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Sekonic Studio Deluxe III L398A Light Meter

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Building on the storied heritage of its predecessor, the Sekonic Studio Deluxe III L-398A modernizes the classic analog light meter for today's industry demands. It preserves the time-honored features and reliability that made the original a favorite while integrating a cutting-edge amorphous silicon photocell. This innovation enables the L-398A to remain a battery-free device, aligning with contemporary environmental consciousness.

Designed for both "Still" photography and "Cine" production, the L-398A delivers the precision and consistency Sekonic is known for. It's an essential tool for educators and students alike, ensuring it remains a staple in academic settings.


  • An advanced amorphous silicon photocell for battery-free operation, ensuring sustainability and convenience.
  • A needle lock feature allows for swift and straightforward measurement readings.
  • A memory pointer keeps a record of the last measured value for quick reference, enhancing workflow efficiency.
  • The swivel head and needle lock are designed for precise and easy readings under various conditions.
  • The inclusion of a lumidisc adjusts for illumination contrast and measures light intensity accurately.
  • The lumigrid accessory is ideal for measuring reflected light, offering versatility in light metering.



    Measuring System Incident light type, reflected light measurement is also possible
    Measuring Modes Ambient incident and reflected
    Receptor Head Rotating, interchangeable receptor.
    Aperture/Shutter Priority No
    Display Readout Indicator needle
    ISO Range 6 To 12,000; Measuring Range: EV4 ~ EV17 (for incident light) EV9 ~ EV17 (for reflected light)
    f/Stop Display Range f0.7 - 128
    Shutter Speed - Ambient 1/8000 to 60 sec.
    Shutter Speed - Flash None
    EV Range (ISO-100) EV 4 to 17
    Cine Speeds 8 to 128fps
    Exposure Memory No
    Shadow/Highlight Calculation No
    Brightness Difference No
    Flash to Ambient Ratio No
    Multiple Flash No
    Exposure Calibration No
    Power Source Amorphous silicon photocell (no battery needed)
    Dimensions 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.3" (112 x 58 x 34 mm) WDH
    Weight 6.7 oz (190 g)
    Specialties Set of eleven direct reading slides sold separately (#401805)

    All deliveries within Australia are facilitated by Australia Post, Startrack or other courier services depending on the method you select during checkout and the dimensions/weight of the package. Generally, we dispatch within 24 hours of receiving your order unless otherwise stated. We have a quick turnaround time on postage and handling. Tracking numbers are issued via our automated e-mail system, however, if you do not receive your tracking number, please message our helpful staff and we'll attempt to provide as much information regarding your order as possible.

    Please allow between 2-7 business days for standard deliveries to metro* areas and capital cities. For suburbs outside metro areas please allow an additional 2-5 business days for delivery. *Metro capital cities include: Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart or Darwin.

    All products are covered by an Australian 12 month warranty. This can be either a manufacturer's warranty or a Hypop warranty depending on the product's origin. The warranty covers manufacturers faults, defects, parts and labour. This means that any fault that is deemed to be due to manufacturing will be covered by the warranty for any parts and labour required to fix it. In some cases when the cost of repair outweighs that of a replacement, a suitable replacement product may be offered.
These products are not covered by our 12 month warranty as these products are susceptible to regular wear-and-tear and can get damaged for a variety of reasons not deemed as a manufacturer's fault. If these products are faulty or DOA please notify us within 7 days for a replacement. PLEASE NOTE: *This excludes Light Bulbs, Cotton Muslin Backdrops, Paper Backdrop Rolls, Batteries, Consumable Products and Travel Carry Bags included with our kits. DEMO STOCK: All demo stock items are sold 'as-is' and come with a standard 12 month warranty. Stock will either be repaired, substituted with a similar demo item (subject to availability), you may opt for an exchange or a store credit may be offered. Please contact us for further detail.

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