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Sekonic L-308S 401-309 Flashmate Light Meter Digital (Black)
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- Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode.
- At ISO 100, the ambient EV range is 0 to 19.9, flash f/stops range from f/1.4 to f/90.9
- Pocket-sized, and easy to stow away. The L-308S measures 2.5"W x 4.3"H x 0.9"D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mmD)
- Includes Lumidisc with pouch, soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap
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|Package Height||1.89 x 4.41 x 6.1 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.53 pounds|
The L-308S delivers accurate exposure readings in full-, half-, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure displays of most popular cameras. When set to full-stop mode, exposures are displayed in tenth-stop increments with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV.
The LCD screen is designed to emulate the look and feel of its bigger brother, the Sekonic L-358 flash meter. Exposure data and related information are displayed using large type and easy-to-read icons, perfectly legible in even low-level lighting conditions.
Incident or reflected light measurement - Reflected light readings are captured at a receiving angle of about 40 degrees for subject readings made at the camera. Slide the L-308S's built-in Lumisphere over the silicon photo diode for incident light exposure readings of three-dimensional subjects. Snap on the included Lumidisc over the sensor for metering flat artwork or measuring contrast and/or exposure ratios within a scene.
Ambient / Flash measurement - Incident or reflected ambient light readings can be made with the L-308S over a wide range of lighting conditions at shutter speeds from 60 seconds to 1/8000th of a second and apertures from f/stops of f/1.4 to f/90.9. Flash at speeds from 1 to 1/500th of a second can be measured cordlessly or wired using a separate accessory PC cord. Flash and ambient readings are automatically calculated to display the proper exposure for the combination.
Accurate measurements - Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings are available in full-stop mode. The L-308S can also display shutter speeds and apertures in half or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure settings on your camera with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV. For cinema applications frame rates can be set from 8 to 128 frames per second. ISO sensitivity can be set from 3 to 8000 in third-stop increments.
Compact size and lightweight - The L-308S is the smallest digital flash meter for reflective and incident light readings in ambient or electronic flash lighting conditions. It is compact and light enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet versatile enough to meet virtually every photographic demand. The L-308S is powered by a single AA battery and weighs only 3.4 ounces (95g). Its measurements are a compact 2.5""W x 4.3""H x 0.9""D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mmD).
Accessories - The Sekonic L-308S FlashMate comes with a Lumidisc (with pouch), soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap and an AA battery. It has a full, 1-year warranty, extendable at no charge to 3 years total (in the USA only) after registration, and is backed by our outstanding customer support team.
L-308S Flashmate - Technical Specifications
Type: Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light
Receptor Head: Sliding Lumisphere with Lumidisc Adapter
Light Receiving Method: Incident light and reflected light
Receptor Incident Light: Built-In Lumisphere, Attachable Lumidisc (included)
Receptor Reflected Light: Lens with 40 degree Recieving Angle
Light Receptor Element: Silicone photo diode
Measuring Range and Modes
Measuring Modes Ambient Light: - EV metering & Shutter priority metering
Measuring Modes Flash: - Without synchro cord & With synchro cord
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light: - Incident light EV 0 to EV 19.9 & Reflected light EV 0 to EV 19.9 (with 40 Degree angle)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Flash: - Incident light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124) & Reflected light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124) with 40 Degree Lumigrid
Repeatability Repeat Accuracy: (+/-) 0.1 EV or less
Calibration Constant Incident: Lumisphere C = 340, Lumidisc C = 250
Calibration Constant Reflected: K = 12.5
Display Range and Modes
Display Range Film Speed: ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps)
Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient: 60 sec to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Display Range Shutter Speeds Flash: 1 sec to 1/500 sec. (in 1/ 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100 sec.
Display Range Aperture: f/0.5 to f/90.9 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Display Range EV: EV -5.0 to EV 26.0 (in 1/10 steps)
Display Cine Speeds fps: 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 64, 128 (shutter angle: 180 Degree)
Exposure Out Of Range: Eu (underexposure) or Eo (overexposure)
Auto Power Off: Yes, About 4 minutes after last usage
Battery Power Indicator Display: Icon with 3 status
Battery(Power): (1) Type AA 1.5V Battery alkaline, manganese or lithium
Operating Temperature Range: 32 to 104 F / 0 to 40 C
Storage Temperature Range: -4 to 140 F / -20 to 60 C
Dimension and Weight
Product Dimensions: 4.30x2.50x0.90 in./10.90x6.40x2.30 cm
Product Weight: 0.20lbs./0.10kg.
L-308S, L-308S Case, Strap, Syncro Terminal Cap and Lumidisc w/ case "
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
It has the advantage of using easily obtained and relatively cheap batteries, which in a pinch can be pirated from other devices most of us have around the place, such as small flashlights and TV remote controls.
The Bad: No means for user to calibrate meter. I have owned this meter for about 18 months, and have noticed that the calibration has drifted to one complete stop of under exposure, meaning that when I set the camera to ISO 100, the meter needs to be set to ISO 50 to compensate.
What I like:
- Size and weight
- EV measurement
- AA battery
- Precision, accuracy
What I like less:
- I would question the solidity of the build; sounds a little fragile
- No aperture priority mode
- Needs 2 hands to use ISO selector
- the head doesn't swirl so if I use in reflective mode, I cannot read the display
Overall, great tool. Its bigger brother has more functionalities, but for most of the amateurs it's the perfect tool for accurate light measurement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw Gavin Hoey using this model. I stick with what works for the pros when realistic to do so.Published 2 days ago by benkmedia(dot)com
A light meter that does not measure and display LUX or Foot Candles is pretty useless.
This meter requires an flimsy attachment to measure LUX and Foot Candles but does not... Read more
Cool little light meter. I use this to help balance off-camera manual mode flash with ambient light when I'm taking outdoor portraits. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kurtis C.
It's a bit complicating to understand at first, but the seller has three tutorial videos! I didn't have to struggle by finding out on my own :D Thank you!!!Published 15 days ago by Edwin
Good basic light meter! This is our first meter, it is easy to use and the results are great. Saves lots of time in figuring out your flash settings.Published 22 days ago by John C Burzynski