Sekonic today introduced the new Sekonic SpeedMaster L-858D exposure meter. Equipped with a 2.7" touchscreen, the new model offers flash duration measurement and has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control. Filmmakers and landscape photographers will appreciate the L-858D’s increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot measurements giving them the ability to obtain extreme low light level readings. The L-858D also offers optional wireless triggering modules for Elinchrom, Phottix and PocketWizard radio triggering devices. The Sekonic SpeedMaster L-858D light meter will be on display at the Photokina show in Hall 4.1, Booth E-010.
Sekonic Press Release
Introducing the New Sekonic SpeedMaster L-858D
Tokyo, Japan and White Plains, NY – September 19, 2016
The most advanced light meter ever created for photographers and filmmakers.
Sekonic Corporation, the leader in design and engineering of Professional Photographic and Filmmaking Light Meters, announced their latest advancement in metering, the NEW Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D. With it’s 2.7” color touch screen and truly innovative and sophisticated features, the L-858D leads the way to the next generation of light measurement control.
Sekonic has combined over 60 years of experience in the image-making world with cutting edge technology to create the SPEEDMASTER L-858D. The meter has undergone a significant design change and was built with a comprehensive feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-makers.
A pioneer in the space, the L-858D now offers flash duration measurement, providing critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. Also, as it’s name implies, the SPEEDMASTER L-858D has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control, making it an essential tool for photographers utilizing this game changing technology.
Break Through Boundaries
The L-858D builds off the popular L-478D series features and function sets that enable photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers.
Filmmakers and landscape photographers will appreciate the L-858D’s increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot measurements giving them the ability to obtain extreme low light level readings. The L-858D also offers optional wireless triggering modules for Elinchrom® and Phottix® in addition to PocketWizard® brand radio triggering devices, giving photographers utilizing strobes ultimate control over their lighting workflow.
“The Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D is a perfect example of a great brand being responsive to its fans and responding to how popular high speed sync is. The Sekonic engineers have developed an incredible tool that combines flash duration measurement, an intuitive touchscreen interface and many other advances to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and filmmakers.”
— Jan Lederman, MAC Group President.
SpeedMaster L-858D Key Features
• Flash Duration Measurements
• HSS Flash Measurements
• Optional Radio Transmitter now for Elinchrom® and Phottix® in addition to PocketWizard®
• Exposure Profiling
• Other Key Features:
- 2.7” Color dot-matrix touch screen
- Extended ISO Range ISO 3 to ISO 13,107,200 + ISO 850
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m - 1/16,000s for flash light
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m - 1/64,000s for ambient light
- Full HD Cine & CINE mode: 1 to 1000 f/s and 1 to 358° shutter angle
- Connectivity with MAC/PC DTS software for firmware upgrades, custom settings and exposure profiling
Visit us at Photokina: Hall 4.1, Booth number E-010
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Sekonic Corporation, based in Japan, provides the widest range of light measurement devices for photographers around the world. Established in 1951, the first Sekonic brand exposure meter introduced was the revolutionary Sekonic P-1. In 1984, the Sekonic Digipro X-1 and L-518 meters were taken into space on the NASA Space Shuttle. With more than 60 years of expertise, Sekonic continues to produce and develop meters for the film, video, cinematography and digital photography markets. For more information on Sekonic, visit: www.Sekonic.com.
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