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

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Attaches securely (10)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Good color value (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (17)
  • Portraits (15)
  • General purpose (13)
  • Low light (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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5.0

Fantastic!

By Kemp Photography

from Orange County

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

Bought these as an upgrade to the alien bees we were using in the studio and they're great. I used to work with a studio that was using them so I knew what to expect. The Geminis are consistent in color and haven't misfired yet. The case, stands and umbrellas are really good quality too! Highly recommended!

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5.0

Great Product!

By AV

from Chicago, IL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I love these lights! They're durable, easy to assemble and use and the light output is consistent. It means a lot to me that they're durable as I'm usually not super graceful on set. I really appreciate the fact that they're so affordable also, great product I highly recommend it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I am happy :)

    By Val

    from Tennessee

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Portraits

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

      They are great and easy to use. I used them all day and they never failed me. I was so nervous since I just started with strobe lights and they do a great job. Can't wait to try different light modifiers but for now I can not afford it. Also I would like to add that its so easy to work with B and H, any question I have I just go to the live chat and the guys who work there are so helpful and patient even with the stupidest question you have. As I mentioned earlier I am new to all this but you guys made it so easy for me.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid and Dependable - A Great Buy!

      By Old 400

      from Kerrville, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None Except Dead Battery

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

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

      I am a 77 year old nature photography enthusiast who offered to take a group shot of my Class of '55. Later realized that I would need more lighting than my Canon flash could provide, so I asked B&H for a suggestion. One that would be of good quality but also at entry level pricing.

      This Kit is more than I could have imagined. It is sturdily built, easy to assemble, and gave great lighting for my group shot of around 30 classmates.

      I plan to use it for portraits of friends and family.

      The kit provides EVERYTHING needed. I had a problem getting the transmitter to fire the lights, but discovered the battery was not working. A new battery fixed that problem....so new users keep that in mind.

      It is easy to pack everything into the carrying case which is quite solid, making the kit portable. A little heavy to hand carry long distances.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Only one con!

      By KC

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Case
      • Heavy Case - No Wheels
      • Heavy Case Wo Wheels

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Portraits

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

      Great kit but I only wish the kit case had wheels!

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      • No

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      5.0

      "I would buy this product again and again"

      By charpx

      from San josé Costa Rica

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors

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

        professional, excellent quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lighting POWERHOUSE

        By The Dude

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I love these lights!!!! The BMW caliber build quality is some of the best I have ever seen on anything I have ever purchased. The stands they come with are solid build, and the kit includes everything you need. I am the guy who likes to have the back up plan to the back up plan. These lights can be used with the included transmitter which I used and it worked great. But just as a back up system so you don't look stupid onsite if for some reason the transmitter isnt working, the sync cable is included. You can hook it up to one of them, and then still fire the other one via pre flash. Or you can set them both to preflash firing, and trigger them from a speedlight. Very versatile, and bullet proof. Highly recommend.

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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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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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                          • No

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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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