It's Sekonic's 70th birthday! And there's a commemorative light meter on the way

Sekonic 70th anniversary
(Image credit: Sekonic)

Specialist light meter and color meter manufacturer Sekonic is celebrating its 70th anniversary – and it is marking the occasion by releasing a commemorative, limited edition light meter. 

Sekonic was founded on 01 June 1951 as Seiko Electric Industries Co. Ltd, by Ryuichi Mitani, as an engineering, manufacturing and design company for light meters and selenium purification systems. That same year it released the Sekonic L-1 and is today renowned for making some of the best light meters for photography, changing the company name to that of its flagship brand by 1960. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.