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Sekonic 70th Anniversary Edition L-398A STUDIO DELUXE III Analog Light Meter

SKU: 401-395 Intl


Key Features

  • 70th Anniversary Edition comes with: Burgundy with Rose Gold in color, Special Display Box, "70th Anniversary" on front panel, Special Leather Case and Strap
  • Instant reading of full range of aperture/shutter combinations
  • Amorphous photosensor eliminates need for batteries
  • Swivel Head to position incident dome and maintain full view of display
  • Continuous reading plus needle lock for easy and accurate readings
  • Lumidisc for adjusting illumination contrast and measuring illumination intensity
  • Lumigrid for measuring reflected light (30 degrees light receiving angle)
  • Memory pointer retains prior reading


Over the years, one product became the symbolic hallmark of the Sekonic brand, the Studio Deluxe series. Today, the L-398A Studio Deluxe III continues to be a favorite of traditional photographers, educators, and seasoned cinematographers.

We are honored and appreciative, that you have invested in a piece of our long history and wish you continued success and passion, as you celebrate the art and creativity of the still and moving image.

The Sekonic L-398A's swivel head allows you to hold down the metering button and "walk the set" to check light levels. Release the button, and the needle locks down the meter's analog display needle for easy-to-read exposure calculations. Exposures are displayed for both still and cine applications.

Incident measurements can be taken with the over 180-degree Lumisphere for general readings of three-dimensional objects, or with the Lumidisc selective area readings, measuring the lighting ratios between highlights and shadow areas or light falling on flat-field objects such as artwork, measurements outdoors or under bright studio lights.

For reflected readings, a flat Lumigrid replaces the Lumisphere.

If you plan on shooting with a fixed ISO and shutter speed, an optional Slide Set (Direct Reading Slides) that make it easier to take readings in fast-paced shooting scenarios.

The Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe III makes an ideal prime or back-up meter for still or motion picture shooters.

What's In the Box

  • Sekonic L-398A Studio Deluxe lll 70th Annviersary Edition
  • Start-up guide
  • High-slide
  • Lumisphere (For Decoration with rose gold ring)
  • Lumisphere (For Measurement with black ring) (attached to the meter)
  • Lumidisc
  • Lumigrid
  • Special leather case and neck strap
  • Display box
  • Greeting Letter
  • Safety Precaution
  • CE Distributor List

Warranty year depends on each country.

The L-398A 70th Anniversary Edition is not returnable except in cases of malfuction covered under warranty.

Operating Manual

Startup Guide


Catalog Numbers
US Catalog No.
International Catalog No.
JG70 (All countries)
Metering Type
Amorphous Photo
Measuring System
Exposure Meter
Incident light: Swivel head, lumidisc removable
Reflected light: Removable, 30 deg. with lumigrid
Measuring Range and Mode
Measuring Modes Ambient Light
T priority, F priority, CINE (f/s priority), FC
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Incident Light
4 to 17EV
Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Reflected Light
9 to 17EV
ISO Range
ISO 6 to 12,000
Aperture Range (Ambient Light)
F0.7 to 128 in 1, 1/3 step
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light)
60s to 1/8,000s in 1 step
Frame Rate Range (Ambient Light)
8, 18, 24, 64, 128
EV Range (Ambient Light)
EV1 to EV20
Yes (1 memory with indicator)
Operating Temperature
0 to 40 deg. C
Storage Temperature
-20 to 60 deg. C
Power Source
No battery (amorphous sensor)
Weight (lb)
Weight (g)
Product L x W x H Inches
2.28 x 1.34 x 4.41
Product L x W x H Centimeters
5.8 x 3.4 x 11.2

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