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Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III Analog Light Meter Anniversary Edition

360,00(432,00 inc. US VAT)

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The Sekonic L-398A Deluxe III 70th Anniversary Edition pays homage to the original Norwood Director model with self-powered technology and timeless design.

The 70th Anniversary limited edition comes in a precious box with soft case and strap. Made in a limited edition of 700 pieces.

Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III is the most classic light meter of the whole Sekonic range, loved by filmmakers all over the world. The swivel head and needle index (lockable) allows for simple and accurate analog reading. Incident measurements can be taken with the over 180-degree Lumisphere for general readings of three-dimensional objects, with the Lumidisc for selective area readings and flat-field objects or with the Lumigrid for reflected readings. Exposures are displayed for both still and cine applications.

Key Features:

  • 70th Anniversary Edition comes with: Burgundy with Rose Gold in color, Special Display Box, “70th Anniversary” on front panel, Special Leather Case and Strap
  • Instant reading of full range of aperture/shutter combinations
  • Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries
  • Swivel Head to position incident dome and maintain full view of display
  • Continuous reading plus needle lock for easy and accurate readings
  • Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity
  • Lumigrid for measuring reflected light (30 degrees light receiving angle)
  • Memory pointer retains prior reading

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70th Anniversary Edition

On June 1st, 1951, “Seiko Electronic Co. Ltd” the predecessor company of Sekonic, started manufacturing and selling light meters. We are immensely humbled and proud to be celebrating our 70th Anniversary in 2021.

“For 70 years, we have designed and manufactured the most innovative and sophisticated light measuring instruments in the Photographic and Cine/Video industry. Our commitment to meet and exceed the demands and expectations of our customers continues with more passion than ever. Sekonic is a company that never wants to forget where it comes from, while still focusing on innovative products for the future,” said Kenji Sawai, Director and COO of Sekonic.

A timeless classic

Over the years, one product became the symbolic hallmark of the Sekonic brand, the Studio Deluxe series. Today, the L-398A Studio Deluxe III continues to be a favorite of traditional photographers, educators, and seasoned cinematographers.

We are honored and appreciative, that you have invested in a piece of our long history and wish you continued success and passion, as you celebrate the art and creativity of the still and moving image.

The Sekonic L-398A’s swivel head allows you to hold down the metering button and “walk the set” to check light levels. Release the button, and the needle locks down the meter’s analog display needle for easy-to-read exposure calculations. Exposures are displayed for both still and cine applications.

Incident measurements can be taken with the over 180-degree Lumisphere for general readings of three-dimensional objects, or with the Lumidisc selective area readings, measuring the lighting ratios between highlights and shadow areas or light falling on flat-field objects such as artwork, measurements outdoors or under bright studio lights.

For reflected readings, a flat Lumigrid replaces the Lumisphere.

If you plan on shooting with a fixed ISO and shutter speed, an optional Slide Set (Direct Reading Slides) that make it easier to take readings in fast-paced shooting scenarios.

The Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III makes an ideal prime or back-up meter for still or motion picture shooters.

What’s in the box

  • Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe lll 70th Annviersary Edition
  • Start-up guide
  • High-slide
  • Lumisphere (For Decoration with rose gold ring)
  • Lumisphere (For Measurement with black ring) (attached to the meter)
  • Lumidisc
  • Lumigrid
  • Special leather case and neck strap
  • Display box
  • Greeting Letter
  • Safety Precaution
  • CE Distributor List
  • Warranty year depends on each country.

The L-398A 70th Anniversary Edition is not returnable except in cases of malfuction covered under warranty.

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