Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX Meter with Phottix ARES II Trigger and Receiver

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  • Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX Meter
  • With Phottix ARES II trigger and receiver
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz radio system
  • 9 memory settings
  • Ambient and flash light settings
  • PC terminal and mini-USB port
  • Two AAA batteries
  • Phottix ARES II trigger
  • Hot foot mount
  • Phottix ARES II receiver
  • Hot shoe mount
  • Backlit LCD
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2.7" / 6.9 cm
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Our Price: $399.00

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Meter light wirelessly from the camera with the Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX Meter, which comes with a Phottix ARES II trigger and receiver. The wireless transmitter has an integrated radio to command the 2.4 GHz Phottix Strato II system for simplifying the metering of ambient light and a flash strobe. It allows you to communicate with the included trigger and receiver for up to 492 feet. The meter can work in a light range of -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100. You can also use the meter with Canon cinema cameras by using the Cine and HD Cine video modes that let you select the frame rate, shutter angle, and ISO. The meter also works with a PC sync cord. Different operating functions such as memory recall and filter compensation are included to fulfill on-location light adjustment needs. The 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD ensures quick and convenient access to various settings. You can upgrade the firmware of the meter by connecting it to your system via the mini-USB port. As for the Phottix ARES II transmitter and receiver, they offer functionality to 16 channels and 4 groups. You can assign a digital ID code to the transmitter or receiver to avoid interference from other devices. The transmitter and receiver can be synchronized with the shutter at 1/250th of a second. The monochrome backlit LCD makes it easy to review and modify the settings.

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Display & Viewfinder
Screen Size: 2.7" / 6.9 cm
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Display Type: Color touchscreen LCD
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Detailed Specifications
ISO Range: 3 to 409,600 in 1/3 steps, plus 850
ISO Range:
Refers to the lowest and highest ISO sensitivity options the user has with a particular camera. (e.g. The Canon 5D Mark III has an ISO Range of 100-25,600)

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Frame Rate: 1-1,000 fps
Frame Rate:
Not to be confused with burst rate for still images, "Frame Rate" refers to the amount of frames per second (fps) that are recorded during video capture.

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Type of Receiver: Digital light meter for flash and ambient light
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Power: 2 x AAA batteries (alkaline, manganese, lithium, nickel hydride, or nickel)
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Frequency: 2.4 GHz (Phottix Strato II)
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Shutter Speeds: Ambient Light: 1/64,000 sec to 30 min, plus 1/200 & 1/400 sec, in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps; Flash Light: 1/1,000 sec to 30 min, plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, & 1/400 sec, in 1, 1/2, and 1/3 steps
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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 2.2 x 5.5 x 1.0" (57 x 140 x 26mm)
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Weight: 4.9 oz (140g) without batteries
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Color: Black
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Brand: Sekonic
Hardware & Software Data
Interface & Connectivity: 1 x PC sync terminal; 1 x Mini-USB port
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In The Box

  •  Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX Meter with Phottix ARES II Trigger and Receiver 
  • Anti-Glare Film
  • Hand Strap
  • Soft Case
  • Operating Manual & Data Transfer Software CD-ROM
  • Ares II Flash Trigger Transmitter
  • Hand Lanyard
  • Ares II Flash Trigger Receiver
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm Sync Cord (15.7")
  • 3.5mm to 6.3mm Adapter
  • Hand Lanyard

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