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

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Attaches securely (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (11)
    • Portraits (10)
    • General purpose (9)
    • Low light (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Great quality

    By Fai

    from Boston

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

    Nothing really to complain about, built solidly

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    4.0

    BUENA CALIDAD

    By AMERICO2812

    from SALTILLO MX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      BUENA CALIDAD, LO USO GENERALMENTE PARA RETRATO, TIENEN MUY BUENA CALIDAD DE LUZ, SE REGENERAN RAPIDO, TIENEN ESCALVO OPTICO Y FUNCIONA MUY BIEN, LA MALETA ES DE MUY BUENA CALIDAD LOS USO CON UN SET DE SOMBRILLAS WESTCOTT DE 7 PIES PERO TUVE QUE HACER UN SOPORTE ESPECIAL, TAMBIEN LOS USO CON EL IMPACT DUO DEEP LUXBANX DE 39 PULGADAS Y ME HAN BRINDADO UNA LUZ ES-PEC-TA-CU-LAR, POR LO DEMAS Y EN CONTRA..........1.- SON MUY PESADOS( MAS SI INCLUYES LA BOWENS TRAVEL PACK GRANDE, JUNTOS SON PESADISIMOS), 2.- EL BRAZO DE SUJECIÓN ES DE PLÁSTICO, 3.- EL REFLECTOR NO SOPORTA SOMBRILLAS GRANDES Y ES D EMATERIAL MUY DELGADO, 4.- LOS TRIPES SON FRAGILES

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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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        • No

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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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                        • No

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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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                          • No

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