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Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini

B&H # BORCG Mfr # BW-3960
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Product Highlights
  • Weighs Less Than 1.5 Oz
  • For Gemini R and Gemini Pro Monolights

The Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini is the latest version of the Gemini monolight controller for adjusting power, modeling light level, test flash, photo cell, and channel settings from up to 23' (7 m) away from the unit--and it weighs about 1/5 of the last version. At slightly over 1 ounce, this remote control handset is designed to hang from your key ring. This unit operates on a single CR2032 battery, which is included.

Extremely lightweight (1.19 oz) remote controller
Compatible with Gemini R and Gemini Pro monolights
BATTERY One CR2032 battery (included)
Dimensions 1.77 x 3.74 x 0.39" (4.5 x 9.5 x 1 cm)
Weight 1.19 oz (34 g)
Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini
  • CR2032 Battery
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    BowensRemote Control Handset for Gemini
     
    3.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Weak (4)

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      4.0

      Bowens Gemini Remote

      By oopwah

      from Statesville,NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Time saver

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

      I use the remote to control 2-4 Gemini strobes. It is great for when you have the lights above 5 feet because you do not have to lower the lights to adjust them/ a time saver. Unfortunately the receiver is only on one side of the strobes and being an inferred remote line of site is a must with this remote. I guess it is just a weak transmitter, because compared to most TV remotes which can be aimed away from the set and still work this one does not. However the price is not to steep as to make it useless.

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      5.0

      Completely transformed my studio

      By BigMacUAE

      from Dubai

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy set up
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Studio

        Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

        Easy to use and set up - only needed to refer to the manual briefly. Now I can control my two strobes independently without touching them.
        Remember this is an infra-red remote, not radio - so you need to point it at the IR receiver on the strobe - and all will be well.

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        • No

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        3.0

        The easiest way for "lazy" people.

        By Gregory

        from Tel-Aviv, Israel

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Design
        • Quality
        • Size

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Home Studio
        • Small studio

        Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

        This remote is perfect for working in my small home studio. Unfortunately, he did not usable in outside of the studio. The signal is very weak. This is the only negative of this product. I can recommend this unit for my friends only to work in a small studio. Although this is a balanced product in terms of price and quality, it will have a very limited sector of usage.

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        5.0

        Essential Accessory for Bowens Gemini

        By Davey

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to learn
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

          I can't believe I didn't buy one of these remotes sooner.

          This remote is simply a must if you are working with Gemini monolights on boom arms -- makes changing your power levels a snap. It's so nice not needing to lower my lights to adjust the settings anymore.

          Additionally, the remote's icons make it easy to both learn and use.

          Honestly, it's as easy to use as operating any TV remote.

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          1.0

          signal strength was weak

          By John

          from Atlanta

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

            i really like the size of this unit, but found that it's signal strength was very weak. as a result, i could not reliably use it to adjust the settings on my bowens lights. i returned it and got the RC3 remote. the RC3 is a lot bigger (which is a bummer) than this one, but it's signal strength was much better and i don't have any problems using it to change the settings on my lights from 8-10 feet away. the IR beam smaller one worked sometimes and didn't work at other times. and i was only using it from 8-10 feet away

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            2.0

            Just O.K.

            By Jeremy

            from Melbourne, Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Bowens Remote Control Handset for Gemini:

            This remote does everything it says it will as long as you are close to the flash and you can see the little ir receiver window on the side of the flash. Unfortunately this isn't the case most of the time you would want to use this device!
            For instance, if you are metering, the flash head is usually pointing at you, the receiver is on the side - it doesn't work! If you're at your camera and the receiver happens to be on the wrong side - it won't work.
            I'm a bit disappointed as my tv remote seems to be able to receive a signal bounced off a wall, off the roof, almost anywhere in the room, from a greater distance! Maybe this one is underpowered or something?
            The only time I find it useful is if I have a light high on a stand. I can walk right up to it, point the remote at the receiver window and adjust it.

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