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

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Attaches securely (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (10)
    • Portraits (9)
    • General purpose (8)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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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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