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.

2 thoughts on “Profoto Air with a Hasselblad 500C/M

  1. hi!
    SO just making sure, all you needed was the PC cable to connect directly from your hasselblad to your air remote? Meaning, you didn’t need to use the pocket wizards? I’m thinking of buying the b10plus but I want to make sure there are ways I can sync into my hasselblad 500cm. thanks 🙂

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    1. The Profoto Air Remote TTL for Nikon, Canon, etc don’t have a 3.5 mm miniphone socket so you can NOT use the 3.5 mm Miniphone Male to PC cable to attach to the Hasselblad. The non TTL Air Remote does have the 3.5 mm miniphone socket but I don’t have one of these. I don’t know what remotes you have but Pocket Wizards can not connect directly to B10 as they work on two different frequencies that don’t talk to one another.

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