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The most popular Bowens Gemini 1000Pro 2-Light Kit configuration is 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 we include a Softbox and a silver/white umbrella, together with a wide-angle umbrella reflectors. In our experience, 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 Trolley Case and Stand Bag for easy transportation.
The 1000Pro is a compact, powerful 1000W/s monolight with a 250W proportional modeling lamp, 2.0 second recycle time and a flash duration as fast as 1/2100 sec., which is fast enough to freeze most movements. The 1000Pro has built-in wireless capability and is compatible with Bowens Pulsar Tx and PocketWizard wireless remote cards, both available as options. The control dials and high-visibility LED read-out of the 1000Pro allow full-stop and 1/10th-stop control of the flash output enabling you to rapidly set the correct exposure over a seven-stop range.
The Gemini 1000Pro PW Monolight from Bowens is an ideal choice for both studio and location photography. A classic, dial-oriented design gives immediate access and control to 1,000W/s of power, variable over a 7 stop range. Control of the bright 500W modeling lamp is equally intuitive allowing you to select output that's proportional to the flash power level, 100% brightness for easy focus, user-selected light level and off. Monitor your settings on the large digital readout. The 1000Pro PW recycles in 2.0 seconds to full power and alerts you with an audible beep and ready light when the capacitors are full.
Bowens Compact Light Stands represent exceptional value for money. Constructed from black anodized aluminum for a sturdy, attractive and non-reflective appearance, Bowens stands feature high-quality aluminum locking clasps, rather than plastic used by some other brands. This stand rises to a maximum height of 10' (305 cm) and collapses down to 33.85" (86 cm). The Bowens 6.0" Wide-Angle Umbrella Reflector, 120 Degrees provides a very wide light spread from the light source. This reflector is ideal for use with an umbrella mounted to the flash head. When the reflector is used by itself, the light output has hard shadows and high contrast. This dual-purpose Bowens 45" Umbrella (Silver/White)features a reflective white interior surface. It is backed by a removable black fabric with a silver surface, which provides a soft but highly efficient bounced light source. For close-up lighting, the silver/black backing can be removed, allowing the photographer to get closer to the subject while lighting through the translucent umbrella. The unique 10-panel design provides maximum reflectance and an optimum circle pattern of light. The resulting light is perfect for catch lights in the eyes. This size is perfect for portraits of 1 or 2 people.
The Bowens Lumiair 100 Softbox (39 x 39 x 18.9") is a good choice for softening the output of your flash. Precision tension ensures straight edges delivering clean cut-off of the light beam, while the optimum color calibration of the reflective interior surface together with shallow construction, offers a high degree of light efficiency. Add to this two layers of diffusion and you have an even spread of light - no more than 1/2 stop from center to edge, without distracting hotspots. Each Lumiair softbox comes complete with a simple zip-up carry case to ensure safe and easy transportation to location shoots. Lumiair softboxes also include the main canopy, a rear cowl, front diffuser, internal diffuser and support rods. Lumiair softboxes come with a 2-part speed ring - a basic ring accepts the rods and the included Bowens insert. There are also inserts available for most other flash head brands.
Gemini 1000Pro Monolights: 2 x Complete monolights with flashtube, modeling lamp and power cords
Multiple Trigger Options: Accepts PocketWizard or Pulsar Tx radio trigger cards. A sync cord is included in the kit. Each Gemini monolight has a built-in photocell.
Quick Control: Full and 1/10 stop digital exposure control with high-visibility LED read-out
Modeling Lamp Control: Full, proportional, user-defined and off
Lamp Saver Mode: Dims the modeling lamp to 50% if no activity is detected for 30 mins.
Power Options: AC or battery-powered via optional Travelpak battery system
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