The Sekonic Studio Deluxe L-398 is a series of hand held light meter released in 1976 and is still a current product (2011). It is an improved version of the Sekonic Studio L-28 series meters. This particular model design is directly related to the Director line of meters originally created by Donald W. Norwood and cinematographer Karl Freund.
L398 Studio Deluxe
Released in in 1976, this meter has the "new" updated calibration compared to the L-28 series. Has a breach mount attachment of standard accessories as well as an expanded range of direct reading slides.
L-398M Studio Deluxe II
Released in 1989, it has improved the readability of the meter by having larger printing. It also has a slightly improved measuring scale and 27% reduction in weight because of construction material changes.
|Sekonic L-398M Light Meter|
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L-398A Studio Deluxe III
Released in 2006. This model uses a newly designed Amorphous photo cell instead of Selenium.
- Lumisphere (incident)
- Lumidisc (contrast)
- Lumigrid (reflected)
- High slide
optional (1 to 11) direct reading slides
|1||ISO 64||ISO 125||ISO 160||ISO 200||ISO 250|
|Measuring system||incident and reflected||incident and reflected||incident and reflected|
|Measuring element||Selenium||Selenium||Amorphous photocell|
|Measuring range incident||EV 4 to 17 (ISO100)||EV 4 to 17 (ISO100)||EV 4 to 17|
|Measuring range reflected||EV 9 to 17|
|ASA||6 to 12,000 ASA||6 to 12,000 ASA||6 to 12,000 ASA|
|DIN||9 to 42 DIN||9 to 42 DIN|
|Shutter||60 to 1/2000 sec||60 to 1/8000||60 to 1/8000|
|Aperture||f1 to 90||f0.7 to 128||f0.7 to 128|
|Cine||8 to 128 fps||8 to 128 fps||8 to 128 fps|
|EV||EV 1 to 20||EV 1 to 20||EV 1 to 20|
|Dimensions||107 x 58 x 30 mm||112 x 58 x 34 mm||112 x 58 x 34 mm|