Bowens Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight

Bowens Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight

Bowens Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight

B&H # BOG1000P MFR # BW-3945US
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  • 1000Ws
  • 1/2100 Sec Flash Duration
  • Operates on Any Voltage
  • 7-Stop Power Variability

Bowens BW-3945US overview

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The Bowens Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight offers portable, dependable lighting power that you can use anywhere in the world. This 1000W self-contained unit can achieve flash durations as short as 1/2100 of a second, and it's designed to seek the correct voltage to run on, no matter what electrical system it's connected to, so you can use it anywhere there's electricity. Or use it where there's no electricity, with the optional Bowens Travelpak battery. It's also designed to accept the optional Pulsar/PocketWizard Trigger card for remote control of the flash. The flash tube is easily user replaceable--which means no service center fees. With a fast recycle time of 2 seconds to full power and flash variability from 8Ws to 1000Ws, the Gemini 1000 Pro is a great power source for any photographer.

Travelpak battery compatibility
Pulsar/PocketWizard Trigger Card compatibility
Flash durations as short as 1/2100 sec
Multi-voltage power system makes the Gemini 1000 operational almost anywhere in the world
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Bowens Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Bowens BW-3945US specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 1000
    Guide Number 120 (m/100 ISO)
    Recycle Time 2.0 sec to full power
    Flash Duration To t=0.5 1/2100 Sec
    Flash Variability 8Ws - 1000Ws
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes--BW1079 UV, BW2980 Clear
    Changeable Reflector "S" Type
    Modeling Light Wattage 500W
    Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.5%
    Flash Ready Indicator Yes--audible and visible confirmation
    Operating Voltage 90-130/190-250V AC 60/50Hz
    Sync Voltage 5V
    Built-in Slave Cell Yes
    Circuit Protection Yes 5A(F) Fuse
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Auto Dump Yes
    Dimensions 6.75 x 18 x 5.75" (17.14 x 45.72 x 14.60 cm)
    Weight 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 10.0 x 10.0"

    Bowens BW-3945US reviews

    Gemini 1000 Pro Monolight is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from be careful with multi-voltage use I bought this product mainly based on its multi-voltage quality. This shop's website describes it: Multi-voltage power system makes the Gemini 1000 operational almost anywhere in the world. Not quite. I live in Brazil, a bi-voltage country. We use both 110V and 220V, reason why I wanted this product. I bought it at B&H and brought to Brazil. When I used it with 110V it worked fine, but the first time I used it on the 220V mains, the modelling light burned. So I realised that it was written 110V on the bulb. So I called the manufacturer in England and got the confirmation that the flash is effectively multi-voltage, but the modelling light IS NOT! Incredible. So I complained and Bowens kindly posted me a 240V bulb. Conclusion, it will now work fine with 220V and will still work with 110V but with half power. Well, at least it's now multi-voltage. So if you buy this product and intend to use it in different voltage systems, make sure you place a 240V modelling light bulb in it. I think the units sold at B&H come with the American standard (110V), so buy the extra 240V bulb to avoid the frustrating experience I have just described. Otherwise, it's a great piece of gear!
    Date published: 2010-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This device is best what I ever used. It's very comfortable, reliable and high quality device. Also it's reasonable choice cost/quality. Quite easy interface does work more enjoyable. I was so happy when I bought this product, because I think it's a best brand name of the studio lights wich sells now. At the end, I would like to tell special thanks to department of customer support.
    Date published: 2011-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from State of the Art Very happy with my first 1000W strobe. I only own two brands. Bowen and Impact. In a short sentence. you get what you pay for. Invest more money and get a professional strobe state of the art like this one. Accurate, beautiful light, strong contruction.
    Date published: 2013-10-14
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