The Sekonix L-308X Flashmate Light Meter is a handy tool to achieve the perfect lighting every time, when you’re shooting photos or videos. It is capable of measuring flash and ambient lighting. 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 Flashmate also includes various 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, making it easy to achieve stunning results. 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, runs on a single AA battery and compact pocket friendly design makes it perfect.
Take photos and videos with accuracy with three assist modes.
(i) Photo Mode: Whether you’re shooting in studio or at outdoors, this mode will help calculate the right settings in Shutter Speed, Aperture Priority or EV Mode based on ambient light. Cord Flash Mode and Cordless Flash Mode are also available to suit different lighting setups.
(ii) Cine Mode: This offers cinematographers the confidence to set shutter angles to 1/10 stop accuracy. The Frame Rate Priority Mode also allows you to select the frame rate from 8 to 128fps. It also displays both Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) readouts for speed and precision.
(iii) HD Cine Mode: This mode offers an impressive range of features only found on more sophisticated models. It is easier to videography on DSLR and mirrorless videography due to this mode’s high accuracy in measuring shutter speed, frame rate, and aperture readings.