Sekonic L-758DR Flash Meter Features:
What moves the L-758DR DigitalMaster to the head of the class? It's the only meter that can be calibrated to read light the way your particular camera system reads light.
Every camera system is unique. Optical, mechanical and imaging components all act on each other to produce slight differences in exposure and the dynamic range of the camera system. Sekonic helps you discover the differences in your camera system and use this information to control light, make better exposures and take better pictures than ever before.
By running an easy calibration test using Sekonic's L-758DR, one of Sekonic's Exposure Profile Targets (purchased separately) and the available DTS V3.0 Software (Mac & Windows), you can accurately profile the characteristics of your camera's imaging system to determine its true native ISO, dynamic range and clipping points.
After processing the test data and determining exposure parameters, the resulting data is uploaded from your computer via the included USB cable to the meter, where it is stored as camera profiles. Profiling data from up to three cameras can be stored in your meter for instant recall.
Knowing the dynamic range of your digital camera can help you get the best exposures possible. Using the Sekonic L-758DR Light Meter and Sekonic Exposure Target plus Free Data Transfer Software, you can profile your digital camera and lens combinations. The result is total exposure accuracy.
Reflected Light Spot Metering
The Sekonic L-758DR incorporates a precise 1-degree, reflected light spot meter. Reflected light metering tells you about the subject. Different from incident light metering that produces readings only for the middle of your camera's exposure range, reflected light metering can also show you where the edges are. The key to working with the L-758DR's spot meter is knowing the dynamic range of your camera. That is, the tonal range your camera is capable of recording. Program this into the L-758DR and you can easily know which details will be properly imaged and which will be over or under the range of your camera.
Incident Light Metering
Incident light readings are, in fact, the simplest and most direct way to determine exposure. And because incident meters measure the light that falls on your subject, they provide camera settings that render the image exactly the way it appears. Blacks are black. Grays are gray. Whites are white.
Retracting the Sekonic L-758's Lumisphere enables you to quickly judge the brightness of multiple light sources for fast, accurate adjustment of lighting ratios.
Digital Photography: Boundless Possibilities
Today's High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing enables breaking through the limits to produce results never seen before. Knowing your camera's capabilities and precise exposure readings with the L-758D will help you make right exposure settings and save you time in processing. The picture of this Mexican plaza and church was created shooting multiple images (below) and merging them in HDR processing to create the image on the right.
Determining Dynamic Range with Exposure Profile Targets (separate purchase)
Shoot with the equipment you use most. Make tests under daylight and studio lighting. Exposure Profile Target requires an 11-shot bracket (0, +/- 5EV). Exposure Profile Target II requires a 3-shot bracket (-3EV, 0,+3EV). Make a spot reading of 18% reflectance tone and incident reading in front of target and record data. Shoot the bracketed shots based on incident light measurement. The Sekonic Exposure Profile Targets and Xrite ColorChecker targets are available as a separate purchase from your local reseller.
Download test images into computer. If shot in RAW, convert to TIFF or JPEG for computation. Enter ISO, incident, and reflected light shooting data. Then select and align images for processing and press OK to watch the Sekonic Data Transfer Software program graph the dynamic range of your DSLR camera. Save the data for transfer to the L-758DR.
Switch OFF L-758DR. Connect it to the computer with USB cable and switch L-758DR ON. Select up to three camera profiles. Press transfer. Switch OFF L-758DR, disconnect, and switch ON to begin using.
Full information Spot Viewfinder
The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from EV 1 to EV 24.4 for ambient light and measures flash down to an amazing f/2.0. Its large, bright viewfinder with diopter correction and full-information data display give you everything you need to make the right exposure decisions without having to take your eye from the eyepiece.
Memory Mode and Latitude Display
Up to nine readings can be memorized and displayed on the meter's analog display. Once programmed, the L-758DR's latitude display mirrors the dynamic range of your camera and is your guide to making exposure decisions that will get you the pictures you want.
Use the L-758DR's contrast function to simplify measuring the brightness range of a scene. Spot meter a mid tone or take an incident-light reading and press the AVE/V button to create a mid tone standard. Then press the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the standard and new reading. Knowing the dynamic range of your DSLR is vital to making the best use of this important feature.
Ambient Light Metering
Take shutter-priority or aperture-priority readings from 30 minutes up to 1/8000 second and f/0.5 to f/128 and display them in full, 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments. Exposure is displayed both digitally and on an analog scale for easy readout. Settings can be changed after reading with automatic calculation to maintain the proper exposure. The extended sensitivity range, EV -2 to 22.9 (Inc) and EV 1 to 24.4 (Ref) for ISO 100, enables taking measurements over a wide range of lighting conditions.
Flash Light Metering
Shutter-priority readings of flash light can be made with a synch cord or cordlessly at shutter speeds from 30 minutes to 1/1000. The L-758DR automatically resets after each reading in cordless mode, to enable fast adjustment of flash brightness.
Built-in Radio Flash Triggering
Simply press the measuring button to wirelessly trigger flash units up to 100 feet away. The built-in transmitter offers 32 digital coded channels and Quad-Triggering Zones and is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggering systems (except ControlTL), as well as the PocketWizard Wireless Freedom partners. Learn more about Radio Triggering.
Flash Analyzing Function
The L-758DR is especially useful for on-location shooting to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. That's because it measures ambient and flash simultaneously and automatically indicates the percentage of flash in the total exposure. You can easily adjust the ambient flash mix by turning the Jog Wheel. The digital display indicates the camera settings and an analog display shows the relationship between ambient and flash and the total exposure.
Enables instant adjustment or exposure readings for different ISO, filter factors, exposure factors, or exposure biasing.
Turn to position incident dome properly while maintaining full view of the data display.
Illuminated Data Panel
Comes on at levels below EV 6.
Dust-proof and splash-proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4).
14 custom settings enable setting the display for full, 1/2 and 1/3 stop readout, adjust Latitude display, control functions, select displayed exposure modes and more.
Sekonic L-758DR Flash Meter Specifications:
- Type: Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light
Rotating Domed Head 90° to the right, 180° to the left, Retractable for Contrast Reading
- Light Receiving Method: Incident light and reflected light
- Receptor Incident Light: Convertible to flat diffuser (Lumisphere in down position)
- Receptor Reflected Light: 1° spot with display in finder
- Light Receptor Element: 2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
- Reflected Metering Distance: 3.3' to infinity/1.0m to infinity
Measuring Modes Ambient Light:
Aperture priority metering
Shutter priority metering
Measuring Modes Flash:
Measurement using the included wireless flash radio triggering system (cumulative and non-cumulative)
Without synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative)
With synchro cord (cumulative and non-cumulative)
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light:
Incident light: EV -2 to EV 22.9
Reflected Light EV 1 to EV 24.4
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Flash:
Incident Light f/0.5 to f/161.2
Reflected Light f/2.0 to f/161.2
- Repeatability Repeat Accuracy: (+/-) 0.1 EV or less
- Calibration Constant Incident: Lumisphere C = 340, Lumidisc C = 250
- Calibration Constant Reflected: K = 12.5
- Display Range Film Speed: ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps)
Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient:
30 min to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/200, 1/400
Display Range Shutter Speeds Flash:
30 min to 1/1000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400
- Display Range Aperture: f/0.5 to f/161.2 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
- Display Range EV: EV -9.9 to EV 46.6 (in 1/10 steps)
Display Cine Speeds fps:
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60, 64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300, 360 (shutter angle: 180°)
Display Range Analog Scale Aperture:
f/0.7 to f/90 (in 1, 1/3 steps)
- Display Range Analog Scale EV: EV -7 to EV 7 (in 1/3 steps)
- Exposure Out Of Range: Eu (underexposure) or Eo (overexposure)
- Memory Function: 9 readings
- Average Function: Up to 9 readings can be averaged
- Flash Analyzing Function: 0 to 100 percent in 10 percent increments
Multiple Flash Function:
Infinite number of flash readings (Only one digit is displayed when the cumulated number is ten or more)
- Calibration Compensation: (+/-) 1.0 EV (in 1/10th steps)
- Exposure Compensation: (+/-) 9.9 EV in 1/10 steps)
- Custom Functions: 14
All Weather Feature:
JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4, Splash Proof Type
- Auto Power Off: Yes, Selectable in Custom Functions
- Battery Power Indicator Display: Icon with 3 status
- Second ISO Film Speed Setting: ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps)
- Tripod Socket/Shoe Mount: 1/4 inch - 20 thread mount
- Battery(Power): (1) 3V Battery, Model CR123A Lithium
- Diopter Adjustment: -2.5 to 1.0D
- Operating Temperature Range: 14° to 122° F / -10° to 50° C
- Storage Temperature Range: -4° to 140° F / -20° to 60° C
Radio Triggering Channels:
1 to 16 channels standard, 17 to 32 Quad Triggering
- Radio Triggering Range: Up to 100 feet from transmitter to receiver
Radio Wave Frequency Europe:
Radio Wave Frequency USA Canada:
CH17-CH32 346.50 - 354.00MHz
6.70x3.80x1.90 in./17.00x9.70x4.80 cm
- Product Weight: 0.60lbs./0.30kg.
- Sekonic L-758DR Flash Meter
- L-758 Case
- CR123A Lithium Battery
- Lens cap
- USB cable
- Syncro terminal cap
- Sticker for multi-key and CS Operations
- Software in CD-ROM
- Quick Guide
- Operating Manual