Bowens Gemini 500R for studio lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bluedog, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. bluedog

    bluedog Member

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    I am starting to do a few portrait shoots and want to get a pretty good studio lighting setup. I want to get something that I won't grow out off too quickly or can add to later on. I was looking at the Bowens Gemini 500R and the 500 Pro systems. I want to get something that will last a long time and has plenty of accessories so I can build up the system as my need requires. I was looking at a 2 light kit but am now thinking 3 lights may be better. Also, I do some outdoors work and would like to get a travelpack for this. I have used Norman before in the US but it customer service is non-existent here and it only seems available in 110V.
    I did like the Norman 60 inch octagonal softbox but there is no adapter for the Bowens system. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Greg Davis

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    We use the Bowens at school and they work just fine. Even with the high usage of student use, they keep going, so you shouldn't have any trouble using them just yourself.
     
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    Octaboxes are all the rage right now I bet you can rig something similar.

    Don't the Buff products use a bowens mount? ? ?