Sekonic’s Newest Meter Gets a Little Touchy
Sekonic will have a new meter series for Photokina, including the L-478D and L-478DR. What’s new about these? These are the first meters with a beautiful color touch screen. Supposedly, there’s never been an easier light meter to use…
Essentially the same, the only difference between the two models is that the L-478DR adds wireless flash control with a built-in Pocketwizard unit, not unlike previous, similar variations in the rest of Sekonic’s past pro line. In any case, not only does this model look sweet, but if you want to change a setting, you just touch what you want to change. No more holding buttons or pressing certain button combinations in order to change various settings. This is the most intuitive meter you’ve ever seen.
Additionally, the meters can be calibrated to your camera with either the Sekonic Exposure Profile Target II or the popular X-Rite ColorChecker. That’s not a bad feature! By pre-programming your meter this way, the L-478D series will remember your camera’s dynamic range, allowing it to be aware of instances when certain elements in the scene might be out of that range at current settings.
Be sure to check out the videos for more information if you haven’t already. This is some neat stuff! No word on pricing, unfortunately, but we’ll know soon, as this should be available at the end of the month.