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Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC)

B&H # BOG400RX MFR # BW-3985US
Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC)

Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC) Side View Back View Pulsar

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Product Highlights

  • 5-Stop Power Variability
  • Built-in Pulsar Radio Slave
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 1.5 Sec Recycle Time
  • Digital-Friendly 5V Sync Voltage
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You Pay: $399.00

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The multi award-winning Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400Ws Monolight (90-130VAC) is as compact and lightweight as the standard Gemini flash heads but now includes a built-in Pulsar radio receiver controlled via a simple, single push button.

The Pulsar radio allows full control over 24 different radio zones, using four channels and six studio settings, enabling photographers to isolate various light sources or combining them and firing them all at once, without leaving your camera.

The inclusion of the integrated Pulsar radio receiver coupled with the versatility of compatibility with both mains (AC) and optional Travelpack battery power operation makes the Gemini Rx one of the most resource-rich monolight systems available today.

Note: Wireless triggering requires purchase of a Pulsar transmitter

400W/s of power
Five stops of power control
Runs on AC power or optional DC battery power
Travelpak battery compatible
Built-in Pulsar receiver
Multiple modeling light modes
Compatible with all 'S' Type attachments
Huge range of Bowens accessories
Fast flash durations
DSLR friendly low sync voltage
UPC: 880939024243
Maximum Watt/Seconds 400
Guide Number ISO 100: 262' (80 m)
Recycle Time 1.5 sec
Flash Duration t=0.5 1/1,000 sec
Flash Variability 5 Stops, stepless (25 - 400W/s)
Modeling Light 250W
Control: Proportional, Full, Intermittent, Off
Ready Indication Ready beep, ready LED
Triggering Via sync cord or built-in Pulsar receiver
Color Temperature 5,600K (+/-300K)
Changeable Reflector Yes, S-mount
Modeling Light Wattage 250W
Operating Voltage 90-130VAC
Sync Voltage 5VDC
Voltage Stabilization +/-1.0%
Battery Compatibility Yes, Bowens Travelpak
Circuit Protection Fuse, flash inhibit circuit
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 12.6" x 5.9 x 5.9" (320 x 150 x 150 cm)
Weight 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 10.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.6 x 10.8 x 10.0"

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BowensGemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC)
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attaches securely (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good color value (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (4)
  • Portraits (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Awesome lights!!

By Bigdog

from WI

Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

Solid build, easy to use!! Happy I bought them!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Monolight

By Speedring

from South Florida

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

    I recently photographed a bass guitar collection for a friend of mine. To get the lighting correct I purchased a 400x kit that came with two 400x mono-lights, 2 stands 2 umbrellas and carry case. Great Value. I needed one more light to light the back drop behind the guitars which prompted me to buy a third one. They are very powerful and easy to use. Extremely well built and have a high quality look. If you buy the 400x kit you will get the pulsar transmitter to trigger them from you cameras hot shoe. If you are buying just one then you would need to add that item to make it work.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this light!

    By Chad, The Photographer

    from Forsyth, Illinois

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commercial Photography
      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

      I use this light primarily for commercial photography applications, like product and food photography. I use it a lot with the Bowens Universal Spot Adapter, and it works awesome.

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      • No

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EXTREMA CALIDAD

      By AMERICO2812

      from SALTILLO COAH.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

        EXTREMADAMENTE BIEN HECHOS, MUCHA CALIDAD DE COMPONENTES, MUY BUEN ESTUCHE, CUENTA TAMBIÉN CON LA CAPACIDAD DE DISPARO COMO ESCLAVO ÓPTICO, SOLAMENTE LOS ENCUENTRO UN POCO PESADOS Y LOS MANUALES TIENEN MUY POCA INFORMACIÓN PERO SON EXCELENTES PRODUCTOS.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Vogue City Photo Booth

        from Dallas

        Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

        I purchased this for my photo booth at the recommendation of a friend and it has been great. It really gives great flash lighting. My pictures come out fantastic and my clients are happy. I wasn't quite prepared for the weight of the unit but other than that it really is awesome. Ordering with B&H was really smooth I appreciate the free expedited shipping.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Product

        By Luis

        from Stroudsburg, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC):

          First ever light other than a speedlight. Had to jump in, you know there's so much that one can read about lighting, being to play with one is just such a jump forward with your knowledge and skills. The product itself feels solidly built. Great light. I also purchased the 60 degree reflector and a 7' umbrella. Discovered this is not the "right" reflector, but still works. "Discovered" the light doesn't have an umbrella holder, the holder is on the reflector, but I also discovered a 7' umbrella would be too much for this reflector anyway. See? Everything is a learning experience. Great intro level studio light. I like the dial approach to regulate the f/stops.

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          • No

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