Bowens had a sad story in the recent years. It seemed for a while that one of the oldest studio lighting manufacturers’ life is over. Recently it turned out though that Bowens is back…and made by Godox.
According to PetaPixel’s article named ‘Is Bowens Really Back? Yes, And It’s Manufactured by Godox’ the historical brand is reborn at a UK based online retailer and the XMT500 strobe comes with the same specifications as it had when Bowens itself announced this strobe. But there is an interesting twist in this story: the strobes are manufactured in a Godox factory.
If you are interested in the details, pls check out PetaPixel’s article.