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Sekonic-l-398a.33085679
6.8 out of 10

Sekonic L-398A

The classic photo meter tracing its roots to the famous Norwood Read more

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Overall 10
10

Old Faithful

Hank, B&H Photo
2 February 2009
  • Summary: I've been using this same basic meter design for 52 years now. My original one was made by Norwood. I've shot miles of 16mm cine film and thousands of stills using one of these. Very accurate and nothing better to balance lighting on a stage or to set up lighting ratios for studio shooting.
  • Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality, Very easy to use
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly What I Needed

Mikael, B&H Photo
28 October 2008
  • Summary: This small meter has taken my live events to a new level of consistency and professionalism. I wouldn't do a show without one. As far as analog meters go, this is definitely the standard.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

excellent

Antonio, B&H Photo
2 August 2008
  • Summary: great lightmeter it make photography easier
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Consistent
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Overall 10
10

Great Meter, Accurate

DJD, B&H Photo
22 June 2008
  • Summary: My Sekonic L-398 Studio Deluxe II is reliable and accurate, matching a Minolta Auto Meter III exactly to 1/3 of a stop. In low light - at about 1/15 second at f/2 - it's a little iffy, but at those light levels you'll probably be using a flash anyway. I shoot a lot of Ilford Delta 400 with a Leica M6 TTL. I never have to worry about battery exhaustion. It's a great meter.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

I'm glad I bought this product.

WiliKioti, B&H Photo
30 April 2008
  • Summary: I chose the analog read-out over a digital because it gives me several options at a glance. I do a lot of indoor photography where flash is not allowed and a good incident/ambient light meter is an absolute necessity.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Consistent, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

A classic redsesigned

MR Film, B&H Photo
11 April 2008
  • Summary: When I first got into Cinematography I used the Studio Deluxe II. For years I used a Digital Minolta which I retired a few years ago. I'd been working almost exclusively with Digital video and as such we used a waveform/vectorscope combo to determine exposure. I recently needed a light meter again and as I didn't need one everyday anymore but wanted a reliable well crafted instrument, that also didn't need an esoteric battery, I gave the Studio III a look.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact
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