Profoto’s Light Shaping tools are highly respected. It may not sound much, but there is a new extra larger umbrella now added to the range. This kind of sie can be very useful. Here are the details:

Profoto, the world’s leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for still and motion photography, introduces the new Umbrella XL.

Large umbrellas are useful Light Shaping Tools for portrait-, people- and fashion photography. They create a smooth but yet distinctive light, which allows the user to illuminate an entire person or even small groups with just a single light source.

Profoto’s new Umbrella XL has a diameter of 165 cm. It is available in white, silver and translucent versions, and it fits onto all Profoto flash heads and monolights. It can also be mounted onto Profoto’s Cine Reflector, and can thereby be used with the company’s new line of continuous light sources – ProDaylight 800 Air and ProTungsten Air.

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The Umbrella XL has a slightly parabolic shape, allowing the light distribution to be changed by simply sliding the shaft inside the flash head. In addition, the light spread can be adjusted by moving the Zoom Reflector back and forth.
An optional front diffuser is available, which practically converts Umbrella XL white and the Umbrella XL silver into a fully functioning Octabox. (The front diffuser can not to be used with continuous light sources.)

An optional stand adapter is also available, which allows the photographer to mount the umbrella onto a light stand, or use it with former Profoto heads or even with products form other brands. All umbrellas come in a rugged transport bag.

100328 Profoto 165cm Umbrella XL, Profoto Umbrella XL, Translucent – £160 + VAT
100327 Profoto Umbrella XL, Silver – £280 + VAT
100326 Profoto Umbrella XL, White – £240 + VAT
101099 Profoto Stand Adapter for Umbrella XL – £56 + VAT
254651 Profoto Front Diffuser for Umbrella XL – £78 + VAT