Sekonic  L-308S 401-309 Flashmate Light Meter Digital (Black)

Sekonic L-308S 401-309 Flashmate Light Meter Digital (Black)

“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 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 22mmD).

Accessories – 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.

L-308S Flashmate – Technical 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 degree Recieving Angle

Light Receptor Element: Silicone photo diode

Measuring Range and Modes

Measuring Modes Ambient Light: – EV metering & Shutter priority metering

Measuring Modes Flash: – 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 Degree 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 Degree 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 and Modes

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 Degree)


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

Operating Temperature Range: 32 to 104 F / 0 to 40 C

Storage Temperature Range: -4 to 140 F / -20 to 60 C

Dimension and Weight

Product Dimensions: 4.30×2.50×0.90 in./10.90×6.40×2.30 cm

Product Weight: 0.20lbs./0.10kg.

Item Includes

L-308S, L-308S Case, Strap, Syncro Terminal Cap and Lumidisc w/ case “

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