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Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III Basic Operation - Sekonic L-398A

Quick Guide
Set ISO
Turn inner dial until desired ISO appears next to ISO mark
in window.

Measure
Press MEASURE button. Meter needle will move on footcandle
INSERT / REMOVE scale. Release. Needle will stop in position over footcandle scale.
LUMISPHERE HIGH SLIDE &
DIRECT READING Turn DIAL RING so that same value from footcandle scale aligns
SLIDES HERE with SCALE MARK (black triangle). Read f-stop/shutter speed
combinations from outer ring of dial and set camera accordingly.

NOTE: If needle moves past far right of scale, insert HIGH SLIDE
into top of meter, and set footcandle value on dial by “H” MARK.
FOOTCANDLE SCALE Compare Readings
MEMORY APERTURE VALUE Take measurement and rotate MEMORY POINTER to rest over
POINTER
80 16 0 320
L-398A
(FOR DIRECT READING) needle. Take second reading and compare.
40 4 56
8 640
NEEDLE 0 8
0 2 2 2 INCIDENT LIGHT
EV SCALE
5 1 1
11 .25 Constant Reading
80 160 320 6 While pressing MEASURE button, turn button clockwise until
k

“H” MARK .4 DIAL SCALE


0

11 4 0 40 16
20 1 +2 -2 -1 1.2
EV MARK
0 H + 2 EV +1 MEASURE BUTTON LOCK MARK is at 3:00 position. Turn
SCALE MARK
5k 2

1
counter-clockwise to unlock.
1

11
-1
5

SE + 1/

ISO SCALE MEASURE


-2
60 30

F
2.8 00 1k 2k 4k 8k

200
EV
1 0.7

100
BUTTON
ISO MARK 50
15 8 4

ISO
CINE

After following measure directions above, refer to EV window for


128 90

2 1.4

MEASURE CINE SCALE EV value of reading.


128
50 5

4
24 6
2 1

BUTTON 8 18 25
2

45 2 4 8 15 30 60 1 SHUTTER
64

LOCK MARK 32
22 16 11 8 5.6
4 SPEED SCALE CINE speeds
After following measure directions above, refer to CINE scale
DIAL RING APERTURE SCALE above shutter speeds.