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Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter

B&H # SEVF5DL478 Mfr # 401-364
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Litemaster Pro L-478D/DR
  • Precise Reflected-Light Measurements

The Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for the Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeters is an attachment spot viewfinder that features a 5° metering area for more precise, reflected-light measurements.

5° metering area for precise meter readings
Viewfinder design allows you to make accurate light readings from a distance.
Compatible with L-478-series light meters.
Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Sekonic5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Landscape photography (4)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Studio (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Easy to Attach Accessory

      Great attachment for the L-478 light meter. Goes on in place of the lumisphere.

      It would be nice to have a case that can house both the meter and the spot...Read complete review

      Great attachment for the L-478 light meter. Goes on in place of the lumisphere.

      It would be nice to have a case that can house both the meter and the spot viewfinder.

      A 1 degree spot meter accessory would have been better for some applications, but that would have been more expensive, if you need a 1 degree spot meter do not get the L-478 meter. Get the Sekonic L-758 instead.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Only way to get reflect reading on L478

      I have only got chance to use it for couple dates before my L478D broke.

      This view finder is the only way for L-478 to get reflect reading. It should...Read complete review

      I have only got chance to use it for couple dates before my L478D broke.

      This view finder is the only way for L-478 to get reflect reading. It should come with the meter or sell in a lower price. Also you need this if you want to create a custom profile for the meter.

      During the use, I notice it is tricky to get a correct reading with this viewfinder from a credit card size gray card without blocking the light. Due to the parallax error, it is not easy to meter a small area/object.

      You can carry your meter with the original case with this view finder attached, just need to rotate it 90 degree. but you still need to put your diffuse dome somewhere else.

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      4.0

      Excellent

      By Mike

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

        I am not sure what I expected, but this finder exceeded my expectations. The results obtained are invaluable, and its build quality is superb. My outdoor exposures are much improved with this product. The lightmeter senses the presence of the finder and shows you that in memory view. Lack of the 5th star is not really a fault of the device; it is the inconvenience of having to put the finder or the dome somewhere when changing them, and the fact that with the spot viewfinder attached, the meter will not fit into the regular or deluxe case.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Spot Viewfinder

        By Harvey

        from CA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filming
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

          It works like a dream. I love it.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Must Have

          By Sputnik

          from Eureka CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

            Works as it's indented easy to snap on and off.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Tool

            By Flyin7

            from Gillette, Wy

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

              Very easy to use. Works great for landscapes. I wish I could leave it attached when storing the L-478D in its case.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Worth Getting

              By KJP

              from Lubbock, TX

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                I purchased this accessory for use with my Sekonic L-478D light meter. It is easy to attach, works as described, and feels like a quality piece of equipment.I do wish there was more complete documentation included with it, as there are markings visible through the viewfinder which aren't described in the included fold-out.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great addition to the l-478!

                By Erik

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Film
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Video
                  • Videofilm

                  Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                  I use this mostly for video/film work. It is a great addition to the l-478 light meter. I calibrated it as soon as I got it. If you don't have a way of doing this, mine was very close (I think within 0.2). The down side is you have to switch back and forth by attaching and detaching the incident and spot meters. The 5 deg. reading is also a little wide but not a deal breaker.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Addition to the Sekonic Pro L-478D

                  By bmessenger

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                    Great Addition to the Sekonic Pro L-478D Light Meter! This works great for Landscape Photography

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Complements the light meter

                    By Jay

                    from Harrisburg

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                    Designed for the 478l

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    get this when you buy 47

                    By Tjsouza

                    from Nashua nh

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                      This is a must have for you 468

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Helpful Accessory

                      By Katie

                      from Largo, FL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Sold separately

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                          This is a must to have with your Sekonic L-478DR Light meter. My only issue is that is does not automatically come with the light meter and sold separately but as a photographer I must have the piece.

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Works as expected - but not the warranty

                          By Barry

                          from Edmonton, Canada

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                Just got the L-478DR and the spot viewfinder. Working very well so far.

                                However was very disappointed to discover that out of country purchases can't be registered with Sekonic for warranty, nor do you qualify for the extension to three year warranty.

                                No warranty for brand new expensive products definitely drops the score.

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                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Easy to use

                                By Dick Smith

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                      Does exactly what it is supposed to do. Slightly inconvenient to have to carry this separately to my L-478D, otherwise no complaints

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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Use it to create custom profile

                                      By charchar

                                      from Seattle

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                            Use it with Exposure Profile Target II to create custom profile. This should come with the meter like the L758DR.

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                                            • No

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                                            (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Only way to get reflect reading on L478

                                            By Super

                                            from Atlanta GA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                            I have only got chance to use it for couple dates before my L478D broke.

                                            This view finder is the only way for L-478 to get reflect reading. It should come with the meter or sell in a lower price. Also you need this if you want to create a custom profile for the meter.

                                            During the use, I notice it is tricky to get a correct reading with this viewfinder from a credit card size gray card without blocking the light. Due to the parallax error, it is not easy to meter a small area/object.

                                            You can carry your meter with the original case with this view finder attached, just need to rotate it 90 degree. but you still need to put your diffuse dome somewhere else.

                                            Share this review

                                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great product... Cant live witout -it!!

                                            By Laszlo101

                                            from Florida

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Meserment
                                            • Light Weight

                                            Cons

                                            • None so far

                                            Best Uses

                                            • landscape
                                            • Portrait
                                            • Wild life

                                            Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                            The spot meter is very important to determine correct exposure in landscape photography!

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Easy to Attach Accessory

                                            By Selective Focus

                                            from New York, New York

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Quick Setup

                                            Cons

                                            • Needs A better case

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for Litemaster Pro L-478D, L-478DR Lightmeter:

                                              Great attachment for the L-478 light meter. Goes on in place of the lumisphere.

                                              It would be nice to have a case that can house both the meter and the spot viewfinder.

                                              A 1 degree spot meter accessory would have been better for some applications, but that would have been more expensive, if you need a 1 degree spot meter do not get the L-478 meter. Get the Sekonic L-758 instead.

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