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I was looking for a light meter and came across a webinar by Joe Brady ( Now a life long friend but we have never met) on the Sekonic L-758DR . Back i... More
I was looking for a light meter and came across a webinar by Joe Brady ( Now a life long friend but we have never met) on the Sekonic L-758DR . Back in the days of film I had a light meter consisting of Dial for f/stop and one for distance markers with a cut out window for the resulting settings. Yep not easy. thankfully I am now in possession of the Sekonic L-758DR what a delight to work with, I couldn't believe the results I am getting with this device, I never do a shoot without it, it cuts out a big chunk of time spent in post processing. Is it worth the price tag? ( yes I pondered over that for a while) Trust me it's worth every penny or dime. Close
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Hi Joe, I purchased a Sekonic L758DR and really appreciate your video tutorials, your explanations never over complicate things and delivered at just... More
Hi Joe, I purchased a Sekonic L758DR and really appreciate your video tutorials, your explanations never over complicate things and delivered at just the right pace. Thank you very much indeed. Close
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Exposure Meters


International Catalog Number
JH11 (CE - Designated L-758DR, European Manual)
JH12 (Canada - Designated L-758DR, English Manual)
JH1G (China and Taiwan - Designated L-758DR, Chinese Manual)
US Catalog Number
401-758 (JH1L FCC, designated L-758DR-U, English Manual)
L-758DR-U





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L-758DR-U DigitalMaster - Features
Reflected Light Spot Metering
Incident Light Metering
Digital Photography: Boundless Possibilities
Determining the Dynamic Range of your camera.
Entering Data
Programming Meter
Full information Spot Viewfinder
Memory Mode and Latitude Display

Contrast Function
Ambient Light Metering
Flash Light Metering
Built-in Radio Flash Triggering
Flash Analyzing Function
Sekonic L-758DR Functions
Other Features

Reflected Light Spot Metering
The Sekonic L-758DR-U 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 camera's exposure range, reflected light metering can also show you where the edges are. The key to working with the L-758DR-U's 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-U 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 camera's imaging capabilities to produce pictures with greater tonality and clarity than you have
Incident Light Metering

Incident light readings 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-758's Lumisphere enables you to quickly judge the brightness of multiple light sources for fast, accurate adjustment of lighting ratios.

Digital Photography: Boundless Possibilities
Today's High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing enables breaking through the limits to produce results never seen before. Knowing your camera's capabilities and precise exposure readings with the L-758D 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 (below) and "merging" them in HDR processing to create the image on the right.

Three metered exposures were made:


Standard exposure


Biased for highlights


Biased for shadows
Determining Dynamic Range with Exposure Profile Targets (separate purchase)
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. The Sekonic Exposure Profile Targets and Xrite ColorChecker targets are available as a separate purchase from your local reseller.
Entering Data
Download test images into computer. If shot in RAW, convert to TIFF or JPEG for computation. Enter ISO, incident, and reflected light shooting data. Then select and align images for processing 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.

Watch our YouTube video to see how it's done. If you have trouble viewing YouTube videos, visit our Video section below, select "Profiling The Sekonic L-758DR" from the list, and then click the "Switch to other player" button.
Full information Spot Viewfinder
The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from EV 1 to EV 24.4 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.
Memory Mode and Latitude Display
Up to nine readings can be memorized and displayed on the meter's analog display. Once programmed, the L-758DR's 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.
Contrast Function
Use the L-758DR's 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/ΔV 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.
Ambient Light Metering
Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to 1/8000 second and f/0.5 to f/128 and display them in full, 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments. Exposure is displayed both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout. Settings can be changed after reading with automatic calculation 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 1/1000. 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 (except ControlTL), as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners. Learn more about Radio Triggering.
Flash Analyzing Function
The L-758DR is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. That's 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.



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.

Other Features
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,
1/2 and 1/3 stop readout, adjust Latitude display, control
functions, select displayed exposure modes and more.


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