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Bowens Gemini 500R
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Bowens Gemini 500R-500R Studio Kit $2,699.00
Bowens Gemini 500R-500R Travel Pack Studio Kit $3,599.00
Bowens Gemini 500R Head Only $1,299.00

Total AU$ 

* All prices include GST
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Product Summary

  • 500Ws, AC or DC Power
  • 5-Stop Power Variability
  • 250W Modeling Lamp
  • Smartcell Pre-flash Management
  • Integrated Handle
  • Sturdy Metal Construction
  • Optional Travelpak Batteries, Light Stands, Softbox, and Umbrellas
  • 2 Years Genuine Australian Warranty

The 500R Gemini offers the photographer total versatility for product or portrait work. With a safe sync voltage of 5V and precise 500Ws, AC or DC Power calibration across the 5-Stop Power Variability, the digital user can work in the knowledge that they can achieve total consistency and reliability as users of film. The Gemini 500R has a Smartcell Pre-flash Management to enable pre-exposure flash that allows synchronization to the camera shutter on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th flash. Offering an integrated handle and sturdy metal construction for safe carrying options and transport, it also comes in a kit composed of optional Travelpak Batteries, Light Stands, Softbox, and Umbrellas.

Product Features in Detail

Take Control
We don't think that digital precise control should be complicated.
That's why simplicity is the key with Bowens Gemini flash units. We have made digitally accurate control easy without a confusing menu system.
Simply turn one dial to adjust the flash power in full stops and the other for tenths of stops to instantly set five stops of power from 500Ws to 15Ws with precision control, the LED display confirms the power output. 
Modelling control is also made simple with one switch, choose from full, proportional or off or just set the modelling lamp to any level you desire.
Gemini monolights can also be controlled from afar with the Bowens Gemini Remote Control which can adjust all basic features from up to 7m away - ideal when your lights are mounted on a ceiling rail system such as the Bowens Hi-Glide system.

Location, Location, Location
The Gemini 500R can be powered from AC mains power in the studio and when you want to go out on location, your studio quality lighting can go with you too. 
Gemini lights can be powered by the optional Bowens Travelpak battery system which is able to provide power to two Gemini lights. 
Using the 500R with the Small Travelpak will provide up to 150 full power flashes per charge (Double that with the Large Travelpak).

Always In-Sync
These days unreliable sync cords are a distant memory for most photographers. Now you can also forget bulky radio receivers attached to your lights too!  
Thanks to the unique radio-card facility on the Gemini 500R flash. By simply plugging a radio receiver card into the slot on the back, Gemini lights instantly become compatible with the Pulsar Radio Trigger system. 
Because the radio trigger card becomes an integral part of the unit it is much more reliable than an external receiver which can only be as good as its cord connection.
The built-in photocell on the Gemini 500R has a 'smartcell' option to enable pre-exposure flashes to be ignored. This feature can be used for exposure measurement and, or red eye reduction. The smartcell allows the Gemini unit to be synchronised to the camera shutter on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th flash as selected by you.
For traditionalists who like to have a physical connection between the camera and light, the Gemini has a 1/4" jack socket and the low 5V sync-line means that your camera's sensitive circuitry is safe.

Full Metal Jacket
Bowens products have always been acclaimed for build quality and durability. The Gemini 500R is no different, the tough metal body protects the sophisticated circuitry and high powered capacitors from knocks and bumps which are only natural in hard working studios and during transportation. It is for this reason that Bowens lights are so popular in schools and colleges all around the world.
In addition to the tough exterior, clever software takes care of the interior components as well as the user replaceable Flash Tube and powerful 250W Halostar modelling lamp. The 'Lamp Saver' function automatically dims the modelling lamp after a period of inactivity defined by you to extend the life of the lamp - this combined with the soft start technology built into the Gemni 500R means less money spent on replacing modelling lamps.

Included in the Box

     Bowens Gemini 500R
     250W Halostar Modeling Lamp for Esprit & DX Series (110-120v)
     Sync Cord - PC to Male 1/4" Phone, for Monolights (13')
     AC Power Cord
     Flash Tube Cover for Gemini Monolights
     BW-2032UV Coated Flashtube for Gemini and Travelite
     Optional Travelpak Batteries, Light Stands, Softbox, and Umbrellas
     2 Years Genuine Australian Warranty

Warranty Information

     This Bowens Gemini 500R comes with 2 Years Genuine Australian Warranty.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

AC Multivoltage: No (230V or 117V specific models)
Recycle Time (to full power) 1.3 Sec
Flash Duration (t=0.5) 1/900
Fan Cooled No



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