High-speed Sekonic L-858D light meter now on sale

Measure, trigger and adjust your HSS flashes directly from the touchscreen display of this $599 Speedmaster light meter.

Sekonic Speedmaster L-858D

Sekonic’s Speedmaster L-858D-U, capable of measuring flashes in high-speed sync mode, is now available. It was first unveiled at Photokina last year.

The exposure meter has a touchscreen control panel and works with optional radio transmission modules to control and trigger Elinchrom, Phottix or PocketWizard radios and flashes directly from the meter itself. The L-858D-U also offers flash duration measurement, from 1/40 to 1/55,500 second, and an HD Cine Mode for use with cinematography cameras at varying frame rates and shutter angles.

According to the manufacturer, this meter is especially sensitive in low light environments, both for incident and reflected light measurement.

Just want Elinchrom/Phottix triggering without the other fancy features? Try the cheaper Litemaster Pro L-478DR.

The Speedmaster L-858D-U and its add-on radio modules are on sale now.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
  • If you really wanted to sell some of these, you’d make it compatible with th godox x2 frequency… everyone I know who shoots portable strobes has one of these… I have 2.

    • Mac Group is the US distributor of Sekonic, Phottix and Elinchrom (and formerly PocketWizard). Godox is a direct competitor, so I’d be very surprised if they were to collaborate.

    • Srinivasan

      Yes u r correct…all my strobes and flashes from godox….

  • Save Your Hard Earned Money

    no kidding. $599 price for the light meter is called “a sale” ?
    i call it robbery in broad daillight.
    is it politically correct or i have to go to jail?

    • To be clear: “on sale” = now available to buy. No suggestion that it’s a deal or discount.