Sekonic Marks 70th Anniversary in 2021

Sekonic Marks 70th Anniversary in 2021


Tokyo, Japan—Sekonic Corporation announced that the company is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021. Sekonic is a leader in the design and engineering of professional photographic light meters as well as color meters.

On June 1, 1951, Seiko Electronic Co. Ltd, the predecessor company of Sekonic Corporation, started manufacturing and selling light meters.

“We are immensely humbled and proud to celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2021. For 70 years, we have designed and manufactured the most innovative and sophisticated light measuring instruments in the photographic and cine/video industries,” said Kenji Sawai, director and COO of Sekonic Corp.

“Our commitment to meet and exceed the demands and expectations of our customers continues with more passion than ever. Sekonic is a company that never wants to forget where it comes from, while still focusing on innovative products for the future.” Sekonic-70th-Anniversary-graphic

Moreover, Sekonic has created many firsts throughout the years. It manufactured the first light meter made in Japan. It also made the first all-weather designed meter. Other firsts include the first combination spot and incident meter; the first flash meter with radio triggering functionality; as well as the first flash meter to create and display the exposure profiling. In addition, the company introduced the first handheld spectrometer to measure flash and SSI.

Furthermore, to celebrate this milestone, the company announced it will launch a special limited edition light meter. The company will release details regarding the new meter on July 1, 2021.

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For 70 years, Sekonic Corporation has designed and manufactured sophisticated light measuring instruments for the photographic as well as cine/video industries. Its first meter was released in 1951, and its most recent release was the C-800 spectrometer. What’s more, as well as being in studios around the world, Sekonic products have traveled on space shuttle missions.