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Sekonic Sekonic L-358 Flash Master, Weatherproof Digital Incident & Reflected Flash and Ambient Light Meter

SKU: SKL358 MFR: 401-358
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About the Sekonic L-358

The Sekonic L-358 Flash Master is an advanced, yet easy to operate, exposure analyzing light meter, that incorporates the latest technology in handheld meters. The L-358 features a retractable incident Lumisphere for standard or cosine corrected light readings, provides both hemispherical and narrow angle readings. Measurements can be taken in either incident or flash metering modes with accurate and convenient flash and ambient analyzing.

In all electronic flash measurements, an analyzing feature simultaneously evaluates both flash and ambient light and displays the values in three ways: a) combined readings of flash and ambient, b) percentage of flash in the total exposure or c) simultaneous display of flash, ambient and combined readings on the analog scale. An easy-to-read illuminated LCD panel directly displays full, 1/2 or 1/3-stop shutter speeds or apertures and exposure/calibration compensation. Selecting settings is quick and easy with the built-in Jog wheel and cine shutter speeds up to 360 frames per second makes the L-358 a versatile tool in the most demanding lighting scenario. Optional spot finders extend the versatility of the meter with a choice of 1, 5 or 10 degree measuring angles with a viewable parallax-free viewfinder.

The L-358 Sekonic Flash Master incorporates the world's first optional internal Digital Radio Transmitter Module compatible with Sekonic and PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers, which eliminates the need for an additional external transmitter at the meters position.

The Sekonic L-358 is commonly used for Artwork, Everyday, Film, Home, Outdoor events / games, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Professional, Professional work, Sporting events, Studio, Travel and more.The Sekonic L-358 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sekonic L-358 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sekonic L-358: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Durable, Easy to use, Great features, Improves product function, Lightweight, Simple controls, Strong construction and Versatile.

Sekonic L-358 Includes

  • Lumigrid, soft case, strap, synch terminal cap and lithium battery

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (85) , Accurate (63) , Consistent (57) , Compact (49) , Strong construction (36) , Easy to use (29) , Durable (28) , Great features (12) , Versatile (11) , Simple controls (10) , Improves product function (8) , Great picture quality (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (73) , Photography (62) , Studio (26) , Photojournalism (12) , Home (11) , Professional work (11) , Film (9) , Travel (8) , Artwork (7) , Outdoor events / games (7) , Everyday (6) , Sporting events (5) , Professional (4) , Office (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (34) , Photo enthusiast (23) , Enthusiast (16) , Professional (13) , Semi-professional (9) , Pro photographer (7) , Beginner (2) , Photography student (2) , Casual user (1) , Getting started (1) , Photographer (1) , Semi-pro (1) , Should be good for anyone (1)

Sekonic L-358 Features

  • Analyzing Function
  • Retractable Lumisphere
  • Memory Mode
  • Illuminated Direct Display
  • Exposure, Calibration and Filter Compensation
  • Dual ISO Settings
  • All Weather Design
  • Cord Flash Mode
    Cordless Flash Mode
    Multiple Exposure, Cumulative Flash Mode
    Radio Triggering Mode
  • Optional Plug-in Radio Transmitter Module
  • Full compatibility with PocketWizard

Sekonic L-358 Specifications

Reception Methods Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash
Incident and reflected light
Incident Convertible to flat diffuser (lumisphere in down position)
Reflected Lumigrid 54° (standard accessory)
Receptor Element Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
Measuring Modes
Ambient light
Aperture priority metering
Shutter speed priority metering
EV metering value

Flash
With synch cord (cumulative, non-cumulative)
Without synch cord (cumulative, non-cumulative)
With radio triggering (cumulative, non-cumulative)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient
Incident light: EV(-) 2 to EV22.9[NL]
Reflected light: EV(-) 2 to EV22.9
Optional Spot FinderNPF 1° EV5 to EV24.4
NPF 5° EV2 to EV24.4
NPF 10° EV2 to EV24.4
FlashIncident light: f/1.0 to f/90.9
Reflected light: f/1.0 to f/90.9
Optional Spot FinderNPF 1° f/8.0 to f/124
NPF 5° f/2.8 to f/124
NPF f/2.8 to f/124
Repeatability ±0.1EV or less
Display Readout Analog display F-Scale: f/1.0 to f/90 (in 1/2 steps)
T-Scale: 2 seconds to 1/4000 second (in 1/2 steps)
ISO Range ISO 3 to ISO 8000 (1/3 steps)
F-Stop Display Range f/1.0 to f/90.9 (full, 1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Exposure value (EV) Range EV(-) 9.9 to EV36.1 (1/10 steps)
Shutter Speed - Ambient 30 minutes to 1/8000 second (full, 1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Shutter Speed - Flash 30 minutes to 1/1000 second (full, 1/2 or 1/3 steps)
Plus: 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200 and 1/400 second
Cine Speeds 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300, 360 (at a 180° shutter angle) f.p.s.
Memory Function 9 readings on analog scale (f/stop and shutter speed) with memory recall
Flash analyzing function Percentage of flash in total exposure from 0 to 100% in 10% increments
Exposure Calculating Function Exposure compensation ± 9.9EV (in 1/10th steps)
Calibration compensation ± 1.0EV (in 1/10th steps)
Brightness Difference Function Flash or ambient light evaluation (original value vs new measurement)
Multiple Flash Unlimited flash readings (Only last digit is displayed when more than ten flash exposures are measured.)
Power 3.0Vx1 (CR123A lithium battery)
Dimensions 2.4"W x 6.1"H x 1.46"D (60W x 155H x 37D mm)
Weight 5.4 oz. (153g)
Notes & Special Features All weather design JIS water resistance class 4, splash-proof type
Calibration constant Incident metering:Lumisphere C=340/Flat diffuser C=250/Reflected metering: K=12.5
Radio Triggering (Optional)
Radio technology Complex 16/24 bit digitally coded
Range Up to 100 feet from transmitter to receiver
Channels 1 to 16 channels standard, 17 to 32 "Quad Triggering"
Compatibility Sekonic and PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers
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