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About Sekonic L-478D

More than an exciting new Sekonic Meter,the Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR/D it's a rebirth of the story of light measurement. Sekonic's new LITEMASTER PRO L-478-Series meters are the world's first touch-screen-operated light meters and have unique, must-have features for both still and motion story tellers. Their compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. The large LCD (2.7") displays ambient, flash, cine and a host of other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.

L-478D for Still Photographers
• Full featured Ambient-Flash modes including new T-F mode.
Measure, compare, and mix ambient and flash displayed on a color, touch screen for beautiful, controlled, results.

• DTS Exposure Profiling matches the meter to the performance of your camera. Precise exposure and lighting starts with precise, repeatable metering.

L-478D for Filmmakers
• 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.

• Infinite frame rate and shutter angle selection. Create special settings for special applications. Video cine cameras are becoming boundless. Metering should be too.

• Unique, light-source filtration compensation mode. Finally, precise control lighting using industry standard CTO/CTB/ND types at the touch of a finger.

• Illumination measurement and extended ISO range. Lighting design and exposure in a single tool. ISO and exposure settings to match today's digital cameras.

The Sekonic L-478D is commonly used for Portraits and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (4),Reliable (4),Easy to use (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (5),Studio (4)

Sekonic L-478D Specifications

Light Receptor
Incident Light: Lumisphere convertible to flat diffuser (with retracted lumisphere)
Reflected Light: 5-degree spot metering with optional viewfinder
Measuring Mode Ambient Light
Ambient Light: Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority, TF priority, CINE, HD Cine, Illuminance(lx/fc), Luminance(cdm2/fl)

Flash Light: Cord (PC), Cordless, Radio triggering (L-478DR only) (with/without multiple cumulative)
Measuring range (ISO100)
Ambient light: Incident light - EV-2 to EV22.9 / Reflected light - EV3.0 to EV19.9
Illuminance: 0.63 to 2,000,000 lx 0.1 to 180,000 fc
Luminance: 1.0 to 980,000 cd/m2 0.29 to 290,000 fl
Flash light: Incident light - F1.0 to F128.9 / Reflected light: F2.8 to F128.9
ISO Display Range
ISO 3 to 409,600 (in 1/3 steps)
Shutter Speed Display Range
Ambient light: 30 min. to 1/64,000 sec. plus 1/200, 1/400 sec (in 1, 1/2 and 1/3 steps)
Flash light: 30 min. to 1/1000 sec plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400 (in 1, 1/2 and 1/3 steps)
Display Range
Aperture: F0.5 to F161.2 (in 1, 1/2 and 1/3 steps)
Frame rate: 1 to 1000 f/s, plus user created settings: 20 entries
Shutter angle: 1° to 358°, plus user created settings: 20 entries
EV value: EV-27.9 to EV55.8 (with Incident light reading of ambient light)
Other Functions
Exposure profile
Mid Tone function
Exposure compensation
Filter compensation
Flash analyzing function
Multiple cumulative function
Memory/clear/recall function
Average function, Contrast function
Custom setting function
Auto power OFF function
Touch panel lock function
Firmware upgrade
Frame rate/Shutter angle edit function
Battery power indicator
Battery Used
AAA batteries 1.5Vx2 (alkaline, manganese, lithium, nickel hydride, or nickel based)
Operating Temperature Range
14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Dimensions WxHxD
2.2 x 5.1 x 1" (57 x 140 x 26mm) excluding protrusions
Weight
5 oz (140g)
Mfr #
401-478
SKU
SKL478D

Sekonic L-478D Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, compact light meter that works

I use this meter primarily for environmental portraiture. Using this meter makes balancing the amount of flash light (ratios) with ambient light extremely simple. No more guessing!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs a better manual

I think I'm slowly figuring it out. Still not quite sure how to balance flash and ambient using this meter as it's my first. I can say that the battery life is very poor. Not sure about the durability of this product. The touchscreen is not that responsive. Wish I could have bought the L-358. Does not come with a mini USB cord for software and firmware updates. Does not come with necessary equipment for calibration. Thinking about sending it back.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
3.0

Pretty

By

from Columbia, SC  -  Semi-Professional

Out of the box the meter seemed to be accurate. Calibration is easy but is a fickle process. I had to Google info to figure out the error messages. The manual or website was not very helpfule. The touch screen isn't that great. I have to press several time to get it to respond. Battery life is not long. Not a bad product. I would rate 3 out of 5.

 
5.0

Great, compact light meter that works

By

from Montrose, CO  -  Semi-Professional

I use this meter primarily for environmental portraiture. Using this meter makes balancing the amount of flash light (ratios) with ambient light extremely simple. No more guessing!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Needs a better manual

By

from Louisiana  -  Professional

I think I'm slowly figuring it out. Still not quite sure how to balance flash and ambient using this meter as it's my first. I can say that the battery life is very poor. Not sure about the durability of this product. The touchscreen is not that responsive. Wish I could have bought the L-358. Does not come with a mini USB cord for software and firmware updates. Does not come with necessary equipment for calibration. Thinking about sending it back.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sekonic L-478D light meter works great

By

from Michigan  -  Professional

Using the L-478D to measure light on site and in the studio is easy and has a great setup, along with being able to have several profiles all loaded in the meter makes it a great tool.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By

from Houston, TX  -  Casual user

I use this taking family and wedding pics.

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