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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Light Meter with Phottix Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Bundle

BH #SE478PXUPAII • MFR #401-476ARESII
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Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Light Meter with Phottix Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Bundle
Key Features
  • Light Meter, Trigger, and Receiver Set
  • 2.4 GHz Frequency; 492' Range
  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • Range: -2 EV to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
Get your light off-camera and embrace the advantages of wireless metering with this Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Light Meter Bundle which pairs the meter with a Phottix Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Kit. The system is equipped with Phottix's tried-and-true Strato II protocol, which uses a 2.4 GHz frequency with a 492' range. Additionally, with both the meter and transmitter, you can quickly go from metering your flash to capturing the image with your camera without needing to change any settings or equipment. Another benefit of this setup is that the Ares II offers a standard 3.5mm port, allowing shooters to easily add different types of lights into their kit without needing to upgrade the triggering system.
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Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Series Light Meter for Phottix Strato II System
  • 3Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter
  • 4Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Receiver

Get your light off-camera and embrace the advantages of wireless metering with this Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Light Meter Bundle which pairs the meter with a Phottix Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger and Receiver Kit. The system is equipped with Phottix's tried-and-true Strato II protocol, which uses a 2.4 GHz frequency with a 492' range. Additionally, with both the meter and transmitter, you can quickly go from metering your flash to capturing the image with your camera without needing to change any settings or equipment. Another benefit of this setup is that the Ares II offers a standard 3.5mm port, allowing shooters to easily add different types of lights into their kit without needing to upgrade the triggering system.

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Series Light Meter for Phottix Strato II System

Equipped with a large and intuitive 2.7" color touchscreen LCD and now featuring built-in radio triggering for the 2.4 GHz Phottix Strato II wireless system, the LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Series Light Meter from Sekonic will make incident metering for ambient and flash light super simple. The 4-channel system also has separate selection between 4 groups 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. And, 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 22.9 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
Firmware upgradeable via mini-USB port
Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter

Embrace reliable wireless triggering of your flashes with this Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter from Phottix. This system offers an incredible range of 492' along with a 2.4 GHz frequency to help limit interference. Users will also have access to 16 channels, the first four of which will support Strato II receivers as well, and four groups. Users can also set a digital ID code in order to ensure there is no interference from other users in the area. All of these settings can easily be set and checked via the backlit LCD screen for convenience. The Ares II system has a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second and attaches easily to most camera's hot shoe. Additionally, it runs on two AA batteries.

Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Receiver

Bring your flashes into the wireless triggering world with this Ares II Flash Trigger Receiver from Phottix. This receiver features both a hot shoe and a 3.5mm sync port for connecting to both on-camera flashes and studio strobes. Once connected, this receiver can then be triggered by a separately available Ares II transmitter from a distance of up to 492'. This system also uses a 2.4 GHz frequency to limit interference as well as access to 16 channels, 4 groups, and digital ID codes so that it won't be accidentally tripped by nearby photographers. It is also easy to mount on a stand or bracket due to a cold shoe mount with 1/4"-20 thread on the base, and it runs on two AA batteries. Additionally, the system has a max sync speed of 1/250 second and is equipped with a backlit LCD for checking and changing settings.

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-PX Series Light Meter for Phottix Strato II System Specs

Key Specs
Meter Type
Ambient, Cine, Flash
Spot Metering
5° Spot (Optional Attachment)
Flash Metering
Cordless, Radio
Light Reading Method
Incident, Reflected
Light Readings
Candelas per Meter Squared (cd/m²), Foot Lamberts (fl), Footcandle, Lux
Measuring Modes
Aperture Priority, EV Metering, FPS Metering, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority
Max Flash Sync Speed
1/1000
Cine Speed / Shutter Angle
1 to 1000 fps at 1 to 358°
Diffuser
Adjustable Spherical to Flat
Display
2.7" / 6.9 cm Color Touchscreen LCD
System Connection
PC Sync Terminal
Mini-USB Port
Battery
2x AAA (Alkaline, Lithium, Manganese, NiMH)
Radio System
Phottix Strato II
Spot Metering
5° Spot (Optional Attachment)
Flash Metering
Cordless, Radio
Metering
Light Reading Method
Incident, Reflected
Light Readings
Candelas per Meter Squared (cd/m²), Foot Lamberts (fl), Footcandle, Lux
Measuring Modes
Aperture Priority, EV Metering, FPS Metering, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority
Aperture Range
f/0.5 to 161.2 (1, 1/2, 1/3-Step Increments)
EV Range
Ambient: -27.9 to 55.8 EV
ISO Range
3 to 409,600 (1/3-Step Increments), Plus 850
Shutter Speed Range
1/64,000 to 30 Minutes (1, 1/2, 1/3-Step Increments), Plus 1/400, 1/200
Max Flash Sync Speed
1/1000
Cine Speed / Shutter Angle
1 to 1000 fps at 1 to 358°
Measuring Range
Ambient, Incident: -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
Ambient, Reflected: 3 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
Flash, Incident: f/1 to 128.9 at ISO 100
Flash, Reflected: f/2.8 to 128.9 at ISO 100
Illuminance Range
0.63 to 2,000,000 Lux / 0.1 to 180,000 fc
Luminance Range
0.3 to 290,000 fL / 1 to 980,000 cd/m²
Exposure Memory
Yes, 9 Readings
Physical
Receptor Element
Silicon Photodiode
Diffuser
Adjustable Spherical to Flat
Display
2.7" / 6.9 cm Color Touchscreen LCD
System Connection
PC Sync Terminal
Mini-USB Port
Media Card Reader
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
No
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Battery
2x AAA (Alkaline, Lithium, Manganese, NiMH)
Radio System
Phottix Strato II
Dimensions
2.2 x 5.5 x 1" / 57 x 140 x 26 mm
Weight
4.9 oz / 140.0 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.785 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 5.95 x 2.15"

Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter Specs

Key Specs
Channels
16
Groups
4
Wireless Range
492' / 150 m
Bottom Mount
Hot Foot
Battery Type
2x AA
Wireless
Channels
16
Groups
4
Wireless Range
492' / 150 m
Radio Frequency
2.4 GHz
General
Sync Speed
1/250 Sec
Mounting
Bottom Mount
Hot Foot
Electrical
Battery Type
2x AA
Physical
Dimensions
Transmitter: 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.6" / 92 x 46 x 42 mm
Weight
2.3 oz / 65 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.45 x 4.95 x 2.4"

Phottix Ares II Flash Trigger Receiver Specs

Key Specs
Channels
16
Groups
4
Wireless Range
492' / 150 m
Inputs/Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Flash)
Battery Type
2x AA
Wireless
Channels
16
Groups
4
Wireless Range
492' / 150 m
Radio Frequency
2.4 GHz
General
Sync Speed
1/250 Sec
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm (Flash)
Mounting
Bottom Mount
Cold Foot with 1/4"-20 Thread
Top Mount
Hot Shoe
Electrical
Battery Type
2x AA
Physical
Dimensions
Receiver: 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.7" / 92 x 46 x 44 mm
Weight
2.5 oz / 70.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.4 x 4.95 x 2.35"

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