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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card

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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card

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Product Highlights

  • Color Touch Screen Interface
  • Incident, Reflected, Flash Exposures
  • Wireless Flash Power Control
  • Custom Exposure Profiles and Calibration
  • Flash Exposure Analyzing Function
  • Adjustable Menu Navigation
  • Retractable and Removable Lumisphere
  • AAA Battery Power Source
  • Includes X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • Includes Sekonic Gray Balance Card
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The Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray balance Card combines the innovative L-478DR light meter with touch screen interface and flash power control and the ColorChecker Passport to simplify the process of calibrating your camera for accurate exposure levels and colors. Utilizing free software from Sekonic and X-Rite, photographers can easily create an exposure profile of their cameras, calibrate their meters and make color profiles that will deliver optimal color and exposure settings for specific photo and cine applications.  

The L-478DR 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.

The ColorChecker Passport provides the standard 24-color patch for creating DNG profiles, a creative enhancement target for evaluating warm and cool tones and shadows, a white balance target and the Sekonic Gray Balance Card available only in this special bundle. The Sekonic Gray Balance card enables you to do incident-only calibration with the Sekonic Data Transfer System (DTS) and reflected light calibration with the separately purchased Viewfinder 5º attachment.

The targets are housed in a protective, compact, "passport" case that reduces color fading and contains a built-in stand for optimal placement.

*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)
  • ColorChecker Passport
    The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport provides three photographic targets in a compact, durable case which minimizes color patch fading. Utilizing the included camera calibration Software, the ColoChecker allows you to quickly and easily capture accurate color, enhance portraits and landscapes, and maintain color control and consistency from capture to edit. The Creative Enhancement Target provides enhancement patches and allows you to check shadow details and highlights and check and control color shifting. The Classic Color Target lets you evaluate specific colors and create a DNG profile and the White Balance Target will allow you to have consistent, customized, in-camera white balance. Also included is a built-in stand to provide you with optimal shooting angles.
    Sekonic Gray Balance Card
    Also housed in the ColorChecker Passport and only available bundled with the LiteMaster L-478-Series meters is the specially produced Sekonic Gray Balance Card. The purpose of the Sekonic Gray Balance Card is to enable reflected-light calibration when using the separately purchased Viewfinder 5º attachment. There is an "Incident Only" calibration method available with Sekonic's Data Transfer System that needs no additional accessories.
    Data Transfer System
    Sekonic's Data Transfer System (DTS) simplifies exposure and meter calibration using the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card. With Sekonic's DTS Version 3, you can create an exposure profile and map out the dynamic range of your DSLR or digital video camera. Transferring this data to the Sekonic L-478DR meter enables it to recognize which details of a scene or subject will be properly imaged and which will be over or under the range of the camera. There are two ways to calibrate the L-478DR meters using Sekonic's DTS Version 3 software: incident-only calibration using Sekonic's DTS enables creating exposure profiles for precise metering without need for additional accessories, and reflected-light calibration requires the L-478-series Viewfinder 5° attachment, available separately, to read the Sekonic Gray Balance Card for calibrated reflected-light readings.
    Light Meter
    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)
    ColorChecker
    System Requirements Windows:
    Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (latest SP required, 32- and 64-bit versions supported)
    512MB RAM
    Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP or better CPU
    200MB of available disk space
    Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
    Internet connection required for software update

    Macintosh
    Mac OSX 10.5.x, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 (with the latest updates installed)
    G4 Processor or higher (Intel recommended)
    512MB RAM
    350MB of available disk space
    Monitor resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
    Format DNG
    Compatible Software Adobe Lightroom 2.0 or newer Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 4.5 or newer Adobe Photoshop CS3 or newer Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or newer Adobe Bridge CS3 or newer
    Languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
    Dimension (D x W x H) 4.9 x 3.5 x 0.4" (125 x 90 x 9mm)
    Weight 3 oz (80g)
    Environmental Requirements Temperature: 32-104°F (0-40°C) Humidity: 0-85% (non-condensing)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 6.0 x 2.8"
    Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card
  • 2 x AAA Manganese Batteries
  • Operating Manual and Data Transfer Software CD-ROM
  • Soft Case
  • Anti-Glare Film
  • Strap
  • Start-Up Guide
  • 3 x Photographic Targets
  • Protective Case
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty for Light Meter
  • Limited 1-year Warranty for ColorChecker
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card
     
    4.7

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Compact (9)
    • Durable (6)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (7)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Portraits (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Weddings (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (3), Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What was I thinking !!!!

    Just started about 4 months ago at this level of photography studying aperture, shutter, lighting
    and without a meter you can imagine the trial and error shots I was getting. So I...Read complete review

    Just started about 4 months ago at this level of photography studying aperture, shutter, lighting
    and without a meter you can imagine the trial and error shots I was getting. So I did what any other beginner would do, got on Youtube after a lot of videos by a lot of photographers I got the L-478dr and color checker, learned how to use it and WOW!!! what was thinking by not buying this the same time I bought the camera

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The Jury is Still Out

    The first one arrived DOA (dead on arrival), so that didn't make me very happy (take off two stars), although B&H did make me a happy B&H customer by...Read complete review

    The first one arrived DOA (dead on arrival), so that didn't make me very happy (take off two stars), although B&H did make me a happy B&H customer by quickly sending me another (so add back one star, giving a rating of 3 stars)!

    This is my first light meter, so I'm still learning.

    Pros:
    -The touch screen
    -Ease of controls
    -Memory
    -Use with PocketWizards, although I haven't tried this yet and I only have the PocketWizard PlusX. I opted for the PocketWizard version just in case I go that route.

    Cons:
    -The case is old fashioned and not very user-centric. The light meter could easily fall out of the top and the only way to fasten the light meter to your person is via a belt loop! For the price, Sekonic should provide a better case!
    -Sekonic's help on the website could be better organized. The videos and articles are not categorized by topic.
    -Sekonic should include the spot meter.

    I haven't used this long enough, so I don't feel that I can yet recommend it to a friend. Until I have more experience using this light meter and d because of the cons listed above, I'm thinking that you might be able to do better at a lower price point.

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    5.0

    Great package

    By Curtois

    from Jonesboro, Arkansas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

          The L-478DR light meter is outstanding. With the addition of the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport color fidelity is accurate and easily accomplished.

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          5.0

          strobist must have

          By kony

          from Chicao

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

          I've always used light meters, and even if this meter didn't trigger my Pocket-wizards it would be among the best meters I've used. The ability to retract the measuring "ball" is very welcome. It has a solid well-built feel. Pricey, but worth it if you use speedlites and want to be as accurate as possible.

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          5.0

          Love it!!

          By Betances Photography

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

            Best Way to get great pictures

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A must have especially for Studio work

            By Gmarshall

            from Florida

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                  This Meter is easy to learn, very useful when using it with Strobes or Flashes that have PocketWizard attached to them. I am so impressed my next purchase would be the accessory spot meter attachment.
                  My only disappointed is it comes with a very cheap case, buying the optional case is a must to protect your investment. I gave it 4 stars because of the case.

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Daniel

                  from Miami. Fl

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                        Very useful in studio.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The Best!

                        By Nivar photography

                        from Miami Florida

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                              I loved the touch screen and also you can control power light direct from this meter. Amazing!!!

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              What was I thinking !!!!

                              By DivemasterDave

                              from Dayton,Ohio

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                Just started about 4 months ago at this level of photography studying aperture, shutter, lighting
                                and without a meter you can imagine the trial and error shots I was getting. So I did what any other beginner would do, got on Youtube after a lot of videos by a lot of photographers I got the L-478dr and color checker, learned how to use it and WOW!!! what was thinking by not buying this the same time I bought the camera

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                The Jury is Still Out

                                By Contrast

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                      The first one arrived DOA (dead on arrival), so that didn't make me very happy (take off two stars), although B&H did make me a happy B&H customer by quickly sending me another (so add back one star, giving a rating of 3 stars)!

                                      This is my first light meter, so I'm still learning.

                                      Pros:
                                      -The touch screen
                                      -Ease of controls
                                      -Memory
                                      -Use with PocketWizards, although I haven't tried this yet and I only have the PocketWizard PlusX. I opted for the PocketWizard version just in case I go that route.

                                      Cons:
                                      -The case is old fashioned and not very user-centric. The light meter could easily fall out of the top and the only way to fasten the light meter to your person is via a belt loop! For the price, Sekonic should provide a better case!
                                      -Sekonic's help on the website could be better organized. The videos and articles are not categorized by topic.
                                      -Sekonic should include the spot meter.

                                      I haven't used this long enough, so I don't feel that I can yet recommend it to a friend. Until I have more experience using this light meter and d because of the cons listed above, I'm thinking that you might be able to do better at a lower price point.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Device

                                      By Lou

                                      from Springfield, TN

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                        I purchased this device to help take time out of post production work and to help avoid second guessing the cameras meter. The Passport color checker that came with it was equally helpful in increasing post production efficiency.

                                        -As a side note I did return and purchase the view finder to make the device complete.

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                                        5.0

                                        Sekonic Pro L-478dr

                                        By L-Boogie

                                        from Glendale

                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                        Great product with all the necessary features!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        A must have for studio flash photography

                                        By PS Productions

                                        from Delran ,NJ

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Good Audio Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                          I love this for multiple strobe shooting because it helps nail the exposure every time. I also like the % of flash feature when using flash outdoors. I wish they would add more triggering options other than just pocket wizards but thats no big deal the Colorchecker Passport is great especially when doing events with multiple shooters its great way to have all shots look like them came from the same shooter.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          L478 save time and Money

                                          By NONE

                                          from FL

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                            It readings are on the money Less time in Photoshop & Lightroom so it save time by taking a few moments before the shoot.

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                                            5.0

                                            Trip the light Fantastic

                                            By Stevo

                                            from El Cajon CA.

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Family Photos
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Video
                                              • Weddings/Events

                                              Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                              A terrific tool to arrive at the correct exposure for your particular lighting situation.

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Awsome piece of equiptment.

                                              By Johnbo of the North

                                              from Missoula, MT

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Family Photos
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Studio Work
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                I shoot in both a studio and outdoors. as far as i am concerned it is a nessecary piece of studio eq. The large screen is easy to see and very intuitive. the touchscreen was easy to get used to and fast to adjust settings.If you have studio lights you need this meter. you can read and use it in the darkness of a studio easily.outside it takes the guess work out of exposure. The buttons are rubber gripped as is the side of the meter for easy pushing and holding. The color checker and software aare very easy to use,

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Tool

                                                By Marcel

                                                from New York

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                    Get the right exposure for great photos.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Litemaster Pro L-478DR

                                                    By TheBear

                                                    from Montana

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Family Photos

                                                      Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                      Don't waste your time reading this 'stuff'. Just buy one!! Can't believe I made it this long without one. AMAZING tool!!

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Yes, Virginia, You DO Need A Meter

                                                      By mike

                                                      from canyon lake, ca

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Lightweight
                                                      • Reliable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday use
                                                        • Home
                                                        • Landscape Photography
                                                        • Portraits
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • Traveling

                                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                        Using the combination of the Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport ensures that I have a correct exposure with accurate color tones each time I press the shutter! This is an excellent incident meter which eliminates the guesswork when dealing with high contrast subjects. I use both the meter and the Passport in the studio and at all of the sporting venues where I shoot. Above all else, this combination of tools gives me confidence in knowing that my exposures and colors will be spot-on every time!

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works Great!

                                                        By MikeSmith7000

                                                        from Pikeville , KY

                                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                        I could not decide which light meter to get at first, but after reading several reviews and weighing the options, I decided to go with this model. So far I have been happy with the purchase. The ability to trigger the pocket wizard devices was the most sought after option. Getting the color checker passport was the icing on the cake.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Simply amazing!

                                                        By Will B

                                                        from Baltimore, MD

                                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                        Don't know how I survived without this combination of tools. Saves me time everytime I use it and great results in every image.

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                                                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Next steps for this amateur photographer

                                                        By psion1

                                                        from Arkansas, USA

                                                        Comments about LiteMaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card:

                                                        Each year I try to dive a little deeper into photography. This year is about getting color and exposure to a predictable level prior to post production. I did my research prior to making this step exploring the websites and product specifications and watching many tutorial videos from B&H, the product companies, and other u-Tube videos. I thought this would all be easy, not really. After a month of so of on and off experimentation with this I think I have got to where I wanted to go, be patient. The exposure meter is the most daunting part of the project and getting it right for a collection of cameras in many different light scenarios. Do, try and tweak, and then using the factory settings vs your results to see the differences. It will probably be some time before I can say without a doubt that the specific setting for each camera and conditiion are what I envisioned. I will take my time and many photos for comparison of my settings against the factory setting. This year I will be using this specifically for landscape photography. Now the X-Rite Color Checker Passport has been very easy for me to comprehend. I now use it as the first shot at any outing. I wanted this to calibrate the four main cameras I use when I am out so I may achieve consistent color across each camera.

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