The Sekonic L-208 TwinMate is a palm-sized analog light meter for hand-held incident and reflected ambient light readings. It can also be mounted onto a camera or bracket using the included hot-shoe adapter for quick, camera-positioned reference readings. Though designed primarily for entry-level users, long-time shooters look to the Sekonic L-208 TwinMate as an accurate, easy-to-stow, back-up meter. Owners of rangefinder cameras who desire an incident and reflected meter also appreciate the included shoe mount. The lumisphere enables accurate incident readings. Retract the lumisphere to take reflective readings. A hold-and-read function maintains readings for 15 seconds after releasing the measurement button to allow time to evaluate settings. The L-208 is powered by a single, long-lasting CR2032 lithium battery.
The Sekonic L-208 is a compact and lightweight analog incident/reflected shoe mount meter. It was designed from the start for one-handed operation. To have it be even less obtrusive, you can mount the L-208 on your camera's hot-shoe, or bracket, by using the included accessory shoe adapter.
Designed originally as a meter for entry-level shooters, the L-208 functions perfectly as a compact, ambient backup meter for photographers of any skill level. It's incredibly economical size makes it easy to carry in a pocket for double-checking readings from your primary meter, or handing to an assistant for a second reading.
The range on the deceptively small L-208 is astonishing for such a compact footprint. It can measure exposures from 30 seconds to 1/8000th of a second. F-stops can be dialed in from f/1.4 to f/32 in half-stop increments. ISOs from 12 to 12500 can be measured in half-stop increments. EV3 to EV17 in both incident and reflected modes at ISO 100 can be measured.
After releasing the measurement button, the 'Hold-and-Read' mode locks readings for 15 seconds, allowing for extended exposure evaluation time. This gives assistants time to show photographers their readings
The L-208 has an impressive 33-degree acceptance angle in reflected mode, ensuring an accurate reading of light sources.
The incredible compact size enables the L-208 to slip in almost any shirt or pants pocket. It weighs in at only 1.5 ounces, or 40 grams, without a battery.
The L-208 comes complete with a strap, carrying case, CR2032 lithium battery and accessory mounting shoe. It has a full, 1-year warranty.
|Type:||Analog exposure meter for ambient light|
|Receptor Head:||Self Contained Sliding Lumisphere|
|Light Receiving Method:||Incident light and reflected light|
|Receptor Incident Light:||Sliding Lumisphere|
|Receptor Reflected Light:||Light receiving angle 33°|
|Light Receptor Element:||Silicone photo diode|
Measuring Range and Modes
|Measuring Modes Ambient Light:||- Aperture priority metering
- EV metering
- Shutter priority metering
|Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light:||- Incident light EV 3 to EV 17
- Reflected light EV 3 to EV 17 (with 33° angle)
|Calibration Constant Incident:||Lumisphere C = 340|
|Calibration Constant Reflected:||K = 12.5|
Display Range and Modes
|Display Range Film Speed:||ISO 12 to 12500 (in 1/2 steps)|
|Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient:||30 min to 1/8000 sec. (in 1 steps) plus 1/5, 1/10, 1/125, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400, 1/800|
|Display Range Aperture:||f/1.4 to f/32.0 (in 1, 1/3 steps)|
|Display Range EV:||EV 3.0 to EV 17.0 (in 1, 1/2 steps)|
|Display Range Analog Scale Aperture:||f/1.4 to f/32 (in 1, 1/3 steps)|
|Display Range Analog Scale Shutter Speed:||30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1 step) plus 1/5, 1/10, 1/125, 1/50, 1/100, /200, 1/400, 1/800|
|Display Range Analog Scale EV:||EV 3 to EV 17 (in 1, 1/2 stops)|
|Battery Power Indicator Display:||Battery Capacity Checker Button and Guide Needle|
|Tripod Socket/Shoe Mount:||Standard Shoe Mount|
|Battery(Power):||(1) 3V Coin Type, Model CR2032 Lithium|
|Operating Temperature Range:||32° to 104° F / 0° to 40° C|
|Storage Temperature Range:||-4° to 140° F / -20° to 60° C|
Dimension and Weight
|Product Dimensions:||2.60x1.80x1.00 in./6.60x4.60x2.50 cm|
|L-208 Case, Shoe mounting plate and Strap|
One Year Limited Warranty
Sekonic products imported into Canada by Nadel Enterprises are sold with Sekonic’s 1 Year Limited Warranty. The product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchaser. The warranty period begins on the date of purchase.