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Sekonic Corporation Japan provides the widest range of light measurement devices for photographers around the world.
Established in June of 1951 as Seiko Electric Industries Co., Ltd., the first Sekonic brand exposure meter introduced was the revolutionary Sekonic P-1.
Over the years, worldwide demand for exposure meters resulted in the growth and 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.
Cinematic lighting is craft on a schedule. It has two masters: the director and the clock. Good lighting is more than just correct exposure. Correct exposure is more than just the right camera settings. Properly shaped light is vital to storytelling. It directs the viewer and sets the mood. Correct exposure is critical to achieving full tonality and proper color saturation, hence the intended experience of the entire film. Both good lighting and proper exposure must be done right and done on time. That is why Sekonic is becoming the cinematographer’s meter of choice.