Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter
The Sekonic L-358 Flash Master is an advanced, yet easy to operate, exposure analyzing light meter, that incorporates the latest technology in handheld meters. The L-358 features a retractable incident Lumisphere for standard or cosine corrected light readings, provides both hemispherical and narrow angle readings. Measurements can be taken in either incident or flash metering modes with accurate and convenient flash and ambient analyzing. The L-358 Sekonic Flash Master incorporates the world... Read more
Part Numbers: 401-358, 401358, SKL358
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User reviews and opinions
|moktc||4:04pm on Thursday, August 12th, 2010|
|Reproducible Results I purchased the Sekonic L-358 because of all the great reviews and because I wanted reproducible results. Good Light Meter, But... Not as good as its big brother, the Sekonic L-758DR. I used the 758DR at school and man I shoulda just splurged on that.|
|VictorE||8:22am on Friday, June 18th, 2010|
|2008-04-16 17:12:17 Though the Sekonic L-358 is considered to be the standard pro light meter by many, there is certainly room for improvement. I bought this from digitalfoto with free shipping. I am very happy with the price. It has everything that you need. Compact.|
|lawsonrc||1:26am on Monday, May 31st, 2010|
|Best meter I ever had. Very useful with the built-in radio transmitter to trigger monolights and flashlights. No cords, just photographic luxury.|
|vincentt||3:43pm on Saturday, April 24th, 2010|
|I bought this from digitalfoto with free shipping. I am very happy with the price. It has everything that you need. Compact. This is my first light meter. I was a little nervous at first that it would be hard to use.|
|be||7:28pm on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010|
|Love it I have owned this product for about a month. I have found it very easy to use and right on the money for getting the best exposure. Flash Meter for Everywhere! I purchased this item from a well known camera company based out of New York.|
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Congratulations on your purchase of a Sekonic Flash Master L-358 Exposure Meter.
This meter provides a wide range of functions that correspond with most manufacturers camera settings in all formats, which will satisfy professionals as well as serious enthusiasts. Its sealed housing and controls make it water and moisture resistant. Yes, you can use it in the rain, but it is not an underwater meter. Its large LCD display makes readings easy and lights up automatically in dark surroundings. In order not to crowd the controls, four functions which are less frequently used, are confined to DIP switches, located in the battery compartment. Because of its many features, the L-358 requires this rather extensive manual. But since you will never use them all at the same time, once you have learned all about it, it is simple and its use will become second nature. The Flash Master L-358 has undergone extensive quality controls at every step of manufacture. Please read this instruction manual thoroughly, to be able to take advantage of its many features and to obtain the long service life it is designed for. Thank you for your confidence in Sekonic.
Table of Contents
1. 2. 3. Parts Designation.... 1 Explanation of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)... 2-3 Before Using.... 4-6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 4. Attach the strap.... 4 Inserting the battery.... 4 Checking battery capacity.... 4 Replacing battery during measurement or when using the memory function... 5 Auto Power Off function... 5 Setting main ISO film speed... 5 Setting second ISO film speed (ISO 2)... 5 Mesurement Lock and Measurement Lock Off... 6
Basic Operation.... 7-10 1. 2. 3. 4. Setting measuring mode... 7 Setting DIP switches... 8 When set for incident light.... 9 When set for reflected light (spot metering).. 10
Measurment.... 11-20 1. Measuring Ambient Light... 11-14 1-1 Shutter Speed Priority mode... 11 1-2 Aperture Priority mode... 12 1-3 EV mode.... 13 1-4 Cinematography.... 14 Measuring Flash Light.... 15-22 2-1 Cord Flash mode... 15-16 2-2 Auto Reset Cordless Flash mode.. 16-17 2-3 Cord Multiple Flash (cumulative) mode... 18-19 2-4 Cordless multiple Flash (Cumulative) mode... 19-20
Advanced Functions... 21-32 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Memory function.... 21 Averaging function.... 22 Brightness Difference function... 23-24 How to use the L-358 as an incident Illuminance (LUX or FC) Meter.. 25 Compensating function.... 26 5-1 How to change Exposure compensation.. 26 5-2 How to change Calibration compensation.. 26 Flash analyzing measurement function... 27 Wireless flash radio triggering function... 28-30
6. 7. 7. 8. 9.
Accessories.... 31-32 Technical Data.... 33-34 Safety Guide.... 34
10. Care and Maintenance.... 35
1. Parts Designation
q Lumisphere retracting ring
e Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) !3 Mini light receptor outlet
r Average / EV (Brightness Difference) button
!2 Power button (ON/OFF switch)
POW ER AVE
t Jog wheel
!1 ISO 1 button
1 MEM ORY
y ISO 2 button u Memory button i Flash synchro terminal
!0 Mode set button
FLA AS SH M TER
@2 Connector cover
o Strap eyelet !8 DIP Switches
!9 Battery Compartment
RT-32 Radio transmitter module compartment !5 Measuring button @0 Synchro Terminal Cap
!6 Battery Compartment Cover
!7 Battery Cover Latch @3 54Lumigrid (for reflected light measurement)
!4 Lock lever
2. Explanation of the Liquid Crystal Display
NOTE: For explanation purposes, the display illustrated here shows all icons and readouts simultaneously. Actual display will never show as above.
Auto Electro-Luminescent Display (EL) In low light (EV 6 or less), a green backlight will automatically illuminate the entire LCD. When using the Mini Light Receptor or a Booster (optional accessories) the LCD will be illuminated after measuring, regardless of the ambient light level. The LCD will not be automatically illuminated during measuring, or in Cordless Flash mode. The Electro-luminescent backlight will automatically turn off 20 seconds after last operation. When using the spot viewfinder attachment (1,5or 10NP Finder) if the light level from the spot measurement is different from the light level when reading the LCD data,the backlight may not illuminate the display. In this case,cover the spot viewfinder attachment with your hand while pressing the mode button to activate the backlight.
ISO Display Displays ISO film setting Displays second ISO film setting when ISO 2 button is depressed Flash Analyzing indicator 0 % to 100% in 10% increments (percentage of flash in the total exposure) +/- Compensation Indicator Appears when +/- Compensation is set Digital aperture value, Aperture Priority, EV Brightness Difference, Average function, EV display Appears when in Aperture Priority (f/stop) mode (see page 12) Appears when using brightness difference function (See Page 25) Appears when using Averaging function (see page 24) Appears when using EV mode (see page 13) Analog Scale Displays marks at apertures or shutter speed indicating full or half step values for measurement, memory, average values Appears when below display range Blinks when under exposed below measurement range Appears when above display range Blinks when over exposed above measurement range Shutter priority indicator, shutter speed display for still photography or frames per second (f/s) for cinematography Appears when in Shutter Priority (T) mode (see page 11) Appears when shutter speed is in minutes Appears when shutter speed is in full seconds Appears when cine speed is set in frames per second (see page 14) Battery Power Indicator (see page 4) Memory / Multiple Flash Indicator Display Appears when in Multi (cumulative) flash measurement mode and shows the cumulated number (see page 19) Appears when reading is memorized and shows the number in memory (see page 23)
Measuring Mode Icons Ambient (see page 11) Auto-Reset Cordless Flash (see page 17) Cord Flash (see page 15) Wireless flash radio triggering mode (see page 30)
3. Before Using
1. Attach the strap Attach the Strap @1 by passing the small end loop through the eyelet o and passing the other end of strap through it.
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Please place in a location where an infant cannot reach and accidentally get the strap wrapped around his neck. There is danger of strangulation. 2. Inserting the battery 1. Requires one 3.0 v CR123A lithium battery. 2. Open the Battery compartment cover latch !7, and remove the Battery compartment cover !6. 3. Insert the battery, observing the polarity with the +,- marks in the battery chamber. 4. Align the tabs of the Battery compartment cover with the notches in the back of the meter, and press down to close the Battery cover latch. NOTE: To prevent loss of All-weather seal, be careful that dirt does not get stuck on the rubber seal and that the seal is not damaged. Remove battery if meter is not used for an extended period. Batteries can leak and damage the exposure meter. Dispose of used batteries properly. If the LCD does not light, check that the battery capacity is sufficient, and check that the battery positive and negative terminals are not reversed. The meter has a connector for a plug-in radio transmitter module.Do not remove the connector cover unless you are installing the radio module,failure to do so could cause the electronic circuit board to be exposed to damaging static electricity. 3. Checking battery capacity When the Power button !2 is ON, the battery power indicator on the LCD is displayed. (Displayed) Battery power level is good. (Displayed) Battery power level is low. Have a spare battery ready. (Blinking) Replace battery immediately.
Reference: We recommend you always have a spare battery on hand. If the liquid crystal display extinguishes immediately after the display appears when power is first applied, that is an indication that the battery is dead. Please promptly replace the battery. A 3 second pause between power on and off is recommended to avoid damage to the meter.
If after replacing the battery, or during measurements, strange screens (displays that have not been set) appear in the LCD, or nothing happens, no matter what button is pushed, remove the battery and wait at least ten seconds and then replace the battery. This allows the software to automatically reset.
Never place batteries in fire, short, disassemble, or heat them. The batteries might break down, and cause an accident, injury or pollute the environment. 5. Auto Power Off function 1. To conserve battery power, the meter will turn off about twenty minutes after last use. 2. Whether the Auto Power Saving feature turns the power off or the Power button u is pressed, the settings and measured values remain stored in memory. When the Power button is pressed again the last settings are displayed. Reference: The power shuts off automatically after 1 minute when the power button is pressed and held. 6. Setting main ISO film speed 1. Hold down the ISO1 button !1 and turn Jog wheel t to select ISO film speed for the film being used. 2. You can also change the ISO film speed after taking measurements. The new value is automatically displayed.
Setting second ISO film speed 1. This feature is useful when using a second film with different ISO film speed, using PolaroidTM proofing film, or for exposure correction (when using a filter, closeup photography, etc.). 2. Hold down the ISO 2 button y and turn Jog wheel to select ISO film speed of the film being used. 3. Once this is set, after taking a measurement, the measured value for the second film speed will be displayed when the ISO 2 button is depressed. 4. You can also change the second ISO film speed after taking measurements. The new value is automatically displayed.
Replacing battery during measurement or when using the memory function 1. Always turn the power OFF before replacing batteries. If batteries are removed with the power ON, measurements and settings in memory can no longer be recalled.
8. Mesurement Lock and Measurement Lock Off 1. Hold down the Mode set button !0 and ISO1 button !1 and "LOC" will appear to indicate that the settings are locked. The last measurement is held until the lock is released, even if the Jog wheel t is accidentally moved. However,if the measurement button !5 is pressed,a new measurement is displayed with the same locked settings.
2. To release the Measurement lock, perform the same operation for the Measurement lock, Hold down the Mode set and ISO1 button and "Off" will appear to indicate that the Measurement lock is released.
Reference: If the power supply is OFF or Auto OFF when in the locked position, the dial lock function will continue operating when the power supply is turned on again.
4. Basic Operation
1. Setting measuring mode 1. Hold down the Mode set button !0 and turn the Jog wheel t to select the desired mode. The mode switching sequence is shown in the chart below:
Shutter speed priority mode (Ambient light) See page 11
Wireless Multiple Flash Radio Triggering mode See page 30
with Radio transmitter module Dip switch 2
Aperture Priority mode (Ambient light) See page 12
Wireless Flash Radio Triggering mode See page 30
with Radio transmitter module
EV mode (Ambient light) See page 13 Dip switch 1
Wireless Flash Radio Triggering setting mode See page 28
Auto Reset Cordless Flash mode See page 17
Cord Multiple Flash (cumulative) mode See page 19 Dip switch 2
Cordless Multiple Flash (cumulative) mode See page 21 Dip switch 2
Cord Flash mode See page 15
Modes enclosed in dotted lines ON position (see page 8). Modes enclosed in installed.
can only be selected when the respective DIP switch is in
lines can only be selected when Optional Radio Transmitter Module is
2. Setting DIP Switches 1. Switches for setting modes that are used infrequently are housed in the Battery compartment of the meter. Select the mode you want prior to beginning measurements. 2. The DIP switches can be set by sliding the DIP switch !8 for the mode you want to select in the ON position. EV settings When DIP switch 1 is turned on, EV exposure reading is possible (ambient light). Multi settings When DIP switch 2 is turned on, multiple flash (cumulative) mode is possible. Direct settings If DIP switch 3 is on, it is possible to display the shutter speed and Aperture in the stop that are set by DIP switch 4. If turned off, shutter speed is displayed in full stop and the Aperture is displayed in 1/10 stop. Stop settings The combination of shutter speed and Aperture is displayed in 1/2 stop when DIP switch 4 is off and in 1/3 stop when it is on.
T : full stop F : 1/10 stop
T : 1/2 stop F : 1/2 stop
T : 1/3 stop F : 1/3 stop
When the Lumisphere is raised This is used to photograph people, buildings, and other three dimensional objects. Measurements are basically made by the method of measuring with the lumisphere aimed in the camera direction (more precisely, in the direction of the light axis of the lens) at the position of the subject. When the Lumisphere is lowered (flat diffuser function) This is used to photograph manuscripts, paintings or other flat copy. It can also be used for measuring illumination levels (see page 25), or brightness difference (see page 23).
NOTE: If the device is used with the Lumisphere retracting ring in a middle position, distributed light quality will change, and suitable measurements cannot be made. Do not push the Lumisphere down manually. If the lumisphere becomes soiled, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. Organic solutions (paint thinner, benzene, etc.) must not be used under any circumstances.
When set for incident light 1. Incident light measurements can be performed with the lumisphere fully extended or in the retracted position. You can switch between Lumisphere in the up position or retracted position by firmly rotating the Lumisphere retracting ring q until it clicks.
4. When set for reflected light This method measures the brightness (luminance) of the light reflected from the subject. It is useful for distant objects such as landscapes, when you cannot go to the position of the subject, or for metering subjects that generate light (neon signs, etc.), highly reflective surfaces or translucent subjects (stained glass, etc.). < Using the lumigrid > (Receiving Angle 54) 1. Remove the Lumisphere The lumisphere unit is removed by holding both the upper and lower sections of Lumisphere retracting ring q and turning it counterclockwise while pushing the Lock lever !4 downward.
Mount the lumigrid To mount Lumigrid @ 3 , align the mount/removal indicator on the Lumigrid with the mark and, while pressing it, turn it in the clockwise direction and secure it in place by raising the Lock lever until it clicks into place.
3. The shutter angle that these speeds are based on, is 180 degrees. For other angles make the following ISO film speed corrections. Shutter open angle 160 degrees 220 degrees Amount of ISO film speed correction -1/3 +1/3
* Example of correction value -1/3: Decrease ISO film speed by 1/3 stop, example: ISO 100 -1/3 stop = ISO 80 +1/3: Increase ISO film speed by 1/3 stop, example: ISO 100 +1/3 stop = ISO 125 4. Press the Measuring button ! 5 to make a measurement. Release the Measuring button to complete the measurement. The measured value (f stop value) will be displayed. While pressing the measuring button, the meter measures continuously until it is released.
Measured f stop value
Measured f stop on analog display Set shutter speed
Reference: The measured aperture value is displayed either full or half stop increments on the analog scale.(1/3 stop increments is not possible.) -14-
2. Measuring flash light This method of measurement can be done in the following modes; with cord, without cord, multiple flash with cord, multiple flash without cord and Wireless flash radio triggering mode (with optional radio transmitter module). When Measuring flash light, the shutter speed and F stop value (value combining ambient light and flash light: total amount of light) are displayed.The ambient light and flash light are each displayed as separate values together with the total amount of light on the analog scale. In addition, the ratio of flash light to the total amount of light is displayed at that time as a value in 10% steps.The flash reading is displayed as a blinking mark above the analog scale.(See page 27 for details) 2-1 Cord Flash mode The most positive method to assure proper synchronization and measurement of flash units. Connect the meter to the flash with a synchronization cord. Be sure to replace Synchro terminal cap @0 after your measurement. 1. Connect the flash synchro cord to the Synchro terminal i on the exposure meter.
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2. Hold down the Mode set button !0 and turn the Jog wheel t to select cord flash mode.
3. Turn the Jog wheel to set shutter speed. When setting shutter speed, first check the settings to confirm that they correspond to the settings on the camera.
4. Press the Measuring button !5 to trigger the flash. The measured value (f stop value) will be displayed.
Set shutter speed Measured f stop value Percentage of flash in total exposure
measured f stop value (total exposure)
There is danger of electric shock if the meter is handled with wet hands, during rain, in areas splashed by water or where there is a lot of moisture, if you use cord synchronized flash. Under such conditions, it is recommended that you use the meter in the cordless flash mode or wireless flash radio triggering mode, and keep the Synchro terminal cap in place. NOTE: The electronic flash unit may fire when you connect the Synchro cord or operate the POWER Switch. For flash units with extremely low electric trigger voltage, the flash may not fire. In this case, make measurements in the cordless flash mode or wireless flash radio triggering mode. Reference: It is possible to switch between full, 1/2 and 1/3 shutter speed stop by setting DIP switch 3 and 4. The shutter speed can be set from 30 minutes to 1/1000 of a second. After 1/1000 sec, the meter can be set at the following intermediate speeds: 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, or 1/400. If the film speed is changed after the measurement is taken, the new converted measured value (f stop value) will be displayed. After measurement, the F stop value corresponding to the shutter speed is displayed when the shutter speed is changed. E.u (Exposure under) or E.o (Exposure over) appears when the combination of shutter speed and aperture are outside the display range. Change the shutter speed with the Jog wheel and take measurements again. If the E.u or E.o readout blinks, this indicates that the light level is beyond the measurement range of the light meter. 2-2 Auto-reset cordless flash mode Measurements are made by the meter receiving the light from the flash. This measurement mode is used when the Synchro cord will not reach because of the distance between the flash and meter or when use of the Synchro cord is inconvenient. 1. Hold down the Mode set button !0 and turn the Jog wheel t to set Auto-reset Cordless Flash. mode
2. Turn the Jog wheel to set shutter speed. When setting shutter speed, first check the settings to confirm that they correspond to the settings available on the camera.
Set shutter speed Measured f stop value Percentage of flash in total exposure 1/10 f stop Measured f stop value (total exposure)
3. When the Measuring button !5 is pressed, the mode mark will blink and the meter is ready to measure. The ready to measure mode will continue for approximately 90 seconds. During this time, fire the flash and make a measurement.
4. If the 90 second period is exceeded and the blinking mark stops, press the Measuring button again to return to ready to measure.
5. When the light from the flash is received, the measured value (f stop) is displayed. Even after continues to blink measurement, the mode mark and the meter is in ready state and new measurement can be made. (Auto-reset function)
NOTES: When firing a flash, if the flash brightness is 9EV lower than the ambient light, the meter may fail to detect the light. In this case, make measurements using the Cord flash mode. Rapid start fluorescent lamps and special lighting are sometimes mistaken for flash, and accidentally measured. In this case, make measurements using the Cord flash mode.
Reference: After measurement, the F stop value corresponding to the shutter speed is displayed when the shutter speed is changed. Setting the shutter speed is similar to the previous instruction (see page 15) of "Cord flash mode" of section 2-1. A new converted value is displayed when the film speed is changed after taking the measurement. Readings outside the display range or beyond the measuring range are similar to the previous instruction (see page 16) of "Cord Flash mode" of section 2-1.
2-3 Cord multiple flash (cumulative) mode These measurements are used when the light generated by the flash is inadequate for proper exposure. The repeated flash pops can be accumulated until the desired aperture is displayed. The cumulative number is infinite. Only one digit is displayed if the cumulative number is ten or more.Display returns 0 (0=10, 1=11, 2=12 etc.) 1. Slide DIP switch 2 to MULTI (see page 8) to the ON position. Hold down the Mode set button !0 and turn the Jog wheel t to select cord multiple flash (cumu. lative) mode
The average mode can be canceled by pressing the AVE/ EV button.
Averaged f stop Number of memorized value Av e r a g i n g indicator
Set shutter speed
Averaged f stop Memorized f stop value
Example of adjusting lights using brightness measurement with shutter speed priority mode of Incident light. 1. Turn the Lumisphere retracting ring q to lower it to the mark position.
Turn any secondary light source off. Point the Lumisphere w toward the main light source, from the position of the subject and take a measurement. Press the Memory button u and store the value in memory.
Press the AVE/ EV button r and display the " " mark on the LCD indicating a standard value.
Set shutter speed Now on reading
Turn the main lighting off. Now, point the Lumisphere toward the secondary light source. While the Measuring button !5 is depressed and held down, the indicated difference between the main and auxiliary light sources is displayed in EV values. At the same time, the standard value and a new measured value are displayed on the analog scale. A lighting ratio (contrast ratio) can be found in the scale below.
Difference in EV
Memorized f stop value f stop value being measured
Brightness difference function This function is useful for evaluating studio lighting and checking the evenness of the lighting set-up across the subject area. Take a measured value at a certain point as a standard value. The difference between the standard value and a new measured value is displayed as EV and the measurements on the analog scale.
EV difference of EV value 1 1.Contrast ratio 2:1 3:1 4:1 8:: 1
The Brightness Difference mode can be canceled by pressing the AVE/ EV button r.
Reference: To determine exposure after adjusting lights, turn both main and secondary light sources mark position, then take a reading along the camera on, raise the Lumisphere to the light axis. This function can also be used for reflected light.
4. How to use the L358 as an incident illuminance (LUX or FC) meter 1. Turn the Lumisphere Retracting ring q to lower it to mark position. the Make sure that any compensation (see page 28) is canceled ( ). Set the meter to EV mode (DIP switch 1) and ISO 100. Place meter parallel to the subject and take a measurement. Convert the measured EV with a conversion table to find the brightness level.
* EV value Lux conversion table
Decimal places Decimal places
-2 -7 8
0.63 1.3 2.5 5.320 640
0.88 1.8 3.5 7.450 910
* EV value Foot candle (FC) conversion table
0.06 0.12 0.23 0.46 0.93 1.9 3.7 7.30 59
0.08 0.16 0.33 0.66 1.3 2.6 5.84
5. Compensating function 5-1 How to change Exposure compensation Exposure compensation can be made in precise 1/10 step increments in a +/- 9.9 EV range. Exposure compensation may be desired when requiring compensation for filters, bellows extension, etc.
1. Making a plus compensation will result in underexposing when taking a photograph. Hold the ISO 1 button !1 and the ISO 2 button y and turn the Jog wheel t counter clockwise. The will appear on the upper right part of the LCD.
2. Making a minus compensation will result in overexposing when taking a photograph, Hold the ISO 1 button and the ISO 2 button and turn the Jog wheel clockwise. will appear on the upper right part of the The LCD.
ISO 1 ISO 2
How to change Calibration compensation Calibration compensation may be desired to match specific requirements or calibration to other light meters. 1. To enter the calibration setting of the meter it must first be turned off. Press the power button on while holding down the ISO 1 and ISO 2 buttons simultaneously; the screen will display CAL 0.0 (for calibration). 2. The calibration setting can be changed by rotating the Jog Wheel while pressing and holding down the ISO 1 and ISO 2 button simultaneously. A range of 1.0 EV in 1/10 stop increments is possible for calibration. The calibration setting is not displayed on the main screen once it is set.
NOTE: Make compensation after a sufficient number of test in actual photographic conditions, to suit your needs. Compensation effects every mode of the meter. If recalibration has been made for specific purpose do not forget to return to original zero settings. doesnt appear In Exposure compensation the always appear on the LCD,while the in Calibration compensation. -26-
6. Flash analyzing measurement function When measuring flash light, the shutter speed and F stop value (value combining ambient light and flash light: total amount of light) are displayed in the liquid crystal display and the ambient light and flash light are each displayed as separate values together with the total amount of light on the analog scale. In addition, the ratio of flash light to the total amount of light is displayed at that time as a value in 10% steps. It is possible to use this value for adjustments, for example, when photographing with a flash in a room illuminated by tungsten lamp light, to emphasize or weaken the tungsten lamp (ambient) light element (enhancing the flash light of the photograph) to match the photographer's intentions.
< Example > If, under certain conditions, the flash light component is 60% and the tungsten light component is 40%, the display will be as indicated at the right. Flash reading on the analog scale is blinking.
To emphasize the tungsten (ambient) light (to imbue the atmosphere with orange-colored tones) To increase the ratio of tungsten light, use the Jog wheel t to change the shutter speed to a slower setting. It is apparent that the flash light component is now 20%. The analog scale also shows the tungsten light component to be about 2.5 stop higher than the flash light component. As a result, images on the film are expressed with orange tones that give life to the effect of the tungsten light.
To reduce the effect of tungsten light (to realize a more natural atmosphere) To decrease the ratio of tungsten light, use the Jog wheel to change the shutter speed to a faster setting. It is apparent that the flash light component is now 80%. The analog scale also shows the flash light component to be about 1.5 stop higher than the ambient light component. As a result, the images on the film are expressed in natural color tones.
The settings above are made by adjusting the tungsten (ambient) light by the shutter speed. It is also possible to modify the ratio by adjusting the flash light (when changing the distance between the flash and the subject or when changing the amount of light of the flash). When using this method, re-measure each time the flash light is adjusted. -27-
7. Wireless flash radio triggering function With the radio transmitter module plugged into the meters radio compartment and a receiver (RR-32 or RR-4 sold separately) connected to one or more electronic flash units, the meter provides a convenient system that enables one person working alone to measure flash output without the need of a sync cord. Pressing the measuring button simultaneously triggers the flash and measures the light. The L-358 has 32 triggering channels when the radio-triggering module (RT-32) is plugged into the radio compartment. Channels 1-16 provide single triggering, while channels 17-32 offer Selective Quad-Triggering capability.Selecting one of channels (17-32) provides control of up to four additional sub-channels (A, B, C, and D). Selecting or deselecting of zone lighting is possible with sub-channels. In order to trigger flash units set for sub-channels, the electronic flash unit must be connected to an RR-32 receiver (sold separately). With an RR-4 receivers (sold separately) triggering channels 1-4 can be selected.
RT-32 radio transmitter module
< Example with optional radio receiver RR-32 > 1. Open battery cover !, remove connector cover @and set the radio transmitter module (optional) by aligning the connector with the pins.
To prevent damage due to static electricity, release static electricity stored in your body by touching a metal object nearby (door knob, aluminum window frame, etc.) before touching the radio transmitter module.
NOTE: The radio flash system may be used only in countries where a permit for the control frequency has been issued by the govenment office in charge.
Mini Light Receptor (Sold separately) Incident light receiving unit with a compact 12mm diameter light receiving surface. For measuring narrow areas used for photographing small subjects or copy work.
Synchro cord (Sold separately) This is a five-meter long cord with three plugs. An exposure meter, a camera, and a flash can all be connected at the same time. This is convenient when measurements are made, because it is not necessary to plug and unplug the synchro cord.
18% Gray Card (Sold separately) 18% gray card with cover (110mm x 102mm, 4 1/4" x 3 1/ 2"), folds to 2 3/4" x 4 3/4", and fits in a shirt pocket. It provides accurate exposures regardless of reflection ratio of the subject and surroundings.
NP Finder; Non-parallax spot viewfinder attachment with ordinary waterproof structure (Sold separately) There are three types of NP finders with angles of coverage of 1, 5 and 10. Since the single-lens reflex method is employed, it is possible to measure as aimed without parallax.
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Wireless flash radio triggering system (Sold separately) Combining radio transmitter module (RT-32) with radio receiver (RR-32 or RR-4) enables measurements by triggering the flash from the exposure meter.
Radio transmitter module (RT-32, 32 channels)
Radio receiver (RR-32, 32 channels)
Radio receiver (RR-4, 4 channels)
8. Technical Data
Type Light receiving method Light Receptors Incident light Reflected light Light receptor element Metering modes Ambient light : Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light : Incident light and reflected light
: Convertible to flat diffuser (Lumisphere in down position) : light receiving angle 54 (lumigrid) : 2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
: Aperture priority metering Shutter priority metering EV metering : With synchro cord (cumulative, non-cumulative) Without synchro cord (cumulative, non-cumulative) Measurement using the optional wireless flash radio triggering system (cumulative,non-cumulative)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient light : Incident light EV-2 to EV 22.9 Reflected light EV-2 to EV 22.9 (with 54lumigrid) Flash : Incident light f1.0 to f90.9 (approx. F124) Reflected light f1.0 to f90.9 (approx. F124) (with 54lumigrid) Repeat Accuracy Calibration Constant Incident light metering Reflected light metering Display Range Film speed Shutter Speeds Ambient light : +/- 0.1 EV or less
: Lumisphere C = 340 Flat diffuser C = 250 : K = 12.5
: ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps) : 30 minutes to 1/8000 seconds (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stop) also 1/200, 1/400 Cine speeds- 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300, 360 frames per second (at a 180 degree shutter angle) : 30 minutes to 1/1000 second (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stop) also 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400 : f/1.0 to f90.9 (in 1/10, 1/2 or 1/3 stop) : EV -9.9 to EV 40.1 (in 1/10 stop) : f/1.0 to f90 (in 1/2 stop) : 2s to 4k (1/4000) (in 1/2 stop) -33-
Flash Aperture EV Analog display Aperture Shutter speed
Other features All-weather feature : JIS standard water resistance class 4, splash-proof type Memory function : 9 readings Memory clear recall function Multiple Flash function : Up to flash readings (Only one digit is displayed when the cumulated number is ten or more.) Average function : Up to 9 readings can be averaged. Brightness Difference function : +/- 9.9 EV (in 1/10 stop) Flash analyzing function : 0 to 100% in 10% in crements Exposure Out of Range : Eu (underexposure) or Eo (overexposure) indication Exposure compensation : +/- 9.9 EV (in 1/10 steps) Calibration compensation : +/- 1.0 EV (in 1/10 steps) Battery Power Indicator display: with a symbol in 3 status Auto Power Off : 20 minutes after last use Auto illumination : EV 6 and under DIP switch mode selection Second ISO film speed setting : ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 stop) Battery used : one of CR123A battery (lithium dry cell)
Operating temperature range : -10 ~ 50C Storage temperature range Dimensions Weight : -20 ~ 60C : 60 w 155 h 37 d mm : 153 g (with battery)
Standard accessories supplied : Lumigrid, Soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap, CR123A lithium battery 1 Radio wave frequency FCC & IC CE
: CH1 ~ 16 CH17 ~ 32 : CH1 ~ 16 CH17 ~ 32
344.0MHz 346.5 ~ 354.0MHz 433.62MHz 434.22MHz
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
9. Safety Guide
Please keep in a location where an infant cannot reach and accidentally get the strap wrapped around his neck. There is danger of strangulation. Never place batteries in fire, short, disassemble, or heat them. The batteries might break down, and cause injury or pollute the environment.
Do not look directly at the sun through the viewfinder, because of potential eye injury. If you are operating the exposure meter in areas under wet conditions or high humidity, keep the sync post covered. If you are using flash in these conditions, Cordless Flash mode is recommended.
10. Care and Maintainance
Although this meter has an All-weather design for everyday use (JIS standard water resistance class 4), do not place it in water or use it underwater. This will cause it to malfunction.
Splashed Do not wash with water
Do not submerge or use under water
To avoid damaging this meter, never drop it or subject it to shock. Avoid storing it in places with high temperatures or humidity. Avoid excessive temperature changes which could cause internal condensation, resulting in malfunction.
Maintenance Notes If your meter is splashed with water, wipe immediately with a soft dry cloth. Avoid applying excessive force on the rubber seal of the battery compartment cover. Do not attempt to remove the rubber seal of the battery compartment cover. If the rubber seals surface is damaged,water or moisture may enter and damage the meter. If this has happened, you must send your meter to the Sekonic Sevice Center in your country. Keep the surface of the Lumisphere and the front and rear surface of the Zoom lens free from dust, dirt, and scratches, which could affect accuracy. Never use organic cleaners (like thinner or benzene). Clean with soft dry cloth.
FCC & IC compliance information:
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant. To Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determine by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: * Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. * Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. * Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and also with RSS-210 of Industry & Science Canada. Operation is subject to the following two condition: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC ID Number: PFK-358-01
The Professional Choice for Light Control L-358 L-758dr C-500R
Sekonic Flash Master L-358
The simple solution to creative light control with optional wireless triggering Directional light is powerful. It guides the viewer, creates mood, and adds dimension, depth, and texture. If you want to create a signature style that elevates your photography to the next level, the mastery of off-camera lighting should be your next goal. Subjects clients are not impressed with a shoot, view, and adjust photo style. Lighting ratios, ambient balance, and final exposure must be set confidently. Knowledge and use of the tools of photography assure that the outcome is the intended one. And for images like this one, the Sekonic L-358 is the professional photographers meter of choice.
Incident Light Metering Unlike in-camera metering, handheld, incident light meters dont require multi-patterned readings, complex exposure control systems, or +/- exposure correction when they fail. They are, in fact, the simplest and most direct way to determine exposure. And because incident meters measure the light that falls on your subject, they provide camera settings that render the image exactly the way it appears. Blacks are black. Grays are gray. Whites are white. Retracting the Sekonic L-358s Lumisphere enables you to quickly judge the brightness of multiple light sources for fast, accurate adjustment of lighting ratios.
Take exposure measurements of three-dimensional subjects with the Lumisphere extended.
Retract the Lumisphere to read single sources or exposure readings for flat subjects like art work
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Ambient Light Metering Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to second and f/1 to f/90.9 with -stop accuracy. The L-358 displays exposure both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout. Custom functions enable adjusting the shutter speed and aperture readout for full, half, and third-stop increments to mirror the setting of your camera. You can change exposure settings after reading and the meter will automatically compensate to maintain the proper exposure. And the extended sensitivity range, EV -2 to 22.9 for ISO 100, allows taking exposure measurements in virtually any kind of light. Flash Light Metering Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 30 minutes to second. The L-358 automatically resets after each reading in cordless mode to enable fast adjustment of flash brightness. The multi-flash function enables accumulating an unlimited amount of flash pops for times when a single flash pop cannot achieve the proper exposure or the amount of depth of field needed for the subject. Optional Radio Flash Triggering Simply plug the optional Sekonic RT-32 Transmitter Module into the battery compartment and wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The transmitter offers 32 digital coded channels and Quad-Triggering Zones and is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering systems, as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners.
Cord Flash Cordless Flash Radio Triggering
Analyzing Function The L-358 is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. Thats because it measures ambient and flash simultaneously and automatically indicates the percentage of flash in the total exposure. You can easily adjust the ambient flash mix by turning the Jog Wheel. The digital display indicates the camera settings and an analog display shows the relationship between ambient and flash and the total exposure.
Flash Percentage in Total Exposure
Flash Value Ambient Value
Flash + Ambient Total Exposure
Sekonic L-358 Functions
All controls are at your finger tips. Familiar Jog Wheel operation and large LCD readout make settings fast and easy.
LUMISPHERE Extend for 3-D subjects, retract for contrast readings
AVERAGE / BRIGHTNESS DIFFERENCE Press after one reading to memorize for contrast comparison, or after two or more readings to find average
ELECTO-LUMINESCENT DATA DISPLAY Automatically comes on in low light
Measuring Button One press reading for Ambient or Flash Jog Wheel Click stop action for positive secure operation
DUAL ISO BUTTONS Display readings at two ISOs, calibrate and adjust meter
MODE BUTTON Select modes, recall or clear memory
MEMORY BUTTON Memorize up to 9 readings for easy comparison
DIP SWITCHES (Under battery door) Display full, or stop aperture and shutter speeds, EV and accumulated flash readings
Contrast Function Setting up lighting ratios or checking the evenness of a background or scene is push-button simple. Take a reading of the key or reference light and press the AVE/EV button to create a standard. Then press the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the standard and new reading.
Normal, full reading
+1.3 stops brighter than memorized standard
Reflected light metering: Included Lumigrid or optional 1, 5, and 10-degree viewfinder spot attachments Swivel head 9-reading memory plus averaging Illuminated Data panel Dust-proof and splash-proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4) Cine frame rates from from 2 to 360 fps
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Sekonic L-758dr DigitalMaster
programmable for exposure perfection Reflected Light Spot Metering The Sekonic L-758dr incorporates a precise 1-degree, reflected light spot meter. Reflected light metering tells you about the subject. Different from incident light metering that produces readings only for the middle of your cameras exposure range, reflected light metering can also show you where the edges are. The key to working with the L-758drs spot meter is knowing the dynamic range of your camera. That is, the tonal range your camera is capable of recording. Program this into the L-758dr and you can easily know which details will be properly imaged and which will be over or under the range of your camera. Armed with this knowledge, you can make exposure decisions that take full advantage of your cameras imaging capabilities to produce pictures with greater tonality and clarity than you have ever known before. Digital Photography: Boundless Possibilities Todays High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing enables breaking through the limits to produce results never seen before. Knowing your cameras capabilities and precise exposure readings with the L-758dr will help you make right exposure settings and save you time in processing. The picture of this Mexican plaza and church was created shooting multiple images and merging them in HDR processing.
Three metered exposures were made: Standard exposure, biased for highlights, and biased for shadows. These images were merged to produce the HDR image on the left. Jim Zuckerman
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Do you know the dynamic range of your camera?
Determining the Dynamic Range of your camera. Shoot with the equipment you use most. Make tests under daylight and studio lighting. Exposure Profile Target requires an 11-shot bracket (0, +/- 5EV). Exposure Profile Target II requires a 3-shot bracket (-3EV, 0,+3EV). Make a spot reading of 18% reflectance tone and incident reading in front of target and record data. Shoot the bracketed shots based on incident light measurement. Entering Data Download test images into com uter. If shot in RAW, convert p to TIFF for computation. Enter ISO, incident, and reflected light shooting data. Then select images and press OK to watch the Sekonic Data Transfer Software program graph the dynamic range of your DSLR camera. Save the data for transfer to the L-758dr.
Programming Meter Switch OFF L-758dr. Connect it to the computer with USB cable and switch L-758dr ON. Select up to three camera profiles. Press transfer. Switch OFF L-758dr, disconnect, and switch ON to begin using.
Full information Spot Viewfinder The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from EV1 to EV24.4 for ambient light and measures flash down to an amazing f/2.0. Its large, bright viewfinder with diopter correction and full-information data display give you everything you need to make the right exposure decisions without having to take your eye from the eyepiece.
Camera Dynamic Range
Memory Mode and Latitude Display Up to nine readings can be memorized and displayed on the meters analog display. Once programmed, the L-758drs latitude display mirrors the dynamic range of your camera and is your guide to making exposure decisions that will get you the pictures you want.
Shadow Highlight Mid Tone
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Contrast Function Use the L-758drs contrast function to simplify measuring the brightness range of a scene. Spot meter a mid tone or take an incident-light reading and press the AVE/EV button to create a mid tone standard. Then press the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the standard and new reading. Knowing the dynamic range of your DSLR is vital to making the best use of this important feature.
Memorized Mid Tone value
Highlight is +2.6 brighter
Cord Flash Radio Triggering
Ambient Light Metering Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to second and f/0.5 to f/128 and display them in full, or stop increments. Exposure is displayed both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout. Settings can be changed after reading with automatic compensation to maintain the proper exposure. The extended sensitivity range, EV -2 to 22.9(Inc) and EV 1 to 24.4 (Ref) for ISO 100, enables taking measurements over a wide range of lighting conditions. Flash Light Metering Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 30 minutes to. The L-758dr automatically resets after each reading in cordless mode, to enable fast adjustment of flash brightness. Built-in Radio Flash Triggering Simply press the measuring button to wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The built-in transmitter offers 32 digital coded channels and Quad-Triggering Zones and is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering systems, as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners. Analyzing Function The L-758dr is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. Thats because it measures ambient and flash simultaneously and automatically indicates the percentage of flash in the total exposure. You can easily adjust the ambient flash mix by turning the Jog Wheel. The digital display indicates the camera settings and an analog display shows the relationship between ambient and flash and the total exposure.
Radio Triggering Channels and Zones
Flash Value Ambient Value Flash+Ambient Exposure Percentage of Flash in Total Exposure Ab Sesay 20% Flash 50% Flash 80% Flash
Sekonic L-758dr Functions
All controls are instantly available. Positive Jog Wheel operation and clearly marked buttons make for fast and easy handling.
INCIDENT/REFLECTED SPOT SELECTOR DIAL Turn to switch from incident light to reflected spot readings Measuring Button One press reading for ambient or flash
POWER BUTTON Auto power off in 5, 10, or 20 minutes
MEMORY BUTTOn Memorize up to 9 readings for easy comparison
Jog Wheel Click stop action for positive secure operation
USB PORT Connect to a computer to transfer exposure data about your camera created by Sekonics Data Transfer Software program
MID TONE BUTTON Press to establish reading as a mid tone for comparing brightness with successive readings
MODE BUTTOn Select modes, change analog display and select custom functions
Incident Light Readings Use it to establish mid tone measurements. Retractable Lumisphere makes adjusting illumination for lighting ratios or exposure of flat subjects. Dual ISO Enables instant adjustment or exposure readings for different ISO, filter factors, exposure factors, or exposure biasing. Swivel Head Turn to position incident dome properly while maintaining full view of the data display. Illuminated Data Panel Comes on at levels below EV 6. All-Weather Design Dust-proof and splash-proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4). Custom Functions 14 custom settings enable setting the display for full, and stop readout, adjust Latitude display, control functions, select displayed exposure modes and more.
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Sekonic Prodigi Color C-500/500R
Color control for digital and film Controlling the light in front of your camera is the first step in your color workflow. As long as you are working with a single light source, you can count on the white balance function of your camera or computer to get the color you want. However, add a second light, a light modifier, or work on location with todays mix of tungsten, halide, vapor and fluorescent lights, and you will either have to fix it up front or fix it later, if you can. How do you arrive at a common, single color tone that is easy for your camera or software to correct? How do you introduce additional flash illumination in the foreground without making it look like, well, additional flash illumination? And knowing that the color accommodation of your eyes and brain make unaided color adjustment nearly impossible to judge by yourself, how do you know how much color filtration is enough and when youve over corrected? If color is important, a Sekonic C-500 Series color meter should be in your arsenal of photographic tools.
Picture recorded at 2600K to maintain visual warmth of tungsten lighting above cabinets. Other sources are filtered to produce the proper visual affect for this level. Skylight: 7500K (blue) filtered with CTO (orange) to maintain some visual blue. Lights above cabinets: 2400K, no filtration. Rangehood: 3000K, no filtration. Windows outside of view to right: 5200K filtered CTO (orange) to match ambient room light. Umbrella-strobe illumination of center island and chair backs: 5200 filtered CTO (orange). Warm White fluorescent lights below cabinets (green): wrapped with 15CC magenta gel.
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Color creates mood and enhances the viewers perception of reality. How ver, creating the image you need often means adding illumination to e fill in shadows or improve contrast while maintaining the natural look of the scene. Careful measurement of ambient light and flash fill enabled adjusting the flash-light filtration to create a virtually imperceptible effect.
Overcast sky 7100 K Profoto B2 Standard head 5600K Exposure (ambient-flash) adjusted to maintain detail in over hang Flash gelled with CTO to create warm afternoon sun and take advantage of warmth of wall (result is straight from camera with no additional processing)
Quad Triggering Zones
Wireless Radio Triggering Mode (C-500R model only) The Prodigi Color C-500R is the first color meter to incorporate a flash triggering radio transmitter module. Simply press the measuring button to wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The built-in transmitter is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering systems, as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners (Photogenic, Norman, Lumedyne, Dyna-Lite and Profoto with built-in PocketWizard radio technology). The Wireless Radio Triggering Mode offers 32 digital coded channels and Quad-Triggering Zones.
Digital and Film Compatible The PRODIGI COLOR C-500 and C-500R measure and display color temperature and compensation values in LB/CC index or filter numbers for both digital and film cameras. In Digital mode, the color temperature and compensation readings are based on human visual response. In Film mode, readings are based on the color characteristics of traditional photographic film. By engineering the spectral characteristics of both systems into a single meter, Sekonic designers have given you greater control over lighting and color reproduction than ever before, regardless of your medium.
The Rd sensor set responds to Digital Color Sensitivity The Rf sensor set responds to Film Color Sensitivity
Wave Length (nm)
Engineering a meter to accurately measure color for both human visual response (digital sensors) and the characteristics of photographic color film required more that just creating a new set of algorithms to process the data. Properly measuring red intensity was a major hurdle. Sekonic designers solved the problem by incorporating four color sensors: a Red sensor for visual/digital response (Rd); a Red sensor for photographic film response (Rf); a Green sensor (G); and a Blue sensor (B). They then developed a new Simulated Spectrum software solution (patent pending) that emulates the blue and green channel color response for both digital and film.
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Brightness and Color Value Display
Illuminance Measurement The brightness of continuous light sources is displayed in LUX (lx) or foot-candle (FC). Illuminance measurement is especially useful for cinematography, videography, theatrical and other applications that require precise control of light source brightness.
Color Temperature Display (in Kelvin) The color temperature is displayed for human visual response in Digital Mode or the spectral response for photographic color film in Film Mode.
LB/CC Index Display The LB (Light Balancing) in MK-1 (Per Mega Kelvin equivalent to Mired) and CC (Color Compensation) Index correspond to light source filtration systems. This simplifies the selection of amber (CTO) or blue (CTB) filtration as well as the amount of magenta or green (CC) filtration needed to balance the color of the lights you are using. Also, the correction values can be directly entered into the color adjustment mode of some professional DSLR cameras. LB/CC Filter Number Display Used primarily for film applications, amount of lens filtration needed is directly indicated in both LB (Light Balancing) and CC ( Color Compensation) filter values. The display can be adjusted to read out in KODAK Wratten, LEE or FUJIFILM filter systems in the custom setting MENU.
Flash Color Measurement Simultaneous color measurement of flash and ambient light is available in non-cord, cord and wireless modes at synch speeds from 1 to second. Flash brightness is read in two intensity ranges, H (high) for high-power studio flashes or L (low) lower power or shoe-mount flash units.
Preset White Balance / Color Compensation Function Nineteen presets enable adjusting display values to compensate for differences in film types, light sources, digital sensors, or personal preference. An eight-character readout on the display allows creating custom naming for easy identification of the compensation value.
Memory () Function A simple way to observe differences in light-source brightness or color is with the C-500 Series memory function. Simply take a reference reading and press the memory () button. Then press the measuring button and measure any other light source to see the difference in brightness (foot-candle or Lux) or color (Kelvin or filtration).
M is blinking Hold the Measuring/OK button
Power Source Uses convenient AA alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable batteries. Custom Settings 1 Shutter speed steps (Full, step or step) 2 Target color temperature increments (100K, or 10MK-1 Step) 3 LB index display step (1MK-1, 1daMK-1 step, w/o decimal point, 1daMK-1 step with decimal point) 4 LB filter number display (Kodak/LEE or Fujifilm) 5 Automatic power off setting (20, 10, 5 minutes, or no setting) 6 Illuminance measurement mode (No display, both lx & FC, either lx or FC)
Color Control Command Center
Easy, one-touch display. The worlds most comprehensive array of color/illumination information. The PRODIGI COLOR C-500 and C-500R put you in command of any color control situation.
Power Button Auto power off in 5, 10, or 20 minutes
Electro-Luminescent Data Display Automatically comes on in low light Measuring Button One press reading for Ambient or Flash
Memory () Button Enables quick comparison of light source color or brightness
PRESET Button Customize filtration for cameras, light sources or color preference MENU Button Customize for Digital or Film sensitivity, Light source Filter index, Lens filter system, Iluminance display, Flash range, more
Jog Wheel Click stop action for Positive, secure operation
DISPLAY Button One-Press, one-hand display of Color Temperature, Simplified Illumination, Filtration Index, Direct Filter Numbers
MODE BUTTON Read color for Ambient/Flash plus radio flash triggering with PocketWizard ( C-500R )
SET K Button Set Target Color Temperature for DSLR or Film
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Exposure Profile Target II This 25-patch test target gathers even more information about a cameras exposure characteristics. It consists of two sides: An 18% Gray Card to establish color balance before profiling and Profile Target made up of central 18% gray patch and 24 surrounding patches arranged in th stop values. It offers faster, more accurate testing because it requires only three shots: One at L-758s metered exposure; one at -3EV and one at +3EV. It is fully compatible with the new Sekonic Data Transfer Software version. 2.0.
Exposure Profile Target The more basic of the targets, it consists of 7 patches arranged in th stop decreasing reflectance. The patch set is surrounded by an 18% reflectance gray field with white and black bars above and below respectively. Profiling is done by taking eleven (11) exposures which include a standard exposure metered from the 18% tone and 5 shots in successive 1EV steps above and below the metered exposure. It is fully compatible with the new Sekonic Data Transfer Software version. 2.0.
Step Up Ring /Lens Hood for L-758dr For attaching filters to the front of the Spot meter lens (up to 40.5mm filter). Also acts to prevent erroneous light measurements caused by lens glare.
NP Finder 1, 5, 10 for L-358 All-weather designed Non-Parallax 1, 5, 10 (angle of acceptance) spot metering viewfinders offer precise reflected light measurements of both flash and ambient light.
Gray Card Convenient, pocket-size gray card target.
Dual Synch Cord Allows flash measurement and triggering without reconnection to camera.
DIGITAL WIRELESS RADIO TRIGGERING SYSTEM Radio Triggering Module RT-32 The Radio Transmitter Module plugs directly into a built-in compartment behind the battery door of the L-358 (and L-758cine). It wirelessly triggers PocketWizard Receivers and Transceivers as well as studio flashes equipped PocketWizard technology up to 100 feet away as the meter takes a measurement. Channel IDs are easily selected through the meters controls and LCD readout. (CH 1-16 Single Remote Triggering, CH 17-32 Remote control Quad Triggering), compatible with PocketWizard Digital Radio triggering systems.
PocketWizard Plus II Transceiver 4-Channel auto-switching Digital Radio Transciever 1600 ft range. Ultra-fast processing for flash synch of th for focal plane, th for leaf shutters and shooting at up to 12 framesper-second. Relay mode enables meter or third PocketWizard to trigger camera-flash studio setup. Local/Remote control enables switching between camera mounted and remote triggers. Features extended battery life, shoe mount and "-20" mounting thread. Compatible with the first four channels of all PocketWizards. (Requires camera or flash connecting cables. Includes two AA Alkaline batteries.)
PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver 32-Channel Digital Radio Transceiver, with a 1600 ft+ range. Advanced features include: integrated Trigger Time Control software, Selective Quad Triggering for up to four zones of remote control lighting, and Radio Trigger Confirmation on all four Quad-Triggering Zones. At the flip of a switch it can be set to either transmit or receive radio signals or do both individually or simultaneously. The MultiMAX also includes an illuminated Soft-Touch keypad, Back-lite LCD panel, hot shoe mount and -20 female mounting thread. Other features include sec. flash synch (in fast mode), contact closure adjustment, trigger counter, relay mode and optional flash confirmation sensor.
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Sekonic L-758dr, L-358 Specifications
Sekonic meter Type Light receptor element Light Receiving Incident light Method Digital Master L-758 dr Hand-held exposure meter for measuring for ambient and flash light 2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected) 90 to the right, 180 to the left Retractable for contrast reading 1 degree (built-in) Built-in with diopter correction Rotate collar around spot meter eyepiece Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, EV Cordless w/ auto reset, Cord Unlimited accumulated flash bursts 0 to 100% in 10% steps 32 channels, 4 zones, 100 ft range (Standard module) EV -2 to EV 22.9 F0.5 to F161.2 EV 1 to EV 24.4 F2.0 to F161.2 ------------------------ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 steps F0.5 to F161 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops F0.7 to F90 in 1/3 stops 30 min. to 1/8000 sec. in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops plus 1/200, 1/sec. to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2 stops 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300, 360 fps at a 180 shutter angle EV -9.9 to 46.6 1/10 stops 7EV to +7EV F0.5 to F161 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops 30 min. to 1/1000 sec. 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/to 100% in 10% steps +/-0.1 EV Lumisphere C=340 Lumidisc C=250 K=12.5 -10 to 50C (14F to 122F) -20 to 60C (-4 F to 140F ) 1 xCR123A battery (lithium dry cell) 3.5 6.7 1.9 in (90 w 170 h 48 d mm) 9.45 oz (268 g ) with battery Soft case, Strap, Lens cap, USB cable, CR-123A lithium battery, Quick guide, Sticker for Multi-key Operation and CS, Software in CD-ROM, Operating Manual Exposure Profile Target, Exposure Profile Target II, Flash Master L-358 Hand-held exposure meter for measuring for ambient and flash light Silicon photo diode 90 to the right, 180 to the left Retractable for contrast reading 54 degrees (Lumagrid) standard accessory 1, 5, 10 degrees (Optional NP finders) Remove lumisphere Install reflected light attachment Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, EV Cordless w/ auto reset, Cord Unlimited accumulated flash bursts 0 to 100% in 10% steps 32 channels, 4 zones, 100 ft range (Optional module) EV -2 to EV 22.9 F1.0 to F90.9 ------EV -2 to EV 22.9 F1.0 to F90.9 EV 5 to EV 24.4 F8.0 to F90.9 EV 3 to EV 24.4 F4.0 to F90.9 EV 2 to EV 24.4 F2.8 to F90.9 ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 steps F1.0 to F90 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops F1.0 to F90 in 1/2 stops 30 min. to 1/8000 sec. in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops plus 1/200, 1/sec. to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2 stops 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300, 360 fps at a 180 shutter angle EV -9.9 to 40.6 1/10 stops ---F1.0 to F90 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops 30 min. to 1/1000 sec. 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/to 100% in 10% steps +/-0.1 EV Lumisphere C=340 Lumidisc C=250 K=12.5 -10 to 50C (14F to 122F) -20 to 60C (-4 F to 140F ) 1 xCR123A battery (lithium dry cell) 2.1 in (57 w 155 h 25 d mm) 5.4 oz (153 g) with battery Lumigrid, Soft case, Strap, Operating Manual, CR123A lithium battery
Rotating l Head Lumisphere Reflected Light Light receiving angle Viewfinder Switching between Incident / reflected readings Ambient Ambient Flash Flash Multiple flash mode Flash Analysis Radio Triggering Incident light Reflected Light (built-in) Reflected light (with Lumigrid) NP Finder (1) (Optional) NP Finder (5) (Optional) NP Finder (10) (Optional) Ambient Flash Ambient Flash Ambient Flash Ambient Flash Ambient Flash Ambient Flash ISO 1 / ISO 2 Aperture (Digital) Aperture (Analog) Shutter Speed (Digital) Shutter Speed (Analog) Cine Speeds
Measuring Range (ISO 100)
ISO Ambient Light
EV Digital Analog Scale Aperture Shutter Speed Flash Analysis
Repeatability Calibration Constant Operating temperature range Storage temperature range Power Dimensions Weight Standard accessories
Incident Light Reflected Light
RT 32 Radio Transmitter, Spot Viewfinder 1, Spot Viewfinder 5, Spot Viewfinder 10 Exposure Profiling, EV scale, 14 custom functions, Flash/ambient analyzing function, Full, 1/2, 1/3 Latitude warning, USB port, Flash/ambient step selectable readings of aperture value and analyzing function, Full, 1/2, 1/3 step selectable shutter speed, Nine reading memory, Average readings, Nine reading memory, Average function, function Contrast function, Cumulative mode Contrast function, Flash, Cumulative mode, Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority mode, EV (Exposure Value) mode, All weather mode, EV (Exposure Value) mode, All weather design, Auto backlight, Setting two ISO sensitivity design, Automatic backlight, Independent Auto power off, Battery power indicator, Cine exposure compensations, for incident and speeds, Jog wheel Lock, Optional spot viewfinder reflected light, Setting two ISO sensitivity, Auto power off, Battery power Indicator, Jog wheel Lock, Diopter adjustment, Tripod socket
Sekonic C-500, C-500R Specifications
Type Receptor Head Measurement type Digital mode Film mode Ambient Flash Cordless/Cord Radio triggering Measuring ranges Color Temperature (At ISO 100 equavalent) Ambient light Flash light Illuminance Display modes Digital Ambient light Ambient/Flash light Three-color photographic color meter with four sensors to determine visual (digital) or photographic (film) color temperature of light sources and filtration required Rotating (90 to the right/180to left) receptor head containing four filtered photo diodes under flat incident light recepter Visual Color Temperature (based on color matching function) Photographic color temperature (based on film spectral characteristic) Yes Yes Yes (C-500R only) 2,300K to 20,000K EV 3 to 16.3 (20lx to 200,000lx) Range Low F No.2.8 to 22 (20lx/s to 1,300lx/s) Range High F No.16 to 90.9 (640lx/s to 38,000lx/s) 2.5lx to 610,000lx 0.23FC to 56,500FC *Visual Color temperature + CC index *LB filter number + CC filter number (Fujis LBA/LBB, Kodak Wratten/LEE filter number) *LB index + CC index *Photographic Color temperature *LB filter number + CC filter number (Fujis LBA/LBB, Kodak Wratten/LEE filter number) *LB index + CC filter number *Lux(lx) *Foot-candle(ft-cd) 2,300K to 20,000K 2,500K to 10,000K -500 to +500 (in MK-1) Fujis LBA/LBB Kodak Wratten/Lee CC index CC filter number Illuminance Synch speed Preset no. Flash light Digital mode Film mode Dot matrix display Radio triggering Channel Quad-triggering zone Operating temperature range Storage temperature range Power Dimensions Weight Standard accessories Main functions LBB20 to LBA20 80A+80D to 85B+81EF 80G to 80M 200G to 200M 2.5lx to 610,000lx, 0.23FC to 56,500FC 1s to 1/500s (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/user-adjustable characters CH1 to 32 (C-500R only) A, B, C, or D (C-500R only) -10 to 50C (14F to 122F) -20 to 60C (-4 F to 140F Two AA 1.5V batteries (Alkaline, Manganese, Lithium, Nickel, NiCd and NiH) 2.4 6.2 1.1in (62 w 158.6 h 28 d mm) C500: 8.1 oz ( 230g) with batteries, C-500R: 8.1 oz (230g) with batteries Soft case, Strap , Synchro terminal cap, Operating manual, Quick Guide, 2 AA dry cell alkaline batteries Color temperature measurement, illuminance measurement, Custom settings, Preset White Balance/Color Compensation, Color/illumination contrast comparison, Battery power indicator, Auto power off, Automatic EL backlight, Jog wheel lock, Tripod socket, Wireless radio triggering (C-500R)
Illuminance Display ranges Measured color temperature Selected color temperature LB index LB filter number
Ambient light only
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The Sekonic L-358 Flash Master is an advanced, yet easy to operate, exposure analyzing light meter, that incorporates the latest technology in handheld meters. The L-358 features a retractable incident Lumisphere for standard or cosine corrected light readings, provides both hemispherical and narrow angle readings. Measurements can be taken in either incident or flash metering modes with accurate and convenient flash and ambient analyzing. The L-358 Sekonic Flash Master incorporates the world's first optional internal Digital Radio Transmitter Module compatible with Sekonic and PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers, which eliminates the need for an additional external transmitter at the meters position.
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