Sekonic's LITEMASTER PRO L-478-Series meters are the world's first touch-screen-operated light meters. They have an array of unique, must-have features for both still and motion story tellers. Their compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. A large LCD (2.7") displays ambient, flash, cine and a host of other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.
The L-478 meters can be quickly calibrated to your camera using Sekonic's Data Transfer software and either Sekonic or X-Rite Brand targets or by manually inputting data to the DTS program or on the meter itself.
Keeping pace with wireless advancements, the L-478DR comes complete with exclusive PocketWizard ControlTL technology which combines light measurement and flash power control providing amazing control in your hand.
The L-478DR has a radio module and antenna built into the meter. These cannot be changed after purchase. For example, the radio frequency is either FCC & IC (344MHz) or CE (433MHz).
The L-478 series offer the following languages in the interface: Japanese, English and Chinese. Depending on the country where the meter is purchased, the language is fixed and cannot be changed by the user.
Understanding your cameras in built exposure meter will greatly help you to improve your photos. It is the cameras way of telling you what it 'thinks' correct exposure should be. The small indicator should generally be on the 0 or at the centre of the gauge. If it is to the right on the +1 or +2 side the camera thinks the image is over exposed and too bright, if it is past the +2 and flashing it means it is excessively over exposed. This same principal is true for the under exposed side of the slider.
Helpful hint: some situations make it tricky for the camera to know what the exposure should be. For example in the image above with heavy backlight, the cameras first instinct will be to expose for the bright areas and likely leave you with a silhouetted subject. Try adjust your settings or exposure bias to be one stop over exposed to better achieve the desired look as pictured
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