Bowens Gemini 400R 2-Light Softbox Kit

Bowens Gemini 400R 2-Light Softbox Kit

Bowens Gemini 400R 2-Light Softbox Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 400W/s 400Rx Monolights
  • 2 x Softboxes: 31.5 x 23.6"
  • 2 x Light Stands
  • 1 x Pulsar Tx Radio Transmitter
  • Built-in Pulsar Radio Slave, Kit Case
  • 117 VAC
  • 5 Stop Power Variability
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 0.7 Sec Recycle Time
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Bowens 400R overview

  • 1Description

Equally effective in the studio or on location, the Gemini 400R 2-Light Softbox Kit from Bowens builds upon the firm foundation of the popular Classic series to bring you the features like fast recycling (0.7 sec) to full power and fast flash durations down to 1/1,000 sec. The kit includes two 400Rx monolights with a maximum output of 400W/s apiece. Each light comes with a 250W modeling lamp, a 31.5 x 23.6" softbox and a light stand. Since the lights have a built-in Pulsar Radio Slave, a Pulsar Tx Radio Transmitter is included to wirelessly trigger the flash heads at distances up to 82'. It all fits in the included kit case provided for storage and transport.

  • Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC)

    The multi award-winning Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400Ws Monolight (90-130VAC) is as compact and lightweight as the standard Gemini flash heads but now includes a built-in Pulsar radio receiver controlled via a simple, single push button.

    The Pulsar radio allows full control over 24 different radio zones, using four channels and six studio settings, enabling photographers to isolate various light sources or combining them and firing them all at once, without leaving your camera.

    The inclusion of the integrated Pulsar radio receiver coupled with the versatility of compatibility with both mains (AC) and optional Travelpack battery power operation makes the Gemini Rx one of the most resource-rich monolight systems available today.

    Note: Wireless triggering requires purchase of a Pulsar transmitter

    400W/s of power
    Five stops of power control
    Runs on AC power or optional DC battery power
    Travelpak battery compatible
    Built-in Pulsar receiver
    Multiple modeling light modes
    Compatible with all 'S' Type attachments
    Huge range of Bowens accessories
    Fast flash durations
    DSLR friendly low sync voltage
  • Lumiair 60-80 Softbox (31.5 x 23.6 x 12.6")

    This Bowens Lumiair 60-80 Softbox (31.5 x 23.6 x 12.6") is a good choice for softening the output of your flash.

    Precision tension ensures straight edges delivering clean cut-off of the light beam, while the optimum color calibration of the reflective interior surface together with shallow construction, offers a high degree of light efficiency.

    Add to this two layers of diffusion and you have an even spread of light - no more than 1/2 stop from center to edge, without distracting hotspots. Each Lumiair softbox comes complete with a simple zip-up carry case to ensure safe and easy transportation to location shoots. Lumiair softboxes also include the main canopy, a rear cowl, front diffuser, internal diffuser and support rods.

    Lumiair softboxes come with a 2-part speed ring - a basic ring accepts the rods and the included Bowens insert. There are also inserts available for most other flash head brands.

  • Flash Tube Cover for Gemini Monolights

    The Bowens Flash Tube Cover for Gemini Monolights protects the flash tube and modeling lamp during transport. It's compatible with all Bowens Gemini monolights.

  • Pulsar Tx Radio Transmitter

    The Bowens Pulsar Tx Radio Transmitter is a 24-channel remote triggering device designed for use with Bowens or other monolights or strobe power packs.

    Radio slaves are more dependable than infrared, or optical slaves. The Pulsar Tx operates on the 433Mhz radio frequency which is immune to interference and failure. The feather-weight (2.0 oz) has a compact camera-hugging low profile and an improved "click-lock" shoe that eliminates the need for a knurled thumb screw. The Tx has a range of 80' and runs on a single CR2032 battery.

    Note: The Pulsar Tx is a transmitter only. A receiver (Rx) is required on at least one light. This can be a Bowens Pulsar Receiver Card (BW5170) if you have a compatible Bowens Gemini monolight, or a Bowens Pulsar Transceiver (BW5150) for any other type of light with a standard sync socket.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Sync Cord - PC to Male 1/4" Phone, for Monolights (13')
  • 250W Halostar Modeling Lamp for Esprit & DX Series (110-120v)
  • BW-2030 Two-Pin Clear Flashtube for Gemini and Travelite
  • Power Cord
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • Replacement Speedring for Bowens Lumiair, Wafer Soft Boxes and Light Banks
  • S-type Adapter for Bowens and Wafer Softboxes
  • Main Canopy
  • Rear Cowl
  • Front Diffuser
  • Internal Diffuser
  • 4 x Support Rods
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • CR2032 Battery
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Also Includes

  • 2 x Light Stands
  • Kit Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (90-130VAC)
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 400
    Guide Number ISO 100: 262' (80 m)
    Recycle Time 1.5 sec
    Flash Duration t=0.5 1/1,000 sec
    Flash Variability 5 Stops, stepless (25 - 400W/s)
    Modeling Light 250W
    Control: Proportional, Full, Intermittent, Off
    Ready Indication Ready beep, ready LED
    Triggering Via sync cord or built-in Pulsar receiver
    Color Temperature 5,600K (+/-300K)
    Changeable Reflector Yes, S-mount
    Modeling Light Wattage 250W
    Operating Voltage 90-130VAC
    Sync Voltage 5VDC
    Voltage Stabilization +/-1.0%
    Battery Compatibility Yes, Bowens Travelpak
    Circuit Protection Fuse, flash inhibit circuit
    Fan Cooled No
    Auto Dump No
    Dimensions 12.6" x 5.9 x 5.9" (320 x 150 x 150 cm)
    Weight 6.0 lb (2.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.6 x 10.8 x 10.0"
  • Lumiair 60-80 Softbox (31.5 x 23.6 x 12.6")
    Shape Rectangular
    Compatibility Most major flash brands
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Requires Speed Ring Yes
    Dimensions 31.5 x 23.6 x 12.6" (80 x 60 x 32 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 8.2 x 6.4"
  • Flash Tube Cover for Gemini Monolights
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.25"
  • Pulsar Tx Radio Transmitter
    Frequency 433Mhz
    Range 80' (24.3 m)
    Sync Voltage 5V DC
    Batteries 1x CR2032
    Dimensions 2.25" x 1.5 x 1.5" (5.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) including antenna
    Weight 2.0 oz (56.7g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 4.7 x 1.65"

Bowens 400R reviews

Gemini 400R 2-Light Softbox Kit is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but Missing Parts This Kit is a very nice value, thanks B&H. The merchandise box packed inside the shipping box received on 02/09/18 was very dusty, which leds me to this was a shelf item. It was missing, parts. Placed two calls to B&H customer service. I was told they are contacting the manufacturer and will get back to me.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice kit! I use this kit for a home studio. Good for portraits. The color temperature is stated to be 5700 � 300 K and I consistently get 5400 K, which is within the range. The stands are not to most sturdy but still better than what I had expected at the price level. I have tried to combine this kit with a speedlight, without success. The carrying case is of good quality and useful.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No spare flashtubes or parts Just spoke to�Manfrotto at�201-818-9500.� No fashtubes, no parts.� Bowens ceased to exist last August and when this kit breaks or a tube goes out, your on your own Too bad because I really wanted to buy this kit.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Excelent product, just the packaging is not ideal for transportation. The product could get damaged.
Date published: 2018-02-19
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