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Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight

B&H # BOG500P Mfr # BW-3925US
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You Pay: $899.00
Product Highlights
  • 500Ws
  • 1/2900 Sec Flash Duration
  • Operates on Any Voltage
  • 5-Stop Power Variability

The Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight offers portable, dependable lighting power that you can use anywhere in the world. This 500W self-contained unit can achieve flash durations as short as 1/2900 of a second, and it's designed to seek the correct voltage to run on, no matter what electrical system it's connected to, so you can use it anywhere there's electricity. Or use it where there's no electricity, with the optional Bowens Travelpak battery. It's also designed to accept the optional Pulsar/PocketWizard Trigger card for remote control of the flash. The flash tube is easily user replaceable, which means no service center fees. With a fast recycle time of 1.1 seconds to full power and flash variability from 15Ws to 500Ws, the Gemini 500 Pro is a great power source for any photographer.

Travelpak battery compatibility
Pulsar/PocketWizard Trigger Card compatibility
Flash durations as short as 1/2900 sec
Multi-voltage power system makes the Gemini 500 operational almost anywhere in the world
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Guide Number 85 (m/100 ISO)
Recycle Time 1.1 sec to full power
Flash Duration To t=0.5 1/2900 Sec
Flash Variability 15Ws - 500Ws
One-stop and tenths-of-a-stop control dials
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes--BW1079 UV, BW2980 Clear
Changeable Reflector "S" Type
Modeling Light Wattage 250W
Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.5%
Flash Ready Indicator Yes--audible and visible confirmation
Operating Voltage 90-130/190-250V AC 60/50Hz
Sync Voltage 5V
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection Yes 5A(F) Fuse
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 6.75 x 16 x 5.25" (17 x 41 x 13.3 cm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight
  • Two-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (3)
      • Studio (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great Light

      By Daliadoo

      from Glendora, NJ

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

        I have had this light for about 2 weeks and so far I am very pleased with it and have not found anything that I dislike. I went ahead and ordered a second one and plan to get a couple more. Good color, consistent fire and works great with a PocketWizard Plus III. I cannot respond to durability or if it is long-lasting as I have only had the light for a short time. Another bonus is all of the accessories that are available and easy to locate.

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        5.0

        It's all good...

        By Picture this..

        from Norcross, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

            The Bowens 500 Pro is a great light. I use them in conjunction with a Sekonic meter and PocketWizard wireless components.
            They're consistant, reliable, and durable.
            My next investment will be in the Bowens battery pack for use outside the studio.

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            5.0

            Exactly what you need

            By Andy & Misty

            from Horsham, Victoria

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good price value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Glamour
              • Studio

              Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

              I use the lights primarily in my studio but also on locations at schools and debutaunte balls. Their powerful enough for those big groups. They come into their own when used with the pocket wizard to enable shooting without those annoying sync leads

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              5.0

              A excellent true professional product

              By Viv

              from South Africa

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Metal body
              • Powerful
              • Sturdy construction

              Cons

              • Should have 250W lamp

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

              Have just received my second 500 pro unit, power output and colour temperature is very consistent,plus units are happy to work all day and not continually over heat. Cooling fan and high flash speed are two definite advantages.

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              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By GaryStills

              from Australia

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

                Professional use mostly Studio, some location using both mains and battery power.
                I have been a Bowens user for 30 years.It is great reliable equipment.

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                5.0

                Excellent updating

                By Alexandr Vlassyuk

                from Almaty, Kazakhstan

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Bowens Gemini 500 Pro Monolight:

                    Excellent updating in comparison with the old version, very convenient management of capacity, fine design, is impressed with length of an impulse 2900, I am very happy with this purchase

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