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Sekonic Flashmate L-308X Photo & Cine Meter

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  • Three meters in one
  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • 40° Reflected Light Metering
  • Range: 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100
  • Flash Range: f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100
  • Customizable LCD with Auto Backlight
  • Exposure Time: 1/8000 to 60 Sec
  • Cine Mode with 8-128 fps Frame Rates
  • Repeat Accuracy: ±0.1 EV or Less
  • PC Sync Terminal & Cordless Flash Option
  • Runs on One AA Battery

Inspired by the popular legacy of the L-308 series that began almost a quarter of a century ago, the NEW Sekonic FLASHMATE L-308X addresses significant features and functions that meet and exceed the needs of today’s Photo and Cine/Video shooters. The L-308X includes the familiar blend of compact, lightweight and intuitive design, which has made the L-308 series so popular, as well as the Cine/Video features of the affordable DigiCineMate L-308DC. 

The versatility of the latest DSLR cameras has expanded the capabilities and creativity of today’s image makers. With just one camera, today’s shooters have become multi-media image makers, blending both still and moving images seamlessly, for the ultimate storytelling. Offering all the features expected from the latest generation L-308 series, the NEW FLASHMATE L-308X features an LCD backlight, Aperture priority (Photo Mode), and ISO 850 setting (for native ISO Cine Camera’s). The FLASHMATE L-308X is the perfect blend of Photo/Cine features all in one lightmeter.


Three Meters in One:

Whether your shooting assignment is capturing images at a wedding, producing short training videos for a local business or producing a cinematographic documentary, the FLASHMATE L-308X accommodates your lighting challenge with accurate and comprehensive measurements that put the image maker in control.


PHOTO Mode:

The FLASHMATE L-308X offers full exposure control for photographer’s on-location or in the studio. In addition to Shutter Priority Mode, the NEW Aperture Priority Mode offers the carefree depth-of-field control provided on most DSLR’s. In addition, a range of ambient and flash functions including Cord and Cordless flash measurement, as well as ambient EV measurement are fully displayed.


HD_CINE Mode

A compact and portable choice for today’s videographers, the FLASHMATE L-308X offers an impressive range of features only found on more sophisticated models. Determining the correct exposure reading and controlling the lighting situation with the shutter speed and frame rate settings, provides aperture readings within one-tenth stop accuracy.


CINE Mode

Designed with the professional in mind, the FLASHMATE L-308X can take on the challenges of digital cinematography. Select from the right combination of frame rates and shutter angles to achieve the exposure control necessary with one-tenth stop accuracy. Truly universal, the FLASHMATE L-308X offers Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) readout enabling a quick set up of lighting in a compact, affordable and easy-to-use design.


Three Ways to Measure

Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right and insert the lumidisc (optional) into the provide slot over the light receiver. 

The L-308X is now ready to measure flat subjects or lighting contrast with precision

Slide the built-in lumisphere to the left until it clicks into position for incident light measurement. 

Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right until it clicks into position for reflected light measurement 

Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right and insert the lumidisc (optional) into the slot over the light receptor lens to measure flat subjects or lighting contrast with precision. 


Other Key Features

Illuminated display - Backlight LCD turns on automatically under EV5. 

• Calibration compensation - Adjust the L-308X to your Film or Digital camera’s exposure or matching the L-308X to other handheld meters. (+/-1.0EV in 0.1 step) 

• Custom setting - Three custom settings are available to select display mode, increment of measurement and unit of illuminance (lx or fc) to fit to your camera and metering requirements. 

 

Type 

Digital light meter for Ambient and Flash light 

Light Receptor 

Incident light and Reflected light 

Measuring Mode 

PHOTO Mode 

Ambient light 

Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority mode, EV mode 

Flash light 

Cord flash mode, Cordless flash mode 

HD_CINE Mode 

Ambient light 

Shutter speed priority mode, Frame rate setting mode 

Simplified illuminance mode 

CINE Mode 

Ambient light 

Frame rate priority mode, Shutter angle setting mode 

Simplified illuminance mode 

Measuring Range 

(ISO100) 

Ambient Light 

Incident light 

EV0 to EV19.9 

Reflected light 

EV0 to EV19.9 

Flash Light 

Incident light 

F No. 1.0 to F No.90.9 

Reflected light 

F No. 1.0 to F No.90.9 

Illuminance (*1) 

Incident light 

2.50lx to 190,000lx 

0.23fc to 17,000fc 

Display Range 

ISO Sensitivity 

ISO3 to ISO8,000 (in 1/3 steps), plus 850 

Aperture 

F No. 0.5 to F No. 90.9 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) 

Shutter Speed 

Photo mode 

Ambient light: 60 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) 

Flash light :1 sec. to 1/500 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100 sec. 

HD Cine mode 

Ambient light 1/8 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) plus 1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120 sec. 

Frame Rate 

8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25,30, 32, 48,50, 60, 64, 96, 100, 120, 128 f/s 

Shutter Angle 

45, 90, 180, 270, 360 degrees 

EV 

EV-6.0 to EV27.2 (in 1/10 step) 

LCD 

Backlight LCD (Automatic illumination under EV5) 

Operating Temperature 

‘0 °C to +40 °C 

Storage Temperature 

‘-20 °C to +60 °C 

Power Source 

1.5V x 1 (AA battery) 

Weight 

Approx 80g (without battery) 

Dimentions (W x H x D) 

Approx 63(W) x 110(H) x 22(D) 

Standard Accessory 

Soft case, Strap, Synchro terminal cap, Startup guide, Safety precaution 

Optional Accessory 

Synchro cord, 18% Gray card, Lumidisc, Color grip (quantity limited) 

 

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