Discontinued

Title:
Sekonic L-558R DUAL MASTER Light Meter

CAT#
SKU:
401-558

Key Features

The L-558 is the world's first light meter compatible with OPTIONAL PocketWizard radio transmitter.
The L-558 includes Sekonic’s unique built-in retractable Lumisphere.
The L-558 is also a true 1-degree spotmeter, with a parallax-free viewfinder
The L-558 features an extra large, cool-green-illuminated full-information LCD panel that displays the complete range of readouts and modes as well as battery condition.
The L-558 includes a flash/ambient analyzing mode that simultaneously reads both flash and ambient light automatically, and can display combined flash-ambient readings.
The L-558 includes a broad range of custom settings so pros and enthusiasts can tailor it to their individual working methods.

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Product Overview

The L-558 DUALMASTER incorporates an optional wireless triggering transmitter available. It has been designed to meet the
challenges and demands of today’s film and digital photographers. The L-558
offers versatile functions, to accommodate the most critical and precise
photographic shooting conditions without sacrificing ease of use and affordability.
It offers superior performance with new, redefined standards for precise,
multi-function exposure and analyzing controls. With a turn of a knob the L-558
changes from an incident meter to a 1 degree spot meter all combined into one
rugged, compact, all-weather housing. It features a Digital 1 degree Spot viewfinder,
which displays f-stops, shutter speeds, EV and more. In electronic flash measurement
modes, the flash-analyzing feature simultaneously evaluates both flash and
ambient light. Along with many features such as special light measurement modes,
extended sensitivity range, custom calibration and CINE mode, it also offers
custom settings. The L-558’s flexible design accommodates your ever-changing
shooting situations.
That’s because it’s the world’s first multi-function meter with Digital Wireless
Freedom built-in. With its built-in radio transmitter you now can simultaneously
trigger your remote camera and or flash units and measure the flash output
wirelessly, eliminating the use of unreliable PC-synch cords or shutter release
cables. The L-558 DUALMASTER... the Power of Control… the Freedom of Wireless.

Specifications
International Catalog 
401-558

Sensor 
SPD
Measuring System 
"Exposure Meter Incident light: Swivel head, retractable lumisphere, Reflected light: Switching, 1 deg. spot"

Measuring Modes Ambient Light 

T priority, F priority, EV, f/s priority, Lux/FC

Measuring Modes Flash 

Cordless, Cord-in (PC), Radio triggering (Built-in, PocketWizard), Multiple cumulative flash

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Incident Light 

-9.9 to 46.6 EV

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Reflected Light 

1 to 24.4

Measuring Range Flash Incident Light 

F0.5 to F161.2(=128.9)

Measuring Range Flash Reflected Light 

F2.0 to F161.2(=128.9)

ISO Range 
3 to 8000
Aperture Range (Ambient Light) 
F0.5 to 161
Aperture Range (Flash Light) 
F0.5 to 161.2(=128.9)
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light) 
30m to 1/8,000s in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step
Shutter Speeds Range (Flash Light) 
30m to 1/1000
Frame Rate Range (Ambient Light) 
2 to 360f/s
Shutter Angles Range (Ambient Light) 
Yes(1 to 270 plus 12,17,22,144,172 deg.)
EV Range (Ambient Light) 
-9.9 to 46.6
Exposure Profile 
Yes
Memory 
Yes(9 times)
Contrast/Comparison Function 
Yes
Radio System 
Optional Transmitters with RT-32N - PocketWizard
Flash vs Ambient Analyzing 
Yes (in 10% step)
Filter Compensation 
Yes(-5.0 to 5.0EV)
Exposure Compensation 
Yes(-9.9 to 9.9EV))
Calibration Compensation 
Yes(-1.0 to 1.0EV)
Custom Settings 
Yes (6 custom settings)

Diopter Adjustment 
Yes (-1 to 2.5 D)
Tripod Socket 
Yes
Operating Temperature 
-10 to 50 deg. C
Storage Temperature 
-20 to 60 deg. C
Power source 
3.0V x 1(CR123A battery)
LCD 
B&W, Segment type
LCD Backlight 
Yes
Weight (lbs.) 
0.59
Weight (KG) 
0.268
Product Length Inches 
66.90
Product Width Inches 
35.40
Product Height Inches 
18.90

Software
Firmware
Manuals

Operating Manual

 

Startup Guide

English