Sekonic L-308X Light Meter

March 1, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Accessories | Comment |

The Sekonic L-308X is a new light meter aimed at both photographers and filmmakers. The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X is packed with all of the latest functions, including all of those found in the L308S and L-308DC light meters. Features such as a customised new screen display and LCD backlight, Aperture (F) Priority photo mode and ISO 850, to match the native ISO of Canon cinema cameras like the C300, make the L-308X one of the most versatile and affordable photo/cine light meters available today. The Sekonic L-308X will retail for £215 in the UK.

Sekonic Press Release

Sekonic announce the new Flashmate L-308X light meter

The Flashmate L-308X builds on the popular L-308 series of light meters, combining a familiar blend of compact and intuitive design with the very latest features, making it the ideal light meter for today’s filmmakers and photographers.

The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X is packed with all of the latest functions, including all of those found in the L308S and L-308DC light meters. Features such as a customised new screen display and LCD backlight, Aperture (F) Priority photo mode and ISO 850, to match the native ISO of Canon cinema cameras like the C300, make the L-308X one of the most versatile and affordable photo/cine light meters available today.

Kenji Sawai, Sekonic Executive Office of Sales and Marketing, commented, “With just one camera, today’s shooters have become multimedia image makers. We have used our expertise and experience as a recognised industry leader in light measuring tools to create the perfect entry-level hybrid light meter for today’s up-and-coming photographers and filmmakers”

Key Features

Three meters in one: Photo/HD Cine/CINE modes for all imagemakers

Photo Mode: (Ambient) T priority, F priority and EV modes

(Flash) Cord and Cordless flash mode

HD Cine Mode: (Ambient) T priority, Lux/Fc mode, frame rate setting

CINE Mode: (Ambient) Frame rate priority, Lux/Fc mode, shutter angle setting

Automatic LCD backlight (activates under EV5 lighting)

Switchable Incident/Reflected light measurement and removable lumidisc

Calibration compensation from ‐1.0 to +1.0 in 0.1 step increments

Intuitive and compact design that fits into your pocket

Basic Specifications (measuring range at ISO 100)

Ambient: EV0 to 19.9

Flash: F1.0 to F90.9

Lux: 2.5 to 190,000lx

Foot‐candle: 0.23 to 17,000fc

Power source: One AA battery

The Sekonic L-308X will be available from early March. Samples will be on the JPD stand (B122) at The Photography Show

Price: £215 SRP

Full Specification

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 Sensivity, Ambient & Flash light, ISO3 to ISO8,000 (in 1/3 steps), plus 850  

LCD  Segment type LCD with Backlight (Automatic illumination under EV5)  

Operating Temperature 0℃ to +40℃

Storage Temperature -20℃ to +60℃

Power Source 1.5V x 1 (AA battery)  

Weight Approx 80g (without battery)  

Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx 63mm x 110mm  x 22mm

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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