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Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter

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Product Highlights
  • Color Touch Screen Interface
  • Still, Cine, Incident, Reflected, Flash Exposure Meter
  • Wireless Flash Power Control
  • Custom Exposure Profiles and Calibration
  • Flash Exposure Analyzing Function
  • Adjustable Menu Navigation
  • Retractable and Removable Lumisphere
  • AAA Battery Power Source

The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter is an incident and flash meter featuring a color touch screen interface. The touch screen-based navigation lends itself to a highly intuitive and efficient workflow, allowing you to quickly modify exposure settings and navigate menus. This meter is also highly versatile and capable of measuring flash, incident and reflected light for still, HD video, or cine applications.

The L-478DR can be customized or adapted to your own specifications; depending on the metering modes you use most often, you can hide certain modes to create a more streamlined menu system. Exposure constants include shutter speed, f/-number, ISO, shutter angle, and frame rate; and the exposure variable can be decided upon depending on the situation you are working in. Illuminance and luminance values can also be taken, which are measured in footcandles/lux or candela per square meter/foot-lamberts, respectively. For more fine-tuned results, you can create and input personal profiles, allowing the meter to display exposure settings in accordance with your specific camera's dynamic range and clipping points.

When working with wireless flash metering, the L-478DR has the ability to wirelessly control the power of your flashes via PocketWizard ControlTL technology. Pairing this technology within a light meter enables you to wirelessly adjust the power output from full to 1/64th power for either Nikon or Canon strobes that are mounted to a PocketWizard FlexTT5 transceiver (optional), or to certain studio strobe packs using PocketWizard ControlTL receivers. It will also trigger standard PocketWizards like the Plus or MultiMax series, or any strobe with built-in PocketWizard support. 20 standard channels and 3 CTL zones are available for use with strobes, and your wireless settings can be modified through the menu settings. Depending on the number of lights you are using, you can alter the output of each device from the meter and take a subsequent reading from the main screen. Once each flash group has been measured individually, you can determine your overall exposure settings and transfer those settings to your camera*.

Other settings available include the ability to memorize up to 10 different exposure readings in order to refer back for comparative overall measurements. The AVE/EV setting allows you to make one master exposure reading and have subsequent readings displayed as differential values based on the master exposure value. When working with flash metering, the flash exposure values can be expressed as a percentage of the flash-to-ambient light, giving you the ability to more easily alter and previsualize lighting ratios. Filter compensation and exposure compensation settings can also be applied in order to remove the necessity to apply different filter factors after a meter reading has been taken.

*Note: When using the L-478DR for wireless power control, the applicable PocketWizard units must be updated to the latest firmware. Furthermore, the Mini TT1 or Flex TT5 radio (optional) must be set to "No Change (Trigger Only)" mode. This will allow the L-478DR to function as the master controller, and ensure that your camera will not alter the power settings of the flash groups.

Color Touch Screen Interface and Design
  • The touch screen provides a more intuitive style of navigation and allows you to simply touch the settings you wish to adjust. Menu navigation is intuitive and the handling of various configurations becomes an expedited process.
  • Simple visual layout provides a clear view of your exposure setting and permits customization in regard to the information you wish to be displayed (including a choice of analog exposure scales (EV or f/-stops); 1, 1/2, or 1/3 step increments; the inclusion of 1/10 stops; and the option to hide metering modes you do not use frequently).
  • One physical menu button provides access to a more in-depth menu system that is then navigated through the touch screen. This menu allows for you to program exposure profiles and modify custom settings for your meter.
  • Measure and memory buttons are located on the side of the device for recording and initiating exposure readings. A PC sync terminal is located on the bottom of the device for direct, corded flash metering. A USB terminal is located on the side and provides a connection point to your computer for firmware updates and for loading exposure profiles to your meter. The attached light receptor features a retractable Lumisphere that can be rotated 90° clockwise or 180° counter-clockwise. It is also removable in order to facilitate the use of optional attachments.
  • Wireless Flash Power Control
  • Wirelessly control and modify the power output of PocketWizard-mounted/enabled strobes or flashes directly from your meter.
  • Three sliders allow you to dial up or dial down flash power from full to 1/64th power directly from the meter.
  • Up to three zones can be managed; when working with more than one zone, determine each zone's values individually in order to establish desired lighting ratios, then an overall exposure sum will be determined.
  • Versatility Between Metering Methods
  • Ability to measure incident or flash light and display exposure readings as f/-numbers, shutter speeds, or ISO settings for use with still imaging, HD video, and cine uses. Exposure constants also include frame rate and shutter angle for a variety of motion uses.
  • Also capable of measuring illuminance as footcandles/lux or luminance as candela per square meter/foot-lamberts.
  • Flash metering can display the percentage of flash-to-ambient light within the scene for precise lighting ratios.
  • Comparative metering can be accomplished by using the AVE/EV function; allowing you to set a standard reading and have subsequent readings shown as the difference in exposure value.
  • Cinematic modes offer creative options for setting frame rates between 1 to 1000fps or shutter angles from 1° to 358°.
  • Filter compensation mode enables you to directly apply the effects of filters to your exposure reading. Up to four different filter factors can be applied at once, and up to 30 different filter factors can be stored for use (24 common filters are pre-programmed, including CTB, CTO, ND, +/- green, and 85 amber filters).
  • Custom Profiling
  • You can enable and disable different metering modes from showing up in menus, allowing you to configure the meter to your own personal workflow.
  • Calibration and custom profiling can be accomplished in accordance to your own personal camera by executing a series of exposure tests, processing the tests through Sekonic's Data Transfer Software (included), and outputting the results as a personal profile for use with your meter. These personal profiles confine your meter to work within your specific camera's dynamic range (up to 10 distinct profiles can be saved). Profiles can also be modified or created directly through the meter.
  • Display Range
  • ISO- ISO 3 to 409600 (in 1/3 steps)
  • Shutter Speed- Ambient: 30 min. to 1/6400 sec. (in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps), 1/200 and 1/400 sec. also available
    Flash: 30 min. to 1/1000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps), 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, and 1/400 sec. also available
  • Aperture- f/0.5 to f/162.2 (in 1/3 steps)
  • Frame Rate (f/s)- 1 to 1000 (20 types other possible settings)
  • Shutter Angle- 1° to 358° (20 types other possible settings)
  • EV- EV -27.9 to 55.8 (only effective with ambient light)
  • Analog- T scale: 4 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/3 steps)
    F scale: f/1.0 to f/90 (in 1/3 steps)
    EV scale: EV -3 to 3 (incident light, in 1/3 steps) / EV -7 to 7 (reflected light, in 1/3 steps)
    Illuminance lux: 0 to 50,000 lux
    Illuminance fc: 0 to 5,000 fc
    Luminance cd/m2: 0 to 2,500 cd/m2
    Luminance fl: 0 to1,000 fl
  • Contrast- EV -9.9 to 9.9 (in 1/10 steps)
  • Filter Compensation- EV -5 to 5 (in 1/10 steps)
  • Compensation- EV -9.9 to 9.9 (in 1/10 steps)
  • Metering Method Incident light and reflected light (with optional attachment)
    Receptor Head Lumisphere convertible to flat diffuser (with retracted Lumisphere)
    Receptor Element Silicon photo diodes
    Measuring Modes Ambient: Aperture priority measuring, Shutter speed priority measuring, TF priority measuring, Cine measuring, HD Cine camera measuring, Illuminance measuring (lux, foot candle), Luminance measuring (foot-lambert, cdm2)
    Flash: Cord Mode (with/without multiple cumulative), Cordless Mode (with/without multiple cumulative), Radio triggering Mode (with/without multiple cumulative)
    Measuring Range Ambient- Incident: EV -2 to 22.9 (approx. f/2 at 15 sec. to f/22.9 at 1/8000 sec.) / Reflected: EV 3 to 19.9
    Flash light- Incident: f/1.0 to f/128.9 / Reflected: f/2.8 to f/128.9
    Illuminance- 0.63 to 2,000,000 lux / 0.10 to 180,000 fc (EV -2 to 19.6)
    Luminance (Reflected Light)- 1 to 980,000 cdm2 (EV 3 to 22.9) / 0.29 to 290,000 fl (EV 1.5 to 22.9)
    Repeat Accuracy +/- 0.1 EV or less
    Calibration Constant Incident: Lumisphere C = 340, Flat C = 250
    Reflected: K = 12.5
    Power Source 2x AAA dry cell batteries (alkaline, manganese, lithium, nickel hydride, or nickel-based)
    Operating Temperature 14-122°F / -10-50°C (no condensation)
    Storage Temperature -4-140°F / -20-60°C (no condensation)
    Dimensions 2.2 x 5.5 x 1" / 57 x 140 x 26 mm
    Weight 4.9 oz / 140 g (without batteries)
    Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter
  • 2 x AAA Manganese Batteries
  • Operating Manual and Data Transfer Software CD-ROM
  • Soft Case
  • Anti-Glare Film
  • Strap
  • Start-Up Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    SekonicLitemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter
     
    4.7

    (based on 80 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (42)
    • Lightweight (34)
    • Compact (32)
    • Durable (14)
    • Great picture quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family photos (27)
      • Weddings (23)
      • Landscape/scenery (19)
      • Travel (13)
      • Portraits (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photography student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (49)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great light meter

      I'm a photography student and purchased this light meter because it was a mandatory tool for the studio component of the program. It's an incredibly helpful and useful tool and I'm particularly pleased with...Read complete review

      I'm a photography student and purchased this light meter because it was a mandatory tool for the studio component of the program. It's an incredibly helpful and useful tool and I'm particularly pleased with the interface. It took barely minutes for me to figure out how to have this thing running. It's incredibly easy to use and intuitive, which is great for a studio newbie like myself. There are a number of different colour schemes you can use, depending on whether the light meter is being used in the studio or out in the sunlight, to help you better see what's on the screen. This is especially useful when out in glaring sunlight. This light meter is also lightweight and well built. Its best feature is its consistency, which in my opinion is a sign of a good quality meter. The meter gave accurate and consistent readings across the board, even after constantly changing lighting in the studio over the course of 2 hours. The touch screen interface may sound gimicky on paper but it's a real treat to use. With the amount of features this thing holds, it's definitely a plus not to have so many buttons to press and any wheels to turn.
      The built-in pocket wizard functionality is also a huge bonus. Within minutes this thing was updated via usb, set up, and ready to work with the studio lights. Definitely if you're using any pocket wizards this is the light meter you want to get.
      For beginners who are intimidated, don't be. I'd never used a light meter before and found it very intuitive and straight forward. I was using it within minutes.
      Excellent light meter!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It's ok - but not the best

      I purchased this after losing my Sekonic L-358 on a previous shoot. Here are the positives: It does everything I expected it to and is easy to navigate quickly. Unfortunately there is...Read complete review

      I purchased this after losing my Sekonic L-358 on a previous shoot. Here are the positives: It does everything I expected it to and is easy to navigate quickly. Unfortunately there is a list of negatives:
      1. Battery life is poor - especially when you are triggering the pocket wizard for an extended period of time.
      2. Takes too long to power on
      3. I used to let my other light meter dangle on a light stand. This one I can't because I'm afraid I'll hurt the touch screen
      4. I had an editorial on the beach a week ago and I had a hard time reading the screen due to brightness.
      5. I'm always afraid I'm going to hurt the touch screen. (I know I mentioned this already, but that's a biggie for my studio.
      There is a lot to like about it, however those 5 listed should be a big deal to any photographer.

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      5.0

      Accurate lightmeter

      By Shinka

      from Indonesia

      Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

      Best one so far...

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      5.0

      Very capable light meter

      By Josh the Eye

      from Clarkdale, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

        The interface is simple and intuitive. Also quite easy to read in daylight, which I was worried about since I do a lot of outdoor photography. All in all a solid purchase that I highly recommend.

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Romney

        from New Orleans

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

          This little meter makes shooting so much faster for me. Now I can shoot with confidence. I replace an older meter with this one. Now I have flash % and that
          is worth every penny.

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          5.0

          Amazing addition to my equipment

          By JDMFotos

          from Southern California

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

            This small but mighty piece of equipment is worth every penny it costs. I was able to use this almost immediately out of the box. Small learning curve and bingo my flash pictures were dead on. I was amazed at the difference this light meter made compared to the in-camera light meter.
            If you are learning lighting this is a must to learn the basics and small differences in ambient and flash lighting can make.

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            5.0

            Gotta have it!!!

            By Will

            from Dallas,TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Audio Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

              Love my new toy. It helps tremendously in studio.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent Meter

              By TeboPhoto

              from Westerly, RI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                  This is an excellent Flash and Ambient Light meter. Works seamlessly with Pocket Wizards.

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                  5.0

                  Best thing since sliced bread!

                  By BruwtForce

                  from Boone, NC.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                    Don't usually bother to write any reviews, but man alive this thing is awesome. I own the PocketWizard Mini, AC3, x4 FlexTT5's and x4 AC9's which control a set of AlienBee B1600's. The AC3 is now gathering dust on the shelf - the meter worked out of the box with no issues for me. Only config item needed to double check the radio channels for the PW's, and it was good to go.It just works, it's smooth, the interface is clean, and appears to be accurate from what I've seen so far.My only wish would be an infinite battery life, but I guess that's just wishful thinking! That and the fact that you need to buy the attachment for $ + to do reflective metering.

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                    5.0

                    Solved some challenges for me

                    By WarrenTB

                    from Chandler, aZ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                      Really like this light meter and very happy I bought it. It has solved some bigger challenges for me shooting under artificial lighting for sports.

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                      5.0

                      Blows my old meter away

                      By Roger

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                          I was really hesitant about buying a touch screen meter. But I use this inside, outside and it just works. Screen can be read even in direct sunlight. I mainly us this for studio work but I have been trying out video and having that function to set up my DSLR for video is breeze.

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                          5.0

                          when in doubt

                          By Milton

                          from Dallas, Texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                            great for some added info when the camera sensor is suspect

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Agustico

                            from Illinois, USA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                              Just got this light meter and just love it, great accuracy, good material.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great piece of equipment

                              By aquadai

                              from Los Angeles, California

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Video Quality
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Battery Life Isn't Long

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                              This device gives me perfect exposures every time I take a picture. It's light weight and its easy to use. The built in pocket wizard makes taking strobe flash photos so much easier. If your a serious photography or videographer, you definitely should add this to your gear. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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                              5.0

                              Great light meter.

                              By telefoto

                              from Nashville

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                Anyone who uses studio lights needs a good meter and this is one of the best.
                                Built-in Pocket Wizard functionality makes lighting a snap.

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                                5.0

                                Magnificent tool!

                                By Mike

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Control Flash
                                  • Indoor
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                  I use the 478DR shooting interiors and exteriors of homes, condos, and hotels, and also events. I am honestly amazed by how much this meter has improved my exposures. I use the meter with a Conon 5D III, Canon speedlights, PocketWizards and the CamRanger. With the 478DR directing exposure, I now get consistent, superb lighting in any situation. (I know - it sounds like an advertisement, but it's true for me.) If you think light meters are a holdover from film, as I thought for years, you are as wrong as I was. If you are serious about excellence and saving time/frustration/postprocessing, this is a must-have tool, like a cabinet maker's table saw or a surgeon's scalpel.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect

                                  By Kramrock

                                  from Marshall, MI

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Setup
                                  • Fits Nicely In Hand
                                  • Small

                                  Cons

                                  • Long Thin Strap

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                  I am using mostly for reading percentage of fill flash. Easy to use and understand. Getting much better results than using E-TTL. I also like being able to get average readings in ambient light. I like the size. Fits in pocket well which is a good thing because the long thin strap that comes with it was snagging everything.

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                                  5.0

                                  Oh My

                                  By Shorthandedgoal

                                  from Detroit Michigan

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                    This product is everything advertised and more. Works flawlessly with my PocketWizard X.

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                                    5.0

                                    a must-have tool by a top name company

                                    By Rabeiro Photography

                                    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Audio Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Commercial
                                      • Fashion
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Product
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                      I've had other meters before, but this one is top quality. Love it's accuracy and all the functions it offers to make the best determined reading. While some photographers opt to do without a meter, they spend more time guessing at their lighting and falsely rely on a histogram for readings. Clearly, owning a meter saves time and allows precise lighting in much less time. So have at it chimpers, I'll stick to what works.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great light meter

                                      By Advanced amateur

                                      from King George, VA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                        I really didn't know how it would be to have a touch screen on a light meter but it works very well. I got the DR version that has the built-in PocketWizard module. At a recent studio photo shoot, we had two stations set up using PocketWizard channels 1 and 2. While adjusting the strobes at the stations, I was able to go into the menus of the L-478DR and switch PocketWizard channels very quickly - probably in less than 10 seconds.

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                                        5.0

                                        Lots of features.

                                        By Nikonuser

                                        from San Diego, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Pricey

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                        Although at first it felt a bit "light," I've gotten used to the feel! I really like the large screen and touch features. It's great to be able to select the different metering modes right from the screen. This is my fourth Sekonic meter.

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                                        3.0

                                        It's ok - but not the best

                                        By K Linh

                                        from Lexington, SC

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter:

                                            I purchased this after losing my Sekonic L-358 on a previous shoot. Here are the positives: It does everything I expected it to and is easy to navigate quickly. Unfortunately there is a list of negatives:
                                            1. Battery life is poor - especially when you are triggering the pocket wizard for an extended period of time.
                                            2. Takes too long to power on
                                            3. I used to let my other light meter dangle on a light stand. This one I can't because I'm afraid I'll hurt the touch screen
                                            4. I had an editorial on the beach a week ago and I had a hard time reading the screen due to brightness.
                                            5. I'm always afraid I'm going to hurt the touch screen. (I know I mentioned this already, but that's a biggie for my studio.
                                            There is a lot to like about it, however those 5 listed should be a big deal to any photographer.

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                                            • No

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                                            Watson AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh) - 4-Pack
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