70th Anniversary Edition
In 1951, “Seiko Electronic Co. Ltd” began the production and sale of the first photographic exposure meters, thus allowing today Sekonic, the current name of the company, to be able to proudly celebrate its seventieth anniversary.
“For 70 years we have designed and manufactured the most sophisticated and innovative light measuring instruments for the photography, cinema and video sectors. Our commitment to meet and anticipate the needs and requests of our customers continues today with unchanged passion. Sekonic is a company that, while not forgetting its origins, continues to study and develop innovative tools for the future “these are the words of Kenji Sawai, Director and COO of Sekonic.
A timeless classic
Sekonic Studio L398A Deluxe III is the most classic light meter of the entire Sekonic range. It is the evolution of the legendary L-28A Studio S that was presented by Sekonic back in 1957 and improved over time up to the first model of the L398 series in 1976. The Sekonic Studio L398A DELUXE III was presented in 2006: the traditional Selenium cell was replaced with a newly developed cell of the “Amorphous” type and has not undergone any changes since then, having reached the maximum perfection that is to be expected from a professional analog light meter. The “Amorphous” type measuring cell does not require any type of battery for power supply. This means it is always ready to work without ever having to replace any type of battery. It is a light meter that lasts a lifetime. It is also the preferred light meter in the world of cinema by great cinematographers from all over the world. The rotating head and the needle index (lockable) allows a simple, immediate and accurate analog reading, both on a film and photographic set.
It is equipped with a Lumisphere (to measure the contrast, distribution and intensity of illumination in incident light); Lumidisc, again for measurements in incident light and Lumigrid, the grid for measurements in reflected light that can be replaced with different ones 11 optional grids . Its design that has remained unchanged over the decades has made it a must among professional light meters worldwide. The weight is contained in only 190 grams while the measures allow it to fit comfortably in a jacket pocket or around the neck. A light meter that has long become a legend and a “state of art”.