Today, Profoto announced several products including the B10 Plus, a B10 Plus carrying case, and an updated battery for the popular Profoto B10 light. In this post, we compare the Profoto B10 Plus with the Profoto B10 and review its features, specs, and power.
Profoto B10 Plus vs Profoto B10
|B10 Plus||B10 (Original)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||9.3″ x 4.3″ x 3.9″||6.9″ x 4.3″ x 3.9″|
|Weight||4.2 lbs including battery and stand adapter||3.3 lbs including battery and stand adapter|
|Max energy||500 Ws||250 Ws|
|Energy range||10 f-stops (1.0-10)||10 f-stops (1.0-10)|
|Energy stability||0.2 f-stops||0.2 f-stops|
|F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO||
32.7 with OCF Magnum reflector
16.7 without reflector
22.7 with OCF Magnum reflector
11.9 without reflector
|Max output (lumens)||2500 lm||2500 lm|
|Dimming range (%)||100-10%||100-10%|
|Color temp (⁰K)||Adjustable 3000-6500K (+-500K)||Adjustable 3000-6500K (+-500K)|
|Color rendering (CRI)||90-96||90-96|
|Input Power Supply||Li-Ion battery for B10||Li-Ion battery for B10|
|Battery Capacity- Flash||Up to 200 full power flashes||Up to 400 full power flashes|
|Battery Capacity – Continuous Light||Up to 75 minutes full continuous light||Up to 75 minutes full continuous light|
|Battery Capacity – Charge Time||90 minutes||90 minutes|
Profoto B10 Plus
The B10 Plus’s predecessor, the Profoto B10, is an industry favorite for a reason. Released in 2018, the B10 quickly made a name for itself as one of the smallest, most effective lightweight off-camera flashes available in this price range. Now, the new B10 Plus is a natural extension of the product line.
The B10 Plus takes all of the convenience of the original and adds more power. In fact, its ten times more powerful than a speedlight in a package that’s similar in size and weight to a long camera lens.
Another important factor of this new model is its versatility. Its integrated continuous light has a wide range of outputs from bright to gentle which is great for shooting both stills and video. Plus, the adjustable color temperature makes it easy to blend light from the B10 with ambient light.
You also have light shaping tools at your disposal—the B10 Plus integrates with any tool from the lightweight OCF family and over 120 light shaping tools available from the full Profoto range.
Appearance + Interface
The B10 Plus looks very similar to the original and is on brand with the other Profoto products; it’s lightweight, cordless and has a clean, minimal interface.
The battery is quick and easy to switch in and out and you can also charge it while it’s in use. Additionally, the stand adaptor is removable so the light can be mounted on both camera tripods and light stands.
You can trigger and control the B10 Plus from any Profoto Air Remote or from the Profoto A1/A1X. However, the Profoto app lets you view and control all the settings from your smartphone screen and download product upgrades.