Sekonic L-208
TwinMate Analog Light Meter

OUR PART #  401-208

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The Sekonic L-208 TwinMate is a palm-sized analog light meter for hand-held incident and reflected ambient light readings. It can also be mounted onto a camera or bracket using the included hot-shoe adapter for quick, camera-positioned reference readings. Though designed primarily for entry-level users, long-time shooters look to the Sekonic L-208 TwinMate as an accurate, easy-to-stow, back-up meter. Owners of rangefinder cameras who desire an incident and reflected meter also appreciate the included shoe mount.

The lumisphere enables accurate incident readings. Retract the lumisphere to take reflective readings. A hold-and-read function maintains readings for 15 seconds after releasing the measurement button to allow time to evaluate settings. The L-208 is powered by a single, long-lasting CR2032 lithium battery.


  • The range on the deceptively small L-208 is astonishing for such a compact footprint. It can measure exposures from 30 seconds to 1/8000th of a second. F-stops can be dialed in from f/1.4 to f/32 in half-stop increments. ISOs from 12 to 12500 can be measured in half-stop increments. EV3 to EV17 in both incident and reflected modes at ISO 100 can be measured.
  • After releasing the measurement button, the 'Hold-and-Read' mode locks readings for 15 seconds, allowing for extended exposure evaluation time. This gives assistants time to show photographers their readings
  • The L-208 has an impressive 33-degree acceptance angle in reflected mode, ensuring an accurate reading of light sources.
  • The incredible compact size enables the L-208 to slip in almost any shirt or pants pocket. It weighs in at only 1.5 ounces, or 40 grams, without a battery.
  • The L-208 comes complete with a strap, carrying case, CR2032 lithium battery and accessory mounting shoe. It has a full, 1-year warranty, extendable at no charge to 3 years total (in the USA only) after registration, and is backed by our outstanding customer support team.


  • Type: Analog exposure meter for ambient light
  • Receptor Head: Self Contained Sliding Lumisphere
  • Light Receiving Method: Incident light and reflected light
  • Receptor Incident Light: Sliding Lumisphere
  • Receptor Reflected Light: Light receiving angle 33
  • Light Receptor Element: Silicone photo diode
  • Measuring Modes Ambient Light: 
    - Aperture priority metering
    - EV metering
    - Shutter priority metering
  • Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Light: 
    - Incident light EV 3 to EV 17
    - Reflected light EV 3 to EV 17 (with 33 angle)
  • Calibration Constant Incident: Lumisphere C = 340
  • Calibration Constant Reflected: K = 12.5
  • Display Range Film Speed: ISO 12 to 12500 (in 1/2 steps)
  • Display Range Shutter Speeds Ambient: 30 min to 1/8000 sec. (in 1 steps) plus 1/5, 1/10, 1/125, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400, 1/800
  • Display Range Aperture: f/1.4 to f/32.0 (in 1, 1/3 steps)
  • Display Range EV: EV 3.0 to EV 17.0 (in 1, 1/2 steps)
  • Display Range Analog Scale Aperture: f/1.4 to f/32 (in 1, 1/3 steps)
  • Display Range Analog Scale Shutter Speed: 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. (in 1 step) plus 1/5, 1/10, 1/125, 1/50, 1/100, /200, 1/400, 1/800
  • Display Range Analog Scale EV: EV 3 to EV 17 (in 1, 1/2 stops)
  • Battery Power Indicator Display: Battery Capacity Checker Button and Guide Needle
  • Tripod Socket/Shoe Mount: Standard Shoe Mount
  • Battery(Power): (1) 3V Coin Type, Model CR2032 Lithium
  • Operating Temperature Range: 32 to 104 F / 0 to 40 C
  • Storage Temperature Range: -4 to 140 F / -20 to 60 C
  • Product Dimensions: 2.60x1.80x1.00 in./6.60x4.60x2.50 cm
  • Product Weight: 0.10lbs./0.04kg.
  • Includes:  L-208 Case, CR2032 battery, Shoe mounting plate and Strap


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