Lightmeter 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 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.
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).
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.
|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 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° 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 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°)|
|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:||4.30x2.50x0.90 in./10.90x6.40x2.30 cm|
L-308S Case, AA 1.5 volt battery, Strap, Syncro Terminal Cap and Lumidisc w/ case
- 1x Lightmeter
- 1x Protection Bag