Sekonic L-608 finder screen messed up

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  1. kbrede

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    In the past few weeks I've purchased two of these light meters and both have obstructions over the finder screen and the spot readout. I've attached a picture of the first one. Notice the "10" is cut off at the bottom and between the numbers and the spot circle, a black line is obstructing the viewfinder. The same thing is happening on the second one I bought, but the obstructions are angled the other way.

    Has anyone else seen this? Any fix for it? Thanks.

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    The mask/"cutout" that frames the display has been dislodged, quite likely by dropping or other rough treatment. From speaking with several others locally who use Sekonic meters in professional studio practice, "the thing has been banged or dropped" comes up as a repeating theme. Try unscrewing the four screws on the rear of the meter and pacing an investigation from there, toward the viewing eyepiece. I am unsure if the mask is internal or external to the viewing eyepiece (once the cover is removed). A professional camera repair centre would otherwise be the first port of call for worry-free repatriation if you don't want to take the risk yourself. I'd certainly take it to a repair centre so they can have a good look at everything else that might be developing.
     
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    Thanks Garyh. From what I could tell, the mask is internal. I'm going to take it to a local guy and have him take a look.