Bowens Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC)

Bowens Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC)

Bowens Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC)

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  • 500Ws
  • 5-Stop Power Variability
  • Pulsar/PocketWizard RC Compatibility
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 1.3 Sec Recycle Time
  • Digital-Friendly 5V Sync Voltage
  • 230VAC
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Bowens 500R Overview

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The Bowens Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC) serves up 500Ws of flash power with simple, intuitive controls and a 5-stop range of power variation (15Ws - 500Ws), all in a compact, lightweight package. A 250W variable modeling light, 1.3 sec recycling time, and digital-friendly 5V sync voltage PLUS a Pulsar/PocketWizard card slot that give the light remote control capability (with optional Pulsar/PocketWizard RC units), make this affordable monolight a great place to start when you begin putting together your lighting kit. Supplied for use with 230VAC.

250Ws of power
Five stops of power control
Runs on AC power or DC battery power
Travelpak battery compatible
Pulsar/PocketWizard card slot
Remote control with optional remote control devices
Multiple modeling modes
Large LED display
Compatible with all 'S' Type attachments
Huge range of Bowens accessories
Fast flash durations
DSLR friendly low sync voltage
In the Box
Bowens Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC)
  • Modeling Light Lamp
  • Protective Tube Cover
  • Sync Cord
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Bowens 500R Specs

    Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
    Guide Number ISO 100: 278 (in feet)
    Recycle Time 1.3 sec
    Flash Duration t=0.5 1/900 sec
    Flash Variability 5 stops (15Ws - 500Ws)
    User Replaceable Flashtube BW2032 UV BW2030 Clear
    Changeable Reflector Yes--"S" mount
    Modeling Light Wattage 250W
    Voltage Stabilization To 1%
    Flash Ready Indicator Audible and visible
    Operating Voltage 230VAC
    Sync Voltage 5V
    Built-in Slave Cell Yes
    Circuit Protection Yes 5A(F) fuse
    Fan Cooled No
    Auto Dump Yes
    Dimensions 6.7 x 12.2 x 5.1" (17 x 38 x 13.3 cm)
    Weight 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
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    Package Weight 11.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.2 x 10.3 x 9.7"

    Bowens 500R Reviews

    Gemini 500R 500Ws Monolight (230VAC) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional and affordable I bought 4 of these plus a 250 WS for studio portraits. Couldn't be more pleased! I've been a portrait and wedding photographer for over 20 years, and these are as good as any and better than most lights costing twice as much. Has every feature a photographer could want. The only negative would be that they are very heavy, which makes it a pain to carry to weddings, etc. But if that's you're main concern, you're better off with a power pack and heads instead of monolights. BTW, the only difference between the 500R and the 500Pro is that the Pro model can use power sources outside the U.S. There is no reason to buy the Pro model if you shoot only in North America.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great quality for price Very useful and easy to use tool. I use it mostly for studio photo, and i'm very pleased with the purchase so far.
    Date published: 2010-08-26
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