Sekonic L-398A 70th Anniversary Edition

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    70th Anniversary edition
    Special company logo
    Only 700 Made
    Special Burgundy with Rose Gold Colour
    Japanese lacquer display box
    Leather Case and Strap
    An Industry Classic Meter
    Analog Metering
    No Battery Required
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    Sekonic L-398A 70th Anniversary Edition

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    Based on the original 1956 version of the "Studio Deluxe" meter, this limited edition of 700 is available in burgundy and rose gold. 

    • Japanese Lacquer Box with Cushion for Storing
    • 70th Anniversary Edition in Burgundy + Rose Gold
    • Special Leather Case and Strap
    • 70th Anniversary Edition Plate
    Also includes:
    • Lumisphere (normal black ring)
    • Lumidisc
    • Lumigrid
    • High slide


    Please note due to a global shortage of semiconductors Sekonic is experiencing temporary delays in production of several of its Lightmeters

    The next estimated shipment of this model to Australia is September 2021. This is only an estimate and dates may change.

    Sekonic L-398A

    Sekonic has redesigned their popular analog light meter to more current industry standards. The Studio Deluxe III L-398A retains all of the legendary features and benefits of its predecessor. Using an environmentally-friendly amorphous silicon photocell, Sekonic can continue to offer the popular L-398 battery-free.

    The L-398A offers both "Still" and "Cine" shooters the familiar features and repeatable accuracy expected from Sekonic. Educators and students won't be left without their favorite meter this year.

    • Amorphous silicon photocell
    • Needle lock for quick and easy measurement readings
    • Memory pointer for quick and easy reference to your last measured value
    • Swivel head and needle lock facilitate easy and accurate readings
    • Amorphous silicon photocell eliminates need for batteries
    • Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity
    • Lumigrid for measuring reflected light

    Sekonic L-398A Specs

    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


    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


    EV Range (ISO-100)

    EV 4 to 17

    Cine Speeds

    8 to 128fps

    Exposure Memory


    Shadow/Highlight Calculation


    Brightness Difference


    Flash to Ambient Ratio


    Multiple Flash


    Exposure Calibration


    Power Source

    Amorphous silicon photocell (no battery needed)


    4.4 x 2.3 x 1.3" (112 x 58 x 34 mm) WDH


    6.7 oz (190 g)


    Set of eleven direct reading slides sold separately (#401805)