According to a report on Lighting Rumours, Profoto might be getting ready to announce a new A10 speedlight next week. It’s possibly a replacement model for the company’s Profoto A1X, but with added Bluetooth support. This potentially allows it to utilise the Profoto AirX functionality that Profoto released a couple of months ago for the iOS app. At the moment AirX supports Profoto B10 & B10 Plus strobes and Profoto C1 & C1 Plus LED lights.
Profoto calls it “The world’s smallest studio light”. Most of the rest of us just call it the $1,100 speedlight. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about the Profoto A1X. An update to the original $1,000 speedlight, the A1X has also proven to be a fairly popular light amongst Nikon, Canon, Sony and Olympus shooters. Thus far, though, Fuji users had been left out in the cold, at least on the hot-shoe.
No more, though. Fujifilm has announced compatibility with the new Profoto A1X AirTTL-F designed specifically for use with Fujifilm cameras. Support also comes for the Off-Camera Flash Kit, which includes the A1X AirTTL-F as well as the button-free Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter.