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Bowens XMS500 Flash Head

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Simple and intuitive to use, the Bowens XMS500 is a 500Ws flash head for studio use, with integrated radio trigger and remote control functionality. Engineered for speed, power and reliability, the head features several enhancements, including a new 38W LED modelling lamp, faster flash duration (1/13690s), shortened recycle time (0.9s), a foldaway stand mount, and an integrated reflector cap.

Key Features: Bowens XMS500 Flash Head (BW-6500)

  • 38W LED modelling lamp (replaces modelling bulb for greater durability)
  • Fully digital for consistent flash time and colour
  • Integrated wireless trigger and optical receiver
  • Power Range (f-stops): 9-stops
  • High-Speed Sync with shutter speeds up to 1/8000th Sec.
  • Power Range (Ws): 2Ws - 500Ws
  • Power Adjustments: 1/10-stop
  • Flash Duration (shortest): 1/13690s
  • Recycle Time: 0.9s to full 500Ws
  • 3 Flash modes: Manual, MLT and TTL
  • Revised mount and handle

Behind the Scenes with the XMS Flash System

The XMS500 is fully digital, ensuring complete accuracy of flash power and colour temperatures. This means less time is required for processing images, allowing more time to create the perfect picture in camera. The intuitive digital control panel makes precise control fast and simple, and with 9-stops of flash power (adjustable in 1/10th-stop or 1-stop) that can be easily set from a single rotary control dial, the XMS500 offers photographers the possibility to shoot at high power settings or as low as 2Ws when wide apertures are required, allowing total creative freedom.

For unprecedented lighting control, the XMS500 is fully compatible with a dedicated 2.4GHz radio remote and trigger system, allowing the photographer to make all necessary adjustments from the camera’s position. It also features multi-voltage operation (100-230V) for worldwide compatibility.

Unique design features include an easy-open and quick-lock adjustment latch, to make repositioning and fine tuning the angle of the lights as simple as possible. A foldaway stand mount ensures easy storage and transportation, while an innovative and integrated reflector cap enables photographers to shoot straight out of the box. The XMS500 also features a new 38W LED modelling lamp.

Technical Specifications:

  • Power: 500Ws
  • Flashtube: Quartz tube
  • Modelling Lamp: 38W LED
  • Power Range: 9-stops
  • Power Control: 1/10rd-stop adjustment
  • Flash Duration (shortest): 1/13690 sec
  • Guide Number: 76 (100 ISO, with high-efficiency standard reflector)
  • Flash Modes: M, MLT and TTL
  • Colour Temperature: 5600 K ± 100
  • Recycle Time: 0/9 sec (to full/500Ws)
  • Flash Delay: 0.01 - 30 sec
  • Flash Sync: High-Speed-Sync (up to 1/8000 sec), 1st curtain sync, 2nd curtain sync
  • Photocell: Yes. Sync on 1st or 2nd flash
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: ±-stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • MTL Flash: Max 40 flashes (@ 2.0 power & 5Hz). Max 100Hz (@ 40 flashes & 2.0 power)
  • Ready Indications: Illuminated test button, beep
  • Modelling Control: 10%~100%, PROP
  • Fan Cooled: Yes
  • Display: DOT matrix
  • Sync Voltage: 5V
  • Sync Input: 3.5mm jack sync input
  • Wireless Control Options: 2.4 GHz receiver mode | Optical receiver mode
  • 2.4 GHz Transmission Range: <80m>
  • Optical Transmission Range: Optical Indoors: 12-15 (39.4 - 49.2ft) | Outdoors: 8-10m (26.2 - 32.8ft)
  • Remote Groups: 2.4GHz operation: 5 (A-E)
  • Remote Channels: 2.4GHz operation: 32 (1-32)
  • Operating Votlage: AC220V-240V~50Hz
  • Fuse: 5A
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 407mm x 169mm x 137mm
  • Weight: 3.7Kg
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Product Specification

Accessory Fitting S-Type Bayonet
Colour Temperature (K) 5600k +/-100k
Flash Duration 1/13690s
Flash Power Range 9 Stops - (adjustable in 1/10th-stop or 1-stop) 2 -500Ws
Modelling Lamp 38W LED
Power Output 500
Power Source 220-240V AC
Recycling Time 0.9
Size (mm) 407 x 169 x 137
Weight (kg) 3.7
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Item Value (Cash Price) £599.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £599.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
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Monthly Instalments 35 x £23.45
Final Instalments £23.43
Total Amount Payable £844.18
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

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  • Aged 18 years or older from the application date
  • In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
  • Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
    • In regular, permanent employment.
    • Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
    • Not working through disability.
    • Self-employed.

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Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.

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No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.

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