Press Release: Sekonic Software Update for Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7

Below is the most recent Sekonic press release. It details the release of new Mac OS X software.

Sekonic Announces L-758 Light Meter Upgrades to its Data Transfer Software and USB Driver for Mac

New Sekonic Data Transfer Software for Macintosh and the USB driver for Macintosh OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion) now available for free download

Elmsford, NY (September 13, 2011)Sekonic announces today a free downloadable upgrade to its L-758 Light Meter application software (“Sekonic Data Transfer Software” for Macintosh) and the USB driver for the latest versions of the Macintosh operating system: OS 10.7 (Lion) and OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Sekonic’s new Version 2.1 Data Transfer Software is used to easily create and edit camera exposure profiles and then transfer them to the L-758DR DigitalMaster for extremely accurate control of exposure. Along with the sensor’s dynamic range, it records the unique variations of a digital camera, such as the effects of shutter speed and aperture mechanisms as well as the characteristics of the lens in use. The Sekonic L-758DR is the only meter that can be calibrated to read light the way a particular camera system reads light.

By running an easy calibration test using Sekonic’s L-758DR, one of Sekonic’s Exposure Profile Targets (including the Exposure Target II, purchased separately) and the included Data Transfer Software (Mac & Windows), photographers can accurately profile the characteristics of their camera’s imaging system to determine its true native ISO, dynamic range and clipping points.

After processing the test data and determining exposure parameters, the resulting data is uploaded from the user’s computer via the included USB cable to the meter, where it is stored as camera profiles. Profiling data from up to three cameras can be stored in a meter for instant recall.

“Sekonic helps photographers discover the differences in their camera system and use this information to control light, make better exposures and take better pictures,” said Phil Bradon Sekonic’s USA Product Marketing Manager. “With Sekonic Data Transfer Software and the L-758 series of light meters, photographers have the knowledge and tools they need to make exposure decisions that are more precise and predictable than ever before.”

To see how using the Sekonic L-758DR Light Meter and Sekonic Exposure Target plus Free Data Transfer Software can profile a digital camera and lens combination for total exposure accuracy watch Sekonic’s YouTube video to see how it’s done or visit the Video section on the Sekonic Web site.

The new application and the USB driver can be downloaded from the Sekonic Web site. There is no change to the application software and USB driver for Windows.

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3 Responses to Press Release: Sekonic Software Update for Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7

  1. Tim says:

    The download site still has 2.0? How do I get 2.1?

  2. Jack Skinner says:

    I must admit that although I am dedicated to Sekonic and the results I get from the product, the idea of marketing a meter with ‘updateable’ camera specific readings by way of target/UBS transfer, and then not providing that target with the meter was just not good planning.

    The idea of spending upwards of $500.00 on a light measuring tool, only to be forced into another purchase of (depending where purchased) $190.00+ for this “target” was really disturbing.

    This item, if not included with the meter, should have been well discounted. Not appreciated whatsoever.

  3. Bill says:

    Jack, I will say that I got my Profile Target II at almost half that price at a local professional photo shop.  But, that’s another story. 

    Currently, I’m trying to do analysis of a Red Epic camera into my “Profile Wizard -Quick Mode.  The 1/48th of second shutter speed found during the acquisition is not to found in step # 2 of the Profile Wizard.  I have a choice of either 1/30 or 1/60 and not my 1/48th of second in the dialogue box.  Yecks!

    Additionally, in the  dialogue box it states no “No EXIF data”  with the ISO Sensitivity and Aperture boxes grayed out in step #3 of the “Select Test Images” phase.  

    I’m bringing the images into the Profile Wizard as best setting jpegs.  I have also loaded, the latest USB Drivers and software upgrades for for the Data Transfer Software.  

    Does anybody have any ideas on how to make my three images “active” for the Analyze Data phase of the program? I’m running Mac OS 10.6.8.

    Bill Aston 
    Seattle, WA
    206-280-5439

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