As you may know the 400W bowens head and octabox at my studio don’t actually belong to me. They belong to fellow photographer and friend Matthew Couper. I have them in the studio on a loan basis. Matt sent me this message recently:
I’d like to sell my studio lights and octobox. I’d like £220 for: Bowens head, Octobox, S ring adapter for the octobox, stand and the barn doors/gels.
I also have a Lastolite Hi Lite background (think it’s 7 x 6 ft – will double check) that I’d be happy to sell on if there’s any interest. It’s the background + vinyl train attachment. Not desperate to get rid of it but will sell if there’s a buyer interested. Just thought I’d mention it in case you knew of anyone who might like one.
The 400W unit is a nice piece of kit, not so bulky as the 500W heads that are my own. I have to say that it has been infinitely more reliable than the 500W heads that I have. Unlike the 500W heads each of which have been back to bowens twice since I opened the studio, I have never had any issues at all with the 400W head which has been at the studio almost since it opened in February 2011. The flash tube was replace on it a little over a year ago.
Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing the kit and I will forward your email on to Matt. I am also happy to let you see/try the kit out at the studio if you need to.