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Discontinued Sekonic L-478D LiteMaster Pro Lightmeter, Replaced With Sekonic L-478D-U Litemaster
The meter itself is excellent. This meter would have gotten five stars, but for a few things:
This light meter is great. The touch screen works well and is bright and clear. Haven't tried it in the sun yet. The screen is smaller than the first iPhone and can be a little fiddly if you have big fingers, but it's no worse than holding buttons while turning dials. I updated the firmware and will probably calibrate my camera to it, but out of the box it works great. I don't need the radio triggers, so for $260 I am really happy. Why 4 stars then? Because they don't include the 5deg reflected light adapter. It's sold as a ridiculously priced $110 accessory. That's my only disappointment. There are times when I'd use it, but I'm debating whether it's even worth it since the case doesn't have a place for it and it's just another thing to drag around (just in case) and lose. These are high-ish end meters and it should be incorporated into the device.
I've been using the Sekonic L-758Cine for years now and have been frustrated at some of its limitations, including high ISO's with some of the newer high-end cameras out there (Canon C300, for example). The 478D is not only half the price of my older one, but can do everything I need it to do. The touch screen is adequate, with little risk of accidentally bumping something you don't mean to. It's dead on accurate and it has wonderful options, like being able to add in the filters I'm using to get more accurate readings. Love this meter!
It's working good. Very handy cool when trying to figure out what aperture to set when there are multiple light source. Great for outdoor when the light source is not fixed
Easy to use and accurate as well. My last Sekonic lasted 45 years and still works (L28c), so I'm sold on Sekonic quality. The main reason I ordered the 478D was for the large display, at age 77 I was having trouble reading the tiny scales on the L28c. I am very ;happy with this purchase.
Extremely well made and easy to use light meter. Love the touch screen functionality and it seems to provide a highly accurate light reading from my experience so far with it and I have had it now for several months. I've been a photographer and videographer for over a decade and this is and easy five stars in my book.
I've been taking pictures for about 36 years now. I recieved a Kodak Instamatic camera for my 14th birthday and was hooked. A few years later I purchased my first SLR camera. Like so many people out there I thought that the camera is basically a light meter in itself so I figured I could get by without that extra expense. I was proved wrong today when this meter arrived. Straight out of the box and without reading the instructions I was in the field consistently taking razor sharp handheld images on a overcast and foggy day. This is the acid test if you will. Normally I would be getting a few good pix here and there but not with this meter. Every single picture I took today was tack sharp. Basically what the meter does is accurately measures the light falling onto your subject whereas your camera only measures the light that is being reflected back to it. It simply gives you a more accurate reading of the light you are using be it ambient or flash. This little device will make you a more confident photographer and will free up time so you can get more involved in the creative process of photography. I'm excited about the built in video capabilities as well. Now I can step out of the auto mode to make my videos using my 5DMll more creative as well.
Very easy to use. It's accurate and has lots of features. But the screen is a disappointment. The first iPhone had a much better display and touch sensitivity. And it's quite hard to read the screen in bright sunlight, and small and ugly menus add to that. I rather to have mechanical buttons and an old school digital lcd.
As a Sekonc a great brand my expectations were high. I bought the display version and it turned out to be defective. The seller has provided the replacement and it works perfectly.
Leider ist die Usability dieses Gerätes eine Katastrophe. Nur über Touchscreen lassen sich z.B. Blendenwerte ändern man braucht immer zwei Hände und zusätzlich ist das Display vollkommen unsensibel.
Purtroppo sono costretto a mettere una recensione a questo prodotto, poiché non legge mai o quasi mai la luce dei flash, se non dando dati a casaccio. ne ho testati due, e un terzo sempre dello stesso marchio, ma il modello inferiore. Sempre lo stesso problema, soprattutto in esterna, con misto luce naturale e artificiale
J’ai attendu qu’il redescende en prix à 270€ (1 seule journée) pour l’acheter car je l’avais vu l’été Dernier à ça prix là. Le plus : avec le flash, c’est génial et à chaque coup une bonne exposition. Le moins : en extérieur, après plusieurs essais, je fais mieux avec la vue de mon histogramme pour être bien exposer. Je ne regrette pas mon achat, mais soyez vigilant pour l’avoir a un prix raisonnable.
It is an excellent product the seller was very good but I return the product I am going to upgrade to a higher model with a few more features but everything was great.
Sekonic is a reliable and durable brand.
Aún no he podido probarlo en exteriores, pero en un estudio clava todas las exposiciones.
Fast shipping, I received my order with perfect packing. CD , starting guide, cover all included except battery. It uses two AAA battery. I’m loving it
Satisfecho con el producto. Cumple las espectativas. De fácil manejo e instrucciones claras. Lo único que me sorprende es que usandolo con otro de la misma marca, modelo inferior al mío, daban indicaciones de diafragma distintas. Me queda revisar los ajsutes de ambos para verificar que están iguales y ver que resultados dan.
Está muy bien el producto, muy intuitivo de manejar. Puedes crear un perfil de tu cámara e incluso así controlar aquellos puntos del encuadre que quedan fuera del rango dinámico de la cámara. La respuesta táctil no es la de un móvil con pantalla capacitiva, pero es correcta para el uso que se requiere de ella.
Un fotómetro completo con muchas funciones, muy útil para cine y foto y funciona perfectamente.
Nulla da dire semplicemente indispensabile sopratutto se si vuole imposare un set fotografico con ausilio di più flash
Excellent light meter with many modes! Perfect for a photographer/videographer.
uber fast shipping, unbeatable price when i purchased