Sekonic’s New L-858D-U Light Meter is a Powerful Tool for Digital (and Film) Photographers

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks handheld light meters are relics from the bygone film era, think again. These powerful tools are just as important in the digital age as they’ve ever been.

Handheld meters offer capabilities far beyond those of the meter in your camera, far more precise spot-metering capability, the ability to measure both reflected and incident light, increased light sensitivity, and even the flexibility to measure both flash and ambient light.

Sekonic’s New L-858D-U Speedmaster light meter does all that and more, with a host of cutting-edge technology. Designed for both still and video shooting the L-858D-U features a 2.7-inch touch screen that displays all the data you need to achieve dead-on exposure settings.

The new Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is the first meter of its kind capable of measuring both flash duration and ambient exposure readings in light levels as low as 0.1 lux. The powerful meter is also able to measure High Speed Sync, and is the first to feature wireless capability with Elinchrom, Phottis, and PocketWizard products.

The L-858D-U Speedmaster is available now for $599 and you can find complete details on Sekonic’s website. Be sure to watch the demo video below to see everything this innovative meter can do.