The Professional Choice for Light Control
L-358
L-758dr
C-500R
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©Tom Muñoz
Sekonic Flash Master L-358
The simple solution to creative light control
with optional wireless triggering
Directional light is powerful. It guides the viewer, creates
mood, and adds dimension, depth, and texture. If you want to
create a signature style that elevates your photography to the
next level, the mastery of off-camera lighting should be your
next goal.
Subjects – clients – are not impressed with a shoot, view,
and adjust photo style. Lighting ratios, ambient balance, and
final exposure must be set confidently. Knowledge and use
of the tools of photography assure that the outcome is the
intended one. And for images like this one, the Sekonic L-358
is the professional photographer’s meter of choice.
Incident Light Metering
Unlike in-camera metering, handheld, incident light meters
don’t require multi-patterned readings, complex exposure
control systems, or +/- exposure correction when they fail.
They are, in fact, the simplest and most direct way to determine
exposure. And because incident meters measure the light that
falls on your subject, they provide camera settings that render
the image exactly the way it appears. Blacks are black. Grays
are gray. Whites are white.
Retracting the Sekonic L-358’s Lumisphere enables you to
quickly judge the brightness of multiple light sources for fast,
accurate adjustment of lighting ratios.
Take exposure measurements
of three-dimensional subjects
with the Lumisphere extended.
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Retract the Lumisphere to read
single sources or exposure
readings for flat subjects like
art work
Ambient Light Metering
Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to
¹₈₀₀₀ second and f/1 to f/90.9 with ¹₁₀-stop accuracy. The L-358 displays
exposure both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout. Custom
functions enable adjusting the shutter speed and aperture readout for full,
half, and third-stop increments to mirror the setting of your camera. You
can change exposure settings after reading and the meter will automatically
compensate to maintain the proper exposure. And the extended sensitivity
range, EV -2 to 22.9 for ISO 100, allows taking exposure measurements in
virtually any kind of light.
Cord Flash
Radio
Triggering
Cordless
Flash
Flash Light Metering
Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord
or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 30 minutes to ¹₁₀₀₀ second.
The L-358 automatically resets after each reading in cordless mode to
enable fast adjustment of flash brightness. The multi-flash function enables
accumulating an unlimited amount of flash pops for times when a single
flash pop cannot achieve the proper exposure or the amount of depth of field
needed for the subject.
Optional Radio Flash Triggering
Simply plug the optional Sekonic RT-32 Transmitter Module into the battery
compartment and wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The
transmitter offers 32 digital coded channels and Quad-Triggering Zones and
is compatible with PocketWizard® radio triggering systems, as well as the
PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners. Multiple Flash
Analyzing Function
The L-358 is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows
or reduce background detail. That’s because it measures ambient and flash
simultaneously and automatically indicates the percentage of flash in the
total exposure. You can easily adjust the ambient flash mix by turning the
Jog Wheel. The digital display indicates the camera settings and an analog
display shows the relationship between ambient and flash and the total
exposure.
Flash Percentage in
Total Exposure
Flash Value
Flash + Ambient
Total Exposure
©Ab Sesay
Ambient
Value
80% Flash
4
50% Flash
30% Flash
Sekonic L-358 Functions
All controls are at your finger tips. Familiar Jog Wheel operation
and large LCD readout make settings fast and easy.
AVERAGE / BRIGHTNESS
DIFFERENCE
Press after one reading
to memorize for contrast
comparison, or after two or
more readings to find average
LUMISPHERE
Extend for 3-D subjects,
retract for contrast readings
Measuring Button
One press reading for Ambient
or Flash
ELECTO-LUMINESCENT
DATA DISPLAY
Automatically comes on
in low light
Jog Wheel
Click stop action for positive
secure operation
DUAL ISO BUTTONS
Display readings at two ISOs,
calibrate and adjust meter
MEMORY BUTTON
Memorize up to 9 readings for
easy comparison
MODE BUTTON
Select modes,
recall or clear memory
1 2 3 4
DIP SWITCHES
(Under battery door) Display
full, ¹⁄₂ or ¹⁄₃ stop aperture
and shutter speeds, EV and
accumulated flash readings
Contrast Function
Setting up lighting ratios or checking the evenness of a background
or scene is push-button simple. Take a reading of the key or reference
light and press the AVE/ΔEV button to create a standard. Then press
the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the
standard and new reading.
Normal, full reading
+1.3 stops brighter than
memorized standard
Additional Features
Reflected light metering: Included Lumigrid or optional 1, 5, and
10-degree viewfinder spot attachments
Swivel head
9-reading memory plus averaging
Illuminated Data panel
Dust-proof and splash-proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4)
Cine frame rates from from 2 to 360 fps
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©Jim Zuckerman
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Sekonic L-758dr DigitalMaster
programmable for exposure perfection
Reflected Light Spot Metering
The Sekonic L-758dr incorporates a precise 1-degree, reflected
light spot meter.
Reflected light metering tells you about the subject. Different
from incident light metering that produces readings only for
the middle of your camera’s exposure range, reflected light
metering can also show you where the edges are. The key to
working with the L-758dr’s spot meter is knowing the dynamic
range of your camera. That is, the tonal range your camera is
capable of recording. Program this into the L-758dr and you
can easily know which details will be properly imaged and
which will be over or under the range of your camera. Armed
with this knowledge, you can make exposure decisions that
take full advantage of your camera’s imaging capabilities to
produce pictures with greater tonality and clarity than you have
ever known before.
Digital Photography: Boundless Possibilities
Today’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing enables
breaking through the limits to produce results never seen before.
Knowing your camera’s capabilities and precise exposure readings
with the L-758dr will help you make right exposure settings and
save you time in processing. The picture of this Mexican plaza and
church was created shooting multiple images and “merging” them
in HDR processing.
Three metered exposures
were made: Standard
exposure, biased for highlights,
and biased for shadows. These
images were “merged” to
produce the HDR image on
the left.
©Jim Zuckerman
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Do you know the dynamic range of your camera?
Determining the Dynamic Range
of your camera.
Shoot with the equipment you use
most. Make tests under daylight
and studio lighting. Exposure Profile
Target requires an 11-shot bracket
(0, +/- 5EV). Exposure Profile
Target II requires a 3-shot bracket
(-3EV, 0,+3EV). Make a spot reading
of 18% reflectance tone and incident
reading in front of target and record
data. Shoot the bracketed shots
based on incident light
measurement.
Entering Data
Download test images into
com­puter. If shot in RAW, convert
to TIFF for computation. Enter
ISO, incident, and reflected light
shooting data. Then select images
and press OK to watch the Sekonic
Data Transfer Software program
graph the dynamic range of your
DSLR camera. Save the data for
transfer to the L-758dr.
Programming Meter
Switch OFF L-758dr. Connect it to
the computer with USB cable and
switch L-758dr ON. Select up to
three camera profiles. Press transfer.
Switch OFF L-758dr, disconnect,
and switch ON to begin using.
Full information Spot Viewfinder
The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from
EV 1 to EV 24.4 for ambient light and measures flash down
to an amazing f/2.0. Its large, bright viewfinder with diopter
correction and full-information data display give you everything
you need to make the right exposure decisions without having
to take your eye from the eyepiece.
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©Jim Zuckerman
Camera
Dynamic Range
Memory Mode and Latitude Display
Up to nine readings can be memorized and displayed on the meter’s
analog display. Once programmed, the L-758dr’s latitude display mirrors
the dynamic range of your camera and is your guide to making exposure
decisions that will get you the pictures you want.
Shadow
Highlight
Mid Tone
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Contrast Function
Use the L-758dr’s contrast function to simplify
measuring the brightness range of a scene.
Spot meter a mid tone or take an incident-light
reading and press the AVE/∆EV button to create
a mid tone standard. Then press the measuring
button to display the brightness difference
between the standard and new reading. Knowing
the dynamic range of your DSLR is vital to making
the best use of this important feature.
Cordless
Flash
Cord Flash
Memorized Mid Tone value
Highlight is +2.6 brighter
Ambient Light Metering
Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to ¹₈₀₀₀
second and f/0.5 to f/128 and display them in full, ½ or ¹₃ stop increments.
Exposure is displayed both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout.
Settings can be changed after reading with automatic compensation to
maintain the proper exposure. The extended sensitivity range, EV -2 to
22.9 (Inc) and EV 1 to 24.4 (Ref) for ISO 100, enables taking measurements
over a wide range of lighting conditions.
Radio Triggering
Flash Light Metering
Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord
or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 30 minutes to ¹₁₀₀₀. The L-758dr
automatically resets after each reading in cordless mode, to enable fast
adjustment of flash brightness.
Radio Triggering
Channels and
Zones
Built-in Radio Flash Triggering
Simply press the measuring button to wirelessly trigger flash units up to
100 feet away. The built-in transmitter offers 32 digital coded channels and
Quad-Triggering Zones and is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering
systems, as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners.
Analyzing Function
The L-758dr is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows
or reduce background detail. That’s because it measures ambient and flash
simultaneously and automatically indicates the percentage of flash in the
total exposure. You can easily adjust the ambient flash mix by turning the
Jog Wheel. The digital display indicates the camera settings and an analog
display shows the relationship between ambient and flash and the total
exposure.
Flash Value
Ambient Value
Flash+Ambient
Exposure
©Ab Sesay
Percentage of Flash
in Total Exposure
20% Flash
10
50% Flash
80% Flash
Sekonic L-758dr Functions
All controls are instantly available. Positive Jog Wheel operation
and clearly marked buttons make for fast and easy handling.
LUMISPHERE
Extend for 3-D subjects,
retract for contrast readings
INCIDENT/REFLECTED SPOT
SELECTOR DIAL
Turn to switch from incident
light to reflected spot readings
POWER BUTTON
Auto power off
in 5, 10, or 20 minutes
Measuring Button
One press reading for ambient
or flash
Jog Wheel
Click stop action for positive
secure operation
MEMORY BUTTOn
Memorize up to 9 readings for
easy comparison
USB PORT
Connect to a computer to
transfer exposure data
about your camera created
by Sekonic’s Data Transfer
Software program
AVERAGE / BRIGHTNESS
DIFFERENCE
Press after one reading
to memorize for contrast
comparison, or after two or
more readings to find average
MID TONE BUTTON
Press to establish reading
as a mid tone for comparing
brightness with successive
readings
MODE BUTTOn
Select modes, change analog
display and select custom
functions
Other Features
Incident Light Readings
Use it to establish mid tone measurements.
Retractable Lumisphere makes adjusting illumination
for lighting ratios or exposure of flat subjects.
Dual ISO
Enables instant adjustment or exposure readings for different
ISO, filter factors, exposure factors, or exposure biasing.
Swivel Head
Turn to position incident dome properly while maintaining full
view of the data display.
Illuminated Data Panel
Comes on at levels below EV 6.
All-Weather Design
Dust-proof and splash-proof
(JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4).
Custom Functions
14 custom settings enable setting the display for full, ½ and
¹₃ stop readout, adjust Latitude display, control functions,
select displayed exposure modes and more.
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©Robert Reck
Sekonic Prodigi Color C-500/500R
Color control for digital and film
Controlling the light in front of your camera is the first step
in your color workflow.
As long as you are working with a single light source, you can
count on the white balance function of your camera or computer to get the color you want. However, add a second light, a
light modifier, or work on location with today’s mix of tungsten,
halide, vapor and fluorescent lights, and you will either have
to fix it up front or fix it later, if you can. How do you arrive at
a common, single color tone that is easy for your camera or
software to correct? How do you introduce additional flash
illumination in the foreground without making it look like,
well, additional flash illumination? And knowing that the color
accommodation of your eyes and brain make unaided color
adjustment nearly impossible to judge by yourself, how do you
know how much color filtration is enough and when you’ve over
corrected? If color is important, a Sekonic C-500 Series color
meter should be in your arsenal of photographic tools.
Picture recorded at 2600°K to maintain visual warmth of
tungsten lighting above cabinets. Other sources are filtered to
produce the proper visual affect for this level.
Skylight: 7500°K (blue) filtered with ¾ CTO (orange) to maintain
some visual blue.
Lights above cabinets: 2400°K, no filtration.
Rangehood: 3000°K, no filtration.
Windows outside of view to right: 5200°K filtered ½ CTO
(orange) to match ambient room light.
Umbrella-strobe illumination of center island and chair backs:
5200° filtered ½ CTO (orange).
Warm White fluorescent lights below cabinets (green): wrapped
with 15CC magenta gel.
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Color creates mood and enhances the viewer’s perception of reality.
How­ever, creating the image you need often means adding illumination to
fill in shadows or improve contrast while maintaining the natural look of the
scene. Careful measurement of ambient light and flash fill enabled adjusting
the flash-light filtration to create a virtually imperceptible effect.
©Robert Reck
Overcast sky 7100° K
Profoto B2 Standard head 5600°K
Exposure (ambient-flash) adjusted to maintain detail in over hang
Flash gelled with CTO to create warm afternoon sun and take advantage of warmth
of wall (result is straight from camera with no additional processing)
Quad Triggering Zones
CH
Wireless Radio Triggering Mode (C-500R model only)
The Prodigi Color C-500R is the first color meter to incorporate a flash
triggering radio transmitter module. Simply press the measuring button to
wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The built-in transmitter is
compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering systems, as well as the
PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners (Photogenic, Norman, Lumedyne,
Dyna-Lite and Profoto with built-in PocketWizard radio technology). The
Wireless Radio Triggering Mode offers 32 digital coded channels and
Quad-Triggering Zones.
PocketWizard
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Photogenic
Norman
Lumedyne
Dyna-Lite
Profoto
Digital and Film Compatible
The PRODIGI COLOR C-500 and C-500R measure and display color
temperature and compensation values in LB/CC index or filter numbers for
both digital and film cameras. In Digital mode, the color temperature and
compensation readings are based on human visual response. In Film mode,
readings are based on the color characteristics of traditional photographic
film. By engineering the spectral characteristics of both systems into a single
meter, Sekonic designers have given you greater control over lighting and
color reproduction than ever before, regardless of your medium.
Relative Spectrum
The Rf sensor set responds to Film Color Sensitivity
Relative Spectrum
The Rd sensor set responds to Digital Color Sensitivity
Wave Length (nm)
Wave Length (nm)
Engineering a meter to accurately measure color for both human visual
response (digital sensors) and the characteristics of photographic color film
required more that just creating a new set of algorithms to process the data.
Properly measuring red intensity was a major hurdle. Sekonic designers
solved the problem by incorporating four color sensors: a Red sensor for
visual/digital response (Rd); a Red sensor for photographic film response
(Rf); a Green sensor (G); and a Blue sensor (B). They then developed a new
“Simulated Spectrum” software solution (patent pending) that emulates the
blue and green channel color response for both digital and film.
Gree n Sens or
Blue Sensor
R ED Se ns
RED Se
or for D ig ita
ns or for
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Film
l
Brightness and Color Value Display
Illuminance Measurement
The brightness of continuous light sources is displayed in LUX (lx) or
foot-candle (FC). Illuminance measurement is especially useful for
cinematography, videography, theatrical and other applications that
require precise control of light source brightness.
Color Temperature Display (in Kelvin)
The color temperature is displayed for human visual response in Digital
Mode or the spectral response for photographic color film in Film Mode.
LB/CC Index Display
The LB (Light Balancing) in MK-1 (Per Mega Kelvin equivalent to Mired) and
CC (Color Compensation) Index correspond to light source filtration systems.
This simplifies the selection of amber (CTO) or blue (CTB) filtration as well as
the amount of magenta or green (CC) filtration needed to balance the color
of the lights you are using.
Also, the correction values can be directly entered into the color
adjustment mode of some professional DSLR cameras.
LB/CC Filter Number Display
Used primarily for film applications, amount of lens filtration needed is
directly indicated in both LB (Light Balancing) and CC ( Color Compensation)
filter values. The display can be adjusted to read out in KODAK Wratten, LEE
or FUJIFILM filter systems in the custom setting MENU.
Other Functions
Flash Color Measurement
Simultaneous color measurement of flash and ambient light is available in
non-cord, cord and wireless modes at synch speeds from 1 to ¹⁄₅₀₀ second.
Flash brightness is read in two intensity ranges, H (high) for high-power
studio flashes or L (low) lower power or shoe-mount flash units.
K
CC
M
FILTER
LB
FILTER
PRESET
Custom Name
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Preset White Balance / Color Compensation Function
Nineteen presets enable adjusting display values to compensate for
differences in film types, light sources, digital sensors, or personal
preference. An eight-character readout on the display allows creating
custom naming for easy identification of the compensation value.
Memory (Δ) Function
A simple way to observe differences in light-source brightness or color is
with the C-500 Series memory function. Simply take a reference reading and
press the memory (Δ) button. Then press the measuring button and measure
any other light source to see the difference in brightness (foot-candle or Lux)
or color (Kelvin or filtration).
➧
“M” is blinking
Hold the
Measuring/OK button
Power Source
Uses convenient AA alkaline, lithium, or rechargeable batteries.
Custom Settings
1 Shutter speed steps (Full, ¹₃ step or ½ step)
2 Target color temperature increments (100K, or 10MK-1 Step)
3 LB index display step (1MK-1, 1daMK-1 step, w/o decimal point, 1daMK-1
step with decimal point)
4 LB filter number display (Kodak/LEE or Fujifilm)
5 Automatic power off setting (20, 10, 5 minutes, or no setting)
6 Illuminance measurement mode (No display, both lx & FC, either lx or FC)
Color Control Command Center
Easy, one-touch display. The world’s most comprehensive array
of color/illumination information. The PRODIGI COLOR C-500
and C-500R put you in command of any color control situation.
Power Button
Auto power off in 5, 10, or
20 minutes
Memory (Δ) Button
Enables quick comparison of
light source color or brightness
Electro-Luminescent
Data Display
Automatically comes on in
low light
Measuring Button
One press reading for Ambient
or Flash
PRESET Button
Customize filtration for
cameras, light sources or color
preference
Jog Wheel
Click stop action for Positive,
secure operation
MENU Button
Customize for Digital or Film
sensitivity, Light source Filter
index, Lens filter system,
Iluminance display, Flash
range, more
DISPLAY Button
One-Press, one-hand display
of Color Temperature,
Simplified Illumination,
Filtration Index, Direct Filter
Numbers
MODE BUTTON
Read color for Ambient/Flash
plus radio flash triggering with
PocketWizard ( C-500R )
SET K Button
Set Target Color Temperature
for DSLR or Film
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Optional Accessories
Exposure Profile Target II
This 25-patch test target gathers even more information about
a camera’s exposure characteristics. It consists of two sides:
An 18% Gray Card to establish color balance before profiling
and Profile Target made up of central 18% gray patch and 24
surrounding patches arranged in ¹⁄₆th stop values. It offers
faster, more accurate testing because it requires only three
shots: One at L-758’s metered exposure; one at -3EV and
one at +3EV. It is fully compatible with the new Sekonic Data
Transfer Software version. 2.0.
Exposure Profile Target
The more basic of the targets, it consists of 7 patches arranged
in ¹⁄₆th stop decreasing reflectance. The patch set is surrounded
by an 18% reflectance gray field with white and black bars
above and below respectively. Profiling is done by taking eleven
(11) exposures which include a standard exposure metered
from the 18% tone and 5 shots in successive 1EV steps above
and below the metered exposure. It is fully compatible with the
new Sekonic Data Transfer Software version. 2.0.
Step Up Ring /Lens Hood for L-758dr
For attaching filters to the front of the Spot meter lens
(up to 40.5mm filter). Also acts to prevent erroneous light
measurements caused by lens glare.
NP Finder 1°, 5°, 10° for L-358
All-weather designed Non-Parallax 1°, 5°, 10° (angle of
acceptance) spot metering viewfinders offer precise reflected
light measurements of both flash and ambient light.
Gray Card
Convenient, pocket-size gray card target.
Dual Synch Cord
Allows flash measurement and triggering without
reconnection to camera.
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DIGITAL WIRELESS RADIO TRIGGERING SYSTEM
Radio Triggering Module RT-32
The Radio Transmitter Module plugs directly into a built-in compartment behind the battery door of the L-358 (and L-758cine).
It wirelessly triggers PocketWizard Receivers and Transceivers
as well as studio flashes equipped PocketWizard technology up
to 100 feet away as the meter takes a measurement. Channel
ID’s are easily selected through the meter’s controls and LCD
readout. (CH 1-16 Single Remote Triggering, CH 17-32 Remote
control “Quad Triggering”), compatible with PocketWizard
Digital Radio triggering systems.
PocketWizard Plus II Transceiver
4-Channel auto-switching Digital Radio Transciever 1600 ft
range. Ultra-fast processing for flash synch of ¹⁄₂₅₀th for focal
plane, ¹⁄₅₀₀th for leaf shutters and shooting at up to 12 framesper-second. Relay mode enables meter or third PocketWizard
to trigger camera-flash studio setup. Local/Remote control
enables switching between camera mounted and remote triggers. Features extended battery life, shoe mount and ¼"-20"
mounting thread. Compatible with the first four channels of all
PocketWizards. (Requires camera or flash connecting cables.
Includes two “AA” Alkaline batteries.)
PocketWizard MultiMAX Transceiver
32-Channel Digital Radio Transceiver, with a 1600 ft+ range.
Advanced features include: integrated “Trigger Time Control”
software, “Selective Quad Triggering” for up to four zones of
remote control lighting, and “Radio Trigger Confirmation” on all
four Quad-Triggering Zones. At the flip of a switch it can be set
to either transmit or receive radio signals or do both individually
or simultaneously. The MultiMAX also includes an illuminated
Soft-Touch keypad, Back-lite LCD panel, hot shoe mount and
¼-20 female mounting thread. Other features include ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec.
flash synch (in fast mode), contact closure adjustment, trigger
counter, relay mode and optional flash confirmation sensor.
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Sekonic L-758dr, L-358 Specifications
Sekonic meter
Type
Light receptor element
Light Receiving Incident light
Method
Rotating l Head
Lumisphere
Reflected Light
Light receiving angle
Viewfinder
Switching between Incident / reflected
readings
Ambient
Ambient
Flash
Flash
Multiple flash mode
Flash Analysis
Radio Triggering
Measuring
Modes
Measuring
Range
(ISO 100)
Incident light
Reflected Light
(built-in)
Reflected light
(with Lumigrid)
NP Finder (1°)
(Optional)
NP Finder (5°)
(Optional)
NP Finder (10°)
(Optional)
Display Ranges
ISO
Ambient Light
Flash Light
Ambient
Flash
Ambient
Flash
Ambient
Flash
Ambient
Flash
Ambient
Flash
Ambient
Flash
ISO 1 / ISO 2
Aperture (Digital)
Aperture (Analog)
Shutter Speed
(Digital)
Shutter Speed
(Analog)
Cine Speeds
EV Digital
Analog Scale
Aperture
Shutter Speed
Flash Analysis
Repeatability
Calibration Constant
Operating temperature range
Storage temperature range
Power
Dimensions
Weight
Standard accessories
Optional Accessories
Main functions
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Incident Light
Reflected Light
Digital Master L-758 dr
Hand-held exposure meter for measuring for
ambient and flash light
2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
90° to the right, 180° to the left
Retractable for contrast reading
1 degree (built-in)
Built-in with diopter correction
Rotate collar around spot meter eyepiece
Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, EV
Cordless w/ auto reset, Cord
Unlimited accumulated flash bursts
0 to 100% in 10% steps
32 channels, 4 zones, 100 ft range
(Standard module)
EV -2 to EV 22.9
F0.5 to F161.2
EV 1 to EV 24.4
F2.0 to F161.2
------------------------ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 steps
F0.5 to F161 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops
F0.7 to F90 in 1/3 stops
30 min. to 1/8000 sec. in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops plus
1/200, 1/400
4 sec. to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2 stops
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40,
48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240,
256, 300, 360 fps at a 180° shutter angle
EV -9.9 to 46.6 1/10 stops
7EV to +7EV
F0.5 to F161 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops
30 min. to 1/1000 sec. 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100,
1/200, 1/400
0 to 100% in 10% steps
+/-0.1 EV
Lumisphere C=340 Lumidisc C=250
K=12.5
-10 to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
-20 to 60°C (-4° F to 140°F )
1 xCR123A battery (lithium dry cell)
3.5 × 6.7 × 1.9 in (90 w × 170 h × 48 d mm)
9.45 oz (268 g ) with battery
Soft case, Strap, Lens cap, USB cable,
CR-123A lithium battery, Quick guide,
Sticker for Multi-key Operation and CS,
Software in CD-ROM, Operating Manual
Exposure Profile Target, Exposure Profile Target II,
Flash Master L-358
Hand-held exposure meter for measuring for
ambient and flash light
Silicon photo diode
90° to the right, 180° to the left
Retractable for contrast reading
54 degrees (Lumagrid) standard accessory
1, 5, 10 degrees (Optional NP finders)
Remove lumisphere
Install reflected light attachment
Aperture priority, Shutter Priority, EV
Cordless w/ auto reset, Cord
Unlimited accumulated flash bursts
0 to 100% in 10% steps
32 channels, 4 zones, 100 ft range
(Optional module)
EV -2 to EV 22.9
F1.0 to F90.9
------EV -2 to EV 22.9
F1.0 to F90.9
EV 5 to EV 24.4
F8.0 to F90.9
EV 3 to EV 24.4
F4.0 to F90.9
EV 2 to EV 24.4
F2.8 to F90.9
ISO 3 to 8000 in 1/3 steps
F1.0 to F90 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops
F1.0 to F90 in 1/2 stops
30 min. to 1/8000 sec. in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops plus
1/200, 1/400
2 sec. to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2 stops
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40,
48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240,
256, 300, 360 fps at a 180° shutter angle
EV -9.9 to 40.6 1/10 stops
---F1.0 to F90 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stops
30 min. to 1/1000 sec. 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100,
1/200, 1/400
0 to 100% in 10% steps
+/-0.1 EV
Lumisphere C=340 Lumidisc C=250
K=12.5
-10 to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
-20 to 60°C (-4° F to 140°F )
1 xCR123A battery (lithium dry cell)
2.2 × 6 × 1 in (57 w × 155 h × 25 d mm)
5.4 oz (153 g) with battery
Lumigrid, Soft case, Strap, Operating Manual,
CR123A lithium battery
RT 32 Radio Transmitter,
Spot Viewfinder 1°, Spot Viewfinder 5°, Spot
Viewfinder 10°
Exposure Profiling, EV scale, 14 custom functions, Flash/ambient analyzing function, Full, 1/2, 1/3
Latitude warning, USB port, Flash/ambient
step selectable readings of aperture value and
analyzing function, Full, 1/2, 1/3 step selectable
shutter speed, Nine reading memory, Average
readings, Nine reading memory, Average function, function Contrast function, Cumulative mode
Contrast function, Flash, Cumulative mode,
Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority
Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority
mode, EV (Exposure Value) mode, All weather
mode, EV (Exposure Value) mode, All weather
design, Auto backlight, Setting two ISO sensitivity
design, Automatic backlight, Independent
Auto power off, Battery power indicator, Cine
exposure compensations, for incident and
speeds, Jog wheel Lock, Optional spot viewfinder
reflected light, Setting two ISO sensitivity, Auto
power off, Battery power Indicator, Jog wheel
Lock, Diopter adjustment, Tripod socket
Sekonic C-500, C-500R Specifications
Type
Three-color photographic color meter with four sensors to determine visual (digital) or
photographic (film) color temperature of light sources and filtration required
Receptor Head
Rotating (90° to the right/180°to left) receptor head containing four filtered photo
diodes under flat incident light recepter
Measurement
type
Digital mode
Visual Color Temperature (based on color matching function)
Film mode
Photographic color temperature (based on film spectral characteristic)
Measuring modes
Ambient
Yes
Flash
Cordless/Cord
Radio triggering
Measuring ranges
Color Temperature
(At ISO 100 equavalent)
Display modes
Display ranges
Yes
Yes (C-500R only)
2,300K to 20,000K
Ambient light
EV 3 to 16.3 (20lx to 200,000lx)
Flash light
Range Low F No.2.8 to 22 (20lx/s to 1,300lx/s)
Range High F No.16 to 90.9 (640lx/s to 38,000lx/s)
Illuminance
Ambient light
2.5lx to 610,000lx
0.23FC to 56,500FC
Digital
Ambient/Flash light
*Visual Color temperature + CC index
*LB filter number + CC filter number (Fuji’s LBA/LBB, Kodak Wratten/LEE filter number)
*LB index + CC index
Film
Ambient/Flash light
*Photographic Color temperature
*LB filter number + CC filter number (Fuji’s LBA/LBB, Kodak Wratten/LEE filter number)
*LB index + CC filter number
Illuminance
Ambient light only
*Lux(lx)
*Foot-candle(ft-cd)
Measured color temperature
2,300K to 20,000K
Selected color temperature
2,500K to 10,000K
LB index
-500 to +500 (in MK-1)
LB filter number
Fuji’s LBA/LBB
LBB20 to LBA20
Kodak Wratten/Lee
80A+80D to 85B+81EF
CC index
80G to 80M
CC filter number
200G to 200M
Illuminance
2.5lx to 610,000lx, 0.23FC to 56,500FC
Synch speed
Flash light
1s to 1/500s (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400
Preset no.
Digital mode
19
Film mode
19
Dot matrix display
Radio triggering
8 user-adjustable characters
Channel
CH1 to 32 (C-500R only)
Quad-triggering zone
A, B, C, or D (C-500R only)
Operating temperature range
-10 to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Storage temperature range
-20 to 60°C (-4° F to 140°F
Power
Two AA 1.5V batteries (Alkaline, Manganese, Lithium, Nickel, NiCd and NiH)
Dimensions
2.4 × 6.2 × 1.1in (62 w × 158.6 h × 28 d mm)
Weight
C500: 8.1 oz ( 230g) with batteries, C-500R: 8.1 oz (230g) with batteries
Standard accessories
Soft case, Strap , Synchro terminal cap, Operating manual, Quick Guide,
2 AA dry cell alkaline batteries
Main functions
Color temperature measurement, illuminance measurement, Custom settings, Preset
White Balance/Color Compensation, Color/illumination contrast comparison, Battery
power indicator, Auto power off, Automatic EL backlight, Jog wheel lock, Tripod socket,
Wireless radio triggering (C-500R)
21 Specifications
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