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Opteka Hot Shoe Two Axis Double Bubble Spirit Level for Digital and Film Cameras

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  • Beautiful crystal clear housing slips on a camera shoe mount or tripod thread.
  • Acrylic, molded dual-tube bubble level with green fluid
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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000YJ2Q9U
  • Item model number: OPT-LEVEL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 8, 2007

Product Description

Simply slide into your hot-shoe for easy setup of level landscape or vertical format shots. Tubular style allows tilting of camera vertically and keeping horizontal level

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Customer Reviews

I would give 1 star, but decided on 2 since this seems to be well made.
W. Chandler
When you flip the camera to vertical the level only shows one axis, so you can't do horizontal and vertical leveling at the same time.
Kim's Connection Webpaging and Photography
This is a perfect little accessory that I was looking for to level my camera when shooting panoramas.
landscapelover

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on March 12, 2010
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The fit in my hotshoe is snug and secure. It has two mounting tabs, one for when you camera is horizontal (landscape) and the other for when it is in vertical (portrait) position. Mine arrived free of any scratches; it looks quite nice. In fact, it looks identical to the Manfrotto 337 Hot Shoe Double Axis Bubble Level but at a fraction of the cost.

To answer a few questions, you want a level on your camera seperate from one on your tripod if you have any kind of adjustable head such as the Manfrotto 488RC2 Midi Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System (3157N) (one that does not have its own built-in level). Also, it's handy for times when you are not using a tripod and bracing your camera against something else. Finally, while you can fix a tilting image in Photoshop that can result in losing the composition you had created when you took the picture.

There were apparently a lot of issues with the Opteka Hot Shoe Three Axis Triple Bubble Spirit Level for Digital and Film Cameras - (Opteka) which do not exist with this item.

BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews, accompanied by detailed videos, can take the place of first-hand experiences that are often lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and try to return the favor as best as I can. I hope you found this review helpful and the video at least entertaining.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Paul Munroe on May 17, 2010
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I bought the Manfrotto for $32 and this one for $8 to see if there was a difference and to have a backup. They look almost exactly alike but the Manfrotto is accurate and the Opteka is not. I would say the Opteka is off by .5 inch per foot! Check your sample. Place on flat surface, check reading, then rotate the level 180 degrees. Any difference shows inacurracy. Both Opteka bubbles are off, the Manfrotto is almost perfect. I gave two stars because the Opteka should dtill be more accurate Than your eyeball. Not sure if it is worth keeping for backup.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John Galt on January 11, 2011
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I lost my much more expensive Manfrotto bubble level because it never fit very snug. Finally it fell off somewhere without me noticing. Times being a bit tough financially, I thought I'd give this a try. To my surprise, it is IDENTICAL to the Manfrotto it's replacing. I know it looks similar on Amazon, but I expected a cheaper build quality or something. Instead this fits the hot-shoe of my camera snug (perfectly snug) and works great. Why pay more???
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By UtahImages on December 16, 2010
I've used this level in the past and found it to be compact, lightweight and (barely) adequate for quick, casual use. It was kinda-sorta accurate (certainly better than the eyeball method) and it fit into my camera pack more easily than the 6" carpenter's level I used to lug around for panorama photography.

I've stopped using this item because the new Canon 7D I purchased in June has an electronic level built into the Info menu screen which is much more accurate and easier to use. Of course the 7D body costs $1,492.00 more than the Opteka, so you get what you pay for i guess...
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Fastenow on August 31, 2008
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Get this if you do panoramics or inside shots that need to be level, good quality unit. Get this don't waste you money on other "cheaper" units (like I did) you will end up buying this one after the other one breaks or falls apart...like I did...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By william jones on December 26, 2012
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I was worried reading that this was not accurate. I checked it against a high quality level. It was dead on in both directions.
Fits the shoe of my canon very well tight but not too tight. For the money cant go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By landscapelover on June 27, 2011
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This review is for the Opteka Hot Shoe Two Axis Double Bubble Spirit Level for Digital and Film Cameras.This is a perfect little accessory that I was looking for to level my camera when shooting panoramas. My Nikon D300 does not the electronic bubble level as found in the D3, so I had to rely to a device like this to help. Needless to say, for the price, this is awesome. Fits my D300 hot shoe perfectly and it is a snug fit. The device does not move at all no matter what position the camera is in. Also, this looks and feels like the corresponding Manfrotto bubble level, but costs less than half! I would recommend to anyone who plans to shoot panoramas or wants to do a little video using their D-SLR.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason M. on August 6, 2013
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Great product for cameras without an on-board factory leveling feature. It is easy to lose, so keep track of it in your camera bag.
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