Sekonic C-800 Spectrometer

This is a must have tool for every director of photography and lighting technician. It speeds up the process of color matching pro lighting from different manufacturers or to other practicals on set. There’s also a gel feature that tells you exactly which gels to use to correct a specific color cast.

The ability to test the quality of light and color rendition alone is what makes this tool worth the investment. You can’t go wrong with a meter made by Sekonic, a leading industry brand of color and light meters for decades. 

Recommended alternative: LightSpectrum Pro app - in my testing, It’s fairly close to the color readings of the Sekonic meter. However, Sekonic is loaded with many useful metrics that the app does not have.

Pros: color matching accuracy + several useful color metrics.

Cons: pricey, no light metering.

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