Press release from DayMen Canada
Sekonic Corporation, the manufacturer of Professional Photographic Light Meters, has announced the release of two new versions of their acclaimed LITEMASTER PRO L-478 Series, touchscreen operated light meters to the current line-up, which includes the L-478D and L-478DR for PocketWizard systems.
The new models of L-478DR-EL Series and L-478DR-PX Series, developed with cooperation of Elinchrom in Switzerland and Phottix in Hong Kong, offer wireless triggering and power control of Elinchrom flash units and triggering of flashes and radio triggers using the Phottix Strato II protocol, respectively. Both use Sekonic’s breakthrough DTS (Data Transfer Software) system that automates meter calibration to the camera-in-use and expanded Cine features that put these meters in a class of their own. Each meter features a distinctive, signature-colour rubber surround and name badge for the flash brand it controls.
The Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478 Series’ compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. The large colour LCD (2.7”) displays amb ent, flash, cine and other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.
Flash Power Control with Elinchrom EL-Skyport products
The L-478DR-EL’s power screen enables separate selection of any of the four lighting Groups, 1,2,3,4, for flash brightness adjustment in 0.1 increments by simply tapping buttons on the meter’s touchscreen. The F-number value for the light being measured appears in a central area on the screen as well as over respective group selection button. The measured value for each group is maintained as a visual record of the brightness difference of the lights in use so that lighting ratios can be easily determined. Once flash adjustment is made for each group, ALL flashes can be triggered for a total reading for exposure. The L-478DR-EL can also be used to measure and adjust modeling light brightness of Elinchrom flashes for cine/video lighting applications. The L-478DR-EL triggering and power control is compatible with all Elinchrom flashes that use the EL-Skyport triggering system. For more information about compatible Elinchrom flashes see www.elinchrom.com.
Flash Triggering with Phottix Strato II Protocol products
The L-478DR-PX flash-control screen allows selection of a single group or a combination of groups for flash brightness measurement. The F-number value for the light being measured appears in a central area on the screen as well as over respective group selection button. The measured value for each group is maintained as a visual record of the brightness-difference of the lights in use so that lighting ratios can be easily determined.
The L-478DR-PX group selection and triggering is compatible with Phottix flashes and radios that are compatible with the Phottix Strato II protocol. This includes flashes connected to the Strato and Strato II receivers and the Atlas II transceivers. Compatible Phottix flashes include the Indra360, Indra500 and Mitros+ series flashes designed for use with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. For more information about Phottix products, see www.phottix.com.