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Bowens Gemini 500R 2-Light 2-Umbrella Kit (230VAC)

B&H # BOG500R2LKX Mfr # BW-4805EURO
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Product Highlights
  • Max of 1000Ws
  • 5-Stop Flash Power Variability 15-500Ws
  • Output Variable in 1 or 1/10 Stop Steps
  • IR Remote Control Possible
  • Radio Remote Control Possible
  • Compatible With TravelPak Battery
  • 230VAC

The Bowens Gemini 500R 2-Light 2-Umbrella Kit (230VAC) is a solid studio or location lighting rig that holds 2 Gemini 500R monolights (for a total of 1000Ws), which can operate from standard 230VAC power, or from the optional Travelpak portable battery unit, making this powerful monolight a good choice for versatility as well as control.

The simplicity of analog dials with the precision of digital control makes the Gemini 500R a joy to use. One dial easily changes output in 1 f-stop stages, another in 1/10 f-stop steps, to set power over a 5 f-stop range. One switch changes the modelling light from full power to proportional (to actual flash output), to off, or you can choose the modelling light level. The 500R has a card slot which will accept an optional radio trigger card compatible with the Pulsar, PocketWizard, or Litelink radio systems. And the monolights can also be controlled (including all basic features and advanced settings) from up to 32' (10 m) away with the optional Bowens RC3 IR remote handset.

In addition to the 2 monolights, this kit gives you 2 light stands, 2 white/silver umbrellas for light modification, 2 wide angle flash head reflectors, a sync cord, a user's guide and a rolling kit case. This kit is supplied for use with 230VAC.

Twin-dial power control system - offers flash power adjustments in exact 1-stops, or 1/10-stop adjustments
5-stop flash power variability, from 15 to 500Ws
7-segment LED display
Infra-red remote control capabilities
Plug-in radio trigger module facility. Modules available for Bowens Pulsar & PocketWizard radio trigger system (modules sold separately)
Auto dump
Audible & visual "ready" indicators
Advanced photocell
Side & rear function display LEDs
Other functions include Invert Display, Lamp-Saver Mode, Flash Count
AC or battery powered (compatible with optional Travelpak battery)
Compatible with all "S" type attachments
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500Ws
Guide Number 278 ft/ISO 100 (85 m/ISO 100)
Recycle Time 1.3 Secs
Flash Duration To t=0.5 1/900 Sec
Flash Variability 5 stops 15Ws - 500Ws
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 250
Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.5%
Flash Ready Indicator Yes--visual and audible
Operating Voltage 230VAC
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection Yes 5A(F) Fuse
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 6.75 x 15 x 5.25" (17.14 x 38.1 x 13.33 cm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Kit Weight 48 lbs (21.77 kg)
Bowens Gemini 500R 2-Light 2-Umbrella Kit (230VAC)
  • 2 x Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC)
  • 2 x Umbrella - Silver and White, 36"
  • 2 x Compact Light Stand
  • 2 x 6.0" Wide-Angle Umbrella Reflector, 120 Degrees
  • 2 x Flash Tube
  • 2 x 250W Modeling Light Tube
  • Sync Cord
  • 2 x Power Cord
  • Rolling Kit Case
  • User Guide
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

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    Excellent product

    By Fang

    from Perth, WA

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        Comments about Bowens Gemini 500R 2-Light 2-Umbrella Kit (230VAC):

        Everything works well, except it comes with 1 softbox and 1 umbrella instead 2 umbrella

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