Sekonic L-308S Light Meter

by Sekonic
In Stock $248.00
Sekonic L-308S Light Meter
The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308S FLASHMATE is the smallest and lightest digital light meter in the Sekonic line-up. Designed to read ambient or flash exposures in either reflected or incident modes, the L-308S delivers accurate exposure readings in full, half, or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure displays of most popular cameras. When set to full-stop mode, exposures are displayed in tenth-stop increments with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV.

Reflected readings capture at a light receiving angle of about 40-degrees, or slightly wider than the viewing field of a normal lens. For incident readings, a small, built-in Lumisphere slides over the silicon diode sensor. For flat-field incident readings, a Lumidisc (included) snaps over the sensor for metering flat artwork or measuring contrast and/or exposure ratios within a scene. Electronic flash exposures can be taken with or without a PC cord.

Exposure data is displayed on the LCD screen, which has been redesigned to emulate the look and feel of the LCD on the 'bigger-brother' Sekonic L-358 flash meter. Exposure data and related information is displayed using large type and easy-to-read icons. At ISO 100 ambient light can be read over an EV range of 0 to 19.9 in both incident and reflected mode. Flash exposures are displayed from f/1.4 to f/90.9 (or about f/124). ISO sensitivity is set from 3 to 8000 in third-stop increments. For cinema applications, the L-308S can be programmed to display exposure times from 8 to 128 frames-per-second.

The Sekonic L-308S FLASHMATE comes with a Lumidisc (with pouch), a soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap and a AA battery .


# Smallest digital flash-meter for reflective and incident light readings in ambient or electronic flash lighting conditions
# Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode. Meter can also display shutter-speeds and apertures in half or third-stop increments to mirror the exposure settings on your camera with a repeat accuracy of +/- 0.1 EV
# At ISO 100, the ambient EV range is 0 to 19.9, flash f/stops range from f/1.4 to f/90.9 with a shutter-speed span of 60-seconds to 1/8000th-of-a-second (1 sec to 1/500th for flash). For cinema applications frame rates can be set from 8 to 128 frames-per-second. ISO sensitivity can be set from 3 to 8000 in third-stop increments
# Pocket-sized, and easy to stow away. The L-308S measures 2.5"W x 4.3"H x 0.9"D (63mmW x 110mmH x 22mmD), and weighs in at 3.4 ounces (95g).
# Includes Lumidisc with pouch, soft case, strap, synchro terminal cap, AA battery.


Type : Digital exposure meter for ambient and flash light
Light receiving method : Incident light and reflected light
Incident light : Convertible to flat diffuser (Lumisphere slides to expose Lumidisc)
Reflected light : Light receiving angle 40o (Lumigrid)
Light receptor element : Silicon photo diode

Metering modes
Ambient light : Shutter priority metering EV metering
Flash : With synchro cord
Without synchro cord

Measuring Range (ISO 100)
Ambient light : Incident light EV 0 to EV 19.9
Reflected light EV 0 to EV 19.9 (with 40o Lumigrid)
Flash : Incident light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124)
Reflected light f/1.4 to f/90.9 (approx. f/124) with 40o Lumigrid
Repeat Accuracy : +/- 0.1 EV or less
Calibration Constant
Incident light metering : Lumisphere C = 340 Lumidisc C = 250
Reflected light metering : K = 12.5

Display Range
Film speed : ISO 3 to 8000 (in 1/3 steps)
Shutter Speeds Ambient light : 60 sec