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.
L-398 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|