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Bowens Gemini 500R/500R Pro 2 Head Travelpak Lighting Kit #BW4865
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Bowens Gemini 500R/500R Pro 2 Head Travelpak Lighting Kit #BW4865

Bowens’ most popular kit configurations are the two-head kits. These appeal to photographers buying studio lighting for the first time as well as photographers looking for exceptional value for money. Typical two-head kits include two Gemini monolights with two Bowens lighting support stands. To control the light included is a Softbox and a silver/white umbrella, together with a wide-angle umbrella reflector. This creates a very easy-to-use and effective two-light setup. The umbrellas are perfect for portraiture and many still-life applications - the black cover can be removed allowing you to fire the light through the umbrella like a softbox. The kits include a sync lead for camera connection and all the power cables, modelling lamps and flash tubes. Everything is then packed into a single lightweight yet sturdy carrying case, with casters, for easy transportation. 





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60x80 SoftboxUmbrella

Travel pack (battery)

 

 

This two head kit includes two Gemini monolights with two Bowens lighting support stands. To control the light is an included Softbox and a silver/white umbrella, together with a wide-angle umbrella reflector. This creates a very easy-to-use and effective two-light setup. The umbrellas are perfect for portraiture and many still-life applications - the black cover can be removed allowing you to fire the light through the umbrella like a softbox. The kit also includes a sync lead for camera connection and all the power cables, modelling lamps and flash tubes.  Everything is then packed into a single lightweight yet sturdy carrying case, with casters, for easy transportation.

 

The Gemini 500r monolight retains the unique ability to be powered from AC mains in the studio or the award-winning Travelpak battery unit (sold separately) out on location as well as boasting a range of new features designed to offer photographers not only ultimate freedom but unmatched power, durability and control too.

 

What’s in the Box?

2 x Gemini 500R Pro Monobloc Heads
1 X Travelpak (small)
2 x Travelpak -> Gemini Leads
1 x 90cm Silver/White Umbrella
1 x 60x80cm Soft Box
1 x 120° Wide Angle Reflector
2 x Light support Stands
1 x Rolling Kit Case
2 x Flash Tubes
2 x 250W Modelling Lamps
2 x Power Cords
1 x Sync Lead
 

 


 

The Gemini Pro range delivers more power and faster flash-durations making it the perfect portable flash system for fashion or commercial photographers. They feature all of the benefits of the Gemini r units, including Travelpak battery compatibility and Pulsar/PocketWizard Trigger Card compatibility (sold separately), but also offer flash-durations as fast as 1/2900 sec and a voltage seeking power system which makes them useable just about anywhere in the world.

Capture split-second action
If you need to capture action, then the Pro range is for you, the 500pro has an amazingly short flash-duration of 1/2900 sec! Compare this to 1/900 sec on the Gemini 500r and the decision is easy for fashion photographers.
The three electrode, flash tube is the reason for the action-freezing flash times on the Gemini Pro monolights - the fastest Bowens monolights ever! The flash tube is easily user replaceable too - so, no expensive service centre fees if it needs replacing.

More time to create
In photography everyone knows that time is money. That is why the Gemini Pro range of monolights boast recycling times to full power faster than ever before. Now you can spend less time waiting for your lights to power up and more time creating amazing images with your world-class lighting.

The true go-anywhere system
The Travelpak battery unit means that Gemini Pro lights can ‘go anywhere’ out on location. But what about when you are in the studio in another country? With the Pro range, the Gemini becomes a true go anywhere system. Advanced circuitry within the unit is able to seek the correct voltage to run on meaning that, with a simple switch of modelling lamp, you can take a Gemini Pro monolight anywhere in the world, safe in the knowledge that it will work wherever you go - inside or out.

This two-head Travelpak kit comes complete with a Bowens TravelPak Battery (small), able to power the two Gemini units simultaneously out on location.The award-winning, original and unrivalled Travelpak battery system is now even better. The restyled Travelpak makes working on long location shoots easy thanks to its unique new hot-swap battery feature.

Now if a battery starts to fade on a lengthy assignment, photographers can simply unclip the control panel unit from the depleted battery and clip on a fully-charged battery - no more waiting to charge up the whole unit. Able to support up to two Bowens Gemini monolights, the Travelpak can provide power up to a massive 3000Ws*, recycle to full power at speeds up to 2 seconds* and offers up to 750 shots on a single charge*.

 

* see performance table



 

Specifications

Max Power

500Ws

Guide No. (m/100 ISO)

85

Recycle Time to full power

1.1 Secs

Flash Duration to t=0.5

1/2900 Sec

Flash Power Range

5 stops

Flash Power Variation

15Ws - 500Ws

Power control

Stop & Tenth Dials

Replaceable Flash Tube

BW1079 UV
BW2980 Clear

Modelling Lamp

250W Halostar

Model Lamp Variability


 

Full
Proportional
User Defined
Off

Colour Temperature

5600K ±300K

Voltage Stabilization

±0.5%

Lamp Saver

Yes

Auto Dump

Yes

Flash Inhibit Circuit

Yes

Ready Light Indication

@100% charge

Audible Recharge Confirmation

Yes

Reflector Mount

'S'-Type

Operating Voltage

90-130/190-250V AC 60/50Hz

Sync Voltage

5V

Built-in Slave Cell

Yes

Switchable Slave Cell

Yes

Circuit Protection

Yes 5A(F) Fuse

EM Noise Suppression

Yes

Plug-in radio trigger

Optional

Travelpak Compatible

Yes

Gemini 500PRO unit Width

170mm

Gemini 500PRO unit Length

410mm

Gemini 500PRO unit Height

133mm

Gemini 500PRO unit Weight

3.5kg

Kit Product Code

BW4865

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

 

Small Battery Performance

 

Typical Flashes (recycle time)

Ws

1 Head

2 Heads

200

375 (2 sec)

185 (4 sec)

250

300 (2.5 sec)

150 (5 sec)

400

185 (4 sec)

95 (8 sec)

500

150 (5 sec)

75 (10 sec)

750

110 (7.5 sec)

55 (15 sec)

800

95 (8 sec)

45 (16 sec)

1000

75 (10 sec)

38 (20 sec)

1500

50 (15 sec)

25 (30 sec)

 

Travelpak Small Specifications

Control Panel Width

170mm

Control Panel Depth

140mm

Control Panel Height

120mm

Control Panel Weight

1.5kg

Small Battery Width

170mm

Small Battery Depth

140mm

Small Battery Height

85mm

Small Battery Weight

3.5kg

Recharge Time

6 hrs

 

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice