Profoto D2 500 Air TTL

Vendor: Profoto

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Profoto D2 500 Air TTL

Profoto SKU: 901012 | Helix SKU: PF901012

The world’s fastest monolight with TTL

The compact Profoto D2 is a great flash for all kinds of photography. Whether you’re shooting portrait, sports, food or fashion, nothing’s too fast and no job is too difficult. Freeze action with absolute sharpness and shoot in super quick bursts. Use TTL to point and shoot with ease or use HSS to shape light in broad daylight.

Powerful and easy to use, D2 also provides the reliability and color temperature consistency to be a high volume workhorse. With a wide range of 120+ light shaping tools to choose from, the D2 gives photographers who demand only the very best high-end light shaping excellence in a superfast and versatile package.

Important to note:
If the D2 is used in high volume studio applications we strongly recommend using the optional High Capacity Flashtube for D2. Contact a Profoto sales representative if you need further advice for your specific application.


  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Freeze the moment with flash durations up to 1/63,000s.
  • Capture the action with super quick bursts up to 20 flashes per second.
  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other Profoto Air flashes.
  • Enjoy precision and control over a 10 f-stop power range available in 500Ws and 1000Ws.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Delivers superior control and quality of light with its built-in reflector and 300W Halogen modeling light.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote.
  • Simple, intuitive user interface with large, high-resolution display.
  • Optional Quartz flashtube for high volume packshot available.
  • Compatible with 120+ Profoto light shaping tools.


Technical specifications

  • Recommended for

    Studio and high volume photography

     Popular applications

  • Portrait, Sports and action, Still life
Max energy
500 Ws
Energy range
10 f-stops (1 - 500 Ws)
Energy control increments
1/10 or full f-stops
Flash mode settings
Freeze (shortest flash duration) or Normal (color balanced) mode
Flash duration t0.5
Normal mode: 1/2,600 s (500 Ws) - 1/17,000 s (1 Ws)
Freeze mode: 1/2,600 s (500 Ws) - 1/63,000 s (1 Ws)
Flash duration t0.1
Normal mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/7,700 s (1 Ws)
Freeze mode: 1/1,000 s (500 Ws) - 1/13,500 s (1 Ws)
Energy stability
± 1/20 f-stop
Color temp stability
±150 K over range. ±20 K flash to flash
F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO
45 8/10 with Magnum Reflector
Wireless connectivity
Operating range
Normal sync and remote control up to 300 m (1000 ft). TTL and HSS up to 100 m (330 ft).
    • Width

      13 cm / 5.5 in


    • 31 cm / 12.2 in


    • 18 cm / 7.1 in


    • 3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs