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Flash Master L-358
Operati ng Manual
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Congratulations on your purchatse
of a
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Sekonic Flash Master L-358 Exposure Meter.
Thi s met er pr ovi des
a wi de r ange of f unct i ons t hat cor r espond wi t h most
manufacturers camera setti ngs i n al l formats, whi ch wi l l sati sfy professi onal s
as
wel l as seri ous enthusi asts.
Its seal ed housi ng and control s make i t water and moi sture resi stant.
Yes, you
can use i t i n the rai n, but i t i s not an underwater meter.
Its l arge LCD di spl ay makes readi ngs easy and l i ghts up automati cal l y i n dark
sur r oundi ngs.
In order not to crowd the control s, four functi ons whi ch are l ess frequentl y used,
are confi ned to DIP swi tches, l ocated i n the battery compartment.
Because of i ts many features, the L-358 requi res thi s rather extensi ve manual .
But si nce you wi l l never use them al l at the same ti me, once you have l earned al l
about i t, i t i s si mpl e and i ts use wi l l become second nature.
The Zoom Master L-358 has undergone extensi ve qual i ty
control s at every step
of manufacture. Please read this instruction manual thoroughly, to be able to take
advantage of i ts many features and to obtai n the l ong servi ce l i fe i t i s desi gned
for.
Thank you for your
confi dence i n Sekoni c
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Table of Contents
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9.
10.
Expl anati on of the Li qui d Crystal Di spl ay (LCD)
1. At t ach t he st r ap
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2. I nser l i ng t he bat t er y
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3. Checki ng battery capaci ty """"'
4
4. Repl aci ng battery duri ng measurement
or when usi ng t he memor y f unct i on """""""
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5. Auto Power Off functi on
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6. Set t i ng mai n I SO f i l m speed
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7. Set t i ng second I SO f i l m speed
( l SO 2) ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . """"""'
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8. Mesurement Lock and Measurement Lock Off
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6
1. Set t i ng measur i ng mode . . . . . . . . . .
. . . ' . ' . . . . ' . . . """' 7
2. Set t i ng DI P swi t ches
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3. Whenl et f or i nci dent l i ght . . . . . . . . . . . . . " " " " " " " '
9
4. When set f or r ef l ect ed l i ght ( spot met er i ng)
. . . . . """""""" 10
5. Measurment
Measur i ng Ambi ent Li ght . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11- 14
1- 1 Shut t er Speed Pr i or i t y mode . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . ' . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' . ' . . " 11
1- 2 Aper t ur e Pr i or i t y mode . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . ' . . . . . . 12
1- 3 EV mode
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " " " ' 13
1- 4 Ci nemat ogr aphy. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ' . . . . . . . ' . 14
Measuri ng Fl asl ' L Li ght
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2- 1 Coi O f t asf r mode. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . ' . . 15- 16
2-2 Auto Reset Cordl ess Fl ash mode
..' ..' 16-17
2- g Cor d Mul t i pl e Fl ash
( cumul at i ve) mode
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18- 19
2- 4 Cor dl ess mul t i pl e Fl ash
( Cumul at i ve) mode
. . . . ". ". . 19- 20
Memor y f unct i on
' . . . . ' . . . . . " " . . - - . . 21
Aver agi ng f unct i on
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BrightneJs Difference function
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How t o use t he L- 358 as an i nci dent l l l umi nance ( LUX or FC) Met er . . . . . . . . . . . ' . . ". . . . . . . 25
Compensat i ng f unct i on
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5- 1 How t o change Exposur e compensat i on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " ' . . - . . . . . . 26
5- 2 How t o change Cal i br at i on compensat i on . . . . ". . . . . . ' . . . ' . . . . . . . . ' . . . . ". . . 26
Fl ash anal yzi ng measurement functi on
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Wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng functi on
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7. Accessori es
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1. Parts Desi gnati on
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Lock lever
@ Power button (ON/OFF switch)
O tso 1 button
@
lvtode set button
@
Strap eyelet
@ Measuring
@ Battery
@
eattery
Compartment
Q7
Battery Cover Latch
e
Lumisphere retracting ring
@
Lumisphere
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
@
Average/
A EV (Brightness Difference) button
@ Jog wheel
@
tso 2 button
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Memory button
@ Flash synchro terminal
@ connector cover
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@ Synchro Terminal Cap
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@ strap
Compartment Cover
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@ 54' Lumi gri d
(for reflected light measurement)
@ DtP switches
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2. Expl anati on of the Li qui d Crystal Di spl ay
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NOTE:
For explanation
purposes, the display illustrated here shows all icons and readouts
si mul taneousl y. Actual di spl ay wi l l never show as above'
Auto El ectro-Lumi nescent Di spl ay (EL)
In l ow l i ght (EV 6 or l ess), a green backl i ght wi l l automati cal l y i l l umi nate the enti re LCD. When usi ng
the Minilight Receptor or a Booster (optional accessories) the LCD will be illuminated after measuring,
regardl ess of the ambi ent l i ght l evel .
fn-e ICO wi l l not be automati cal l y i l l umi nated duri ng measuri ng, or i n Cordl ess Fl ash mode.
The El ectro-l umi nescent backl i ght wi l l automati cal l y turn off 20 seconds after l ast operati on.
When usi ng t he spot vi ewf i nder at t achment ( 1
", 5"or
1O' NP Fi nder ) i f t he l i ght l evel f r om t he spot
measurement i s di fferent from the l i ght l evel when readi ng the LCD data,the backl i ght may not
i l l umi nate the di spl ay.
In thi s case,cover the spot vi ewfi nder attachment wi th your hand whi l e pressi ng the mode button to
acti vate the backl i ght.
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2. Expl anati on
of the Li qui d Crystal Di spl ay
e Measuri ng Mode l cons
A Ambi ent ( see page 11)
@ Auto-Reset Cordl ess Fl ash (see page 17)
@
Cord Fl ash (see page 15)
@t Wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode (see page
30)
ISO Di spl ay
ISO 1 Di spl ays ISO fi tm setti ng
IFliFI
Displays second ISO film setting when ISO 2 button is depressed
Fl ash Anal yzi ng i ndi cator
% 0
"/"
to 100% i n 1o7o i ncrements (percentage
of fl ash i n the total exposure)
+/- Compensation Indicator
E
Appears when +/- Compensation is set
Digital aperture value, Aperture Priority, EV Brightness Difference, Average function, EV display
E
Appears when in Aperture Priority (f/stop)
mode (see page 12)
l EV Appears when usi ng bri ghtness di fference functi on (See
page
25)
A Appears when usi ng Averagi ng functi on (see page 24)
EV Appears when usi ng EV mode (see page 13)
Anal og Scal e
Di spl ays marks at apertures or shutter speed i ndi cati ng ful l or hal f step val ues for measurement,
memory, average values
U Appears when bel ow di spl ay range
,i i :
Bl i nks when under exposed bel ow measurement range
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Appears when above display range
,9. Bl i nks when over exposed above measurement range
Shutter pri ori ty i ndi cator, shutter speed di spl ay for sti l l photography
or frames per second (f/s) for
ci nematography
E
Appears when in Shutter
priority
(T) mode (see page
1 1)
m
Appears when shutter speed i s i n mi nutes
S
Appears when shutter speed i s i n ful l seconds
f/s
Appears when ci ne speed i s set i n frames per second (see page 14)
Battery Power Indicator (see page
4)
Memory / Mul ti pl e Fl ash Indi cator Di spl ay
@ I
Appears when in Multi (cumulative) flash measurement mode and shows the cumutated
number ( see page 19)
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Appears when reading is memorized and shows the number in memory (see page 23)
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3. Before Usi ng
2.
1. Attach the strap
Attach the Strap
@
by passing the small end loop through the
eyel et @
and
passi ng the other end of strap through i t.
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Pl ease ol ace i n a l ocat i on where an i nf ant cannot reach and acci dent al l y get t he st rap
wrapped around hi s neck. There i s danger of strangul ati on.
Inserting the battery
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Requi res one 3.0 v CR123A l i thi um battery
2. Open the Battery compartment cover l atch
@,
and re-
move the Battery compartment cover
to.
3. Insert the battery, observing the polarity with the +,- marks
i n the battery chamber.
4. Align the tabs of the Battery compartment cover with the
notches in the back of the meter, and
press down to close
the Battery cover l atch.
NOTE:
@r sea| , becar ef u| t hat di r t doesnot get st uckont her ubber
seal and that the seal i s not damaged.
.
Remove battery i f meter i s not used for an extended
peri od. Batteri es can l eak and
damage the exposure meter. Di spose of used batteri es
properl y.
l f the 1CD does not l i ght, check that the battery capaci ty i s suffi ci ent, and check that the
battery
positive and negative terminals are not reversed.
.
The meter has a connector for a pl ug-i n radi o transmi tter modul e.Do not remove the
connector cover unl ess
you are i nstal l i ng the radi o modul e,fai l ure to do so coul d cause
the el ectroni c ci rcui t board to be exposed to damagi ng stati c el ectri ci ty.
3. Checking battery caPacitY
.
When the Power button @
i s ON, the battery
power i ndi cator on the LCD i s di spl ayed.
E
(Displayed) Battery power level is good.
G
(Displayed) Battery power level is low. Have a spare battery ready'
;F
(Bl i nki ng) Repl ace battery i mmedi atel y'
Reference:
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We recommend
you always have a spare battery on hand.
.
lf the liquid crystal display extinguishes immediately after the display appears when power
i s fi rst appl i ed, that i s an i ndi cati on that the battery i s dead. Pl ease promptl y repl ace the
battery.
.
A 3 second
pause between
power on and off is recommended to avoid damage to the
meIer.
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3. Before Usi ng
4. Repl aci ng battery duri ng measurement or when usi ng the memory functi on
1. Al ways turn the power
OFF before repl aci ng batteri es. l f batteri es are removed wi th the power
ON, measurements and setti ngs i n memory can no l onger be recal l ed.
2. lf after replacing the battery, or during measurements, strange screens (displays that have not
been set) appear i n the LCD, or nothi ng happens, no matter what button i s
pushed,
remove the
battery and wait at least ten seconds and then replace the battery. This allows the software to
automatically reset.
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Never pl ace
batteri es i n fi re, short, di sassembl e, or heat them. The batteri es mi qht break
down, and cause an acci dent, i nj ury or pol l ute
the envi ronment.
5. Auto Power Off function
1. To conserve battery power,
the meter will turn off about twenty minutes after last use.
2' Whether the Auto Power Savi ng feature turns the power off or the Power button
@
i s pressed,
the settings and measured values remain stored in memory. When the
power
button is pressed
agai n the l ast setti ngs are di spl ayed.
Reference:
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The power
shuts off automatically after 1 minute when the
power
button is
pressed
and held.
6. Setti ng mai n ISO fi l m speed
1. Hol d down the l SOl button
O
and turn Jog wheel
@
to sel ect ISO fi l m speed for the fi l m bei ng used.
2. You can al so change the ISO fi l m speed after taki ng
measur ement s. The new val ue i s aut omat i cal l v
di spl ayed.
7. Setting second ISO fitm speed
1. Thi s f eat ur e i s usef ul when usi ng a second f i l m wi t h
di fferent ISO fi l m speed, usi ng
pol aroi drM
proofi ng fi l m,
or for exposure correcti on (when
usi ng a fi l ter, cl ose-
up photography,
etc.).
2. Hol d down the ISO 2 button
@ anO turn Jog wheel to
sel ect ISO fi l m speed of the fi l m bei ng used.
3. Once thi s i s set, after taki ng a measurement, the mea-
sured val ue for the second fi l m speed wi l l be di spl ayed
when the ISO 2 button i s depressed.
4. You can al so change the second ISO fi l m speed after taki ng
measurements. The new val ue i s automati cal l y di spl ayed.
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3. Before Usi ng
8. Mesurement Lock and Measurement Lock Off
1. Hol d down the Mode set button
(D and l SOl button O
and "LOC" wi l l appear to i ndi cate that the setti ngs are
l ocked.The l ast measurement i s hel d unti l the l ock i s
r el eased, even i f t he Jog wheel @
i s acci dent al l y
moveo.
However,i f the measurement button @
i s pressed,a
new measurement i s di spl ayed wi th the same l ocked
setti ngs.
2. To rel ease the Measurement l ock, perform the same
operati on for the Measurement l ock, Hol d down the
Mode set and l SOl button and "Off" wi l l appear to i n-
di cate that the Measurement l ock i s rel eased'
Reference:
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l f the power suppl y i s OFF or Auto OFF when i n the l ocked
posi ti on, the di al l ock functi on wi l l
conti nue operati ng when the power suppl y i s turned on agai n'
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4. Basi c Operati on
1. Setti ng measuri ng mode
1. Hol d down the Mode set button
@
anO turn the Jog wheel
@
to select the desired mode. The mode switching sequence
i s shown i n the charl bel ow:
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(cumulative) mode
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Dip switch 1
Wireless Multiple Flash
Radio Triggering mode
See page
30
with Radio
transmitter module
Dip switch 2
with Radio
transmitter module
with Radio
transmitter module
Dip switch 2
2.
3.
Modes encl osed i n dotted l i nesi -___-i can
onl y be sel ected when the respecti ve Dl p swi tch i s i n
ON posi ti on (see page
8).
Modes enclosed in l-l lines can only be selected when Optional Radio Transmitter Module is
i nstal l ed.
Shutter speed priority
mode (Ambi ent l i ght )
See page 1.1
Aperture Priority mode
(Ambient light)
See page 12
Wireless Flash Radio
Triggering mode
See page
30
Wi rel ess Fl ash Radi o
Triggering setting mode
See page
28
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4. Basi c Operati on
2. Setti ng DIP Swi tches
1. Switcfres for setting modes that are used infrequently are housed in the Battery compartment of
the meter. Sel ect the mode you want pri or to begi nni ng measurements'
2. The DIP switches can be set by sliding the DIP switch @
for the mode you want to select in the
ON
posi ti on.
* EV setti ngs
When DIP swi tch 1 i s turned on, EV exposure readi ng i s
possi bl e (ambi ent l i ght)
* Mul t i set t i ngs
When DIP swi tch 2 i s turned on, mul ti pl e fl ash (cumul ati ve) mode i s possi bl e.
* Di rect setti ngs
lf DIP switch 3 is on, it is
possible to display the shutter speed and Aperture in the stop that are
set by DIP swi tch 4.
l f turned off, shutter speed i s di spl ayed i n ful l stop and the Aperture i s di spl ayed i n 1/10 stop.
* Stop settings
The combi nati on of shutter speed and Aperture i s di spl ayed i n 1/2
stoo when DIP swi tch 4 i s off and i n 1/3 stop when i t i s on.
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F: 1/ 10 st op
T: 1/ 2 st op
F: 1/ 2 st op
T :
F :
1/3 stop
1/3 stop
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4. Basic Operation
3. When set for i nci dent l i ght
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. Inci dent l i ght measurements can be performed
wi th the l umi sphere ful l y extended or i n the
retracted posi ti on.You
can swi tch between Lumi sphere i n the up posi ti on
or retracted posi ti on
^
bv fi rml y rotati ng the Lumi sphere retracti ng ri ng
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unti l i t cl i cks.
When the Lumi sphere i s rai sed
Thi s i s used to photograph peopl e,
bui l di ngs, and other three di mensi onal obj ects.
Measurements are basi cal l y made by the method of measuri ng wi th the l umi sphere ai med i n
the camera di recti on (more preci sel y,
i n the di recti on of the l i ghti xi s of the l ensj at the posi ti on
of the subj ect.
When the Lumisphere is lowered (flat diffuser function)
Thi s i s used to photograph
manuscri pts, pai nti ngs
or other fl at copy. l t can al so be used for
measuri ng i l l umi nati on l evel s (see page
25), or bri ghtness di fference (see page 23).
NOTE:
lf the device is used with the Lumisphere retracting ring in a middle position,
OistriOuteO
l i ght qual i ty
wi l l change, and sui tabl e measurements cannot be made
Do not push
the Lumi sphere down manual l y.
l f the l umi sphere becomes soi l ed, wi pe i t wi th a soft, dry cl oth. organi c sol uti ons (pai nt
thi nner, benzene, etc.) must not be used under any ci rcumstances.
t
a
Lumi sphere
Retracted Lumi sphere
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4. Basic Operation
4. When set for reflected light
.
Thi s method measures the bri ghtness
(l umi nance) of the l i ght refl ected from the subj ect. l t i s
useful for distant objects such as landscapes, when you cannot
go to the position of the subject,
or f or met er i ng subj ect s t hat gener at e l i ght ( neon si gns, et c. ) , hi ghl y r ef l ect i ve sur f aces or
transl ucent subj ects
(stai ned gl ass, etc.)'
< Usi ng the l umi gri d > (Recei vi ng Angl e 54' )
1. Remove the Lumi sPhere
The l umi sphere uni t i s removed by hol di ng both the
upper and l ower secti ons of Lumi sphere retracti ng
ri ng O
and turni ng i t countercl ockwi se whi l e pushi ng
the Lock lever @
downward.
2. Mount the l umi gri d
To mount Lumi gr i d @,
al i gn t he mount / r emoval
i ndi cator on the Lumi gri d wi th the mark and, whi l e
pr essi ng i t , t ur n i t i n t he cl ockvGe di r ect i on and
secure i t i n
pl ace by rai si ng the Lock l ever unti l i t
cl i cks i nto
pl ace.
3. Take measurements by aiming the lumigrid precisely at the area of the subject to be measured
from the oosi ti on or di recti on of the camera.
4. Fol l ow the same
procedure to mount the l umi sphere.
A cnurtoru'
t r ecei vi ngsect i onwhenmount i ngor r emovi ngt he| umi spher e
or l umi gr i d.
< Usi ng the vi ewfi nder > 1o, 5o and 10" Non-Paral l ax spot-Fi nder
(NP fi nder)
Thl Non-Paral l ax Spot-Fi nder mounted on the meter,measures the l i ght of the exact area you
ar e vi ewi ng. Si nce t he Spot - f i nder i s measur i ng t he r ef l ect ed l i ght ( l i ght r ef l ect i ng of f a
subj ect),measurements
shoul d be taken at the camera posi ti on.
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5. Measurement
1. Measuri ng ambi ent l i ght
In thi s measurement mode, we have the choi ce of shutter pri ori ty mode, aperture pri ori ty mode and
EV mode. Hold down the Mode set button
@anO
turn the Jog wheel
@to
select ambient measurement
mode
S.
1-1 Shutter Speed Pri ori ty mode
1. Hol d down the Mode set button and turn the Jog
wheel to select Shutter Speed Priority mode
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2. Tur n t he Jog wheel t o set t he desi r ed shut t er
speed.
3. Pr ess t he Measur i ng but t on
@
t o make a
measurement. Rel ease the Measuri ng button to
compl ete the measurement. The measured val ue
(aperture val ue) at that ti me wi l l be di spl ayed.
Whi l e pressi ng the Measuri ng button, the meter
measures conti nuousl v unti l i t i s rel eased.
NOTE:
.
The LCD panel di spl ays 1/10 stop onl y when Di p
swi tches 3 and 4 are i n off oosi ti on.
Reference:
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ft i s possi bl e to swi tch between tul l , 1/2 and
swi tches 3 and 4.
.
You can set shutter speeds from 30 minutes to
speeds of 1/200 and 1/400 can be set.
Measured f stoo value
1/3 shutter speed stop by setti ng DIP
1 /8000 seconds. After 1 /8000 the shutter
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After measurement, the F stop val ue correspondi ng to the shutter speed i s di spl ayed
when the shutter speed i s changed.
The measured aperture val ue i s di spl ayed ei ther ful l or hal f stop i ncrements on the
anal og scal e.(1/3 stop i ncrements i s not possi bl e.)
"E.u" (Exposure under) or
"E.o" (Exposure over) appears when the combi nati on of shutter
speed and aperture are outside the display range. Changing the shutter speed or aperture
wi th the Jog wheel wi l l al l ow you to fi nd a combi nati on that i s possi bl e.
l f t he "E. u" or
"E. o"
r eadout bl i nks, t hi s i ndi cat es t hat t he l i ght l evel i s beyond t he
measurement range of the l i ght meter.Adj ust a l i ghti ng i n thi s case.
Set shutter soeed
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5. Measurement
1-2 Aperture Priority mode
1. Hol d down the Mode set button
@
and turn the Jog wheel
@
to sel ect aperture pri ori ty mode
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2. Turn the Jog wheel to set the desi red f stop
val ue.
3. Pr ess t he Measur i ng but t on
@
t o make a
measurement.
Release the Measuring button to complete the
measur ement . The measur ed val ue ( shut t er
speed) at the ti me wi l l be di spl ayed.
Whi l e pr essi ng t he Measur i ng but t on, t he
met er measur es cont i nuousl v unt i l i t i s
released.
Set J stop value
Measured
Reference:
.
lt is
possible
to switch between full,1/2 or 1/3 F stop values by setting DIP switches 3 and
4.
.
You can set f stops from F1.0 to F90 (full f stops)
.
The measured shutter speed val ue i s di spl ayed ei ther ful l or hal f stop i ncrements on the
anal og scal e.(1/3 stop i ncrements i s not possi bl e.)
.
After measurement, the shutter speed correspondi ng to the F stop i s di spl ayed when the
F stop i s changed.
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1-3 EV mode
Open the Battery compartment cover
@
and slide the EV DIP switch (see page 8) to the ON
posi ti on.
1. Hol d down the Mode set button
@
and turn the
Jog wheel
@
to sel ect EV val ue mode.
2. Pr es s t he Meas ur i ng but t on
@t o
mak e a
measurement. Rel ease the Measuri ng button to
compl ete the measurement. The measured val ue
(EV val ue) at that ti me wi l l be di sptayed.
At t he same t i me, t he shut t er speed wi l l be
di spl ayed i n t he di gi t al di spt ay ar ea, and t he
correspondi ng f stop wi l l be di spl ayed i n the anal og
di spl ay area.
Whi l e pressi ng
the measuri ng button, the meter
measures conti nuousl v unti l i t i s rel eased.
Reference:
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"E.u" (Exposure under) or "E.o" (Exposure over) appears when the combination of shutter
speed and aperture are outsi de the di spl ay range. Changi ng the shutter speed or aperrure
wi th the Jog wheel wi l l al l ow you to fi nd a combi nati on that i s
possi bl e.
lf the "E.u" or "E.o" readout blinks, this indicates that the light level is beyond the measurement
range of the light meter.
Shutter soeed
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1 . Hold down the Mode set button @
and turn the Jog wheel
@
to sel ect ambi ent l i ght shutter speed
pri ori ty mode
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Turn the Jog wheel @
to sel ect the Ci ne Speed for the
camera that wi l l be used. Ci ne Speed are di spl ayed after
1/8000, 1l 2OO,1l 4OO and the uni t i s i n frames per second
(f/s). The fol l owi ng Ci ne Speeds wi l l di spl ay:
2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25,30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50, 60,
64, 72, 96, 120, 128, 150, 200, 240, 256, 300 and 360
f/s.
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3. The shutter angl e that these speeds are based on, Is
180 degrees. For other angl es make the fol l owi ng ISO
fi l m soeed correcti ons.
Shutter open angl e
Amount of ISO fi l m
speed correction
1 60 degrees
-1/ 3
220 degrees +1/ 3
* Exampl e of correcti on val ue
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Decrease ISO fi l m speed by 1/3 stop, exampl e: ISO 100
-113
stop
=
ISO 80
+1/3: Increase l so fi l m speed by 1/3 stop, exampl e: l so 100 +1/3 stop
=
l so 125
4. Pr ess t he Measur i ng but t on @
t o make a
measurement. Rel ease the Measuri ng button to
compl ete the measurement. The measured val ue
(f stop val ue) wi l l be di sPl aYed.
Whi l e pressi ng the measuri ng button, the meter
measures conti nuousl y unti l i t i s rel eased.
Measured f stop on analog display
Set shutter speed
Reference:
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The measured aperture val ue i s di spl ayed ei ther ful l or hal f stop i ncrements on the anal og
scal e.(1/3 stop i ncrements i s not possi bl e.)
Measured f stop value
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2. Measuri ng fl ash l i ght
Thi s method of measurement can be done i n the fol l owi ng modes; wi th cord, wi thout cord, mul ti pl e
fl ash wi th cord, mul ti pl e fl ash wi thout cord and Wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode (wi th opti onal
radi o transmi tter modul e). When Measuri ng fl ash l i ght, the shutter speed and F stop val ue (val ue
combi ni ng ambi ent l i ght and f l ash l i ght : t ot al amount of l i ght ) ar e di spl ayed. The ambi ent l i ght and
f l ash l i ght ar e each di spl ayed as separ at e val ues t oget her wi t h t he t ot al amount of l i ght on t he
anal og scal e. In addi ti on, the rati o of l l ash l i ght to the total amount of l i ght i s di spl ayed at that ti me
as a value in 10"k steps.The flash reading is displayed as a blinking mark above the analog scale.(See
page 27 for details)
2-1 Cord Flash mode
The most positive method to assure proper
synchronization and measurement of flash units.
Connect the meter to the fl ash wi th a synchroni zati on cord. Be sure to repl ace Synchro termi -
nal cap
@ after your measurement.
1. Connect t he f l ash synchr o cor d t o t he Synchr o
termi nal
@
on the exposure meter.
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Hol d down the Mode set button
@
and turn the
Jog wheel
@
to sel ect cord fl ash mode
@.
Tur n t he Jog wheel t o set shut t er speed. When
setti ng shutter speed, fi rst check the setti ngs to
confirm that they correspond to the settings on the
camera.
Measured f stoo value
of flash in
2.
3.
4. Press the Measuring button
@
to trigger the flash.
The measured value (f stop value) will be displayed.
exposure
measured f stop value
(total exposure)
1/ 10
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NOTE:
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The el ectroni c fl ash uni t may fi re when you connect the Synchro cord or operate the
POWER Swi tch.
For fl ash uni ts wi th extremel y l ow el ectri c tri gger vol tage, the fl ash may not fi re' In thi s
case, make measurements i n the cordl ess fl ash mode or wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng
mode.
Reference:
.
lt is possible to switch between lull,1/2 and 1i3 shutter speed stop by setting DIP switch
3 and 4.
.
The shutter speed can be set f rom 30 minutes to 1/1 000 of a second. After 1/1000 sec, the
me t e r c a n b e s e t a t t h e f o l l o wi n g i n t e r me d i a t e s p e e d s : 1 1 7 5 ,
1 / 8 0 ,
1/90. 1/100, 11200, or 11400.
.
lf the film speed is changed after the measurement is taken, the new converted measured
val ue (f stop val ue) wi l l be di spl ayed.
.
After measurement, the F stop val ue correspondi ng to the shutter speed i s di spl ayed
when the shutter sPeed i s changed.
.
,,E.u"
(Exposure under) or "E.o" (Exposure over) appears when the combi nati on of shutter
speed and aperture are outsi de the di spl ay range. Change the shutter speed wi th the Jog
wheel and take measurements agai n.
.
l f t he "E. u" or "E. o" r eadout bl i nks, t hi s i ndi cat es t hat t he l i ght l evel i s beyond t he
measurement range of the l i ght meter.
2-2 Auto-reset cordless flash mode
Measurements are made by the meter recei vi ng the l i ght from the fl ash. Thi s measurement
mode is used when the Synchro cord will not reach because of the distance between the flash
and meter or when use of the Synchro cord i s i nconveni ent'
1. Hol d down the Mode set button @
and turn the
Jog wheel 6t
to set Auto-reset Cordl ess Fl ash
mode
E.
2. Turnthe Jog wheel to set shutter speed. When
setti ng shutter speed, fi rst check the setti ngs to
conf i r m t hat t hey cor r espond t o t he set t i ngs
avai l abl e on the camera.
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There i s danger of el ectri c shock i f the meter i s handl ed wi th wet hands, duri ng rai n, i n
areas splashed by water or where there is a lot of moisture, if you use cord synchronized
fl ash.
Under such condi ti ons, i t i s recommended that you use the meter i n the cordl ess fl ash
mode or wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode, and keep the Synchro termi nal cap i n
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3. When t he Measur i ng but t on
@
i s pr essed,
t he
mode mark
@
wi l l bl i nk and the meter i s ready to
measure.The ready to measure mode wi l l conti nue
for approximately
g0
seconds.
Dur i ng t hi s t i me, f i r e t he f l as h and mak e a
measurement.
4. lf the 90 second period is exceeded and the blinking
mark stops, press the Measuri ng button agai n to
return to ready to measure.
5. When the l i ght from the fl ash i s recei ved, the
measured val ue (f stop) i s di spl ayed. Even after
measurement, the mode mark
@
conti nues to bl i nk
and t he met er i s i n r eady s t at e and new
measurement can be made. (Auto-reset
functi on)
Set shutter speed
(total exposure)
Measured f stop value
of flash in
exposure
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When fi ri ng a fl ash, i f the fl ash bri ghtness i s 9EV l ower than the ambi ent l i ght, the meter
may fai l to detect the l i ght. In thi s case, make measurements usi ng the Cord fl ash mode.
Rapi d start fl uorescent l amps and speci al l i ghti ng are someti mes mi staken for fl ash, and
acci dental l y measured. In thi s case, make measurements usi ng the Cord fl ash mode.
Reference:
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After measurement, the F stop value corresponding to the shutter speed is displayed when
the shutter speed i s changed.
'
Setti ng the shutter speed i s si mi l ar to the previ ous i nstructi on (see page 15) of "Cord fl ash
mode" of secti on 2-1.
'
A new conver t ed val ue i s di spl ayed when t he f i l m speed i s changed af t er t aki ng t he
measurement.
'
Readings outside the display range or beyond the measuring range are similar to the previous
i nstructi on (see page 16) of "Cord Fl ash mode" of secti on 2-1.
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2-g Cord mul ti pl e fl ash (cumul ati ve) mode
These measurements are used when the light
generated by the flash is inadequate for proper
exposure. The repeated fl ash pops can be accumul ated unti l the desi red aperture i s di spl ayed.
The cumul ati ve number i s i nfi ni te. Onl y one di gi t i s di spl ayed i f the cumul ati ve number i s ten or
: mor e. Di spl ay r et ur ns 0 ( 0=10, 1=11, 2=12 el c- )
1. Sl i de DI P swi t ch 2 t o MULTI ( see page 8) t o t he
ON
posi ti on.
Hol d down the Mode set button @
and turn the
Joq wheel
@)
to sel ect cord mul ti pl e fl ash (cumu-
lative) mode @ @.
Turn the Jog wheel
@
to set shutter speed. When setti ng shutter speed, fi rst check the
setti ngs to confi rm that they correspond to the setti ngs avai l abl e on the camera.
3. Connect the Fl ash synchro cord to the meter' s
synchro termi nal @.
press
the Measuri ng button @
to tri gger a fl ash.The measured f stop val ue at that ti me wi l l
be di spl ayed. Each ti me thi s i s repeated, the accumul ated f stop val ue and the number of
cumul ati ve fl ashes i s di spl ayed.
Number of cumutati ve ftashes
Measured f stop
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5. To clear the cumulative value,hold down Mode set button and lSO2 button
@
or switch to
another mode by turni ng the Jog wheel whi l e pressi ng the mode set button.
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There i s danger of el ectri c shock i f the meter i s handl ed wi th wet hands, duri ng rai n, i n
areas spl ashed by water or where there i s a l ot of moi sture.
Under such condi ti ons, i t i s recommended that you use the meter i n the Cordl ess fl ash
mode or wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode, and keep the Synchro termi nal cap i n pl ace.
NOTE:
Reference:
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Setti ng the shutter speed i s si mi l ar to the previ ous i nstructi on (see page 15) .
'
Readi ngs outsi de the di spl ay range or beyond the measuri ng range i s si mi l ar to the previ ous
i nstructi on (see page
' 16)
.
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l f the fi l m speed i s changed after the measurement i s taken, the new converted measured
val ue (f stop val ue) wi l l be di spl ayed.
2-4 Cordl ess fl ash (cumul ati ve) mode
These measurements are used when the l i ght generated by the fl ash i s i nadequate for proper
exposure. The repeated fl ash pops can be accumul ated unti l the desi red aperture i s di spl ayed.
The cumul ati ve number i s i nfi ni te. Onl y one di gi t i s di spl ayed i f the cumul ati ve number i s ten or
'
mor e. Di spl ay r et ur ns 0 ( 0=10, 1=11, 2=12 el c. )
1. Sl i de DIP swi tch 2 to MULTI (see page 8) to the
ON posi ti on.
2. Hol d down the Mode set button
@
and turn the
Jog wheel
@
t o sel ect cor dl ess mul t i pl e f l ash
(cumul ati ve) mode
E @.
Turn the Jog wheel to set shutter speed. When
setti ng shutter speed, fi rst change the setti ngs to
conf i r m t hat t hey cor r espond t o t he set t i ngs
avai l abl e on the camera.
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When fi ri ng a fl ash to take measurements, check the camera' s synchroni zi ng range and
set the proper shutter speed.
For fl ash uni ts wi th l ow el ectri c tri gger vol tage, the fl ash may not fi re. In thi s case, make
measurements i n Cordl ess fl ash mode or wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode (see page
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3. When the l i ght from the fl ash i s recei ved, the measured val ue (f stop) i s di spl ayed. Each
ti me thi s i s repeated, the accumul ated val ue for the aperture and the number of cumul ati ve
fl ashes i s di spl ayed.
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4. The ready to measure mode wi l l be di spl ayed for approxi matel y 90 seconds. l f the 90
second peri od i s exceeded and the bl i nki ng mark stops, press the Measuri ng button
@
agai n. The measured val ue (f stop) of the previ ous ti me reverts to 0 and the meter i s i n
ready to measure mode.
NOTE:
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When f i r i ng a f l ash, i f t he f l ash br i ght ness i s 9EV l ower t han t he ambi ent l i ght , t he
meter may fai l to detect the l i ght. In thi s case, make measurements usi ng cord fl ash
mode.
Rapi d start fl uorescent l amps and speci al l i ghti ng are someti mes mi staken for fl ash,
and acci dental l y measured. l n thi s case, make measurements usi ng cord fl ash mode.
Reference:
.
Setti ng the shutter speed i s si mi l ar to the previ ous i nstructi on (see page 15) of "Cord
fl ash mode" of Secti on 2-1.
.
Readi ngs outsi de the di spl ay range or beyond the measuri ng range i s si mi l ar to the
previ ous i nstructi on (see page 16) .
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1. Memory functi on
This meter can store up to nine measured values in memory. This feature can be used in the follow-
i ng modes: ambi ent l i ght (shutter speed pri ori ty, aperture pri ori ty and EV), fl ash (wi th, wi thout cord
and wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng).
1. Press the Measuring button
@
and take a measure-
ment.
2. Press the Memory button O
and store the measured
val ue i n memory.
The number of val ues i n memory i s di spl ayed on
the LCD. The memori zed val ue i s di spl ayed on the
analog scale. By repeating this operation, up to nine
values can be stored in memorv.
Memory can be cleared by holding down MODE set
button
@
and ISO 2 button
@
or changi ng mea-
surement mode.
Memory Recall
When the Jog wheel@ is rotated while both Memory
button
@
and the Mode set button @
are held down
together, the measured val ue stored i n the memory
i s di spl ayed al ong wi th the memory number. When
any previ ous stored val ue i s recal l ed wi th the ex-
ception of the last stored value, the "M" and number
wi l l bl i nk.
NOTE:
.
The memory functi on cannot be used i n "fl ash cumul ati ve mode."
.
Measured values for ten times and over will be displayed but cannot be stored in memory.
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Functions
2. Averagi ng functi on
This fu-nction displays the average of two to nine of the values in memory.
1. Pr ess t he Measur i ng but t on @
and t ake a
measurement.
Press the Memory button @
and store the measured
val ue i n memory.
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When the Ave/ A EV button @
is pressed, an average
val ue for up to ni ne measurements wi l l be di spl ayed
on the LCD. The val ue i n memory and the average
val ues are di spl ayed on the anal og scal e' An "A"
appears i n LCD to i ndi cate thi s i s an average.
The average mode can be cancel ed by pressi ng
the Ave/ A EV button.
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3. Bri ghtness di fference functi on
Thi s functi on i s useful for eval uati ng studi o l i ghti ng and checki ng the evenness of the l i ghti ng set-up
across the subject area.
Take a measured value at a certain ooint as a standard value. The difference between the standard
val ue and a new measured val ue i s di spl ayed as EV and the measurements on the anal og scal e.
Exampl e of adj usti ng l i ghts usi ng bri ghtness measurement wi th shutter speed pri ori ty mode of Inci -
dent l i ght .
1. Turn the Lumisphere retracting ring
C
to lower it to the
a mark oosi ti on.
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Tur n any se_condar y l i ght sour ce of f . Poi nt t he
Lumi sphere Q)
toward the mai n l i ght source, from the
posi ti on of the subj ect and take a measurement. Press
the Memory button
(D
and store the val ue i n memory.
Press the Average/A EV button @
and display the "A"
mark on the LCD i ndi cati nq a standard val ue.
Now on reading
4. Turn the main lighting off. Now, point the Lumisphere
toward the secondary light source. While the Measuring
button @
i s depressed and hel d down, the i ndi cated
difference between the main and auxiliary light sources
i s di spl ayed i n EV val ues. At t he same t i me, t he
st andar d val ue and a new measur ed val ue ar e
displayed on the analog scale. A lighting ratio (contrast
ratio) can be found in the scale below.
Memorized f stoo value
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3.
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EV di fference of A EV val ue
Contrast ratio
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2 -
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3 8 : 1
4 1 6 : 1
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5. The Brightness Difference mode can be canceled by pressing the Ave/ A EV button @.
Reference:
.
To determine exposure after adjusting lights, turn both main and secondary light sources
on, rai se the Lumi sphere to the
a
mark posi ti on, then take a readi ng al ong the camera
l i ght axi s.
.
Thi s functi on can al so be used for refl ected l i ght.
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4. How to use the L358 as an i nci dent i l l umi nance (LUX or FG) meter
1. Turn the Lumi sphere Retracti ng ri ng
Q)
to l ower i t to
the 6 mark
posi ti on.
2. Make sur e t hat any compensat i on ( see page 28) i s
cancel ed (fl ).
Set the meter to EV mode (Dl P swi tch 1) and ISO 100.
Pl ace met er par al l el t o t he subj ect and t ake a
measuremenl .
Convert the measured EV with a conversion table to
fi nd the bri ghtness l evel .
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Lux conversion table
* EV value
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Foot candle
(FC)
conversion table
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1 1 . 3 1 . 8 1 0
2600 3600
0 2. 5 3. 5 1 1
51 00 7200
1 5. 0 7. 1 1 2 1 0000 14000
2 1 0 1 4 1 3 20000 29000
J 20 28 1 4
41 000 58000
4 40 57 1 5
82000 120000
80 1 1 0 1 6 1 60000 230000
160 230 1 7
330000 460000
320 450 1 B
660000 930000
I 640 910
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1 300000 1 900000
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0 0. 5
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0.06 0.08 120 170
1 0. 12 0 . 1 6 1 0 240 340
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0.23 0.33 1 1 480 670
1 0. 46 0. 66 1 2
950 1 300
2 0.93 1 . 3 1 3
1 900 2700
3 1 . 9 2. 6 3800 5400
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3. 7 5. 3 7600 1 1000
7. 4 1 1 1 6
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5. Compensat i ngf unct i on
5-1 How to change Exposure compensati on
Exposure cori pensati on can be made i n preci se 1/1 0 step i ncrements i na+l - 9.9 EV range'
Exposure compensati on
may be desi red when requi ri ng compensati on for fi l ters, bel l ows
extensi on, etc.
1. Maki ng a pl us compensat i on
wi l l r esul t i n
underexposi ng
when taki ng a photograph- Hol d
the ISO i nutton O
and the ISO 2 button @
and
turn the Jog wheel @
counter cl ockwi se. The
fl
wi l l appear on the upper ri ght part of the LCD.
2. Maki ng a mi nus compensat i on
wi l l r esul t i n
overexposi ng
when taki ng a photograph, Hol d the
ISO 1 button and the ISO 2 button and turn the
Jog wheel cl ockwi se.
The
E
wi l l appear on the upper ri ght part of the
LCD.
5-1 How to change Cal i brati on compensati on
Calibration compensation
may be desired to match specific requirements or calibration to other
l i ght meters.
1. To enter the cal i brati on setti ng of the meter i t must fi rst be turned off.
press
the
power
button on while holding down the ISO 1 and ISO 2 buttons simultaneously;
the screen wi l l di spl ay CAL 0' 0 (for cal i brati on)'
2. The calibration ."tiing
"an
be changed by rotating the Jog Wheel while pressing and holding
down the ISO 1 and tSO Z nutton simultaneously.
A range ef
+ 1.0 EV in 1/1 0 stop increments
i s
possi bl e for cal i brati on. The cal i brati on setti ng i s not di spl ayed on the mai n screen once
i t i s set.
6. Advanced
Functi ons
.
Make compensation after a
to sui t
your needs.
numOer of test in actual
photographic conditions,
a
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Compensation effects every mode of the meter.
l f recal i brati on has been made for speci fi c
purpose do not forget to return to ori gi nal
zero setti ngs.
In Exposu16 compensation the
E
always appear on the LCD,while the
fl
doesn't appear
i n Cal i brati on comPensati on.
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6. Advanced
Functions
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6. Fl ash anal yzi ng measurement
functi on
When measuri ng
fl ash l i ght, the shutter speed and F stop val ue
(val ue combi ni ng ambi ent l i ght and
fl ash l i ght: totat amount 6t ti gf' rt) are di spl ayed
i n the l i qui d crystal di spl ay and the ambi ent l i ght and
fl ash l i ght are each di spl ayed a" s"p"tui "
val ues together wi th the total amount of l i ght on the
anal og scal e. In addi ti o;, t' he rati o of fl ash l i ght to the i otal amount of l i ght i s di spl ayed at that ti me
as a val ue i n f Oy" si ept . t t i . possi bl e t o use t hi s val ue f or adj ust ment s'
f or exampl e' when
photographi ng wi th a fl ash i n a room i l l umi nated by tungsten l amp l i ght, to emphasi ze or weaken the
tungsten tamp (amnteni y f i ghrt el ement
(enhanci ng th6 fl ash l i ght of the photograph) to match the
photograPher' s i ntenti ons'
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>
l f, under certai n condi ti ons, the fl ash l i ght component
i s
60% and the tungsten light component
is 40%, the display
wi l l be as i ndi cated at the ri ght.
Fl ash readi ng on the anal og scal e i s bl i nki ng'
1. To emphasi ze
the tungsten
(ambi ent) l i ght (to i mbue
the atmosphere
wi th orange-col ored
tones)
To i ncrease the rati o of tungsten l i ght, use the Jog
wheel O
to change the shutter speed to a sl ower
setti ng.
It i s a[parent that the fl ash l i ght component
i s now
20"k. fhe anal og scal e al so shows the tungsten
l i ght component
t o be about 2' 5 st op hi gher t han
'
the fl ash l i ght comPonent.
As a resul t-, i mages on the fi l m are expressed
wi th
or ange t ones t hat
gi ve l i f e t o t he ef f ect of t he
tungsten l i ght.
2. To reduce the effect of tungsten light
(to realize a
more natural atmosphere)
To decrease the rati o of tungsten l i ght, use the Jog
wheel to change the shutter speed to a faster setting'
It i s apparent that the fl ash l i ght component
i s now
8O%. ' i he
anal og scal e al so shows t he f l ash l i ght
component
t o be about 1' 5 st op hi gher t han t he
ambi ent l i ght comPonent.
As a resuli the images on the film are expressed in
natural col or tones.
The settings above are made by adiusting the tungsten
(ambient) light by the shutter speed'
lt
i s atso
possi bte to modi ty i he i ati o by al i usti ng i ne ftasrr l i ght
(when changi ng the di stance
between the fl ash and t;; .ro1""t or when changi ng the amount of l i ght of the fl ash). when
ui tg thi " method, re-measure each ti me the fl ash l i ght i s adi usted'
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7. Wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng functi on
With the radio transmitter module plugged into the meters radio compartment and a receiver (RR-32
or RR- 4 sol d separ at el y) connect ed t o one or mor e el ect r oni c f l ash uni t s, t he met er pr ovi des a
conveni ent system that enabl es one person worki ng al one to measure fl ash output wi thout the need
of a sync cord. Pressi ng the measuri ng button si mul taneousl y tri ggers the fl ash and measures the
l i ght.
The L-358 has 32 tri ggeri ng channel s when the radi otri ggeri ng modul e (RT-32) i s pl ugged i nto the
radi o compartment. Channel s 1-16 provi de si ngl e tri ggeri ng, whi l e channel s 17-32 ol l er Sel ecti ve
Quad-Tri ggeri ng capabi l i ty.Sel ecti ng one of channel s
(17-32) provi des control of up to four addi ti onal
sub-channel s
(A, B, C, and D). Sel ecti ng or desel ecti ng of zone l i ghti ng i s possi bl e wi th sub-channel s.
l n order to tri gger fl ash uni ts set for sub-channel s, the el ectroni c fl ash uni t must be connected to an
RR-32 recei ver (sol d separatel y). Wi th an RR-4 recei vers (sol d separatel y) tri ggeri ng channel s 1-4
can be sel ect ed
RT-32
r adi o t r ansmi t t er
modul e
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1. Open battery cover @,
remo\te connector cover @
and set the radi o transmi tter modul e (opti onal ) by
al i gni ng the connector wi th the pi ns.
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To prevent damage due to static electricity, release static electricity stored in your body
by touchi ng a metal obj ect nearby (door knob, al umi num wi ndow frame, etc.) before
touchi ng the radi o transmi tter modul e.
2. Swi tch to the Wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng setti ng
mode
6
by^using Jog wheel
@
while pressing mode
set button
(9.
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4.
The set channel number wi l l bl i nk at thi s ti me.
Turn the Jog wheel to set the channel setti ng.
In the Setti ng mode, "ch" appears on the ISO di spl ay area. At the same ti me, cnannel numbers
(1 to 16 and 17 to 32) appear on the F stop area. When the channel number i s 17 to 32, sub-
channel (A, b, c and d) setti ngs are di spl ayed on the T i ndi cator. In the absence of setti ngs, "-
" appears i n the fi gures.
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thi s, the 4th fi gure on the T (shutter speed) area bl i nks to i ndi cate that setti ngs may be made.
Every ti me the mode button i s pressed, the bl i nk shi fts from sub-channel No. : 4th fi gure
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3rd
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fi gure + 2nd fi gure
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channel No., whi l e permi tti ng setti ngs for each sub-channel .
As t he Jog wheel i s r ot at ed i n t hi s st at e, set t i ng ( ' A, b, c and d" di spl ayed) and r eset t i ng ( "- "
di spl ayed) al ternate. Duri ng thi s process, the i ndi cator conti nues to bl i nk to i ndi cate the channel
bei ng set.
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cnulor.r
.
When usi ng quad channel s 17-32, i t i s not possi bl e to termi nate thi s mode unl ess a sub-
channel has been set (a, b, c or d i s di spl ayed).
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6. Advanced
Functions
6. Upon setti ng compl eti on,
the wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng mode or wi rel ess mul ti pl e fl ash
radi o tri ggeri ng mode i s sel ected usi ng the Jog wheel wni ]9 tl rg mode set button i s depressed'
For othj l etti ri g of measuremends
see page 16 of
"Cord fl ash"'
7. confi rm that the meter and the radi o recei ver are set to the same channel number' The fl ash
uni t wi l l fi re when the measurement button of the meter i s pressed and measuremenl s can be
made at the same ti me.
Refer to the receiver instruction manual for the receiver operating method'
Maxi mum control l abl e di stance of the radi o fl ash tri gger system di ffers dependi ng on the
pl acement of the devi ce, di recti on and other factors'
i . Confi rm the di rect vi si bl e range between the transmi tter and recei ver.
2. Pl ace the meter and recei vei away
from l arge metal obj ects, concrete, obj ects wi th
l arge moi sture content
(both peopl e and.trees fal l i nto the category) and so forth' .
g.
Secure the radi o recei vbr i n pl ace by usi ng Vel cro tape or mounti ng 114-20 thread'
Be sure that the enti re l ength of the recei ver antenna i s hi gher than the fl ash pack at
thi s ti me. Avoi d contact between the recei ver antenna and metal obj ects at al l ti mes'
4. Dependi ng on the l ocati on, there may be cases when the recei ver i s i ncapabl e of
recei vi ng any radi o si gnal s whatsoever.
There are various
posiint* reasons for this such as radio signals reflected from nearby
obj ects. Thi s can
general l y be resol ved by shi fti ng the devi ce sl i ghtl y i n one di recti on
or another.
l n addi ti on, confi rm that the devi ce i s not pl aced behi nd obj ects that readi l y absorb or
defl ect radi o si gnal s such concrete, metal , l ow hi l l s' etc'
countries where a permit for the control
frequency has been i ssued by the govenment offi ce i n charge'
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7. Accessori es
Mi ni Li ght Receptor (Sol d separatel y)
.
Inci dent l i ght recei vi ng uni t wi th a compact 12mm di ameter
l i ght recei vi ng surface.
.
For measuring narrow areas used for photographing small
subjects or copy work.
Synchro cord (Sold separately)
.
This is a five-meter long cord with three plugs. An exposure
meter, a camera, and a fl ash can al l be connected at the
same t i me. Thi s i s conveni ent when measur ement s ar e
made, because i t i s not necessary to pl ug and unpl ug the
synchro cord.
18o/o Gray Card (Sold separately)
.
18h gr ay car d wi t h cover ( 11Omm x 102mm, 4114" x311
2"), fol ds to 2 314" x 4 3/4", and f i ts i n a shi rt pocket.
.
lt provides accurate exposures regardless of reflection ratio
of the subj ect and surroundi ngs.
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7. Accessori es
Np Finder; Non-parallax spot viewfinder attachment with ordinary waterproof structure
(Sold separately)
.
There are three types of NP fi nders wi th angl es of coverage of 1", 5' and 10". Si nce the si ngl e-l ens
refl ex method i s empl oyed, i t i s possi bl e to measure as ai med wi thout paral l ax.
Wireless flash radio triggering system (Sold separately)
.
Combi ni ng r adi o t r ansmi t t er modul e
( RT- 32) wi t h r adi o r ecei ver ( RR- 32 or RR- 4) enabl es
measurements by tri ggeri ng the fl ash from the exposure meter'
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Radi o transmi tter modul e
(RT-32, 32 channel s)
Radio receiver
( RR- 32,
32 channel s)
Radio receiver
( RR- 4, 4 channel s)
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8. Technical Data
. Type
: Di gi tal exposure meter for ambi ent and fl ash l i ght
.
Light receiving method : lncident light and reflected light
.
Li ght Receptors
Inci dent l i ght : Converti bl e to fl at di ffuser (Lumi sphere i n down posi ti on)
Refl ected l i ght : l i ght recei vi ng angl e 54" (l umi gri d)
.
Light receptor element : 2-Silicon photo diodes (incident and reflected)
. Met er i ng
modes
Ambi ent l i ght : Aperture pri ori ty meteri ng
Shutter pri ori ty meteri ng
EV meteri ng
Flash
Wi thout synchro cord (cumul ati ve, non-cumul ati ve)
Measurement usi ng the opti onal wi rel ess fl ash radi o tri ggeri ng sys-
tem (cumul ati ve, non-cu m ul ati ve)
. Measur i ng
Range ( l SO 100) :
Ambi ent l i ght : Inci dent l i ght EV-2 toEY 22.9
Refl ected l i ght EV-2l oEY 22.9 (wi th 54' l umi gri d)
Fl ash : I nci dent l i ght f 1. 0 t o f 90. 9 ( appr ox. F124)
Refl ected l i ght f1.0 to f90.9 (approx. F124) (wi th 54' l umi gri d)
.
Repeat Accuracy : +/- 0.1 EV or less
' Cal i brati on
Constant :
Inci dent l i ght meteri ng : Lumi sphere C
=
340 Fl at di ffuser C
=
250
Ref l ect edl i ght met er i ng : K=12. 5
.
Di spl ay Range :
Fi l m speed : ISO 3 to 8000 (i n 1/3 steps)
Shutter Soeeds
Ambi ent l i ght : 30 mi nutes to 1/8000 seconds (i n 1,1/2 or 1/3 stop) al so 11200,11400
Ci ne s peeds - 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 50,
60, 64, 72, 96, 12O, 128, 1 50, 200, 24O, 256, 300, 360 f r ames per
second (at a 180 degree shutter angl e)
Fl ash : 30 mi nut es t o 1/ 1000 second ( i n 1, 112 or 1/ 3 st op) al so 1/ 75, 1/ 80,
1 /90, 1 / 1 00, 1 /200, 1 /400
A p e r t u r e : f / 1 . 0 t o f 9 0 . 9 ( i n 1 / 1 0 , 1 / 2 o r 1 l 3 s t o p )
l i ' ' : ' ' : . . ' ' i l
EV : EV
- 9. 9
t o EV 40. 1 ( i n 1/ 10 st op)
Anal og di spl ay
Aperture : l l 1.O to f90 (i n 1/2 stop)
Shutter speed : 2s to 4k (1/4000) (i n 1/2 stop)
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8. Techni cal
Data
Other features
:
All-weather feature : JIS standard water resistance class 4, splash-proof type
Memor yf unct i on
: 9r eadi ngs
Memory clear recall function
Mul ti pl e Fl ash functi on : Up to
-
fl ash readi ngs
(onl y one di gi t i s di spl ayed when the cumu-
l ated number i s ten or more.)
Average function : Up to 9 readings can be averaged'
Bri ghtness Di fference functi on: +19' 9 EV (i n 1/10 stop)
Fl ash anal yzi ng functi on : 0 to 100% i n 10% i n crements
Exposure Out of Range : Eu (underexposure) or Eo (overexposure) indication
ExposurO compensati on
: +l - 9.9 EV (i n 1/10 steps)
Cal i brati on compensati on
' .
+l - 1.0 EV (i n 1/10 steps)
Battery Power lndicator display: with a symbol in 3 status
Auto Power Off : 20 minutes after last use
Auto i l l umi nati on
: EV 6 and under
.Dl P
swi tch mode sel ecti on
.
Second ISO fi l m speed setti ng: ISO 3 to 8000
(i n 1/3 stop)
.
Battery used
: one of CR123A battery
(lithium dry cell)
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' Operati ng
temperature range :
-10 -
50' C
.Storage
temperature range :
-20 -
60' C
. Di me n s i o n s : 6 0 wx 1 5 5 h x 3 7 d mm
.Wei ght : 153 g (wi th battery)
.
standard accessori es suppl i ed : Lumi gri d, soft case, strap, synchro termi nal cap, cR1 23A l i thi um
battery x 1
.
Radi o wave frequencY
FCC & l C
CE
: CH1
-
16 344'0MHz
CH17
-
32 346.5
-
354.0MH2
: CH1
-
16 433.62MH2
CH17
-
32
434.22MH2
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Pl ease keep i n a l ocati on where an i nfant cannot reach and acci dental l y get
the
strap wrapped
around hi s neck. There i s danger of strangurati on.
Never pl ace
batteri es i n fi re, short, di sassembl e,
or heat them. The batteri es mi ght
break down, and cause i nj ury or pol l ute
the envi ronment.
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Do not l ook di rectl y at the sun through the vi ewfi nder,
because of potenti al
eye
i nj ury.
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l f you
are operat i ng
t he exposure met er i n areas under wet condi t i ons
or hi gh
humi di ty, keep the sync post
covered. l f you
are usi ng fl ash i n these condi ti ons,
Cordl ess Fl ash mode i s recommended.
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10. Care and Mai ntai nance
NOTE:
.
Al though thi s meter has an Al l -weather desi gn for everyday use (Jl S standard water
resi stance cl ass 4), do not pl ace i t i n water or use i t underwater. Thi s wi l l cause i t to
mal functi on.
not submerge or use under water
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To avoid damaging this meter, never drop it or subject it to shock.
.
Avoi d stori ng i t i n pl aces wi th hi gh temperatures or humi di ty.
.
Avoi d excessi ve t emper at ur e changes whi ch coul d cause i nt er nal condensat i on,
resul ti ng i n mal functi on.
Mai ntenance Notes
.
l f your meter i s spl ashed wi th water, wi pe i mmedi atel y wi th a soft dry cl oth.
.
Avoid applying excessive force on the rubber seal of the battery compartment cover.
Do not attempt to remove the rubber seal of the battery compartment cover.
.
l f the rubber seal ' s surface i s damaged,water or moi sture may enter and damage the
meter. l f thi s has happened, you must send your meter to the Sekoni c Sevi ce Center i n
your country.
.
Keep the surface of the Lumisphere and the front and rear surface of the Zoom lens
free from dust, di rt, and scratches, whi ch coul d affect accuracy.
Never use organi c cl eaners (l i ke thi nner or benzene). Cl ean wi th soft dry cl oth.
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SEKONI CCORPORATI ON
7-24-1 4.Oi zumi -Gakuen-cho,
Neri ma-ku, Tokyo 1 78-8686, Japan
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Phone:++81-3-3978-2335
Facsi mi l e:++81-3-3978-5229
EU DECLARATION
OF CONFORMITY
THE EU DIRECTIVE COVERED BY THIS DECLARATION:
Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive l999l5lEc
PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS DECLARATION:
Name: Flash Master
Model : L-358
THE BASIS ON WHICH CONFORMITY
IS BEING DECLARED:
The Flash Master L-358 complies with the essential requirements of the Radio &
Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment Directive I999/5nC on the basis of Technical
Construction File Number: R-3720N assessed by the Notified Body:
SGS EMC Services
South Industrial Estate
Bowburn
Co. Durham DH6 5AD
United Kinsdom
Printed Name: Makoto Tomono
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Title: President
Date: April 20,2001
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