Whether you are a DSLR videographer, cinematographer, still photographer
or involved in any facet of image capture, the Sekonic L-308DC is the
perfect meter for you. The compact, Sekonic L-308DC is the first meter
that can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the
task at hand for fast, easy operation.
DSLR videographers can make exposure readings and control light using
shutter speeds and frame rates and get aperture settings with one-tenth
stop accuracy. The display can be customized to match your camera in
full, 1/2 or 1/3 step readings. Brightness display in lux and
foot-candles make it perfect for lighting-design work.
Cinematographers can make exposure readings and control light using the
most useful frame rates and shutter angles and get aperture settings
with one-tenth stop accuracy. Exposure display can be customized to
match your camera and lux and foot-candle readout enables quick setup of
Traditional still-image photographers will enjoy shutter-priority
display of a full range of ambient and flash functions including Cord
and Cordless flash measurement as well as EV. All with one-tenth stop
accuracy and display that can be customized to your camera. The
L-308DC's Lumisphere tells you about the light you are controlling. It
is designed to integrate all of the illumination that falls on it, and
the subject, including the key light, line light, hair light, eye
lights, etc. Besides taking nearly foolproof exposure readings, its
incident light reading enables you to set up and light a scene before
the principal talent arrives. You can also "walk the set" to measure the
evenness of the illumination.
Snap on the accessory Lumidisc to measure light for green screens,
adjusting ratios and taking lux and foot-candle measurements.
Slide the Lumisphere to the right to measure light reflected from the
subject or the brightness of light sources or window light.Set the ISO
and take shutter-priority or frame-rate priority readings for aperture
display from f/0.5 to f/90.9 with 1/10-stop accuracy. Hold the measuring
button for continuous readings. Change shutter speed, frame rate or ISO
settings after the measurement and the meter will automatically
compensate the aperture setting to maintain proper exposure.
Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord
or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/500th second.
Measurements include total amount of light, both flash and ambient, for
the speed set for the best exposure.
The L-308DC automatically resets after each
reading in cordless mode to enable fast adjustment of flash brightness.
Calibration compensation can be used to tune the L-308DC to film or
digital camera sensors or matching the L-308DC to other handheld meters.