Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter

Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter

Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter

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Product Highlights

  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • 40° Reflected Light Metering
  • Photo, Cine, and HD Cine Metering Modes
  • Customizable LCD with Auto Backlight
  • Range: 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100
  • Flash Range: f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100
  • Exposure Time: 1/8000 to 60 Sec
  • Repeat Accuracy: 0.1 EV or Less
  • PC Sync Terminal & Cordless Flash Option
  • Runs on One AA Battery
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Sekonic L308X-U overview

  • 1Description

Exceptionally portable and versatile in its design, the L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter from Sekonic is a versatile meter that blends both photo and video-oriented functions into a single unit. Equipped with a sliding lumisphere, the L-308X is capable of measuring incident or reflected light via a lens with a 40° reception angle. It offers a wide metering range from 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100, working with exposure times as low as 1/8000 all the way up to 60 seconds; it also has an equally broad flash range from f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100.

The L-308X offers three specialized metering modes: a Photo mode for still shooting with aperture and shutter priority, a Cine mode for selecting frame rates between 8-128 fps with one-tenth of a stop accuracy, and an HD Cine mode for those shooting video with DSLR or mirrorless cameras. All these settings can be easily viewed on the backlit LCD display, which can be customized to your liking and automatically lights up when working at 5 EV or darker. Other features include a PC sync terminal and a cordless flash measuring option. The L-308X-U weighs approximately 3.5 oz and runs on a single AA battery.

  • Portable meter for measuring incident and reflected light, features a sliding lumisphere with a 40° reception angle
  • Measuring range of 0 to 19.9 EV at ISO 100
  • Flash measuring range of f/1.0 to f/90.9 at ISO 100; flash can be measured with PC sync terminal connection or cordlessly
  • Remarkably accurate with a rated variance of 0.1 EV on repeat exposures
  • Exposure times ranging from 1/8000 to 60 seconds
  • ISO 850 available, useful as it matches the native ISO of some video cameras
  • Backlit LCD screen can be customized to display relevant information, automatically lights up under 5 EV
  • Shutter and aperture priority modes available in Photo mode
  • Cine mode allows you to select the frame rate, from 8 to 128 fps, as well as shutter angle with one-tenth stop accuracy
  • Runs on one AA battery
In the Box
Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter
  • Case for L-308 Series Light Meters
  • Strap for Most Sekonic Light Meters (Replacement)
  • Sync Terminal Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    Sekonic L308X-U specs

    Type Digital meter, for flash and ambient light
    Receptor Head Sliding lumisphere
    Receiving Angle 40°
    Measuring Modes Photo: ambient light, cord flash, cordless flash, shutter speed priority, aperture priority, and EV mode
    Cine: frame rate priority, shutter angle setting, and simplified illuminance mode
    HD Cine: shutter speed priority, frame rate setting, and simplified illuminance mode
    Measuring Range Ambient (ISO 100): 0 to 19.9 EV
    Flash (ISO 100): f/1.0 to f/90.9
    ISO Range 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps), plus 850
    Shutter Speed Range Ambient: 1/8000 to 60 seconds
    Flash: 1/500 to 1 second
    Frame Rate Range 8 to 128 fps
    Repeat Accuracy ±0.1 EV
    Display Segment-type LCD with backlight
    Interface 1 x PC sync terminal
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Power Source 1 x AA battery (1.5 V)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.5 x 4.3 x 0.9" / 6.4 x 10.9 x 2.3 cm
    Weight 3.5 oz / 99.8 g
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    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 5.0 x 0.6"

    Sekonic L308X-U reviews

    L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent meter. Performs as intended I bought the Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate light meter and I would highly recommend it to all of my industry friends. I find that it is essential for many conditions that we as professionals and amateurs encounter. The Sekonic L-308X-U allows me to virtually eliminate using my cameras meter and trust it for all readings. on a very small area now using spot focusing. This meter enables me to find the best exposure in other conditions, too, because it measures the incident exposure as well. This meter is a great investment that will not break the back and allows me to put it in my pocket as it is very portable and convenient. The added light for dim areas is a benefit as well.
    Date published: 2018-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Meter I was looking for a small and accurate meter after my Minolta "died" after over 30 years of service. After a couple of weeks using this meter, I know that I made the right choice.
    Date published: 2018-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meter! Get one! This is a great everyday, everywhere meter. So light and small, you'll have to check your bag to know you have it with you. Does a great job with everything I've thrown at it.
    Date published: 2018-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Meter ! Great meter for basic metering or as a spare. Tested it against other meters and was spot on ! Easy to set up and very user friendly. Great meter for the price.
    Date published: 2018-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked great I used it for the monolight and it works good it is pretty accurate
    Date published: 2018-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, Accurate, Light (meter) I purchased this Sekonic L-308X-U to replace an old L-208 with a sticky needle. In fact, the L-208 works fine if you remember to shake the needle loose, but it was time for an upgrade. I have a variety of older film cameras, many with no metering or meters of unknown accuracy. I've been able to make great images using the L-308X-U. It' does a lot more than my older meter and I haven't yet learned all the ins and outs, but I'm very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2018-07-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter This seller was on the ball.� They notified me when it was shipped and when it will come to me, and it got here right on time.� I only gave the light meter 4 stars because I have not had a chance to use it yet.� The owner was outstanding, and I would buy from them again.
    Date published: 2018-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs as Expected from Sekonic Easy, accurate (so far) - as all my Sekonic meters have performed through out my many years of photography.
    Date published: 2018-06-15
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