Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC)

Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC)

Bowens Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC)

B&H # BOG400RX2LUK MFR # BW-4765TXUS
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Product Highlights

  • 2- 400W/s Monolights
  • 2- 36" Silver/White Umbrella
  • 2- Light Stands, 2- W/A Reflectors
  • Pulsar Tx Radio Transceiver
  • Built-in Pulsar Radio Slave
  • Kit Case
  • 5 Stop Power Variability
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • 1.0 Sec Recycle Time
  • 5V Sync Voltage
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Bowens 400Rx Overview

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Bowens builds upon the firm foundation of the popular Classic series to bring you the Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC). Familiar features like fast recycling (1.2 sec) and fast flash durations down to 1/1,000 sec are all onboard as is a 5 stop power range accessed via an intuitive dial. The modeling lights via a similar dial, offer choice of Full, ON, OFF, and Proportional power settings.

You can trigger your lights via the included sync cord, but why not do it wirelessly instead, with the included Tx Transceiver. Each head has a built-in receiver for this purpose. The Tx allows full control over 24 different radio zones, using four channels and six studio settings, enabling photographers to trigger individual light sources or combine them and fire them all at once from the camera position. If necessary you can do it from up to 300' away.

The kit includes 2- 400Rx heads with flash tubes, modeling lights, power cords and flash tube covers. Two Wide Angle reflectors, 2- 36" Silver/White Umbrellas, 2- light stands, a Pulsar Tx Transceiver and a kit case are also included.

For complete specs on select items included in this kit please click on the links below:

Sync Cord
Flash Tube Cover
Modeling Light
36" Umbrella
Pulsar Tx Transceiver
Wide Angle Reflector

400W/s of power
Five stops of power control
Runs on AC power or optional Bowens Travelpak DC battery power
Built-in Pulsar receiver and included Tx Transceiver
Multiple modeling light modes
Compatible with all S Type attachments
Wide range of Bowens accessories available for light control
Fast flash durations
DSLR-friendly low sync voltage

Bowens 400Rx Specs

Maximum Watt/Seconds 400 Each head
Guide Number ISO 100: 262' (80 m)
Recycle Time 1.2 sec
Flash Duration t=0.5 1/1,000 sec
Flash Variability 5 Stops, stepless (full to 1/32 power)
Modeling Light 250W
Control: Proportional, Full, Intermittent, Off
Ready Indication At 100% recycling: ready beep, ready LED
Triggering Via sync cord or built-in Pulsar receiver with included transmitter
Pulsar control: On/Off/Channel Select/Studio Select
Color Temperature 5,600K (+/-300K)
Changeable Reflector Yes, S mount
Operating Voltage 90-120VAC, 60Hz
Sync Voltage 5.0VDC
Voltage Stabilization +/- 1%
Battery Compatibility Yes, Bowens Travelpak
Circuit Protection Fuse, Flash Inhibit Circuit
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 12.5 x 6.0 x 6.0" (31.75 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm)
Weight Each head: 5.9 lb (2.67 kg)
Kit weight: 39 lb (17.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 37.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.1 x 14.05 x 9.1"

Bowens 400Rx Reviews

Gemini 400Rx 2 Head Kit (90-120VAC) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lighting POWERHOUSE I love these lights!!!! The BMW caliber build quality is some of the best I have ever seen on anything I have ever purchased. The stands they come with are solid build, and the kit includes everything you need. I am the guy who likes to have the back up plan to the back up plan. These lights can be used with the included transmitter which I used and it worked great. But just as a back up system so you don't look stupid onsite if for some reason the transmitter isnt working, the sync cable is included. You can hook it up to one of them, and then still fire the other one via pre flash. Or you can set them both to preflash firing, and trigger them from a speedlight. Very versatile, and bullet proof. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BUENA CALIDAD BUENA CALIDAD, LO USO GENERALMENTE PARA RETRATO, TIENEN MUY BUENA CALIDAD DE LUZ, SE REGENERAN RAPIDO, TIENEN ESCALVO OPTICO Y FUNCIONA MUY BIEN, LA MALETA ES DE MUY BUENA CALIDAD LOS USO CON UN SET DE SOMBRILLAS WESTCOTT DE 7 PIES PERO TUVE QUE HACER UN SOPORTE ESPECIAL, TAMBIEN LOS USO CON EL IMPACT DUO DEEP LUXBANX DE 39 PULGADAS Y ME HAN BRINDADO UNA LUZ ES-PEC-TA-CU-LAR, POR LO DEMAS Y EN CONTRA..........1.- SON MUY PESADOS( MAS SI INCLUYES LA BOWENS TRAVEL PACK GRANDE, JUNTOS SON PESADISIMOS), 2.- EL BRAZO DE SUJECIN ES DE PLSTICO, 3.- EL REFLECTOR NO SOPORTA SOMBRILLAS GRANDES Y ES D EMATERIAL MUY DELGADO, 4.- LOS TRIPES SON FRAGILES
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Impressed A week after receiving the lighting kit, I finally got to try them out. They were so easy to set up and use I did not need the instruction manual until it was time to sync the transmitter to the lights. The quality of the kit is top notch and doesn't feel cheap, including the carrying case. This is my first venture into studio lighting and I can honestly say that Bowens made it so easy with this kit. I will be purchasing the 750 pro kit to go with these lights in the near future as well as light boxes, snoots, and barn doors. I am completely satisfied with my purchase as well as B&H service I have received in the last 10 years. If you are just starting out or a pro that needs a compact but powerful system, you can't go wrong with the Gemini 400Rx kit.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and Dependable - A Great Buy! I am a 77 year old nature photography enthusiast who offered to take a group shot of my Class of '55. Later realized that I would need more lighting than my Canon flash could provide, so I asked B&H for a suggestion. One that would be of good quality but also at entry level pricing. This Kit is more than I could have imagined. It is sturdily built, easy to assemble, and gave great lighting for my group shot of around 30 classmates. I plan to use it for portraits of friends and family. The kit provides EVERYTHING needed. I had a problem getting the transmitter to fire the lights, but discovered the battery was not working. A new battery fixed that problem....so new users keep that in mind. It is easy to pack everything into the carrying case which is quite solid, making the kit portable. A little heavy to hand carry long distances.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN, MAYBE FOR ME OR ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER I GOT THIS AS AN INVESTMENT IN MY PHOTOGRAPHER/FRIENDS BUSINESS. WE SHOOT SANTA PHOTOS AT DAY CARE SCHOOLS. DAVID HAD SOME OF THE OLDER LIGHTS AND HE WAS STARTING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE OLDER LIGHTS. THIS NEW SET IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD PHOTO CELL SYSTEM HE HAD. IN FACT WHEN HE RECEIVED THE LIGHTS AT ONE OF OUR SHOOTS, HIS EYES GOT RED. HE WAS SO HAPPY TO GET THE LIGHTS I THINK SANTA BROUGHT A TEAR TO HIS EYES. SANTA, B & H PHOTO, AND BOWEN GEMINI 400RX STROBE KIT THAT IS. I AM HAPPY ABOUT THEM AND I KNOW DAVID IS HAPPY WITH THEM TOO. TO ME IT IS A GREAT LIGHT SYSTEM AND IT WORKS OFF A SELF CONTAINED RADIO SLAVE UNIT OR ANOTHER FLASH ALL CONTAINED IN A SLEEK UNIT. SO EASY....
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am happy :) They are great and easy to use. I used them all day and they never failed me. I was so nervous since I just started with strobe lights and they do a great job. Can't wait to try different light modifiers but for now I can not afford it. Also I would like to add that its so easy to work with B and H, any question I have I just go to the live chat and the guys who work there are so helpful and patient even with the stupidest question you have. As I mentioned earlier I am new to all this but you guys made it so easy for me.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only one con! Great kit but I only wish the kit case had wheels!
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lighting Kit I use this kit mainly to do indoor, studio portraits. I am very happy with my purchase, everything from how all pieces fit securely in the case to how easy the setup and tear down is to the quality of light and the variation of looks you can achieve. I have only had the kit for a short period of time at this point, but so far I have no complaints. I was overwhelmed at the cost of many kits out there and hesitated a long time before deciding on this. I have no regrets and would definitely recommend it to others.
Date published: 2014-10-06
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question

is it possible to trigger 4 of these lights simultaneously?
Asked by: Ricardo C.
The Bowens Gemini 400Rx has both a 1/4 phone sync terminal and has a built-in optical slave, so you basically have to options to trigger multiple lights simultaneously. The first option would be to purchase a radio remote system that would allow you to connect the receiver to the 1/4 sync terminal on the strobe. If all four strobes are connected to a remote and you have them all set to the same channel and group as the radio transmitter on your camera, when you trigger your camera, all four flashes would fire simultaneously.An example would be to purchase one (1) of the Vello FreeWave LR Kit with 2 Receivers, B&H # VERFWLRK, and two (2) of the Vello FreeWave LR Receiver, B&H # VERFWLRR, which would give you a total of four (4) receivers and one transmitter. The above receivers would come with the necessary sync cables to connect to the strobe monolight's sync terminal. Using a radio receiver on each light would be the most secure method to trigger all lights simultaneously.The second option for wireless usage would be to simply use one transmitter and one receiver. As the units have built-in optical slaves, when the monolight connected to the receiver is triggered, it can simultaneously trigger the other three monolights without receivers as long as their sensor sees the output from your flash with the receiver. Do note that if there are other photographers around with flashes on their cameras, their flash may also trigger your lights.The most economical way would be to simply use the sync cable that is included with the light kit, and connect the sync cable from the monolight to the PC sync terminal on your camera (or if your camera does not have one, you may purchase a hot shoe to PC adapter, such as the Vello Universal Hot Shoe Adapter for PC Connection, B&H # VEHSAPCU. As with the previous setup, when the monolight with the sync cable is triggered, it can simultaneously trigger the other nearby monolight strobes using their built-in optical slaves.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I have the following:PocketWizard - TT5, miniTT1Sekonic - L478drAm I able to control the power output, not just trigger, the Bowens Gemini 400Rx with my Sekonic lightmeter like I can in my speedlights?
Asked by: Ray G.
While you may use the PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System with the Bowens Gemini 400Rx 400W/s Monolight (using the PocketWizard MM1 Miniphone to Miniphone Cable -12 , B&H # WICMM16, to connect the two items together), you will have to set the flash output manually. There is no adapter or option that would allow you to control the flash output power of the Bowens Gemini 400Rx Monolight from either the PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio or the Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard System.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

How is the quality of the light stands and how far do they extend? I'd like to, at some point, attach a medium sized softbox to the lights and want to make sure the stands are study enough to handle it without being too flimsy. Is there a weight limit or any other limitations to the stands?
Asked by: Laura B.
The stands are solid medium-weight stands with good leg spread. You could use a sand bag if you are worried about them tipping over.
Answered by: WILLIAM O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can a light meter trigger these lights? And Wirelessly? Can you suggest a light meter model, if so?
Asked by: Stefan S.
I DON'T THINK SO.......
Answered by: JOHN W T.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I'm new to this type of lighting. Can someone tell me know the Pulsar Tx Radio Transceiver works? Do I need to purchase a device to connect to my camera to make these work (i.e., like a PocketWizard)?
Asked by: Orton C.
Thank you very much for the quick and comprehensive answer!
Answered by: Orton C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is there any way to adjust power of the modeling light / strobe remotely ? Like getting more sophisticated transmitter ?Thank you
Asked by: jiri p.
Sorry, I didn't try before.
Answered by: lucia g.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this set up work with high speed synch?
Asked by: Anonymous
Gosh, I'm sorry, but I don't know how high speed sync differs from regular. I've never had any trouble getting them to fire whether using the sync cord or the radio sender.
Answered by: WILLIAM O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Do these flash heads work with the Bowens Travelpak Battery?
Asked by: Warren
Yes, very well
Answered by: ANN S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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