John Foster asked the following question:
I have a Sekonic L-758DR and was wondering if the new ColorChecker Passport with grey card will be offered for purchase to existing customers, similar to the one with the L-478.
The ColorChecker Passport with Sekonic Gray Balance Card was made by X-Rite exclusively for Sekonic L-478-Series meter purchasers who want to use the Passport for profiling their Digital cameras. The special Sekonic Gray Balance Card is necessary to make a reflected light measurement with the L-478 accessory 5-degree viewfinder needed for a full DTS calibration. Sekonic is bundling the special ColorChecker Passport with the Sekonic L-478D/DR meters and making special purchasers available to early purchasers of the L-478D/DR who have proof of purchase and ownership. By agreement, Sekonic’s version of the Passport will not become part of Sekonic’s product line and sold separately. Happily, the 1-degree spot of the L-758DR can easily read the gray patch of the current X-Rite ColorChecker Passport so use of it for calibration is no problem whatsoever. I know this personally, as I have been using my ColorChecker Passport for calibration with my L-758DR since March 2012 when DTS Version 3 was announced.
Update March 2014
We are looking to market the special Sekonic ColorChecker Passport separately in the very near future. Look for it at your favorite camera store later this spring.