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Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC)

B&H # BOG400RX2LUK Mfr # BW-4765TXUS
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Product Highlights
  • 2- 400W/s Monolights
  • 2- 36" Silver/White Umbrella
  • 2- Light Stands, 2- W/A Reflectors
  • Pulsar Tx Radio Transceiver
  • Built-in Pulsar Radio Slave
  • Kit Case
  • 5 Stop Power Variability
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 1.0 Sec Recycle Time
  • 5V Sync Voltage

Bowens builds upon the firm foundation of the popular Classic series to bring you the Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC). Familiar features like fast recycling (1.2 sec) and fast flash durations down to 1/1,000 sec are all onboard as is a 5 stop power range accessed via an intuitive dial. The modeling lights via a similar dial, offer choice of Full, ON, OFF, and Proportional power settings.

You can trigger your lights via the included sync cord, but why not do it wirelessly instead, with the included Tx Transceiver. Each head has a built-in receiver for this purpose. The Tx allows full control over 24 different radio zones, using four channels and six studio settings, enabling photographers to trigger individual light sources or combine them and fire them all at once from the camera position. If necessary you can do it from up to 300' away.

The kit includes 2- 400Rx heads with flash tubes, modeling lights, power cords and flash tube covers. Two Wide Angle reflectors, 2- 36" Silver/White Umbrellas, 2- light stands, a Pulsar Tx Transceiver and a kit case are also included.

For complete specs on select items included in this kit please click on the links below:

Sync Cord
Flash Tube Cover
Modeling Light
36" Umbrella
Pulsar Tx Transceiver
Wide Angle Reflector

400W/s of power
Five stops of power control
Runs on AC power or optional Bowens Travelpak DC battery power
Built-in Pulsar receiver and included Tx Transceiver
Multiple modeling light modes
Compatible with all S Type attachments
Wide range of Bowens accessories available for light control
Fast flash durations
DSLR-friendly low sync voltage
Maximum Watt/Seconds 400 Each head
Guide Number ISO 100: 262' (80 m)
Recycle Time 1.2 sec
Flash Duration t=0.5 1/1,000 sec
Flash Variability 5 Stops, stepless (full to 1/32 power)
Modeling Light 250W
Control: Proportional, Full, Intermittent, Off
Ready Indication At 100% recycling: ready beep, ready LED
Triggering Via sync cord or built-in Pulsar receiver with included transmitter
Pulsar control: On/Off/Channel Select/Studio Select
Color Temperature 5,600K (+/-300K)
Changeable Reflector Yes, S mount
Operating Voltage 90-120VAC, 60Hz
Sync Voltage 5.0VDC
Voltage Stabilization +/- 1%
Battery Compatibility Yes, Bowens Travelpak
Circuit Protection Fuse, Flash Inhibit Circuit
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 12.5 x 6.0 x 6.0" (31.75 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Weight Each head: 5.9 lb (2.67 kg)
Kit weight: 39 lb (17.7 kg)

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BowensGemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC)
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (10)
    • Portraits (9)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Low light (5)
    • Outdoors (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Wow! These are amazing!

    By CarrieRae

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low Light

      Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

      Super easy & fast to set up. Professional quality results for a good price. Nothing I don't like about them.

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      5.0

      Photography made easy..

      By Wannabe Photographer

      from Brooklyn NY

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

          Greatest thanks to @ from your sales e-mail department for guiding to get the best lighting I ever imagined! It was a sheer thrill to open the package and finding it so easy and friendly to use. I'm glad I made this investment!

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          4.0

          Great Lighting Kit

          By Miranda

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Easy to operate
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

            I use this kit mainly to do indoor, studio portraits. I am very happy with my purchase, everything from how all pieces fit securely in the case to how easy the setup and tear down is to the quality of light and the variation of looks you can achieve. I have only had the kit for a short period of time at this point, but so far I have no complaints. I was overwhelmed at the cost of many kits out there and hesitated a long time before deciding on this. I have no regrets and would definitely recommend it to others.

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            4.0

            Love this kit

            By Manoj

            from Alameda, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Lot Of Power
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Night Time
              • Portraits

              Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

              I have tried taking some portraits and love the shots. It is easy to get pretty good aperture like f/8, f/16 etc with multiple softening screens/reflector. 6 levels of power adjustment is great! People say the supplied umbrellas are not good but I found it quite adequate for a couple of people shot. Have not tried in a group shot though.

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              4.0

              good for the budget

              By Renato

              from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Included Umbrella

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                Well built kit. As good as it supposed to be at this price.
                I just didn't like the included umbrellas. Not diffuse enough.
                Overall I'm happy with the light

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                5.0

                Great Lights!

                By Sjoyphoto

                from Cleveland, OH

                Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                Not complicated worked great right out of the box. Worth the price! Love you can turn the beep off. Beware of lights you can't turn the beep off! Looks good too with compact black design. Only need one transmitter (included) to put on your camera. Other transmitter is built in the light! So easy to work with. Would love the battery power box but it's $[$]. Plugging it into the wall will do for now!

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                5.0

                Another Quality Product From Bowens

                By Photo Bill

                from Larkspur, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight
                • Performance
                • Powerful
                • Uses Bowens Reflectors

                Cons

                • Nothing yet

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                To shoot portraits with a background, and for other applications, I needed two more lights. I already own a pair of Gemini 1500's and have been thrilled with their performance, reliability, and expandability. The only issue was budget. The lights I wanted were in the $800 apiece range. Then there are reflectors, a case, two more stands etc. etc.
                I think in some ways this kit is a loss leader for Bowens. It gets you into the game for a very reasonable price. The bane of every photographer's existence is sync cords. These units have built-in radio and regular light-triggered slave capabilities, they come with a high-quality zippered case, two well-made stands, two umbrella reflectors, and two umbrellas. All of it is quality equipment. The lights have performed flawlessly so far.

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                5.0

                Best studio/location for the money

                By Photoman

                from Midwest

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                  As a pro studio and location wedding/portrait photographer for 35 years, I can hand down recommend this outfit as the very best value for the money, hands down.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome product!!!

                  By Juanb_76

                  from Vancouver WA

                  Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                  This product made my life really easy! , it is a high quality material made.
                  Easy to install .

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By Jammo

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                    Used in studio and on location, they are everything I expected and more as I visited their factory in the late 60's and almost bought then. I should have!

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                    5.0

                    Good Value

                    By Ronnie

                    from Prattville, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                      After much research I bought these for use in a small home studio. Great build quality. Love the included wireless trigger. Couldn't be happier.

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                      5.0

                      Very Powerful

                      By Mick

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light

                      Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                      This is my second set of strobes, the first set was low quality, this set is much better. Very simple to use with plenty of power at 400w. The light stands are a little flimsy but adequate to hold the lights. the 250w model light is also a lot of power. The built in Pulsar radio triggers are really nice as they are ready to go upon set-up, however setting the different zones is not easy to understand as the instructions are limited.

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                      5.0

                      Solid pair of strobes for a great price

                      By Jackalope

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Model Lamps Run Hot
                      • Slow Recycle

                      Best Uses

                      • Fashion
                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Outdoors
                      • Portraits
                      • Product
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                      This kit is more than worth it. Great quality strobes that have more than enough fire power for studio fashion and product photography. The built in sync system is amazing and the design is much more streamlined than ones of used in the past. All the included parts such as stands and umbrellas are durable and well constructed. Not the fastest recycle time but it works great for me. Planning on buying another pair asap. Highly recommend.

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                      5.0

                      I would by this again and again!

                      By Mr. Lee

                      from Western Mass

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC):

                        I've been using Bowens for over 14 years and have never been disappointed with the results I get in the studio. I've recently moved into a larger studio and just need to add a couple of more Bowens monolights for more creative shoots and chose to purchase a pair of 400's and they are a great addition.. Love them!

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