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Sekonic L-308DC DigiCineMate Light Meter for Digital Videography with HD Cine/Cine/Photo Modes

SKU: SKL308DC MFR: 401-310

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About Sekonic L-308DC

The Sekonic L-308DC DigiCineMate is the perfect light meter for today's DSLR and digital practitioners. The intuitive LCD readout can be user-adjusted to display the specific functions needed for the task at hand. It reads incident light via the Lumisphere and Lumidisc. Slide the Lumisphere for reflected light readings. In Cine mode the meter reads out in lux or foot-candles as well as fps (frames per second) and shutter angles. In Photo mode the L-308DC displays shutter speeds, f/stops or EV at ISOs from 3 to 8000. Besides ambient readings the L-308DC can meter flash in incident or reflected mode with or without a sync cord. Finally, at a mere 3.4 oz, this light-reading tool is also lightweight.

Sekonic L-308DC Features

  • Digital SLR cameras are used to record moving images and digital video cameras are used to capture still frames for printing. 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 lights
  • 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
  • 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
  • The L-308DC is powered by a single AA-size alkaline battery that is easily obtainable worldwide

Sekonic L-308DC Specifications

Receptor Head
Sliding Lumisphere with Lumidisc Adapter
Light Receiving Method
Incident light and reflected light
Receptor Incident Light
Convertible to flat diffuser(Lumisphere slides to expose Lumidisc)
Receptor Reflected Light
Light receiving angle 40deg. (Lens)
Light Receptor Element
Silicone photo diode
Measurement Types
HD Cine Mode - Cine Mode - Photo Mode
Measuring Modes Ambient Light
Photo - Shutter priority metering, EV
HD Cine - Shutter priority metering, FPS (Frame Rate Priority) metering, Lux/FC
Cine - FPS (Frame Rate Priority) metering, Shutter Angle setting, Lux/FC
Measuring Modes Flash
Without synchro cord
With synchro cord
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light
EV 0 to 19.9
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Flash
f1.0 to 90.9
Measuring Range Illuminance
2.50 to 190000lux - 0.23 to 17000FC
Display Range Film Speed
ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps)
Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient
60 sec to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Display Range Shutter Speeds Flash
1 sec to 1/500 sec. (in 1/ 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100 sec.
Display Range Aperture
f/0.5 to f/90.9 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Display Range EV
EV -6.0 to EV 27.0 (in 1/10 steps)
Display Cine Speeds fps
8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 48, 50, 60, 64, 96, 100, 120, 128
Display Range Shutter Angle
45deg., 90deg., 180deg., 270deg., 360deg.
Auto Power Off
Yes, About 4 minutes after last usage
Battery Power Indicator Display
Icon with 3 status
Battery(Power)
(1) Type AA 1.5V Battery alkaline, manganese or lithium
Operating Temperature Range
32deg. to 104deg. F / 0deg. to 40deg. C
Storage Temperature Range
-4deg. to 140deg. F / -20deg. to 60deg. C
Dimensions
4.30x2.50x0.90 in./10.90x6.40x2.30 cm
Weight
0.20lbs./0.10kg.
Mfr #
401-310
SKU
SKL308DC
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Susan H  I bought a light meter that totally skipped over my camera's sync speed of 1/160, 1/250, and 1/320. Does this meter have these to choose from?
GINO M  This light meter only gives you f stop at a given iso, shutter controls ambient or continuous light, flash is controlled by f stop, the lower the f stop the more light is let into the camera therefor the brighter the image while using flash, there are better light meters that measure both flash and ambient light. ISO 100 f/5.6 is the same as ISO 200 f/8.0 or ISO 400 f/11
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
STAN M  I used the bigger brother (L-358) in a studio lighting class, and found that having a light meter definitely had advantages. I don't ALWAYS use a light meter, but when I have, found the exposures to be better. I bought this model, as I plan to use constant lights, and therefore didn't see a need for the optional Pocket Wizard trigger.
Susan H  I bought a light meter that totally skipped over my camera's sync speed of 1/160, 1/250, and 1/320. Does this meter have these to choose from?
GINO M  This light meter only gives you f stop at a given iso, shutter controls ambient or continuous light, flash is controlled by f stop, the lower the f stop the more light is let into the camera therefor the brighter the image while using flash, there are better light meters that measure both flash and ambient light. ISO 100 f/5.6 is the same as ISO 200 f/8.0 or ISO 400 f/11
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