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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Sekonic
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The Sekonic L-358 Flash Master is an advanced, yet easy to operate, exposure analyzing light meter, that incorporates the latest technology in handheld meters. The L-358 features a retractable incident Lumisphere for standard or cosine corrected light readings, provides both hemispherical and narrow angle readings. Measurements can be taken in either incident or flash metering modes with accurate and convenient flash and ambient analyzing. In all electronic flash measurements, an analyzing feature simultaneously evaluates both flash and ambient light and displays the values in three ways: a) combined readings of flash and ambient, b) percentage of flash in the total exposure or c) simultaneous display of flash, ambient and combined readings on the analog scale. An easy-to-read illuminated LCD panel directly displays full, 1/2 or 1/3-stop shutter speeds or apertures and exposure/calibration compensation.

Selecting settings is quick and easy with the built-in Jog wheel and cine shutter speeds up to 360 frames per second makes the L-358 a versatile tool in the most demanding lighting scenario. Optional spot finders extend the versatility of the meter with a choice of 1, 5 or 10 degree measuring angles with a viewable parallax-free viewfinder.

Analyzing Function - A simultaneous reading of flash and ambient light is analyzed. The readings are displayed in three different ways on the LCD:
1. Combined readings of flash and ambient
2. Percentage of flash in the total exposure
3. Simultaneous display of flash, ambient and combined readings on the analog display

Retractable Lumisphere - A built-in adjustable incident dome (Lumisphere) provides full measuring in the standard position or when retracted, provides cosine corrected light readings for individual light source measurements or flat artwork.

Memory Mode - 9 memory banks are available in both Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes, making contrast evaluation and averaging possible in both modes.

Illuminated Direct Display - Both shutter speeds and apertures can be displayed in full, 1/2 or 1/3 step increments to accommodate most camera manufacturer's settings.

Exposure, Calibration and Filter Compensation
Exposure compensation of +/-9.9 EV
Calibration compensation of +/-1.0 EV

Dual ISO Settings - Allows the photographer to take single light readings and display the exposure settings in two different ISO film speeds such as negative film and Polaroid proofing film. The second ISO setting is also ideal for calculating exposure compensation such as filter factors or bellows factors, without having to change the original film speed settings.

Cine Speeds - Complete range of full and half-frame speeds from 2 to 360 f.p.s (frames per second)

Full-Featured Flash Measurements
1. Cord Flash Mode
2. Cordless Flash Mode
3. Multiple Exposure, Cumulative Flash Mode
4. Radio Triggering Mode

All Weather Design - All buttons, switches and compartments are sealed and the meter housing has been constructed with durable, rugged conditions in mind. Ideal for shooting in sandy, rainy or humid conditions.

Optional Plug-in Radio Transmitter Module - Electronic flash units and/or cameras can be triggered wirelessly from either the L-358 or L-558 CINE meter?s optional plug-in, multi-channel digital radio transmitter. No more tripping over synch cords, or fumbling with PC connectors. Compatible with all PocketWizard Digital Radio Receivers, these meters can simultaneously trigger and measure your electronic flash units up to 100 feet away. You can also select through the meter?s software, Quad Triggering mode which provides you with up to four zones of lighting control remotely. Now you can individually measure several flash units wirelessly with the touch of the meter?s measuring button, without walking over to each light and turning them on or off. You can even trigger motor driven cameras from the meter. Part of the Digital Wireless Freedom system, the L-608, L-608CINE and L-358 are wireless exposure meters and exposure makers.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.8 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Accurate(3), Compact(4), Consistent(3), Lightweight(3)
Best Uses:
Photography(3)
 
Sekonic got it right!
By Buddy 3Verified Purchaser from Prescott Valley, AZ on 2/10/2009
Pros:
Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Fast, Reliable
Best Uses:
Anywhere, Home or Business, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Quality Oriented
Primary use:
Business
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sekonic Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter:

Sekonic got it right in putting together this great meter! Its dead on on it's readings, easy to use, and a piece of equipment I wounldn't be without. I use it everyday in my business and a tribute to my success.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Better exposures right from the start
By firedocVerified Purchaser from Orange County, CA on 10/14/2008
Pros:
Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Artwork, Film, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sekonic Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter:

Accurate readings and consistent readings.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fabulous Meter!!
By prrrrs48Verified Purchaser from St Augustine FL on 8/20/2008
Pros:
Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sekonic Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter:

My pictures come out exposed correctly so much more consistently since I've been using this meter. It's so easy to learn. It was recommended to me during a photography seminar and I'm ever so grateful that I now have my own.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
See The Light
By Dan dyVerified Reviewer from Clearwater, FL on 12/29/2007
Pros:
Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Artwork, Film, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Video
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sekonic Sekonic L-358 Flash Meter:

I use this almost all the time. With my Oly C-770UZ, Canon 20D, Sony HDR-HC1 HDV Camcorder and the Nikon D300. All top equipment with built in light meters. Using the Sekonic I was surprised to see the difference in the built in meters versus a handheld meter. Even in this day of high tech digital this meter comes thru. The quality of my shots and the ease of getting them is well worth the price of this meter. My understanding of light and exposure is now clear.

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