Product Highlights
  • Measures Incident & Reflected Light
  • Ambient & Flash Photo Mode
  • EV 0 to 19.9 Measuring Range (Ambient)
  • f1.0 to 90.9 Measuring Range (Flash)
  • ISO 3 ~ 8000 (1/3 steps) Film Speed Range
  • F0.5 to 90.9 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps) Aperture Range
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) Weight
  • Built-in Lumisphere Quick switch from Incident to Reflected Light Measurement
Sekonic L-308X Flashmate Sekonic L-308X Flashmate
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All-In-One Lightmeter

Compact. Lightweight. Intuitive Design

The Perfect Blend of Photo/Cine Features

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.

Three 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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 reflected 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 flat subjects or lighting contrast with precision.

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 fit to your camera and metering requirements.

What's Included

Soft Case
Synchro Terminal Cap
Startup guide
Safety precaution


Product Specifications


Type Digital light meter for Ambient and Flash light 
Light Receptor Incident light and Reflected light 
Measuring Mode


Ambient light:
Shutter speed priority mode, Aperture priority mode, EV mode
Flash light:
Cord flash mode, Cordless flash mode


Ambient light:
Shutter speed priority mode, Frame rate setting mode
Simplified illuminance mode


Ambient light:
Frame rate priority mode, Shutter angle setting mode
Simplified illuminance mode

Measuring Range (ISO100)

Ambient Light

Incident light
EV0 to EV19.9
Reflected light
EV0 to EV19.9

Flash Light

Incident light
F No. 1.0 to F No.90.9
Reflected 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)

LCD Backlight LCD (Automatic illumination under EV5) 
Power Source 1.5V x 1 (AA battery)

Physical Specs

Operating Temperature 0°C to +40°C 
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C 
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx 63 x 110 x 22mm
Weight Approx 80 g (without battery)

Questions & Answers

Sekonic L-308X Flashmate

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