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Sep 19, 2012 22:41 |  #16

Is the touchscreen going to eat battery ?




  
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Oct 12, 2012 19:48 |  #17

Wilt wrote in post #15017022 (external link)
Yeah, we are 'only' talking about being unable to read the display on a light meter when we are in a hurry to get a reading outdoors, that's all. ;)

It comes with an anti glare film that you stick on the screen and you can have the option of a black background. I just shot outside and had no problems in the bright sunlight.

I just received my 478DR and am kind of disappointed. I sold my L758DR before ordering the 478DR and the build quality is no where close. I lost the 1 degree spot meter and have to order the 5 degree attachment. Doesn't look like there is weather sealing also. It just seems like a toy compared to the L758DR. Just setting up some profiles now and see how it goes in the future.


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Nov 13, 2012 09:47 |  #18

squaresnappr wrote in post #15115013 (external link)
It comes with an anti glare film that you stick on the screen and you can have the option of a black background. I just shot outside and had no problems in the bright sunlight.

I just received my 478DR and am kind of disappointed. I sold my L758DR before ordering the 478DR and the build quality is no where close. I lost the 1 degree spot meter and have to order the 5 degree attachment. Doesn't look like there is weather sealing also. It just seems like a toy compared to the L758DR. Just setting up some profiles now and see how it goes in the future.

My 478dr will be here on Thursday, do you have any further insight from your use? I currently use the L-358, I fell in love with the demo unit I played with from the Sekonic rep and ordered one on the spot.

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Nov 13, 2012 10:11 |  #19

squaresnappr wrote in post #15115013 (external link)
It comes with an anti glare film that you stick on the screen and you can have the option of a black background. I just shot outside and had no problems in the bright sunlight.

guess that puts the kibash on your unable to see in bright light, huh, Wilt. ;) :lol:




  
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Nov 13, 2012 12:20 |  #20

squaresnappr wrote in post #15115013 (external link)
It comes with an anti glare film that you stick on the screen and you can have the option of a black background. I just shot outside and had no problems in the bright sunlight.

I just received my 478DR and am kind of disappointed. I sold my L758DR before ordering the 478DR and the build quality is no where close. I lost the 1 degree spot meter and have to order the 5 degree attachment. Doesn't look like there is weather sealing also. It just seems like a toy compared to the L758DR. Just setting up some profiles now and see how it goes in the future.

If I'm not mistaken, and I usually am, isn't the 758 at least $300 more than the 478? Wouldn't you fully expect the build quality to be less?

As to the spot meter, that's not something they hid from you, is it?




  
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