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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard System

BH #SEL478DRU • MFR #401-477
Sekonic
Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard System
Key Features
  • Flash Power Control & Radio Triggering
  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • Range: -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
  • Cine Setting: Frame Rate & Shutter Angle
Equipped with a large and intuitive 2.7" color touchscreen LCD and now featuring built-in radio flash power control and triggering for the PocketWizard ControlTL and standard wireless systems, the LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter from Sekonic will make incident metering for ambient and flash light super simple. The ability of this system enables complete control of the flash's power in 0.1-step increments. Along with this, the radio system has separate selection between 3 zones for ControlTL or 4 zones for standard triggering with measured values maintained for ratio determination.
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Sekonic L-478DR-U Overview

Equipped with a large and intuitive 2.7" color touchscreen LCD and now featuring built-in radio flash power control and triggering for the PocketWizard ControlTL and standard wireless systems, the LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter from Sekonic will make incident metering for ambient and flash light super simple. The ability of this system enables complete control of the flash's power in 0.1-step increments. Along with this, the radio system has separate selection between 3 zones for ControlTL or 4 zones for standard triggering with measured values maintained for ratio determination.

Notable for the L-478 light meter series is the large color touchscreen, which allows for fast control over settings for both ambient and flash metering. The meter is quite capable as well, able to function within a range of -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100. Additionally, for the current crop of hybrid shooters this model expands on its standard stills functions with two distinct video modes: Cine and HD Cine. These settings give access to frame rate selection from 1-1,000 fps as well as shutter angle settings from 1-358° as well as ISO 850 for Canon cinema cameras.

Guaranteeing the best possible performance is a suite of functions and features that will ensure users have the best tools available to them. Among these is a flash analyzing function that uses ambient and flash simultaneously to allow for shooters to dial in their preferred mix. Also, using the included Data Transfer Software users will be able to do Exposure Profiling for their camera by using the optional 5° viewfinder, showing dynamic range limits and knowing that you will have an accurate exposure. Alongside this is a Filtration Compensation Mode that allows for the meter to account for filter factor, which can now be done at up to 12 EV for landscape shooters using high-density ND filters. Other features include a contrast function for comparing brightness, a memory mode for 9 readings, and illuminance or luminance measurement.

Lumisphere receptor head rotates 90° right and 180° left and retracts for conversion to a flat diffuser
Optional 5° viewfinder for spot metering
Ambient light measuring modes include aperture priority, shutter speed priority, TF priority, CINE, HD Cine, illuminance, and luminance
Flash can be measured with PC sync terminal connection, cordless, or radio triggering
Measuring range at ISO 100 of -2 to 22.9 EV with incident light or 3 to 19.9 EV with reflected light
ISO range of 3 to 409,600 in 1/3 steps, including 850 for Canon cinema cameras
Other functions: exposure profile, mid tone function, exposure compensation, filter compensation, multiple cumulative function, memory/clear/recall function, average function, contrast function, auto power off, touch panel lock
Runs on 2 AAA batteries, which must be purchased separately
Firmware upgradeable via mini-USB port

Sekonic L-478DR-U Specs

Meter TypeAmbient
Cine
Flash
Spot Metering5° Spot (Optional Attachment)
Flash MeteringCordless
Radio
Metering
Light Reading MethodIncident
Reflected
Light ReadingsCandelas per Meter Squared (cd/m²)
Foot Lamberts (fl)
Footcandle
Lux
Measuring ModesAperture Priority
EV Metering
FPS Metering
ISO Priority
Shutter Priority
Aperture RangeFlash, Incident: f/1 to 128.9 at ISO 100
Flash, Reflected: f/2.8 to 128.9 at ISO 100
f/0.5 to 161.2 (1, 1/2, 1/3-Step Increments) at ISO 100
EV RangeAmbient, Incident: -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
Ambient, Reflected: 3 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100
ISO Range3 to 409,600 (1/3-Step Increments), Plus 850
Shutter Speed Range1/64,000 to 30 Minutes (1, 1/2, 1/3-Step Increments), Plus 1/400, 1/200
Max Flash Sync Speed1/1000
Cine Speed / Shutter Angle1 to 1000 fps at 1 to 358°
Illuminance Range0.63 to 2,000,000 Lux / 0.1 to 180,000 fc
Luminance Range0.3 to 290,000 fL / 1 to 980,000 cd/m²
Exposure MemoryYes, 9 Readings
Physical
Receptor ElementSilicon Photodiode
DiffuserAdjustable Spherical to Flat
Display2.7" / 6.9 cm Color Touchscreen LCD
InterfacePC Sync Terminal
Mini-USB Port
Memory Card SlotsNone
Tripod Mounting ThreadNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery2 x AAA (Alkaline, Lithium, Manganese, NiMH)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Radio SystemPocketWizard
Dimensions2.2 x 5.5 x 1" / 57 x 140 x 26 mm
Weight4.9 oz / 140.0 g (without Batteries)
Warranty LengthLimited 3-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 5.85 x 2.1"
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