Bowens goes into Liquidation

Discussion in 'Lighting Forum' started by MichaelSewell, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. MichaelSewell

    MichaelSewell Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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  3. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

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    Willy
    I find this statement strange.... "[Professional photographers] are now only willing to invest in new equipment if the investment guarantees additional income."
     
  4. MichaelSewell

    MichaelSewell Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Yeah. Rather than say "We made lack lustre equipment and overcharged." It sits much better to say "No one would buy our equipment, because they were too focused on profit".

    Still reads the same.
     
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  5. davidzvi

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    I use to have a set of the Calumet Travelite monos 10+ years ago. They weren't bad, but heavy.
     
  6. exakta

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    Wow, they were around back when I was a young pup just starting to shoot in the 1960s.
     
  7. Dave Jenkins

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    My first professional flash units, back in the late 70/s/early 80s were a pair of Bogen Monolites, made by Bowens. The 400 watt-second units were bigger than a tall can of Folger's coffee. The 800 watt-second unit was a real beast. Quite a load to put on top of a nine-foot stand! But they were pretty reliable and worked well for me.