The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478D Light Meter and X-Rite ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card combines the innovative L-478D incident and flash meter with 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 profiles that will deliver optimal color and exposure settings for specific photo and cine applications.
The color touch screen-based navigation of the L-478D lends itself to a highly intuitive and efficient workflow, allowing you to quickly modify exposure settings and navigate menus. It is also highly versatile and capable of measuring flash, incident and reflected light for still, HD video, or cine applications.
The L-478D 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.
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.