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Bowens Gemini 500R PW Monolight

B&H # BOG500RPW MFR # BW-3915USP
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You Pay: $649.00
Product Highlights
  • PocketWizard Compatible
  • 500W/s, AC or DC Power
  • Optional Travelpak Batteries
  • 5-Stop Power Variability
  • 250W Modeling Lamp
  • Smartcell Pre-flash Management
  • Sturdy Metal Construction
  • Integrated Handle

The Gemini 500R PW Monolight from Bowens is an ideal choice for both studio and location photography. A classic, dial-oriented design gives immediate access and control to 500W/s of power variable over a 5-stop range. Control of the bright 250W modeling lamp is equally intuitive allowing you to select output that's proportional to the flash power level, full on for easy focus, user selected light level and off. Monitor your settings on the large digital readout. The 500R PW recycles in 1.3 seconds to full power and alerts you with an audible beep and ready light.

While you can trigger the flash with the included sync cord and adjust flash functions from 23' away with an optional remote control, you can also take advantage of the 500R PW's PocketWizard compatibly for wireless triggering from distances up to 1,600' by purchasing a PocketWizard transceiver and a receiver card that plug into the body of the flash.

Locations shooters will appreciate the 500R PW's DC capability allowing 150 full power flashes with Bowens' optional small Travelpak battery power supply, 300 flashes with the optional large Travelpak and thousands of flashes with both at reduced power levels.

Take Control
The Gemini 500R PW is fully PocketWizard compatible with purchase of a transceiver and receiver card for remote triggering up to 1,600'. On a smaller scale, flash functions can be adjusted on overhead units with a handheld remote control. The Pulsar radio system is also available.
Location Shooting
The Gemini 500R PW can be powered from AC mains power in the studio or by the optional Bowens Travelpak battery system which is able to provide power to two Gemini lights. Using the 500R PW with the small Travelpak will provide up to 150 full power flashes per charge. Double that with the large Travelpak.
The built-in photocell on the Gemini 500R PW has a Smartcell option to enable pre-exposure flash management allowing the Gemini head to be synchronized to the camera shutter on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th flash.
Metal Construction
A tough metal housing protects the flash head's sophisticated circuitry and high powered capacitors from knocks and bumps which are routine in hard working studios and during transport.
Lamp Saver
The Lamp Saver function automatically dims the modeling lamp after a user-defined period of inactivity to extend the life of the lamp. This combined with the soft start technology built into the Gemini 500R PW means less money spent on replacing modeling lamps.
S-Type Accessory Mount
Adopted by many flash manufacturers, the 500R PW's S-Type reflector mount allows you to take advantage of numerous accessories outside of the Bowens line.
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Guide Number 279' (85 m) at ISO 100
Recycle Time 1.3 Sec. at full power
Flash Duration 1/900 Sec. t0.5
Flash Variability 5 Stops: 15 to 500W/s in 1/10 stops
Color Temperature 5600K (+/-300K)
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light 250W, Independent, Off, Proportional, Full
Control: optional remote, manual
Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.5%
Flash Ready Indicator Audible and visual
Triggering Included sync cord, IR, optical,
Operating Voltage 90-130VAC, 60Hz
Sync Voltage 5V
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection Fuse, flash inhibit circuit
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 15 x 6.7 x 5.2" (380 x 170 x 133 mm)
Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)

Light Stands & Accessories

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Required item: Position your light safely and securely with a support accessories.

Impact -  Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
  • You Pay: $32.95

DC Battery Power Packs

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External battery options will keep your equipment powered up.

Bowens -  Small Travelpak for Gemini Monolight
  • You Pay: $620.00

Lamps /Tubes /Flashtubes

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Be prepared with additional backup lamps and flashtubes.

Sunlite -  150T10 Frosted Halogen Double Envelope Lamp (150W / 120V)
  • You Pay: $7.95

Light Controls

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Modify the quality and direction of light with light-shaping tools.

Bowens -  Maxilite 8.0" Reflector, 65 Degrees
  • You Pay: $69.00

Umbrellas & Softboxes

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Use umbrellas and softboxes to create pleasing, diffused lighting.

Impact -  30" Convertible Umbrella
  • You Pay: $14.95

Cables, Clamps, Cords, Tape

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Purchase cords and cables for connecting components.

Bowens -  Sync Cord - PC to Male 1/4" Phone, for Monolights (13')
  • You Pay: $31.00

Bags, Carts & Related Accessories

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Carry, store and protect your equipment with a cart, bag or case.

Impact -  Light Kit Bag (34 x 13.5 x 12")
  • You Pay: $78.95

Slave and Remote Units

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Fire cameras and light setups remotely.

Bowens -  Remote Control Handset for Gemini
  • You Pay: $89.00
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