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Sekonic L-308X Light Meter Sekonic L-308X Light Meter
Sekonic L-308X Light Meter

The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X Digital Flash Light Meter is aimed at both photographers and filmmakers and comes packed with all of the latest function.

  • Photo Mode
  • HD Cine Mode
  • Cine Mode
Brand: Sekonic
Product Code: PLSEL308X
R 4,195.00
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The Sekonic L-308X Digital Flash Light Meter is a new light meter aimed at both photographers and filmmakers. The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X is packed with all of the latest functions, including all of those found in the L308S and L-308DC light meters. Features such as a customised new screen display and LCD backlight, ApertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. (F) Priority photo mode and ISO ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)850, to match the native ISO of Canon cinema cameras like the C300, make the L-308X one of the most versatile and affordable photo/cine light meters available today.

Features

  • Photo Mode
  • HD Cine Mode
  • Cine Mode
  • Updated Available ISOs
  • Illuminated display
  • Calibration compensation
  • Custom setting
  • Illuminance Measurement

Three Meters in One

Keeping pace with the demands of modern image creators that move from assignment to assignment, the L-308X features three metering modes:

Photo Mode
The Sekonic L-308X light meter offers full exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. control for photographers on-location or in the studio. Measurement data for flash and ambient light readings are clearly displayed on screen, as well as ambient EV measurement. In addition to Shutter Priority Mode, the new Aperture Priority Mode offers photographers care free measurements where depth-of-field is critical.

HD Cine Mode
Gives cinematographers a compact solution for scouting locations or as a quick go-to solution while they are on set. The L-308X lets users select from a range of frame rates and shutter angles, while measuring accurately, to within one-tenth of a stop. Also, the addition of ISO 850 greatly assists cinematographers by giving them the option of taking measurements in the native ISOs of many of today's professional cinema cameras.

Cine Mode
Designed with the professional in mind, the Sekonic L-308X digital flashlight meter can take on the challenges of digital cinematography. Select from the right combination of frame rates and shutter angles to achieve the exposure control necessary with one-tenth stop accuracy. Truly universal, the FLASHMATE L-308X offers Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) readout enabling a quick set up of lighting in a compact, affordable and easy-to-use design.


Three Ways to Measure

Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right and insert the lumidisc (optional) into the provide slot over the light receiver. The L-308X is now ready to measure flat subjects or lighting contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). with precision.

Lumishpere

The Lumisphere provides incident light readings for nearly foolproof exposure readings and enables lighting that scene before talent arrives.

Lens

The Lumidisc is perfect for lighting green screens, adjusting ratios and taking lux and foot-candle measurements.


Lumidisc (optional)

Reflected light readings enable measuring the brightness of subject tones, gray cards, light sources or window light.

Updated Available ISOs

Now includes ISO 850 the native ISO of some of today’s most popular video cameras.

Illuminated display

Backlight LCD turns on automatically under EV5.

Calibration compensation

Adjust the L-308X to your Film or Digital camera’s exposure or matching the L-308X to other hand-held meters. (+/-1.0EV in 0.1 step)

Custom setting

Three custom settings are available to select the display mode, increment of measurement and unit of illuminance (lx or fc) to fit to your camera and metering requirements.

Illuminance Measurement

Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) display is especially used for cinematography, theatrical and other applications that require precise control of light source brightness. Either no display, lux or foot-candle is selectable in custom setting.

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