Sekonic C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter

Sekonic C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter

Sekonic C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter

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Product Highlights

  • Incident Metering for Ambient and Flash
  • Built-In PocketWizard Radio Triggering
  • Measures LED, HMI, & Fluorescent Light
  • Measures Tungsten, Flash & Natural Light
  • Range: 0.09 to 18,600 fc (1-200,000 lux)
  • Color Temperature Range of 1600-40000K
  • 4.3" Touchscreen with 9 Display Modes
  • Displays CRI, White Balance Compensation
  • Shows Rosco, Lee, Fuji, & Wratten Names
  • Multiple Light Comparison; Memory Recall
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Sekonic C-700R-U overview

  • 1Description

Intended for photographers, videographers, cinematographers, and gaffers, the C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter for Photo/Video/Cine from Sekonic is an advanced field meter capable of reading all light sources whether they're LED, flash, incandescent, HMI, fluorescent or in the natural light spectrum. Most importantly, it's a practical lighting tool that analyzes the light source using 9 different display modes on its 4.3" color touchscreen, indicating specifically what you need to do to achieve your desired effect. Additionally, the C-700R-U employs radio technology to wirelessly trigger a PocketWizard-connected flash at distances up to 100'. The meter's CMOS sensor enables measurement in increments as fine as 1nm and allows capture of color spikes in the light output—an especially valuable function when working with LED, HMI, fluorescent lighting and mixed sources.

The SpectroMaster has very impressive accuracy, repeatability, and response specs and a wide range of values in all modes. Flash units can be triggered at distances up to up 100' (30m) using the optional PocketWizard wireless triggering system. Any flash can be triggered and measured with a touch of the meter's measuring button. Selective zone control can even trigger individual flashes in a group or the entire group simultaneously. Ambient light has a wide 1.0 to 200,000 lux range (0.09 to 18,600 fc). The intuitive color touchscreen offers access to the meter's many functions including a Spectrum graph, CRI, Camera Filter, Lighting Filter, White Balance Compensation, and comparison of multiple lights.

Text mode offers screen display of color temperature, lux or fc, color compensation, and light balancing filters for your targeted color temperature. CRI also has a dedicated screen that displays standard color reference values (including R1 thru 15) as a percentage of the light source's ability to reproduce a color accurately, as compared to the Ra standard. The Camera Filter and Lighting Filter Screens display actual Rosco, Lee, Kodak Wratten, and Fuji filter designations.

Flash Measurement with Wireless Triggering
The C-700R-U measures virtually all light sources including flash and better yet it can wirelessly trigger the flash at distances up to 100' using units with attached PocketWizard receivers or transceivers or built-in PocketWizard technology. The meter's selective zone control can even trigger and evaluate individual flashes in a group or the all of the units in the group simultaneously
Selecting Radio Channels
ControlTL Channels: The C-700R-U is designed for use with the PocketWizard radio system. There are 20 channels for FCC & IC, and 3 for CE. You can set 3 zones (A, B and C) for each channel.
Standard Channels: There are 32 PocketWizard meter channels. Channels 1–16 are single channels. Channels 17–32 can have 4 zones (A, B, C, D).
Precise LED, HMI, Fluorescent, Tungsten, and Natural Light Measurement
The C-700 series incorporates a CMOS linear sensor, that measures and evaluates the true color temperature of a light source from 380 to 780nm in 1nm output wavelength increments, capturing spikes in output of conventional light sources as well as fluorescent, HMI, and LED sources
Wide Measuring Range of Color Temperature and Illuminance
A wide correlated color temperature range (1,600 to 40,000K) and illuminance (1 to 200,000 lux) offers the flexibility and accuracy to measure any constant light source in any demanding studio or on-location production
Various Displays
  • The Text Screen displays user selected measurement values. Real time measurements appear and are updated after every reading, next to their light measurement values
  • The Main Screen offers quick selection of many of the C-700 series' functions at a touch of a finger
  • The CRI Screen displays the standard color reference values (including R1 thru 15) as a percentage of the light sources ability to reproduce a color accurately, as compared to the Ra standard
  • The Spectrum Screen displays the spectral energy distribution of a source in real time. It can be displayed as a graph and data or full screen
  • The Multi Light Screen reads up to 4 light sources' color temperature as well as light balance and color compensation recommendations can be memorizes them and allows them to be compared
  • In the Box
    Sekonic C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter
  • CD-ROM with Operating Manual and C-700 Series Utility
  • Soft Case
  • Strap
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension after Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Sekonic C-700R-U specs

    Sensor CMOS linear image sensor
    Spectral Wavelength Range 380 to 780 nm
    Output Wavelength Pitch 1 nm
    Display 4.3" (11 cm) color dot matrix LCD color touchscreen
    Measuring Range Ambient light: 1.0 to 200,000 lux (0.09 to 18,600 fc)
    Flash: 20 to 20,500 lux
    Accuracy Illuminance: +/-5% +/-1 digit (1 to 3,000 lux), +/-7.5% MK +/-1 digit (3,000 to 200,000 lux) of displayed value
    CCT: +/-4 MK-1 (standard illuminant A, 800 lux)
    Repeatability Illuminance: 1% +1 digit (30 to 200,000 lux), 5% +1 digit (1 to 30 lux) of displayed value
    CCT: 2 MK-1 (500 to 100,000 lux)
    CCT: 4 MK-1 (100 to 500 lux)
    CCT: 8 MK-1 (30 to 100 lux)
    CCT: 17 MK-1 (5 to 30 lux)
    Visible-region Relative Spectral Response Within 9.0%
    Cosine Response Within 6.0%
    Temperature Drift Illuminance: +/-5% of displayed value CCT: +/-12 MK-1 (standard illuminant A, 1,000 lux)
    Humidity Drift Illuminance: +/-3% of displayed value
    CCT: +/-12 MK -1 (standard illuminant A, 1,000 lux)
    Power Source 2x AA 1.5 V (not included), USB bus power
    Measurement Time Ambient max: 15 sec
    Ambient min: 0.5 sec
    Measuring Modes Text mode, Spectral graph mode, CRI mode, Lighting Filter mode, Camera Filter mode, Spectral Comparison mode, Multi Lighting mode, White Balance mode
    Radio Frequency Standard System
    FCC and IC
    Ch. 1 to 16, 344.04 MHz
    Ch. 17 to 32, 346.5 - 354 MHz
    Ch.1 to 16, 433.62 MHz
    Ch. 17 to 32, 434.22 MHz
    ControlTL System
    FCC and IC
    Ch. 1 to 4, 344 to 346 MHz
    Ch. 5 to 20, 341.5 to 351 MHz
    Ch. 1 to 3, 433.42 - 434.42 MHz
    Other Functions Digital/Film mode, data memory: 99 data, preset function, auto power off, auto dimmer
    On-Screen Display Languages English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified)
    Interface USB 2.0
    Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Approvals and Ratings Class A of JIS C 1609-1:2006 (illuminance meter part 1)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.87 x 7.2 x 1" (73 x 183 x 27 mm) (body)
    1.57" (40 mm) (light receptor depth)
    Weight 8.4 oz (238 g) (without batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 6.5 x 3.9"

    Sekonic C-700R-U reviews

    C-700R-U SpectroMaster Color Meter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An extraordinary color meter! This is an exceptional color meter in every respect. I find several functions very useful. Measuring ambient and flash colour balance and setting the Kelvin and magenta-green balance in the camera takes only a minute or so and ensures perfect in-camera colour balance. No grey cards or issues setting colour balance in post anymore. The Pocket Wizard option works flawlessly for flash measurement. For my architectural/interior photography, I can easily measure ambient lighting conditions and precisely gel fill flashes to match. The menu layout is rational and very straightforward after spending some requisite time with the manual, which is one of the most lucid that I've seen. This purchase was somewhat of a leap of faith, since I'd never used a colour meter before and it's a costly meter. I now consider it indispensable. If your budget permits, I would highly recommend it, particularly the model with the Pocket Wizard option if you're already using Pocket Wizards in your work. Sekonic has done a superlative job with this meter.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Nice meter. We use it for mixing various light sources and especially useful when shooting over a couple of days.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
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