Archive for the 'L-358' Category

VIDEO: Live from Imaging USA

January 15, 2009

Well…. not so live, but Mark Wallace just posted videos from the show floor. Jump to 2:54 to see Sekonic

Mark and Phil talk about the best light meter for the beginning studio photographer plus radio triggering frequencies in the USA and Europe, and how to identify what you need.

Details? No sweat – listen to this! (podcast)

December 31, 2008

Bill Crawford and Ed Hidden of interviewed Phil Bradon, Product Marketing Manager for Sekonic on their popular and informative podcast LightSource. Skip to about halfway through the podcast to learn more about:

History of Sekonic
Balancing ambient and artificial light
Using meters to create lighting ratios
How to use the lumisphere
Why you need a flash meter
Why your camera’s meter does not work for strobes
Sekonic L308 entry level flash meter
Sekonic L358 flash meter
Sekonic L758 features
Advantages of spot meters
Sekonic Digital Transfer Software
Why you need a light meter in the digital age
Calibrating your Sekonic light meter
When you use the lumisphere
Sekonic Blog and educational content
Color meters from Sekonic
Accurate balancing color with a meter

Listen and download here or subscribe in iTunes.

Strobist member Arthur Del Rosario on the Sekonic L-358

March 11, 2008

I’ve been meaning to buy a decent lightmeter since going strobist. I want to remove the guesswork in finding the correct exposure in my portrait shots (programming the settings on the camera and flash to sync well is tricky, being new to this part of photography and knowing squat about it). Searching on the internet, the use of lightmeter among other strobists is a mix of yes and no answers – others recommend its use while others are not so supportive about it. It took me three weeks of thinking and evaluating before I finally decided getting one. My clincher? I see myself upgrading from strobist to having a full continuous light setup in the future, where having a lightmeter is essential (if I remember correctly). And even if I don’t, results (pictures) above suggests that going manual mode and using a lightmeter to provide you with settings to input in your camera will give you better results.    

Read more and see his results