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
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.