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Sekonic L-398A STUDIO DELUXE III 70th Anniversay Edition Analog Light Meter (401-395)

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  • 70th anniversary limited coloring: Burgundy + Rose gold
  • Japanese lacquer display box, special leather case and strap are included
  • Instant reading of full range of aperture/shutter combinations
  • Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries
  • Swivel Head to position incident dome and maintain full view of display
  • Continuous reading plus needle lock for easy and accurate readings
  • Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity
  • Lumigrid for measuring reflected light (30 degrees light receiving angle)
  • Memory pointer retains prior reading
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We have created a special limited edition light meter to celebrate our 70th anniversary. Based on the original 1956 version of the "Studio Deluxe" meter, this limited edition is available in burgundy and rose gold. We are honored and appreciative, that you have invested in a piece of our long history and wish you continued success and passion, as you celebrate the art and creativity of the still and moving image.
The Sekonic L-398A's swivel head allows you to hold down the metering button and "walk the set" to check light levels. Release the button, and the needle locks down the meter's analog display needle for easy-to-read exposure calculations. Exposures are displayed for both still and cine applications. Incident measurements can be taken with the over 180-degree Lumisphere for general readings of three-dimensional objects, or with the Lumi selective area readings, measuring the lighting ratios between highlights and shadow areas or light falling on flat-field objects such as artwork, measurements outdoors or under bright studio lights. For reflected readings, a flat Lumigrid replaces the Lumisphere. If you plan on shooting with a fixed ISO and shutter speed, an optional Slide Set (Direct Reading Slides) that make it easier to take readings in fast-paced shooting scenarios. The Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III makes an ideal prime or back-up meter for still or motion picture shooters.


Catalog Numbers:
Amorphous Photo
Measuring System:
Exposure Meter
Incident light: Swivel head, lumidisc removable
Reflected light: Removable, 30 deg. with lumigrid
Measuring Range and Modes:
Measuring Modes (Ambient Light):
T priority, F priority, CINE (f/s priority), FC
Measuring Range at ISO100 (Ambient Incident Light):
EV4 to EV17
Measuring Range ISO100 (Ambient Reflected Light):
EV9 to EV17
ISO Range:
ISO 6 to ISO 12,000
Aperture Range (Ambient Light):
F0.7 to F128 in 1, 1/3 step
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light):
60s to 1/8,000s in 1 step
Frame Rate Range (Ambient Light):
8, 18, 24, 64, 128
EV Range (Ambient Light):
EV1 to EV20
Yes (1 memory with indicator)
Operating Temperature:
0 deg. C to 40 deg. C
Storage Temperature:
-20 deg. C to 60 deg. C
Power Source:
No battery (amorphous sensor)
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