Bowens Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit

Bowens Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit

Bowens Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit

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Bowens Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit

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  • Optional Pulsar Radio Remote Cards
  • 2 x Gemini 500Pro Monolights
  • 5-Stop Power Variation: Full to 1/32
  • Flash Duration: 1/2900 sec
  • Recycle Time: 1.1 sec
  • 2 x Compact Light Stands
  • 23 x 32" Softbox
  • Universal Voltage Operation
  • Stand Bag
  • Rolling Case for Kit
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Bowens 500Pro overview

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The Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit from Bowens is aimed at photographers who need a durable, simple-to-operate strobe set-up in the studio or on location. The kit contains 2 complete monolights, a reflector, 36" umbrella, a softbox, two stands, a stand bag and rolling kit case. The 500Pro is a lightweight, compact 500Ws monolight with a 250W proportional modeling lamp, 1.1 second recycle time and a flash duration as short as 1/2900 sec., which is fast enough to freeze most movements.

The 500Pro has built-in wireless trigger capability via separate purchase of Bowens' Pulsar Tx transmitter/receiver system. The control dials and LED read-out of the 500Pro allow full stop and 1/10th stop control of the flash output enabling you to rapidly gain correct exposure.

The Pro series monolights feature voltage sensing circuitry allowing worldwide usage. When AC power is not available the 500Pro can be powered with the Bowens Travelpak battery system. This system is capable of providing up to 750 full-power flashes on a single charge.

Gemini 500Pro Monolight
2x Complete monolights with flashtube, modeling lamp and power cords
Multiple Trigger Options
Accepts optional Pocket Pulsar Tx transmitter and radio trigger card. A sync cord is included in the kit. Each Gemini monolight has a built-in photocell
Quick Control
Full and 1/10 stop digital exposure control with LED read-out
Flash Duration (t=0.5)
As short as 1/2900 sec
Recycle Time
To full power: 1.1 sec
Modeling Lamp Control
Full, proportional, user defined and off
Power Options
AC or battery-powered via optional Travelpak battery system
Case for Kit
Partitioned rolling case
Universal Voltage
Pro series Gemini's have voltage sensing circuitry, allowing world-wide usage
All metal monolight body construction

Bowens 500Pro specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 52.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 18.0 x 11.0"

Bowens 500Pro reviews

Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Studio Light Kit I just received last week from B&H this studio light kit and the Nikkor 70 - 200mm f/2.8 VR II lens. I belong to two very active MeetUp photography groups in the Chicago area. Each group often plans multiply photography events each week of the year. I received Bowens strobe recommendations from members of these groups. I have never used studio strobes before, read much about these, and took their recommendations. This is a great kit that is very easy to use - especially for someone who has never used studio strobes before. Below is one of the first photographs (a self portrait) I took while becoming familiar with my new Bowens Gemini 500Pro 2-Light Studio Kit and my new Nikkor 70 - 200mm f/2.8 VR II lens. These are two images of the same photograph; the first shows the entire, downsized image while the other is a crop section of the same photograph showing the detail this lens delivers with these strobes.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these lights! It was originally suggested to me to purchase the Bowens Gemini 500R strobes. However, I am very happy I decided to go with the 500Pro strobes instead. I liked the idea of the action freezing power of the 500Pro and the cooling fan. You never know when you will have the opportunity to get shots like the attached ones - which needed the action freezing power of the 500Pro. Later, I also purchased the 400Rx two-light kit, as support illumination for the 500Pro kit. I love these lights!!!
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter kit I am planning to go semi-pro and have had very little experience with formal, studio lighting. There are great resources out there, on B+H and YouTube in particular, in addition to books and classes. After viewing recorded seminars and webinars, I found this light kit was a good place to start, especially given the high quality of the Gemini Pro series monolights as well as the convenience of the PW connectivity.
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why did I buy these? I've been a shooting with strobes for 5 years and have never had more trouble with a set of lights. I bought the Pulsar Trigger and it does not work. I was able to use it once and now cannot sync my Nikon with the lights. The company supplies very little to almost no instructions on troubleshooting this product. It makes me extremely sad but big thumbs down on this kit.
Date published: 2018-03-12
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