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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.

L-208 TwinMate - Technical Specifications

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
Product Weight: 0.10lbs./0.04kg.

Item Includes

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.