Saturday, April 22

Sekonic L-8 Exposure Meter

I was helping Bec clean out her old place today (her and Jeren found a place to rent), while we were sorting things i found this cool little device hidden amongst the piles of stuff. I wasn't sure what it was at first, but with a little bit of playing around discovered that it was some sort of light meter (the dial shot up when there was good lighting). Bec was nice enought to let me keep it to. It is a Sekonic L-8, which doesn't seem like anything special (apparently has trouble in low lighting situations), but hey i could make use of it and it was free. Actually the coolest thing about this gizmo is that it takes no batteries whatsoever. Which is great as everything else i own requires batteries or a 240v power outlet so i will always welcome non-powered devices.

6 comments:

Cassiefoeboe said...

haha, don't know how I came here but i thought I tell you I worked with such a light meter when I got my first camera from my father.
The camera was a non automatic so you had to figure out what the distance was and with what diafragma and time you would shoot.
Hopefully I will find this gizmo, must be somewhere in a box. If so I'll post it on flickr.
See ya,
Cassiefoeboe

Anonymous said...

Hey. How do you set the shutter speed on this thing. I just got mine and can't figure it out. The manual doesnt say..

SexyNinjaMonkey said...

you got a manual?? I'm still not sure how it works.

Anonymous said...

I just came across this item searching for info about this light meter,here is a link to download a free manual.
gr; KISS XII

Anonymous said...

Link:http://www.butkus.org/chinon/flashes_meters/seconic_leader_de_luxe/seconic_leader_de_luxe_l-8.htm

Anonymous said...

That is:<http://www.butkus.org/chinon/
flashes_meters/sekonic_leader_de_luxe/sekonic_leader_de_luxe_l-8.htm