Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III Meter


  • An Industry Classic Meter
  • Analog Metering
  • Easy to Use
  • No Battery Required

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Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III Meter – The Sekonic L-398M “was” the classic analog incident ambient light meter.

Sekonic has redesigned the popular Studio Deluxe II L-398M analog light meter to more current industry standards. The Studio Deluxe III L-398A retains all of the legendary features and benefits of its predecessor, the L-398M. Using an environmentally-friendly sensor made from selenium, Sekonic can continue to offer the popular L-398 battery-free.

The L-398A offers both “Still” and “Cine” shooters the familiar features and repeatable accuracy expected from Sekonic. Educators and students won’t be left without their favorite meter this year.

  • Selenium light sensor (meets today’s industry standards)
  • Needle lock for quick and easy measurement readings
  • Memory pointer for quick and easy reference to your last measured value
  • Swivel head and needle lock facilitate easy and accurate readings
  • Selenium photocell eliminates need for batteries Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity
  • Lumigrid for measuring reflected light
Package Weight 0.7 lbs
Package Dimensions 5.984 x 4.646 x 1.969 in
Shutter Speed - Flash



6.7 oz (190 g)

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

5.984 x 4.646 x 1.969″

Shadow/Highlight Calculation


EV Range (ISO-100)

EV 4 to 17

Multiple Flash


Shutter Speed - Ambient

1/8000 to 60 sec.

Flash to Ambient Ratio


Exposure Calibration


Brightness Difference


Package Weight

0.7 lb


4.4 x 2.3 x 1.3″ (112 x 58 x 34 mm) WDH

f/Stop Display Range

f0.7 – 128

Aperture/Shutter Priority


Power Source

Selenium photocell (no battery needed)

Receptor Head

Rotating, interchangeable receptor.

Cine Speeds

8 to 128fps

ISO Range

6 To 12,000; Measuring Range: EV4 ~ EV17 (for incident light) EV9 ~ EV17 (for reflected light)

Exposure Memory


Measuring System

Incident light type, reflected light measurement is also possible

Measuring Modes

Ambient incident and reflected


Set of eleven direct reading slides sold separately (#401805)

Display Readout

Indicator needle


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