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Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter
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The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter
The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR Light Meter is the world’s first touch-screen-operated light meter. It has an array of unique, must-have features for both still and motion story tellers. Its compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. The large LCD (2.7") displays ambient, flash, cine and a host of other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.
The L-478DR can be quickly calibrated to your camera using Sekonic’s Data Transfer software and either Sekonic or X-Rite Brand targets or by manually inputting data to the DTS program or on the meter itself.
Keeping pace with wireless advancements, the L-478DR comes complete with exclusive PocketWizard® ControlTL technology which combines light measurement and flash power control providing amazing control in your hand.This meter is powered by 2 AAA batteries (not included).
As a photographer that tends to use off camera lighting more often than not, I do appreciate a good light meter. While in-camera light meters are okay, I still prefer incident readings from a light meter to avoid some of the guess work out of adjusting light power levels, and avoid chimping the camera settings to get the proper exposure. The Sekonic Litemaster Pro L-478DR is a decent light meter, but I’m not sold on the touch screen controls this unit prides itself on. Like the Sekonic L-358 this unit has PocketWizard triggering tech built in (unlike the L-358 there’s no additional module required for this functionality) so you can trigger your PocketWizard controlled lighting directly from the light meter wirelessly.
Additionally the Litemaster Pro L-478DR can trigger the Einstein monolights with the PocketWizard PowerMC2 as well as control power levels directly from the light meter’s touch screen display. While the power level control is a pretty nifty inclusion, this feature, and the light meter in general, is hampered by the non-responsive touch controls. The touch screen requires precise, deliberate presses on the touch screen and provides no tactile feedback while doing so – call me old fashioned but I prefer analog “real” buttons that I can learn to access purely through muscle memory. I didn’t expect iPad levels of responsiveness with this unit but it can be frustrating, especially when on a time-sensitive photo shoot. That being said, this is honestly a minor quibble for an overall excellent light meter, I just don’t believe the touch screen is the revolutionary feature Sekonic is making it out to be.
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