Controlling Light is an essential skill for photographers, videographers and digital filmmakers.
Sekonic makes tools such as light meters, color meters and illuminometers to help you measure and control light for the perfect exposure.
Save time and money by getting it right in-camera instead of in post-production.
Sekonic Corporation Japan provides the widest range of light measurement devices for photographers around the world.Established in June 1951 as Seiko Electric Industries, the first Sekonic brand exposure meter introduced was the revolutionary Sekonic P-1. Over the years, worldwide demand for exposure meters resulted in growth and the construction of a new factory in June of 1959. By August of 1961 the Tokyo facility was authorized as a JIS designated factory for "electric exposure meters for photographic use."
Through the years Sekonic meters were so well recognized that in February 1984 the Sekonic Digipro X-1 and L-518 meters were taken into space on the NASA Space Shuttle.
As the photo industry evolved into digital capture technology, Sekonic demonstrated its commitment to the needs of the professional photographer. Starting with the L-558 DualMaster and then the L-308S, Sekonic began to release digital-ready light meters. However, in 2006 Sekonic completely reinvented the meaning of a light meter with the world’s first digital “Exposure Profiling” solution, the L-758 DigitalMaster. The L-758 series currently leads the product line and remains unchallenged in the industry by offering photographers a hardware/software package that ensures perfect digital exposure control. It is the first truly digital-ready light meter with tons of cool features, and earned the nickname the ultimate “Multi Tool.” With the L-758 off the drawing board, Sekonic engineers, fueled with excitement, set off to break another digital milestone. In 2008 the world’s first digital-ready color meter with wireless triggering built-in was born: the C-500 series.