Get unwired with the Gemini Classic 500C, Bowens mid-range studio and location flash lighting solution for even more freedom.
This 'Classic' flash unit benefits from a fine degree of modelling control with the separate 'lamp' dial. Simply set the 250W modelling lamp to any level you require to indicate the light and shadow behaviour at various levels of flash power or use the '100%' (full), 'proportional' or 'off' options.
The Gemini Classic is able to be powered from mains (AC) power or the optional Travelpak battery system, delivering up to 300 full power flashes per charge when out on location.
The classic Bowens monolight is so simple to use it's easy to see why it is the favoured flash lighting in photographic schools and colleges world-wide.
Gemini Classic 500C - Key Features:
|✔ Simple to use intuitive controls.
✔ Five stops of power control.
✔ Pulsar radio-enabled.
|✔ Travelpak Battery compatible.
✔ Robust Metal Construction.
✔ Separate modelling control.
|✔ 250W Modelling Lamp.
✔ Auto Power-Save mode.
✔ DSLR friendly low sync voltage.
The Gemini Classic 500C flash is compatible with the wide range of over 40 Bowens light shaping tools, attachments, reflectors and softboxes.
Good to know!
If a monolight has not been used for a year or more then it is strongly advisable to turn the unit on and leave on without flashing for a 6-8 hour period. This will help the capacitors to soften again if they have gone hard through non use.
Never connect a Travelpak to a Gemini while the unit is plugged into the mains. Avoid pressing on the battery section of the rocker switch when plugged into the mains.
If a modelling lamp fails and on replacement the unit does not work, check to see if it has blown the fuse, there is a spare fuse in the small draw below the mains plug socket dispose of the blown fuse in the inner slot and swap with the spare fuse in the outer slot.
|Max Power (Ws)||500Ws|
|Guide Number (m/100 ISO)||80|
|Flash Duration (t=0.5)||1/900|
|Recycle Time (100%)||1.5 secs|
|Power Control||Stepless Dial|
|Power Range||5 Stops|
|Modelling Control||Stepless Dial|
|Modelling Modes||Independent , Off , Proportional, Full|
|Ready Indication||Ready Beep , Ready LED|
|Plug-in Radio Trigger Option||Yes|
|IR Remote Compatible||No|
|Colour Temperature||5600K (±300K)|
|Flash Inhibit Circuit||Yes|
|Sync Voltage||5V DC|
|Operating Voltage||190-250V AC 50Hz|