Sekonic Corporation have announced a new flagship SPEEDMASTER L-858D light meter, capable of measuring the short flash bursts of HSS, as well as strobe flash durations!
Featuring a 2.7″ full color touch screen display, the L-858D also brings back exchangeable radio modules (currently available for Elinchrom, Phottix, and PocketWizard), so you won’t need a different light meter for each flash system (as the L-478D series requires).
With High Speed Sync (HSS) capability almost a must have feature now for light manufacturers in 2016, Sekonic have stepped up to produce a light meter capable of measuring flash duration data, and the brief flash bursts of HSS.
This no doubt boosts Sekonic’s own relevance into the near future, though in turn also helps to make off-camera HSS flash technology even more practical for end users, who will no longer have to rely so much on trial and error (or chimping) to set manual HSS exposures.
“A pioneer in the space, the L-858D now offers flash duration measurement, providing critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. Also, as it’s name implies, the SPEEDMASTER L-858D has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control, making it an essential tool for photographers utilizing this game changing technology.
Break Through Boundaries
The L-858D builds off the popular L-478D series features and function sets that enable photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers.”
SEKONIC SPEEDMASTER L-858D FEATURES
- HSS Flash Measurements
- Flash Duration Measurements
- Optional Radio Transmitter Modules for Elinchrom, Phottix, & PocketWizard
- 2.7” Color Dot Matrix Touch Screen Interface
- Exposure Profiling
- Extended ISO Range ISO 3 to ISO 13,107,200 + ISO 850
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m – 1/16,000s for Flash Light
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m – 1/64,000s for Ambient Light
- Full HD Cine & CINE mode: 1 to 1000 f/s and 1 to 358° Shutter Angle
- Connectivity with MAC/PC DTS Software for Firmware Upgrades, Custom Settings, & Exposure Profiling
FULL PRESS RELEASE –
NORTH WHITE PLAINS, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Sekonic Corporation, the leader in design and engineering of Professional Photographic and Filmmaking Light Meters, announced their latest advancement in metering, the NEW Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D. With it’s 2.7” color touch screen and truly innovative and sophisticated features, the L-858D leads the way to the next generation of light measurement control.
Sekonic has combined over 60 years of experience in the image-making world with cutting edge technology to create the SPEEDMASTER L-858D. The meter has undergone a significant design change and was built with a comprehensive feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-makers.
A pioneer in the space, the L-858D now offers flash duration measurement, providing critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. Also, as it’s name implies, the SPEEDMASTER L-858D has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control, making it an essential tool for photographers utilizing this game changing technology.
Break Through Boundaries
The L-858D builds off the popular L-478D series features and function sets that enable photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers.
Filmmakers and landscape photographers will appreciate the L-858D’s increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot measurements giving them the ability to obtain extreme low light level readings. The L-858D also offers optional wireless triggering modules for Elinchrom® and Phottix® in addition to PocketWizard® brand radio triggering devices, giving photographers utilizing strobes ultimate control over their lighting workflow.
“The Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D is a perfect example of a great brand being responsive to its fans and responding to how popular high speed sync is. The Sekonic engineers have developed an incredible tool that combines flash duration measurement, an intuitive touchscreen interface and many other advances to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and filmmakers.” — Jan Lederman, MAC Group President.
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About Sekonic: Sekonic Corporation, based in Japan, provides the widest range of light measurement devices for photographers around the world. Established in 1951, the first Sekonic brand exposure meter introduced was the revolutionary Sekonic P-1. In 1984, the Sekonic Digipro X-1 and L-518 meters were taken into space on the NASA Space Shuttle. With more than 60 years of expertise, Sekonic continues to produce and develop meters for the film, video, cinematography and digital photography markets. For more information on Sekonic, visit: http://www.Sekonic.com.
About MAC Group: MAC Group is a sales, marketing and distribution company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world’s finest image-making tools, education and inspiration.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D-U are now available from $599 –
Sekonic – Website