Sekonic Flashmate L-308X

Sekonic Flashmate L-308X

The NEW Sekonic FLASHMATE L-308-X addresses significant features and functions that meet and exceed the needs of today’s Photo and Cine/Video shooters. 

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MPN Code SE L308X
EAN Code 4962294012007
SKU 21559

Sekonic Flashmate L-308X

Inspired by the popular legacy of the L-308 series that began almost a quarter of a century ago, the NEW Sekonic FLASHMATE L-308X addresses significant features and functions that meet and exceed the needs of today’s Photo and Cine/Video shooters. The L-308X includes the familiar blend of compact, lightweight and intuitive design, which has made the L-308 series so popular, as well as the Cine/Video features of the affordable DigiCineMate L-308DC. 

The versatility of the latest DSLR cameras has expanded the capabilities and creativity of today’s image makers. With just one camera, today’s shooters have become multi-media image makers, blending both still and moving images seamlessly, for the ultimate storytelling. Offering all the features expected from the latest generation L-308 series, the NEW FLASHMATE L-308X features an LCD backlight, Aperture priority (Photo Mode), and ISO 850 setting (for native ISO Cine Camera’s). The FLASHMATE L-308X is the perfect blend of Photo/Cine features all in one lightmeter. 

The L-308X acts as 3 meters in one!

Whether your shooting assignment is capturing images at a wedding, producing short training videos for a local business or producing a cinematographic documentary, the FLASHMATE L-308X accommodates your lighting challenge with accurate and comprehensive measurements that put the image maker in control. 

Photo Mode:

The FLASHMATE L-308X offers full exposure control for photographer’s on-location or in the studio. In addition to Shutter Priority Mode, the NEW Aperture Priority Mode offers the carefree depth-of- field control provided on most DSLR’s. In addition, a range of ambient and flash functions including Cord and Cordless flash measurement, as well as ambient EV measurement are fully displayed. 

Ambient Measurments

HD-CINE Mode: 

A compact and portable choice for today’s videographers, the FLASHMATE L-308X offers an impressive range of features only found on more sophisticated models. Determining the correct exposure reading and controlling the lighting situation with the shutter speed and frame rate settings, provides aperture readings within one-tenth stop accuracy. 

Ambient Measurements

CINE Mode:

Designed with the professional in mind, the FLASHMATE L-308X can take on the challenges of digital cinematography. Select from the right combination of frame rates and shutter angles to achieve the exposure control necessary with one-tenth stop accuracy. Truly universal, the FLASHMATE L-308X offers Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) readout enabling a quick set up of lighting in a compact, affordable and easy-to-use design. 

Ambient Measurements

Three ways to measure:

  • Slide the built-in lumisphere to the left until it clicks into position for incident light measurement.
  • Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right until it clicks into position for re ected light measurement.
  • Slide the built-in lumisphere to the right and insert the lumidisc (optional) into the slot over the light receptor lens to measure at subjects or lighting contrast with precision.

Other Key Features:

  • Illuminated display - Backlight LCD turns on automatically under EV5.
  • Calibration compensation - Adjust the L-308X to your Film or Digital camera’s exposure or matching the L-308X to other handheld meters. (+/-1.0EV in 0.1 step)
  • Custom setting - Three custom settings are available to select display mode, increment of measurement and unit of illuminance (lx or fc) to t to your camera and metering requirements. 



Digital light meter for Ambient and Flash light

Light Receptor

Incident light and Re ected light

Measuring Mode


Ambient light

Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority mode, EV mode

Flash light

Cord ash mode, Cordless ash mode


Ambient light

Shutter speed priority mode, Frame rate setting mode Simpli ed illuminance mode


Ambient light

Frame rate priority mode, Shutter angle setting mode Simpli ed illuminance mode

Measuring Range (ISO100)

Ambient Light

Incident light

EV0 to EV19.9

Re ected light

EV0 to EV19.9

Flash Light

Incident light

F No. 1.0 to F No.90.9

Re ected light

F No. 1.0 to F No.90.9

Illuminance (*1)

Incident light

2.50lx to 190,000lx

0.23fc to 17,000fc

Display Range

ISO Sensitivity

ISO3 to ISO8,000 (in 1/3 steps), plus 850


F No. 0.5 to F No. 90.9 (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step)

Shutter Speed

Photo mode

Ambient light: 60 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step)

Flash light :1 sec. to 1/500 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100 sec.

HD Cine mode

Ambient light 1/8 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step) plus 1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120 sec.

Frame Rate

8, 12, 16, 18, 24, 25,30, 32, 48,50, 60, 64, 96, 100, 120, 128 f/s

Shutter Angle

45, 90, 180, 270, 360 degrees


EV-6.0 to EV27.2 (in 1/10 step)


Backlight LCD (Automatic illumination under EV5)

Operating Temperature

‘0 °C to +40 °C

Storage Temperature

‘-20 °C to +60 °C

Power Source

1.5V x 1 (AA battery)


Approx 80g (without battery)

Dimentions (W x H x D)

Approx 63(W) x 110(H) x 22(D)

Standard Accessory

Soft case, Strap, Synchro terminal cap, Startup guide, Safety precaution

Optional Accessory

Synchro cord, 18% Gray card, Lumidisc, Color grip (quantity limited)

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Confirmed purchase: 01 February 2021
Published on: 11 February 2021
out of 10


Alloa GB Phtgrphy, Anmls, Archtctre B&W
Firstly VFM for me is a 10 but you’d have to decide that for yourself hence sat it at 50/50, if you’re shooting in manual and you don’t have one then you must love puzzles and time to spare, buttons are easy to use and manual is understandable.
Manual font is small, no biggy really.
Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2020
Published on: 10 December 2020
out of 10


Easy to use and accurate.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 04 November 2020
Published on: 14 November 2020
out of 10


Langley GB
Very accurate and mostly intuitive to use.
Cine mode not for me, but the facility comes with the meter. Would have liked the casing to be a little more substantial, ie not plastic/polycarbonate (but then that’s the trend nowadays.
Confirmed purchase: 20 August 2020
Published on: 07 September 2020
out of 10


Stonehouse, Glos GB
Good price.
Versatile meter.
Good instructions and YouTube support.
Basic functions are good.
Would have been nice if the Lumidisc accessory had been included - even as an option.
Does not recommend rechargeable batteries in the guide literature.
Confirmed purchase: 13 April 2018
Published on: 23 April 2018

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