Sekonic L-28c light meter.....help needed on operation

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  1. foxyscootie

    foxyscootie Member

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    I recently acquired a Sekonic L-28c light meter, but it doesnt have any instructions. Most of the sources online that I have found have the instructions in CD format & I really want to use it now & not wait until the CD arrives. So here's my questions....

    1) Does anyone own or have used this meter & can provide more information on it?
    2) Is this meter similar to any other Sekonic which may have online instructions?

    The 'foot candle' readings have me confused. I took a reading by setting the ISO to 100 & it shows ss250 f/8 in the foot candle section. So does this mean that I should dial in f/8 @1/250 in camera & using reciprocity set camera to f/2.8 @ 1/2000 if I choose to shoot @ f/2.8?

    If thats the case, why are there aperture numbers along the large dial with the EV scale?

    I really hope this makes since, but I'm sure you can tell I am a novice with this meter stuff. :wink:
     
  2. foxyscootie

    foxyscootie Member

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    ok, I think I understand whats happening now....

    I get the footcandle reading & then set the L or H mark to match the reading in the footcandle section & the correct exposure values are shown in the large disc. :smile:

    Sound right?
     
  3. Clueless

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    "They" have manuals on line, just go to their web site EOM

    OK?
     
  4. Nathan Smith

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    As Mr. Clueless pointed out, Sekonic does have manuals on line, but not for older models it seems. This one however, seems to be about the same for all practical purposes: L-398M.pdf