Sekonic L-778 Lens Shade??

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Howdy All!!

I didn't know where to post this question... hope it's okay here.

I just bought a used Sekonic L-778 for a good price off of craigslist and it seems to be in great shape... received it this morning. :smile:

I'd like a lens shade but I don't know what fits it. Will the one made for the L-558 fit properly? Neither Sekonic nor does its distributors advertise a shade to fit.

Thanks In Advance,
Mike
 

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I don't know for sure if the shade from the 558 will fit the 758 (isn't that want you meant???), but I'll bet it does. The Sekonic shade is a bit expensive so I ended up buying a much mroe affordable generic shade. It works as well as I expect the "real" shade works. I think I ordered it from B&H... but can't remember. The 778 manual should say what the thread size is; have you checked that?
 
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Thanks, Brian!! I'd REALLY like to know what shade you bought. The L-778 manual makes no reference to a shade of any size. BTW, if I ever offended you I'm truly sorry. My brain is back-firing these days!!
 

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thought of using a piece of thin wall pvc pipe painted matte black? I've seen people do that with other spot meters, and I was thinking of doing that with my 778.


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Hi Dan,

Yes, among other options such as a curled piece of black felt glued to thin carboard and wrapped around the lens but if the one made for the 558 fits I'd rather have the more eloquent soution. :smile:

Mike
 
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p.s. Once you get your head wrapped around that meter I think you'll be very happy. It has so much capability and flexibility. Although big and heavy I love mine!
 
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p.s. Once you get your head wrapped around that meter I think you'll be very happy. It has so much capability and flexibility. Although big and heavy I love mine!

I researched quite a bit before making my decision. This fits my needs very nicely!!
 
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