On the same day that Apple launched the latest iPhones, Profoto announced the B10. To be honest, I was excited about the Apple launch but now I think I am more excited about the Profoto announcement.
Why? I don’t have a good lighting kit and I have been holding out for the right kit to come along.
You might have seen on here that I would love to own some Profoto B1 heads. But the size of them has worried me. I’m not in a position right now to employ assistants to help me lug the kit around.
At a push you could use the B1 without a C stand and sand bags but would you really want to? I would worry about them toppling over. And you often see on Internet auction sites secondhand B10 units for sale that have cracks which “don’t effect how they work”.
In the pictures, the B10 does look tiny compared to the B1. The price to pay for the size difference is a loss of power. Question is how often do I really need that power?
What about price? I’m sure there is kit which is cheaper but will it last as long and have the accessories to go with it? And if you compare the B10 price with a top of the range iPhone it doesn’t look so pricey after all.