Bowens XMS500 Flash Head

BH #BOBW5300 • MFR #BW-5300US
Bowens
Bowens XMS500 Flash Head
Key Features
  • 500Ws Monolight
  • Built-In Receiver: 16 Channels, 8 Groups
  • Optional XMSR Wireless Triggering
  • 0.2 - 1.0 Second Recycle Time
The XMS500 Flash Head from Bowens is a 500Ws monolight with fast recycling of 0.2 - 1.0 sec and 7-stop power variability in full or 1/10 stops. The flash has Off, Proportional, Free Set, and Full modeling light modes, a safe sync voltage of 5V, and action-stopping flash durations as short as 1/5180 second. The XMS500 has a built-in 16-channel / 8-group receiver that accepts 2.4GHz signals from the optional XMSR transmitter at distances up to 100'. Besides flash triggering, remote controllable functions include power level, modeling light mode, ready indications, and sync including High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 sec. The XMS500 is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 90-250 VAC power supply.
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Bowens XMS500 Overview

The XMS500 Flash Head from Bowens is a 500Ws monolight with fast recycling of 0.2 - 1.0 sec and 7-stop power variability in full or 1/10 stops. The flash has Off, Proportional, Free Set, and Full modeling light modes, a safe sync voltage of 5V, and action-stopping flash durations as short as 1/5180 second. The XMS500 has a built-in 16-channel / 8-group receiver that accepts 2.4GHz signals from the optional XMSR transmitter at distances up to 100'. Besides flash triggering, remote controllable functions include power level, modeling light mode, ready indications, and sync including High Speed Sync up to 1/8000 sec. The XMS500 is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 90-250 VAC power supply.

Bowens XMS500 Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power500 Ws
Power Control7 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Flash Duration1/5180 to 1/2480 Sec
Recycle Time0.2 to 1.0 Sec
Color Temperature5600K ± 300K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Control ModesFree Set, Full On, Off, Proportional
Sync
Sync TypeOptical, Radio
Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz
Sync Voltage5 V
General
DisplayLCD
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 7.5 x W: 5.3 x L: 19.0" / H: 192.0 x W: 136.0 x L: 485.0 mm
Weight8.15 lb / 3.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.78 x 15.354 x 7.638"
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