Bowens, the flash lighting firm that went into liquidation in 2017, has returned under the Wex Photo Video brand to relaunch its popular XMT500 strobe.

A mainstay of the photographic industry for nearly 100 years, Bowens went bust two years ago and was bought by the investment firm Aurelius, which also bought Calumet a year prior.

Its revival of the XMT500 flash head and Twin Head Kit is exclusive to the WexPhoto Video brand and is priced £699, or £1,399 for the Twin Head Kit. The XMT500 was originally priced £1,199.

The Bowens XMT500 specs remain the same as before:

  • Modifier fitting: S-Type Bayonet
  • Max power: 500Ws
  • Power range: 1/256 – Full power (8 stops)
  • Power adjustments: 1/3rd stop
  • TTL: Yes (up to +/-3 stops EV comp)
  • HSS: Yes, up to 1/8000 sec
  • Stroboscopic: Up to 100 flashes per burst
  • Fastest flash duration: 1/10,309 sec
  • Recycle time: 0.01 – 2.0 sec
  • Colour temperature: 5600K +/-300K
  • Power source: Lithium Ion Battery
  • Flashes per battery: 500 @ full power
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 36.8 x 14.4mm
  • Weight: 3.4kg

Via DIY Photography

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Bowens relaunches XMT500 strobe under Wex brand
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Bowens, the flash lighting firm that went into liquidation in 2017, has returned under the Wex Photo Video brand to relaunch its popular XMT500 strobe.
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