TTL Mode to Manual Mode with the automated TTL settings intact. A huge time saver!
  • Can also be used for syncing and manually controlling any Profoto unit that is compatible with Air.
  • Patent-pending Profoto HSS is fast enough to keep up with your camera and extremely consistent.
  • Unbeaten operating range of up to 300 m (1,000 ft) and open frequency band (2.4 GHz).
  • Approved for worldwide use.
  • USB port for firmware upgrades.

Sony Camera Compatibility

Air Remote TTL-S Specifications

  • Frequency band / no. of channels: 2.4 GHz 8 (1-8)
  • Wireless range: Up to 300 m (1,000 ft)
  • Connections: Sony Multi Interface Shoe
  • Power input / battery life: 2xAAA Alkaline / Up to 30 hours
  • TTL functionality: Yes with Sony
  • Size / weight: 80 mm x 60 mm x 41 mm (3.1″ x 2.4″ x 1.6″); 96 g (3.4 oz) including batteries

The Air Remote TTL-S system will be available globally in early 2017, priced at $411 US / $590 CA.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony and Profoto Announce Collaboration at Photokina 2016

by Communications 09/19/2016

Collaboration Includes Release of new Profoto Air Remote TTL-S as first Interoperable Product

 COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 19, 2016 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced a collaboration with professional lighting company Profoto with the aim of providing visionary photographers a new platform to bring their creative and ambitious visions to life.

This collaboration allows for optimized compatibility between Profoto flashes and other light shaping tools with Sony interchangeable lens cameras (ILC).  Sony has licensed the technical specifications for four1 of its ILC models to Profoto, enabling them to develop product which provides a rich light shaping experience for Sony α camera users.

“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,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics.

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 α cameras . 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 $411 US / $590 CA.

A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with Sony α lineup can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, Sony’s community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand.

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

About Profoto AB

Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. Their relationship began when Conny sold Eckhard a flash that didn’t work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after that, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina trade show in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.

Profoto still believe that a Light Shaping Tool should feel right, sound right, and be aesthetically pleasing. Just like the painter’s brush or the musician’s instrument, its form should reflect its function. Profoto will never let technology rule over the artist. Their tools are not obstacles but lighting solutions, designed to help you turn your ambition into reality.