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Sekonic Corporation 401-479 LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Photographic Light Meter W/Case (Black)
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|Package Height||2.13 x 5.91 x 8.58 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
L-478DR LiteMaster Pro
Sekonic's new LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR meter is the world's first touch-screen-operated light meter. It has an array of unique, must-have features for both still and motion story tellers. Its compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. The large LCD (2.7") displays ambient, flash, cine and a host of other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.
The L-478DR can be quickly calibrated to your camera using Sekonic's Data Transfer software and either Sekonic or X-Rite Brand targets or by manually inputting data to the DTS program or on the meter itself.Keeping pace with wireless advancements, the L-478DR comes complete with exclusive PocketWizard® ControlTL® technology which combines light measurement and flash power control providing amazing control in your hand.
Instantly familiar and comfortable to use. Make settings by touching icons or sliding a finger on the screen. The large color LCD displays ambient, flash, cine and other information in a clear and understandable way.
Flash Power Control
The Sekonic L-478DR features PocketWizard wireless technology that enables fingertip control of remote flashes connected to PocketWizard ControlTL receivers. Touch sliders to adjust power levels of Nikon or Canon Speedlights mounted on PocketWizard FlexTT5 transceivers or select studio flash units connected to ControlTL receivers. Switch Zones ON/OFF to measure remote flashes separately for precise ratios. Then touch the screen to display the measurement mode and the exposure of the combined lights. The L-478-series measure both ambient and flash displays the flash component and comparison with each press of the measuring button.
The Sekonic L-478DR triggers flash for all of the PocketWizard triggering family. The Standard and ControlTL system currently includes Profoto, Bowens, Dynalite, Photogenic, Elinchrom, White Lighting, Sekonic, Lumedyne, Nikon, and Canon.
The L-478-Series meters are especially useful when using flash to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. That’s because they measure ambient and flash simultaneously and automatically indicate the percentage of flash in the total exposure. Touch the screen to adjust settings to get the perfect the ambient flash mix. The meter’s analog display uses color-coded lines to graphically display the relationship between ambient and flash components.
Enhanced HD Cine / Cine Features
Today’s digital cameras are boundless and a variety of cameras can be used in a single production. The L-478-series has two motion- capture modes to fit camera in use. Touch to set shutter speeds for HD SLR cameras or quickly select frame rates and shutter angles for Cine. Create unique frame rates and shutter angles for special effects.
Infinite Frame Rate/Shutter Angle
Special effects and light sources can push standard camera settings to their limits That’s why the L-478 also allows creating unique frame rates and shutter angles to .000 to enable precise exposure and lighting that produce the very best images and reduce time in post-production.
Unique Filtration Compensation Mode
Like all light and exposure meters, the L-478D is calibrated for visual light. And because meters can’t measure filtered light by design, Sekonic designers added a unique filter mode that enables getting exact light levels with touch screen ease. Touch the L-478 to instantly call up light-source or camera filtration expressed industry standard CTO/CTB/ND terms. For special filters or applications, create a unique filter factor and give it a name. Up to four filters can be used together in as a pack to assure full control in virtually any situation.
Calibrated to your Camera with Exposure Profiling
Every camera system is unique. Optical, mechanical and imaging components all act on each other to produce slight differences in the dynamic range and exposure. Knowing the limits of your camera enables making better exposures with less post processing. Sekonic’s pioneering Data Transfer Software enables quick dynamic range mapping and meter calibration for the most precise control of light. Create and store up to ten profiles with Sekonic or X-Rite brand targets or use the touch display of light meter to directly enter the profile information obtained from other sources.
Illuminance or Luminance Measurement
Brightness measurement in Lux or FC and Cd/m2 or FL will make the L-478 a major player on movie sets around the world. Display brightness along with exposure measurements or simply by itself.
The L-478’s contrast function simplifies setting up lighting ratios or checking the evenness of a background or scene. Take a reading of the key or reference light and touch AVE/ΔEV to create a standard. Then press the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the standard and new reading.
Memory Mode and Latitude Display
Up to nine readings can be memorized. An indicator appears on the analog display each time a measurement is memorized. This provides a fast and simple way of retaining and analyzing shadow, mid tone and highlight exposure readings. Digital readings can be recalled and/or cleared at any time for precise exposure control. The dynamic range of your digital camera or film can be programmed into the L-478 to create a Latitude Display that mirrors the range of your system. This important guide will let you know readings are within the range of your camera.
Data Transfer Software (CD-ROM included)
Data Transfer Software offers 1) Create exposure profiles, 2) Change custom settings, 3) Customize user settings such as frame rate, shutter angle and filter compensation, and 4) Upgrade the L-478D/DR firmware.
– Swivel measuring head with retractable Lumisphere
– Reflected light metering: with separate 5-degree reflected light
– Thirteen Custom Setting
– Thirteen custom setting provides a quick and easy setup of personal
preference and expanded use.
– USB upgradeable
– Using Data Transfer Software (in CD-ROM included)
– Universal, AAA battery power
– Two convenient AAA dry cell or rechargeable batteries can be used
as the power source.
|Type:||Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light|
|Receptor Head:||Rotating Domed Head 90° to the right, 180° to the left, Retractable for Contrast Reading|
|Light Receiving Method:||Incident light and reflected light|
|Receptor Incident Light:||Convertible to flat diffuser (Lumisphere in down position)|
|Receptor Reflected Light:||5° Viewfinder (Separate Accessory)|
|Light Receptor Element:||2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)|
Measuring Range and Modes
|Measuring Modes Ambient Light:|| |
- HD Cine - Shutter priority metering, FPS (Frame Rate Priority) metering, Lux/FC
- Cine - FPS (Frame Rate Priority) metering, Shutter Angle setting, Lux/FC
- Simple brightness measurement (foot-lambert, cd/m2
- Simple illumination measurement (lux, foot-candle)
- Aperture priority metering
- EV metering
- Shutter priority metering
|Measuring Modes Flash:||- Measurement using the included wireless flash radio triggering system (cumulative and non-cumulative) |
- Without synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative)
- With synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative)
|Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light:||- Incident light EV-2 to EV 22.9 |
- Reflected light EV3 to EV 19.9 (requires accessory sold separately)
|Measuring Range (ISO 100) Flash:||- Incident Light f/1.0 to f/128.9 |
- Reflected Light f/2.8 to f/128.9 (requires accessory sold separately)
|Measuring Range Illuminance:||0.63 to 2000000lux - 0.10 to 180000FC|
|Measuring Range Brightness:||1 to 980000 cd/m2 - 0.29 to 290000 foot lamberts|
Display Range and Modes
|Display Range Film Speed:||ISO 3 to 409600 (in 1/3 steps)|
|Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient:||30 min to 1/64,000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/200, 1/400|
|Display Range Shutter Speeds Flash:||30 min to 1/1000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400|
|Display Range Aperture:||f/0.5 to f/161.2 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)|
Top Customer Reviews
It is SO good to be back with a separate hand-held light meter again! What a difference it makes, and it's terrific how far technology has come since the days of the needle on a scale meters. I really would have loved to get the series 700 version of this meter, with the spotmeter facility already built in, but it was out of my price-range and I saved some money buying this one (with the world's first touchscreen for a meter) and separately buying the 5 percent spot attachment (see my review of that separately). I could not take any stars away for the fact that I got the model where I have to carry the spot attachment separately -- that was my (financial) decision, and I'm glad Sekonic gave me the choice.
One of the great things about this meter (besides its touch-screen convenience, extra bells and whistles, such as programmable filter compensation, etc.) is the software that comes with it. Shoot some targets using your camera meter settings and one of several X-Rite targets, take some readings, and plug your meter into your computer. The software will calculate the TRUE top and bottom range of your particular camera, so you know exactly how bright an exposure you can go to and not clip off the highlights on your file, and how dark an exposure you can go to without losing shadow detail. This is for YOUR PARTICULAR CAMERA -- not your brand or your model, but YOUR camera.Read more ›
If you can afford it, make it your next purchase.
Make sure you get the X-Rite MSCCPP ColorChecker Passport too, works seamlessly with the litemeter.
One con is that the touch screen is a bit unresponsive at times. Takes a little time to get it to work in humid areas.. Minor con!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I own the Sekonic L-758DR and bought the L-478 as a second meter or possible replacement. I was attracted to the L-478 because it can control the PocketWizard TTL radios I... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ronny L.
It does everything I want it to do and more. I wanted a meter that would fire pocket wizards, which this does. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a fantastic tool for photographers!
Very good product!
After I received the one for the US, I use this meter on every shoot. I love the fact that I can use it as a trigger for my Pocket wizard devices. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CosmicRay
after I purchased this modern version, I found my old one in the freezer with a bunch of film. Haha!Published 5 months ago by Shauna Keith Woolley
It is fine except it is expensive and requires more $$ such as creating custom profile so that the meter reading match the target lens. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer