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Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter

B&H # SEL758DR Mfr # 401-758
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You Pay: $634.00
Product Highlights
  • Flash,Ambient,Incident, Reflected Light
  • All-Weather Design
  • Radio Triggering / Includes RT-32CTL Module
  • 14 Custom Settings
  • 1° Spot Measuring
  • Digital Display
  • Pre-Exposure Warning
  • Retractable Lumisphere
  • Analyzing Function
  • With Data Transfer Software

The Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster is the world's first multi-function light meter that can be programmed to match and be calibrated to the sensitivity of your digital camera sensor or type of film for perfect exposure control.  They have produced an incredible meter that more than meets the needs of the photographic community. This full-featured meter will definitely make everyone happy as it is loaded with every imaginable feature - and then some...

Expanding on the unqualified success of the L-558R, Sekonic has taken the next step and designed a meter that offers advanced features such as Spot/Incident measurement modes, flash/ambient measurements, flash analyzing, built-in PocketWizard wireless triggering, plus Exposure Profiling, Pre-Exposure warning, 14 selectable custom settings, and much more. This weather-resistant meter not only meets the needs of the digital community but can also serve the cinema community. The L-758Cine model will have expanded cine speed (fps) 1 thru 1000, Lux 0.63 to 190,000, Foot-Candle 0.10 to 180,000, Cd/m to 190,000, Foot-Lambert 0.07 to 190,000 and Preset filter compensation values (including Kodak Wratten filter number)

The L-758DR measures light beyond the capabilities of your camera and ensure repeatable accurate and consistent measurements. In addition, the dynamic range of a particular digital camera or film can be stored, recalled and displayed. Using the USB transfer cable (included) and the Sekonic Digital Input and Transfer software (included), a digital camera or film's exposure profile can be uploaded from a computer (Macintosh or Windows) to the L-758DR.

Up to three different digital camera or film exposure profiles can be saved and quickly retrieved with a touch of a button. With its Pre-Exposure warning indicators and adjustable mid-tone settings, the L-758DR puts the power of digital exposure control in the palm of your hands.

When you need to take a light reading - think Sekonic.

Important: To comply with local broadcast regulations, Sekonic wireless systems sold in the various markets around the world are designed to operate at different frequencies. When purchasing and/or installing a transmitter module or using the meter with a receiver, be sure that the meter, module and receiver are designed to be used in your location and use the same frequency.


The FCC designation indicates the meter and module are designed for operation in the USA/North American market. Frequencies: CH 1 to 16: 344.0 MHz; CH 17 to 32: 346.5 to 354.0MHz

The CE designation indicates the meter and module are designed for operation in European countries. Frequencies: CH 1 to 16: 433.62 MHz; CH 17 to 32: 434.22MHz

When purchasing and/or installing a transmitter module or using the meter with a receiver, be sure that the meter, module and receiver are designed to be used in your location and use the same frequency.

The wireless flash triggering system used in Sekonic meters consists of two parts that are designed to be used together and operate only at a specific frequency. Do not install a CE marked module into an FCC marked meter or FCC marked module into a CE marked meter as this will produce a unit that is not compatible with either frequency.

Exposure Profiling
In order to achieve correct exposure profiling with the 758DR, you need to purchase the optional Exposure Profile Target II. Once purchased, your meter becomes programmable to respond to light exactly like your digital camera or type of film; The L-758DR can be programmed to perfectly match the sensitivity of a digital camera sensor or type of film for perfect exposure control; In addition, the dynamic range of the digital camera or film can also be stored. Up to three Exposure Profiles (digital cameras, types of film, file type or file type) can be stored and recalled quickly and easily. Exposure profiles can be created for the following measuring modes:
  • Reflected measurements (calculated from ISO 3 to 8000)
  • Ambient measurements (calculated from ISO 3 to 8000)
  • Incident measurements (calculated from ISO 3 to 8000)
  • Flash measurements (calculated from ISO 3 to 8000)
  • Four Meters In One
    Independent programming of Flash, Ambient, Incident and Reflected measuring modes customized to your digital camera or type of film
    Working together (Incident and Reflected modes)
    Measured values can be memorized and retained in both reflected and incident measuring modes; For example: A incident reading can be retained and displayed as a diffused mid-tone on the analogy scale (f-stop or EV scale), at the same time as reflected spot reading of a highlight or shadow can be measured and memorized; The result is a Highlight, Mid-Tone and Shadow measurement displayed on the meter's analogy scale
    Spot with Digital Display
    The L-758DR DigitalMaster features a rectangular 1° parallax-free spot viewfinder; In dim or bright light situations, the L-758DR DigitalMaster's spot viewfinder displays f/stops, shutter speeds and more; The built-in spot meter measures both reflected ambient, flash or combined lighting
    Pre-Exposure Warning
    Displays and alerts when a measured value exceeds your digital cameras (or type of film) dynamic range
    Super Sensitive Flash Metering
    Measures light beyond the limits of any camera (reflected flash measurements as low as f-2.0 (ISO 100)
    1° Spot with Digital Display
    Rectangular 1° spot viewfinder with vivid display
    Mid-Tone Adjustment
    The Mid-Tone button acts as an exposure shift, moving the highlight or shadow within the dynamic range of the digital camera or type of film; Once the desired high light or shadow setting is selected, the pre-exposure blinking alert icon stops flash, indicating that the value is within the recordable range
    Retractable Lumisphere
    A built-in adjustable incident dome (Lumisphere) provides full measuring in the standard position or when retracted, provides cosine-corrected light readings for individual light source measurements or flat artwork
    Analyzing Function
    Simultaneous reading of flash and ambient light is analyzed and displayed
  • Combined readings of flash and ambient
  • Percentage of flash in the total exposure
  • Simultaneous display of flash, ambient and combined readings on the analog display
  • Exposure, Calibration and Filter Compensation
    Independent incident and reflected exposure compensation of up to +/-9.9 EV can be easily set for custom film exposure corrections or for bellows extension factors; With the calibration, compensation setting of +/-1.0 EV, matching built-in camera meters or other handheld meters is a snap; There is even a filter compensation setting of +/-5.0 EV for filter factor compensation
    Data Transfer Software
    Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh computers, the Sekonic Data Transfer Software automatically calculates the entered test data from a digital camera and creates an exposure profile; These profiles contain exposure characteristics for Flash, Ambient, Incident and Reflected exposure modes from ISO 3 to ISO 8000; In addition, the dynamic range at all ISOs are calculated and stored; Exposure profiles are transferred via a USB cable (included) from the Data Transfer Software (included) directly into the L-758DR. Once the data is completely transferred to the meter, it is automatically calibrated and programmed for the specific digital camera sensor or film loaded in its memory
    Dual ISO Settings
    The L-758DR offers the flexibility of taking a single measurement and displaying the f-stop and shutter speed for two different ISO film speeds, such as negative film and Polaroid proofing film; The second ISO setting is also ideal for calculating exposure compensation such as filter factors or bellows factors, without having to change the original film speed settings
    All Weather Design
    All buttons, switches and compartments are sealed and the meter housing has been constructed with durable, rugged conditions in mind; Ideal for shooting in sandy, rainy or humid conditions
    14 Custom Settings
    The custom settings mode provides a quick and easy setup of individual meter preferences. The L-758DR's features and modes can be turned on or off, as well as modified to fit the needs of the individual using the meter
    Memory All Clear
    Memorized values can be all cleared or the last memorized value can be deleted (backspace clear), in addition, individually selected values can be selected and cleared

    Wireless Selective Quad-Triggering

    Built-in Radio Transmitter Module: Wireless triggering and measuring of flash up to 100' away (PocketWizard compatible) 1
    Radio technology: Complex 16/24 bit digitally coded
    Range: Up to 100' from transmitter to receiver or transceiver
    Channels: 1 to 16 channels standard, 17 to 32 "Selective Quad Triggering"
    Radio Wave Frequency: USA & Canada - CH1-CH16 344.00MHz; CH17-CH32 346.50 - 354.00MHz;  Europe: CH1-CH16 433.62MHz;  CH17-CH32 434.22MHz
    Measuring System Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light; 2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
    Measuring Modes Incident and reflected light
    Receptor Head Rotating; Convertible to flat diffuser (Lumisphere in down position); 3.3' to infinity (1m to infinity); 1° spot with display in finder
    Aperture/Shutter Priority
  • Aperture priority metering, Shutter priority metering, EV metering
  • With synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative), Without synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative)
  • Measurement with built-in wireless flash triggering radio triggering system (cumulative and non-cumulative)
  • Display Readout
  • U (underexposure) or O (overexposure) indication
  • Auto illumination: EV 6 and under (custom setting function);
  • Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.0d
  • ISO Range
  • Second ISO film speed setting: ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 stop)
  • f/Stop Display Range Ambient Light
  • Incident light: -2 to 22.9EV
  • Reflected light: 1 to 24.4EV with 1° spot viewfinder
  • Repeat Accuracy: +/- 0.1 EV or less
    Flash
  • Incident light: f/0.5- f/161.2 (approx. f/175)
  • Reflected light: f/2.0 to f/161.2 (approx. f/175) with 1° spot viewfinder
    Aperture:
  • f/0.5 to f/161.2 (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stop)
    Analog Scale:
  • Aperture:
  • f/1.0 to f/128 (in 1/2 stop)
  • Shutter speed: 4 seconds to 1/4000 second (in 1/2 stop)
  • Shutter Speed - Ambient Ambient light: 30 minutes to 1/8000 seconds (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stop) plus 1/200, 1/400
    Shutter Speed - Flash Flash: 30 minutes to 1/1000 second (in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 stop) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400
    EV Range (ISO-100) -9.9 to 46.6EV (in 1/10 stop)
    Cine Speeds 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 frames per second (at a 180° shutter angle)
    Exposure Memory 9 readings on analog scale (f/stop and shutter speed) with memory recall and clear feature
    Shadow/Highlight Calculation Yes
    Brightness Difference +/- 9.9 EV (in 1/10 stop)
    Flash to Ambient Ratio 0 to 100% in 10% increments
    Multiple Flash
  • Unlimited flash readings (only one digit is displayed when the cumulative number is ten or more)
  • Up to 9 readings can be averaged
  • Power Source
  • One CR123A battery (3V Lithium dry cell); 60 hours; With 3 level status icon;
  • Auto Power Off: 20 minutes after last use (10, 5 or no shut off in custom setting mode)
  • Operating temperatures: 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
  • Weight 9.5 oz (268 gm) with battery
    Exposure Calibration
  • +/- 9.9 EV (in 1/10 stop)
  • Calibration compensation: +/- 1.0 EV (in 1/10 stop)
  • Specialties
  • Built-in radio transmitter module
  • JIS standard water resistance class 4, splash-proof type
  • 1/4" tripod socket for placing meter in subject area for cordless flash measuring
  • Dimensions 3.5 x 6.7 x 1.9" (90 x 170 x 48 mm) (WHD)
    Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter
  • RT-32CTL Radio Transmitter Module
  • Soft Case
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Synchro Terminal Cap
  • CR123A Battery
  • Custom Settings Chart (sticker)
  • Multi-Function Chart (sticker)
  • USB Cable
  • Data Transfer Software
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SekonicL-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter
     
    4.7

    (based on 127 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate (102)
    • Consistent (89)
    • Lightweight (76)
    • Strong construction (64)
    • Compact (50)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (6)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (91)
    • Portraits (85)
    • Film (29)
    • Artwork (20)
    • Photojournalism (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (36), Pro photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (26), Professional (10), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (79)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Meter

    I hesitated buying an incident meter because so many “vocal” digital photographers said they were obsolete. They’re wrong. Setting ratios on studio strobes with the integrated pocket wizard module eliminates...Read complete review

    I hesitated buying an incident meter because so many “vocal” digital photographers said they were obsolete. They’re wrong. Setting ratios on studio strobes with the integrated pocket wizard module eliminates guesswork, exposures are more accurate and predictable and the workflow is more efficient. The L-758DR is well built, the Tenba case is well padded with a belt loop for easy access and includes a storage area for a backup battery. The meter & exposure profile target are expensive, but you get what you pay for.
    Using the L-758DR provides me with invaluable feedback in my lighting analysis: ratios, dynamic range, percentage of flash relative to ambient in an exposure, etc. You will learn more about lighting by actively metering the scene and observing meter readings than by passively letting the camera do it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Amazing Meter - Frustrating Support

    Overall, from a design point of view, this has to be the best meter on the planet. It's reasonably easy to use, a dream to use and dead accurate too. But, there...Read complete review

    Overall, from a design point of view, this has to be the best meter on the planet. It's reasonably easy to use, a dream to use and dead accurate too. But, there were problems for me.

    I tried to calibrate the meter against my Nikon bodies. Nothing worked. I was getting error messages that were not documented in the manual they give you. I wrote Japan three times and got no help or even a reply. I wrote the Canadian distributor three times and only on the third try was there a response. The response said "we have assigned your case to someone, you'll hear from us shortly". Well I never heard from them at all. It's over a year now since I got that message.

    After three frustrating months I did finally figure out how to calibrate the meter with my cameras and lenses. It's remarkably simple when you know how but until you know how you have to leap tall buildings.

    Technical support from Sekonic is non existent and is really bad, they don't seem to care if they have struggling customers or not. I guess they figure they'll sell meters anyway since it is the best. Their documentation leaves a lot to be desired too.

    But ... if you don't have a need to calibrate the meter with your cameras, it's an amazing piece of engineering most likely the best in the world. You simply take your chances when you get into technical problems.

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    5.0

    Great entry meter

    By CS

    from Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Should've Had Limited Fps

    Best Uses

    • Film
    • Photography

    Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

    Easy to use. No amateur or professional filmmaker should be without one of them if you are lighting a scene.

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    5.0

    Helpful

    By Pat

    from Lockport, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Landscape
    • Photography

    Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

    It is a quality product. I have found it helpful. After watching the Sekonic videos with Joe Brady, I found the setup and calibration with my camera very easy. The manuel that comes with it is satisfactory. It also comes with a nice carrying case with a belt loop.

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    5.0

    Exceptional Light Meter

    By Max

    from Elizabeth City, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Consistent
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

      Outstanding. Have calibrated my camera (5D Mark III) to light meter with Xrite Color Checker Passport and I very pleased. Currently I'm using meter for portraits and landscapes (spot meter w/ clouds and highlights) and finding exceptional results.

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      5.0

      Great meter

      By Rusty

      from Ames,Iowa

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Less Intuitive Than 478

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

      This is a great meter. I also have the 478Dr which I like a lot. The 478 allows me to vary flash output from the meter whereas this meter just fires the flashes. The 478 is also more intuitive to use. The biggest reason for the 758 meter for me was landscapes. The one degree spot reflectance meter is much better than the 5 degree add on option for the 478 when doing landscapes. I shot some white pelicans on a river and the spot meter was very helpful. The size of the spot doesn't vary like the in- camera spot metering does when the focal length of the lens in the camera is changed. I know right where I'm obtaining the measurement. Also if you like to use reflective readings for portraits then the 758 is more handy than the 478 since you don't have to remove the dome and replace it whenever you want to do a reflective reading.

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      5.0

      This is the one to own...

      By JohnInBlackHawk

      from Colorado

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Consistent
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • It's Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Film
      • Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Portraits
      • Scenics
      • Spot Metering

      Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

      I recently inherited a set of studio monolights from a retiring portrait photographer who feared the lights would sit in storage and that I really needed to use them for an upcoming personal project of mine. The only light meter I owned was an old Sekonic L28-C2 which I've had for nearly 30 years. It was never intended for metering flash photography. I bought the Sekonic L-758DR Digital Master after seeing it in use in a number of lighting classes on CreativeLive. The best in the business were using this meter to make a living - that's good enough for me. After recovering from the sticker shock and using it for a couple of weeks, I am in love with this amazing tool of the trade. This meter doesn't limit you to just flash readings...it is useful in landscape, travel and tabletop photography as well, not to mention spot readings! I cut my teeth on film cameras that didn't have meters and I've always found my ancient Sekonic to be reliable and accurate. So, for my hard-earned money, it does everything I need. Oh, the fact that it'll trip my studio strobes, saves me a lot of walking. Set the ISO, press the button - got it! I can easily load my camera calibration profiles into the L-758DR and know that my readings will be reliable.

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      5.0

      Great!

      By D&H

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

      Very useful!

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      5.0

      Best Ever

      By Scotterdoo

      from Denver CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Consistent
      • Lightweight
      • None
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

        I am primarily a landscape photographer however I do have a studio and do portrait work as well. The Sekonic L-758DR handles it all! The spot metering (1 degree) is invaluable when trying to pluck out crucial highlights in a landscape scene and the wireless capability to trigger Pocket Wizard receivers in the studio is awesome as well! Check out Joe Brady's webinars on this meter either on Sekonic's website or YouTube, these will get you up and running very quickly and you will have a thorough understanding of how this baby will rock your photography world!

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        5.0

        Owesome!

        By titoporta

        from Annapolis, Maryland.

        Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

        One of the best and more complete light meter in the market. I use it in my studio to trigger my pocket wizards plus 3s, and outdoors, to use it with my canon speed lights. You can go wrong with this unit, is amazing!

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        5.0

        A Great Tool

        By John the Mountaineer

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Consistent
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Purchase A Target Separat

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

        I did not check everything in the specification, but most functions work great. It is very intuitive for most function and is easy to use. I specially enjoy using the software to profile the camera. How surprise I am about the performance of the camera. At least now, I know what the camera can do and not expect more than its real possibilities. I am sorry we have to buy the Target II to perform this task. It should be included in the package. The accompanying CD did not work and was a very old version. Better download it from Sekonic website.
        A great tool for serious photographer.

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        5.0

        Great Light Meter

        By Iceman

        from Oklahoma City, Okla

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Consistent
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

          Whether using with studio lights or outside, works great for correct exposure and camera calibration.

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          5.0

          Outstanding meter!

          By IcemanOK

          from Oklahoma City, Okla

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Consistent
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

            This product is reliable, easy to use and functions well in a studio or the outdoors!

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            5.0

            A real workhorse

            By Anymouse73

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Consistent
            • Time-saving

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Imaging
              • Film
              • Landscapes
              • Macro
              • Photography
              • Photojournalism
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

              I have been using the L-758DR for almost 2 years now and never had even a hiccup. I use it for everything from studio work to landscapes and it gives me perfect exposure the first time, using both the incident and reflected metering. The built in computer makes ensuring that your image is inside the contrast range of your sensor sure with no guesswork. That information will tell you if you need to bracket for HDR and how much. There are plenty of tutorials from Sekonic available to make using this lightmeter to its potential easy and painless. I do not have the newer RT-32CTL transmitter module in this meter and I still use it with FlexTT5's in manual by using the standard receive channel that runs in parallel with the CTL channel on the Flex. Using the lightmeter with the PocketWizard triggers really speeds up my workflow. I also bought the special gray target for doing camera profiles (which works as advertised), but it really was not necessary. I also use the X-rite ColorChecker Passport for my color workflow and the classic ColorChecker target will do the same as the expensive and dedicated graduated gray target. Between the Sekonic profile and the ColorChecker's DNG camera color profile, my images have perfect exposure and color after about about a minute and a half in Lightroom - no matter how many images, as long as they were shot in the same light. Once you have incorporated this lightmeter into your workflow, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it before. It works with film and digital, and even has some simple Cine-functions in it!

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              4.0

              Excellent Meter

              By fotomoto

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Consistent
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Film
                • Photography
                • Photojournalism
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                I got this over the less expensive model because I wanted the spot meter for averaging values. It's excellent. It's much easier that trial and error and more accurate than adjusting for the camera's meter. I highly recommend this to anyone serious about upping their

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                5.0

                Everything and more

                By IcemanOK

                from Okc, OK

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Consistent
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                  Great product! The documentation was OK but there are enough on-line videos from Sekonic to make the overall package outstanding. The ease of use, flexibility and quality workmanship make this a "must-have".

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                  5.0

                  Great Meter

                  By Frank Johnson

                  from Salt Lake City, Utah

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Compact
                  • Consistent
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                    Works great. Meters light just like it should.

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                    3.0

                    Great electronics - fragile construction

                    By Survivor

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Consistent
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                    Great meter. Included software is less than you might expect, but you can do firmware upgrades and profile the meter to your camera. There is a big "if" though. You need to purchase a rather expensive target to shoot images for profiling. $[$] extra. Should be included if you buy the meter. At the very least, it should be bundled at a great discount. Very expensive meter for such cheap construction. Body is plastic. Dials are plastic, too. Case barely fits, and is very cheap and not protective. This is a professional meter in hobbiest packaging. Body should be metal - magnesium alloy. Battery door should be more secure. Case should be hard and protective. Sekonic could and should do better.

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                    5.0

                    Sekonic L-758DR - An Invaluable Tool

                    By PhotoGene47

                    from Bakersfield CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Consistent
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Film
                      • Photography
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                      I use the product for my personal shots at home and travel. Although pricey, this exposure meter fills in the gaps where the digital camera meter fails. It has both incident and reflective reading capabilities, the ability to take multiple readings and average them, the ability to input up to three camera profiles, radio control for Pocket Wizards [32 channels] and, well, it is just a lot of fun to use as well as having potent, reliable data relating to one or more exposure readings in a scene.

                      If there is one thing I would like improved, it would be to make the meter shock resistant. Still, this is worth the price to me.

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                      5.0

                      Seems more durable

                      By Nisii Art

                      from Huntsville, AR

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                        I have only had the new 758DR for one photo shoot so far but here are my impressions. It seems more durable than the 458DR it replaced. Granted it does not have the fancy touch screen that the 458 has but maybe because of this it feels like it is more substanital and will not break as easily. The light gathering sphere is also larger than the 458. The calibration to your specific camera seems like a nice idea although I have not done it yet. Reading over the directions of how to do it seems complicated but maybe I am just getting old. I will attempt this when I have some time.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Exposures - just like that

                        By Lurch

                        from Albany, OR

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact
                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                          Grew up on film, this is like converting my camera to analog and my brain to digital. Perfect! I feel much more connected go digital theory with this light meter. Exposures absolutely the way they are in my minds eye. Good purchase!

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                          5.0

                          Great light meter

                          By Ron

                          from Houston

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Consistent
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter:

                            Easy to use and accurate, makes it easy to get great exposure, the only negative is it does not work with elinchrome triggers only pocket wizard

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