Sekonic L-308S Flashmate, Flash and Ambient, Incident & Reflected Exposure Meter

SKU: SKL308S MFR: 401-309
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About the Sekonic L-308S

Sekonic L-308S Flashmate
The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308S Flashmate is the smallest and lightest digital light meter in the Sekonic line-up. It is designed to read ambient or flash exposures in either reflected or incident modes, and it displays accurate exposure readings in full, half, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure settings of today's DSLR and film cameras.

The Sekonic L-308S delivers accurate exposure readings in full-, half-, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure displays of most popular cameras. When set to full-stop mode, exposures are displayed in tenth-stop increments with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV.

The LCD screen is designed to emulate the look and feel of its bigger brother, the Sekonic L-358 flash meter. Exposure data and related information are displayed using large type and easy-to-read icons, perfectly legible in even low-level lighting conditions.

incident or reflected light measurement
Reflected light readings are captured at a receiving angle of about 40 degrees for subject readings made at the camera. Slide the L-308S's built-in Lumisphere over the silicon photo diode for incident light exposure readings of three-dimensional subjects. Snap on the included Lumidisc over the sensor for metering flat artwork or measuring contrast and/or exposure ratios within a scene.

Ambient / Flash measurement
Incident or reflected ambient light readings can be made with the L-308S over a wide range of lighting conditions at shutter speeds from 60 seconds to 1/8000th of a second and apertures from f/stops of f/1.4 to f/90.9. Flash at speeds from 1 to 1/500th of a second can be measured cordlessly or wired using a separate accessory PC cord. Flash and ambient readings are automatically calculated to display the proper exposure for the combination.

Accurate measurements
Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings are available in full-stop mode. The L-308S can also display shutter speeds and apertures in half or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure settings on your camera with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV. For cinema applications frame rates can be set from 8 to 128 frames per second. ISO sensitivity can be set from 3 to 8000 in third-stop increments.

Compact size and lightweight
The L-308S is the smallest digital flash meter for reflective and incident light readings in ambient or electronic flash lighting conditions. It is compact and light enough to fit into a shirt pocket, yet versatile enough to meet virtually every photographic demand. The L-308S is powered by a single AA battery and weighs only 3.4 ounces (95g). Its measurements are a compact 2.5"W x 4.3"H x 0.9"D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mm )

The Sekonic L-308S FlashMate comes with a Lumidisc (with pouch), soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap and an AA battery. It has a full, 1-year warranty, extendable at no charge to 3 years total (in the USA only) after registration, and is backed by our outstanding customer support team.

The Sekonic L-308S is commonly used for Everyday, Film, Home, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Studio, Travel and more.The Sekonic L-308S is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sekonic L-308S is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sekonic L-308S: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Strong construction.

Sekonic L-308S Includes

  • L-308S Case
  • AA 1.5 volt battery
  • Strap
  • Syncro Terminal Cap
  • Lumidisc w/case
  • 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (36) , Accurate (25) , Compact (25) , Consistent (19) , Easy to use (11) , Strong construction (10) , Durable (6) , Versatile (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (30) , Photography (26) , Studio (8) , Film (7) , Home (5) , Everyday (4) , Photojournalism (4) , Travel (4) , Artwork (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (11) , Photo enthusiast (10) , Enthusiast (5) , Semi-professional (4) , Pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (2) , Photography student (2) , Professional (2) , Student (1)

Sekonic L-308S Features

  • Full, 1/2 and 1/3 selectable f/stop increments
  • 1/10th of a stop increment displayed
  • Improved LCD display
  • Increased accuracy
  • Enhanced icons and symbols for better readability

Sekonic L-308S Specifications

Type Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light
Receptor Head Sliding Lumisphere with Lumidisc Adapter
Light Receiving Method Incident light and reflected light
Receptor Incident Light Built-In Lumisphere, Attachable Lumidisc (included)
Receptor Reflected Light Lens with 40° Receiving Angle
Light Receptor Element Silicone photo diode
Measuring Modes Ambient Light EV metering
Shutter priority metering
Measuring Modes Flass without synchro cord
With synchro cord
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light Incident light EV 0 to EV 19.9
Reflected light EV 0 to EV 19.9 (with 40° angle)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Flash Incident light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124)
Reflected light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124) with 40° Lumigrid
Repeatability Repeat Accuracy (+/-) 0.1 EV or less
Calibration Constant Incident Lumisphere C = 340, Lumidisc C = 250
Calibration Constant Reflected K = 12.5
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 -5.0 to EV 26.0 (in 1/10 steps)
Display Cine Speeds fps 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 64, 128 (shutter angle: 180°)
Exposure Out Of Range Eu (underexposure) or Eo (overexposure)
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
Dimensions 4.30x2.50x0.90 in./10.90x6.40x2.30 cm
Weight .20lbs./0.10kg.
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