Bowens Gemini Classic 500C Monolight (120V)

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Bowens Gemini Classic 500C Monolight (120V)


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Product Highlights

  • 500W/s
  • AC/DC Capable
  • 5 Stop Power Range
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 1.5 Second Recycling
  • Remote Triggering with Optional Card
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The Bowens Gemini 500C Classic Monolight is a lightweight, compact, 500W/s head with a powerful 250W modeling light, fast 1.5 second recycling time and full Bowens system compatibility.

The solid metal construction backed with intuitive controls and ergonomic features like recessed switches and sockets and a built-in handle make the Gemini Classic 500C a pleasure to use. You can avoid a tangle of PC cords by purchasing an optional Pulsar or PocketWizard trigger card which allows built-in radio circuitry to respond to an optional transmitter. Bowens has also ensured the safety of your sensitive digital equipment by keeping sync voltage to a harmless 5V.

Another outstanding feature of this head is AC/DC capability. No electricity is no problem. The Gemini 500C is compatible with optional Bowens Travelpak batteries, providing up to 300 full power flashes while on location.

Simple to use intuitive controls
Five stops of power control
Radio release possible with optional trigger card
Travelpak battery compatible
Auto power-save mode
Robust metal construction
Separate modeling control
Huge range of accessories
DSLR friendly low sync voltage means safe use with digital equipment
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Guide Number 262' (80 m) @ 100 ISO
Recycle Time 1.5 sec @ full power
Flash Duration 1/900
Sync Voltage 5V
Flash Variability 5 Stops: stepless, 15 - 500W/s
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Mount Stand mount: 5/8" (16 mm)
Reflector mount: S-type bayonet
Color Temperature 5600K ±300K
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 250W Halostar
Full / Off / Proportional / User defined
Voltage Stabilization Yes, +/- 1%
Flash Ready Indicator LED, Audible
Operating Voltage 120V AC, 60Hz, 12V DC
Built-in Slave Cell Yes, optical, optional radio with accessory
Circuit Protection 5A fuse
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump Yes
Dimensions 5.7 x 14.5 x 5.1" (145 x 370 x 130 mm)
Weight 6.6 lbs (3.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 10.4 x 9.8"
Bowens Gemini Classic 500C Monolight (120V)
  • Monoplug to PC Sync Cord
  • Flash Tube
  • Power Cord
  • 250W Halostar Modeling Lamp
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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