Profoto Air with a Hasselblad 500C/M

I was trying to figure out the best way to make my Profoto B10 units work with my Hasselblad 500C/M. I have a Profoto Air remote dedicated for my Nikon cameras and PocketWizard remotes to fire my flash units.

The PocketWizard Plus III has a 3.5mm mini jack socket so getting a mini jack to PC lead should connect up the Hasselblad.

What doesn’t work is putting the Profoto Air remote on a PocketWizard FlexTT5.

The PocketWizards do talk to one another but it doesn’t set off the Profoto Air remote.

Digging around in my camera bags I found a PC to hot shoe lead. It took me a while to come up with the idea of connecting the Profoto Air remote direct to the Hasselblad through this lead.

I am glad to say that this does work and I am kicking myself a bit for not thinking of this before. It is the most direct solution and saves buying one of the Profoto Air remotes that do have a 3.5mm mini jack sockets.

Really glad that I have a chance to think about these technical challenges. Especially when the solutions are the ones staring you in the face.

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