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

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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 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
  • 2.7" Color Touchscreen LCD
  • Flash Analyzing Function
  • Filtration Compensation Mode
  • Illuminance/Luminance Measurements
  • Contrast Function & Memory Mode
  • Custom Exposure Profiles & Calibration
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Sekonic L-478DR-U overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard System
  • Anti-Glare Film
  • Hand Strap
  • Soft Case
  • Operating Manual & Data Transfer Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sekonic L-478DR-U specs

    Type Digital light meter for flash and ambient light
    Radio Frequency 340-354 MHz (PocketWizard)
    Receptor Element 2 x Silicon photo diodes
    Receptor Head Incident Light: Lumisphere convertible to flat diffuser, rotates 90° right & 180° left
    Reflected Light: Optional 5° viewfinder
    Measuring Modes Ambient Light: Aperture priority, shutter speed priority, TF priority, EV metering, HD Cine (shutter priority, FPS metering, lux, or fc), Cine (FPS metering, shutter angle setting, lux, or fc), illuminance (lux or fc), luminance (cd/m² or fl)
    Flash Light: Cord (PC sync terminal), cordless, wireless radio triggering
    Measuring Range Ambient Light (ISO 100): Incident: -2 to 22.9 EV; Reflected: 3 to 19.9 EV
    Flash Light (ISO 100): Incident: f/1.0 to f/128.9; Reflected: f/2.8 to f/128.9
    Illuminance: 0.1 to 180,000 fc / 0.63 to 2,000,000 lux
    Luminance: 0.29 to 290,000 fl / 1.0 to 980,000 cd/m²
    Repeat Accuracy ±0.1 EV or less
    ISO Range 3 to 409,600 in 1/3 steps, plus 850
    Shutter Speed Ambient Light: 1/64,000 sec to 30 min, plus 1/200 & 1/400 sec, in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps
    Flash Light: 1/1,000 sec to 30 min, plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, & 1/400 sec, in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps
    Aperture f/0.5 to f/161.2 in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps
    Frame Rate 1-1,000 fps
    Shutter Angle 1-358°
    EV Range -27.9 to 55.8 EV (only ambient light)
    Memory Function 9 readings
    Zones ControlTL: 3 zones
    Standard: 4 zones
    Connections 1 x PC sync terminal
    1 x Mini-USB port
    Screen 2.7" / 6.9 cm color touchscreen LCD
    Power Source 2 x AAA batteries (alkaline, manganese, lithium, nickel hydride, or nickel)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Dimensions 2.2 x 5.5 x 1.0" / 57 x 140 x 26 mm
    Weight 4.9 oz / 140 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 5.9 x 2.0"

    Sekonic L-478DR-U reviews

    LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard System is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light meter capabilities Light meter capabilities- i've used this light Master Pro now for three weeks . It's been more accurate, and easily read in the field and the studio for light my needs. I am a first year student at the local art institute, and having to shoot everything on manual mode. Although my Nikon reads very well in any light situation, the light meter itself provides a more accurate light measurement for any situation that I've come across. The additional benefit factor is the cost versus eight hire in light meter and provides all the necessary tools I need for at least the next three years. i'm sure that any enthusiast or beginner photographer would benefit from this light meter .
    Date published: 2016-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sekonic Meter- loving it! I am just learning all this meter can do, but so far it has been really accurate for exposure settings. I know it will be a wonderful tool to have in my bag for my professional photography business.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised Works great with older Pocket Wizard MultiMax
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN, VERY USER FRIENDLY. Love to be able to get white balance spot on.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What Y ou Need While most cameras now have excellent internal light meters they can only take into account the entire scene. Most times this is okay unless there are significant variations of light within the scene. The Sekonic Litemaster L-478DR-U is the perfect solution. It is simple, easy to use and always reliable. I use it always.
    Date published: 2016-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around meter This is a compact, versatile meter. The controls and interface are very good. So far I am using it primarily as a flash meter. The ability to mix flash and available light is straightforward and very helpful. I have yet to use the sync function with my Pocketwizard products but am looking forward to it...
    Date published: 2016-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes I would buy this product again. I haven't used every function of this device, because I just got it, but it is easy to use and very accurate.
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Littlel bit DATED touch screen technology but work very well I never go out shooting without this meter. Littlel bit DATED touch screen technology but work very well.
    Date published: 2017-02-17
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