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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
     
    4.3

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Landscape photography (4)
      • Video (4)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      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.

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      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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      3.0

      Works great, IF YOU NEED IT.

      By Supermanny

      from San Jose, CA

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

      Soooooo...this item works as intended. BUT (and this is a big but), had I done a little more research I wouldn't have bothered with it because it does what my camera already does in spot-metering mode. I looked in my camera's manual and discovered that the angle of view of my camera in spot-metering mode is the same as this viewfinder. So it's redundant and I would rather just use my camera to spot meter. This could be useful if you're using a fairly wide-angle lens (where the 5-degree spot in the camera's viewfinder would cover a larger area than this viewfinder) or if you just find it inconvenient to switch your camera to spot-metering mode. But personally I find it more inconvenient to switch the dome on my light meter for this gizmo than to switch my camera mode.

      All that being said, I haven't used this a lot but it seems to work well and is pretty on-par with the incident meter readings but harder to use accurately. I imagine that a 1-degree meter would be much better but that's neither here nor there. You get what's advertised but just make sure you really want it before you buy.

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      5.0

      One of my most valuable tools

      By Jack a still and video shooter

      from Detroit

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

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

        I shoot both video and still and this product is constantly in use on any shoot. I learned how to shot on film and am very seletive about which areas of an image are lit for detail, and how the overall image has contrast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        eye

        By gary p

        from allentown,pa

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

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

          easy to used

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          indispensable feature

          By brad

          from new york, ny

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

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

            having this option for spot metering is a must especially as a final check before you shoot to make sure you didn't miss anything and to scan your whole scene for any problems.Can be a bit cumbersome to put on and take off especially while holding everything in your hands. Kind of wish this was just built in to the meter in the first place, but apparently to do so cost another $ bucks...

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            4.0

            Works Better then I thought

            By T-Ro Films

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Works perfectly

            Cons

            • Needs a case

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Film
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because I wish it came with some kind of case that lets you carry everything together. I feel like I might loose this or drop it in the dirt on a shoot. Other then that I actually really like it. It works perfectly. Just like the high end spot meters. And its super easy to switch back and forth between the two.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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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                      • No

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                      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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                        • No

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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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • 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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Works as expected - but not the warranty

                                By Barry

                                from Edmonton, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      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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                                      • No

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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

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • 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.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  (8 of 11 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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