Exposure Meters

Title:
Sekonic L-398A STUDIO DELUXE III Analog Light Meter

CAT#
SKU:
401-399

Key Features

Instant reading of full range of aperture/shutter combinations

Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries

Swivel Head to position incident dome and maintain full view of display

Continuous reading plus needle lock for easy and accurate readings

Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity

Lumigrid for measuring reflected light (30 degrees light receiving angle)

Memory pointer retains prior reading

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Instant reading of full range of aperture/shutter combinations

The analog dial gives you full range of exposure settings for both still and cine applications at a single glance. The analog needle indicates the brightness in foot-candles.

Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries

Cine/HD Cine modes for today’s HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in exact increments for both.

Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries

Cine/HD Cine modes for today’s HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in exact increments for both.


What's in the Box?

Sekonic L-208 Twin Mate Analog Light Meter

Operating Manual

Strap

Soft case

Shoe mounting plate with screw

Downloadable from website:

Operating manual

Limited 1-year warranty, with 2-year extension upon online registration

Product Overview

The Sekonic L-398A's swivel head allows you to hold down the metering button and "walk the set" to check light levels. Release the button, and the needle locks down the meter's analog display needle for easy-to-read exposure calculations. Exposures are displayed for both still and cine applications.

Incident measurements can be taken with the over 180-degree Lumisphere for general readings of three-dimensional objects, or with the Lumi selective area readings, measuring the lighting ratios between highlights and shadow areas or light falling on flat-field objects such as artwork, measurements outdoors or under bright studio lights.

For reflected readings, a flat Lumigrid replaces the Lumisphere. If you plan on shooting with a fixed ISO and shutter speed, an optional Slide Set (Direct Reading Slides) that make it easier to take readings in fast-paced shooting scenarios. The Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III makes an ideal prime or back-up meter for still or motion picture shooters.

Specifications
International Catalog 
401-399
International Catalog Info 

JG12 (English Manual)
JG13 (German Manual)
JG14 (French Manual)
JG15 (Spanish Manual)
JG1G (Chinese Manual)
JG1J (Korea - English Manual)


Sensor 
Amorphous Photo
Measuring System 
Exposure Meter Incident light: Swivel head, lumidisc removable, Reflected light: Removable, 30 deg. with lumigrid

Measuring Modes Ambient Light 

T priority, F priority, CINE (f/s priority), FC

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Incident Light 

4 to 17EV

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Reflected Light 

9 to 17EV

ISO Range 
ISO 6 to 12,000
Aperture Range (Ambient Light) 
F0.7 to 128 in 1, 1/3 step
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light) 
60s to 1/8,000s in 1 step
Frame Rate Range (Ambient Light) 
8, 18, 24, 64, 128
EV Range (Ambient Light) 
EV1 to EV20
Memory 
Yes (1 meory with indicator)

Operating Temperature 
0 to 40 deg. C
Storage Temperature 
-20 to 60 deg. C
Power source 
No battery (amorphous sensor)
Weight (lbs.) 
0.40
Weight (KG) 
0.1814
Product Length Inches 
4.40
Product Width Inches 
2.30
Product Height Inches 
1.30

Operating Manual

Lumisphere

Lumidisc

Lumigrid

High-slide

case and neck cord

Set of 11 direct reading slides sold separately

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