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Bowens lighting

introduction

  • UK based studio lighting manufacturer
  • monolights use “Bowens S-type mount” for light accessories

  • Bowens went into liquidation in 2017, but in 2019, the brand has been re-introduced under Wex Photo Video and the Bowens XMT500 Flash Head was re-released in Jan 2019

Generation X range

  • announced in Sept 2016

XMS range

  • available in 500, 750 and 1000Ws models
  • provides the highest specification available from a single flash head with faster recycling times and shorter flash durations than any previous models
  • 8-stops of flash power
  • fully compatible with a dedicated 2.4GHz radio remote and trigger system - XMS remote controller required which is NOT compatible with the XMT remote controller
  • XMS1000:
    • 7Ws to 1000Ws
    • flash duration 1/1,900th sec - 1/4,440th sec?
    • 4.3kg
  • XMS750:
    • 5Ws to 750Ws
    • flash duration 1/2,500th sec - 1/4,800th sec?
    • 4.1kg
  • XMS500:
    • 7Ws to 500Ws
    • flash duration 1/2,480th sec - 1/4,000th sec?
    • 3.7kg

XMT battery-operated lighting range

  • XMT500:
    • TTL/HSS compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras via XMTRC controller specific for camera make
    • built-in 2.4GHz XMT radio receiver with 80m range
    • optical (IR)
    • fan cooled
    • 9 stops 2Ws to 500Ws at 1/3rd stop accuracy
    • shortest duration 1/10,309th sec
    • easy-swap Lithium-ion battery gives 500 full output shots on single charge which takes 4hrs
    • 10W LED modelling light
    • sync delay (from 0.01 – 30s)
    • strobe mode which allows up to 100 flashes in a single burst
    • 3.4kg
    • ~$US1599 and XMTR controller is ~$US299

CREO system

  • high end generator based system
  • Radio Trigger Card slot allows optional Pulsar Radio Rx Card
  • advanced cooling system
  • super high colour stability +/- 80K from min to max output
  • AC powered only
  • generators can power two lights
  • CREO 1200 generator
    • recycle time 0.5sec
    • 8 stops power range
    • 8 flashes per second
    • flash duration 1/2,400th sec at max to 1/5000th sec at the 4Ws minimum output
    • flash durations down to 1/7,700th sec
    • 12kg
  • CREO 2400 generator
    • recycle time 0.5sec
    • 9 stops power range
    • 8 flashes per second
    • flash duration 1/1,500th sec at max to 1/5000th sec at the 4Ws minimum output
    • flash durations down to 1/7,700th sec
    • 15.35kg
  • CREO flash head
  • CREO FS250 Fresnel Spot
  • CREO LS200 and LS300 Light sticks
  • CREO SL69 and CREO SL130 strip lights
  • CREO Ringflash Pro

Gemini lights

  • Gemini Rx
    • entry level with built-in Pulsar radio receiver for remote trigger
    • AC power or via optional Bowens TravelPak battery
    • 5 stops stepless power control
    • Gemini 400RX
      • 400Ws down to 12Ws
      • flash duration 1/1000th sec
      • recycle time 0.7s
      • no fan cooling
      • no digital display
      • 2.7kg
  • Gemini R
    • more precise power control - twin dials to adjust the power in exact stops and tenths of stop
    • AC power or via optional Bowens TravelPak battery
    • digital display
    • optional plug-in Pulsar receiver module
    • main features and functions can be controlled via an optional IR remote controller
    • Gemini 500R
      • 500Ws down to 15Ws
      • 1/900th sec
      • recycle 1.3sec
      • 3.4kg
  • Gemini Pro
    • greater power and faster flash-durations
    • exact stops and tenths of stop
    • AC power or via optional Bowens TravelPak battery
    • optional plug-in Pulsar receiver module
    • main features and functions can be controlled via an optional IR remote controller
    • Gemini 500Pro
      • 500Ws down to 15Ws
      • 1/2,900th sec
      • recycle time 1.1 sec
      • 3.5kg
    • Gemini 750Pro
      • 750Ws down to 23Ws
      • 1/2,300th sec
      • recycle time 1.5 sec
      • 4.0kg
    • Gemini 1000Pro
      • 1000Ws down to 7Ws
      • 1/2,100th sec
      • recycle time 2.0 sec
      • 4.5kg
  • Gemini TravelPak battery
    • Small TravelPak:
      • 5kg, recharge time 6hrs, 150 shots at 500Ws
    • Large Travelpak:
      • 6.4kg, recharge time 8hrs, 300 shots at 500Ws
photo/bowens.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/31 23:32 by gary1