Bowens Gemini flash lighting kits for quality shots
The Bowens brand has been synonymous with top quality camera lighting kits and accessories for nearly a century. Ideal for professional photographers engaging in both studio and field work, there's plenty of photo studio lighting equipment to choose from right here on eBay.
Bowens Gemini 200Rx twin-head umbrella kit
This particular flash lighting kit offers the fastest recycle time of around 0.7 seconds, so no hanging around waiting for your lights to charge up each time. Additionally, the duration of the flash is very short at 1/1450 seconds, so are good for capturing fast-moving subjects. Instead of a digital display on the reverse of the unit, there's a large, simple-to-use power dial on the side with six power intervals divided into 5-stop increments.
On the back, there are options to turn the modelling lamp on and off and silence the ready beep. There's also the ability to add a Travelpak battery, making it perfect for use outside on location. Also included are two light stands offering a fantastic 236cm maximum height. The build quality overall is second-to-none, and the kit even comes with its own sturdy, padded carry bag.
Bowens Gemini Rx monolights
Weighing in at just under 6lbs, the Gemini 400Rx monolight is super lightweight. This lighting kit comes with a built-in Pulsar radio receiver on top of the monolight's housing that's controlled using a soft-touch push button. The Pulsar system means you can control up to 24 different zones, using four channels and six studio settings. This allows you to isolate light sources or to make them fire all at once, all without changing the camera position. This feature is ideal in architectural photography in particular, or when used in a particularly large studio with multiple cameras.
Bowens Gemini 400/400 twin head studio kit
Bowens Gemini 400/400 twin head studio kits are key pieces of equipment for any true professional. Complete with a padded case and weighing in at 16.2kg they're certainly not for the faint-hearted. However, thanks to the handy wheels at the bottom, the kit is surprisingly easy to move around. The flash heads themselves have a very robust feel to them thanks to their 400Ws rating and are evidently built to last.