Exceptionally portable and versatile in its design, the L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter from Sekonic is a versatile meter that blends both photo and video-oriented functions into a single unit. Equipped with a sliding lumisphere, the L-308X is capable of measuring incident or reflected light via a lens with a 40° reception angle.
It offers a wide metering range from 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100, working with exposure times as low as 1/8000 all the way up to 60 seconds; it also has an equally broad flash range from f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100.
The L-308X offers three specialized metering modes: a Photo mode for still shooting with aperture and shutter priority, a Cine mode for selecting frame rates between 8-128 fps with one-tenth of a stop accuracy, and an HD Cine mode for those shooting video with DSLR or mirrorless cameras. All these settings can be easily viewed on the backlit LCD display, which can be customized to your liking and automatically lights up when working at 5 EV or darker. Other features include a PC sync terminal and a cordless flash measuring option. The L-308X-U weighs approximately 3.5 oz and runs on a single AA battery.
Photo Mode, Cine Mode and HD Cine Mode The L-308X-U has three modes with a full range of features for photography in flash and ambient light conditions. Cine Mode giving you full access to shutter angles, as well and lx, and fc measurements, and HD Cine Mode for working with the settings of Mirrorless and HDSLR cinema cameras.
Reflected light readings enable measuring the brightness of subject tones, gray cards, light sources or window light
- Portable meter for measuring incident and reflected light, features a sliding lumisphere with a 40° reception angle
- Measuring range of 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100
- Flash measuring range of f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100; flash can be measured with PC sync terminal connection or cordlessly
- Remarkably accurate with a rated variance of ±0.1 EV on repeat exposures
- Exposure times ranging from 1/8000 to 60 seconds
- ISO 850 available, useful as it matches the native ISO of some video cameras
- Backlit LCD screen can be customized to display relevant information, automatically lights up under 5 EV
- Shutter and aperture priority modes available in Photo mode
- Cine mode allows you to select the frame rate, from 8 to 128 fps, as well as shutter angle with one-tenth stop accuracy
- Runs on one AA battery
A legacy of accuracy pocket-sized and exceptionally accurate, the Flashmate L-308X-U light meter from Sekonic is a compact tool for metering both ambient and flash lighting as well as working in video with dedicated Cine and HD Cine modes. Equipped with a sliding lumisphere, the L-308X-U is able to measure ambient light as well as reflected light via a lens with a 40° reception angle. This meter also has a wide metering range; from 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100, and can work with flash within a range of f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100. Repeat accuracy is also important when metering, which the L-308X-U delivers with a rating of
Keeping pace with the demands of modern image creators that move from assignment to assignment, the L-308X-U Series features three metering modes
The L-308X-U offers full exposure control for photographers on-location or in the studio. Measurement data for flash and ambient light readings are clearly displayed on screen, as well as ambient EV measurement. In addition to Shutter Priority Mode, the new Aperture Priority Mode offers photographers care free measurements where depth-of-field is critical.
HD Cine Mode
Gives cinematographers a compact solution for scouting locations or as a quick go-to solution while they are on set. The L-308X-U lets users select from a range of frame rates and shutter angles, while measuring accurately, to within one-tenth of a stop. Also, the addition of ISO 850 greatly assists cinematographers by giving them the option of taking measurements in the native ISOs of many of today’s professional cinema cameras.
Designed with the professional in mind, the FLASHMATE L-308X-U 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-U offers Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) readout enabling a quick set up of lighting in a compact, affordable and easy-to use design.