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    folding hot shoe spirit level

    Someone made off with my folding hot shoe spirit level. In searching online I can't find the same thing. I read about it on one of the photo sites a few years back and bought it. Then while shooting someone tried it to see if it would fit his hot shoe and somehow forgot to give it back to me.

    Anyone know who makes it? A web search does not bring it up.

    It fit into the hot shoe, sits flat and would also flip up or, out if the camera was used horizontally. I used it on the Canons as well as the hot shoe of the Linhof Technika as I could see it from the back of the camera easily.

    A link or information to the maker would be most welcome.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    I've also been looking for these ....

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    I've never heard of these. There are lots of two-way and three-way levels that are cheap that would work both vertically and horizontally. I use a three-way, but I'll admit it is not tiny. Is the issue for you a problem of space?

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Keller View Post
    Store leftovers?

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    Jeff,

    Thanks for the connection. That is the hinged level I am looking for. A lot better than the blocky things that stick up and can't be left on the cameras.

    Mine somehow 'disappeared' after the camera was in a group and folks were checking it out. I know it did not fall off as it fits nice and snug. Need to push a fair amount to get it off.

    I'll order a couple so I'm OK in the field again.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Keller View Post
    $40 for that crap!

    I have given up on camera levels. I might have poor eyesight but I sure see level better than any tiny level, Those digital ones are really bad. I use them to set up, but then I follow my own level.

    ps: I had horrible vertigo for 20 years. An OM heart stent changed my life. No vertigo. Perfect perception of level.

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    Iím not kidding look at the geometry and mechanics of a tiny level fitted to a shoe. The tolerances cannot work.

    Trust your eyes. We are built to hunt.

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    All I know is that using it I have level horizons. Much better than I do eyeballing it.
    Using the flip up model I find it easy to level shooting vertital images as well.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Re: folding hot shoe spirit level

    I sorry Willie, I didnít mean my opinion to be a personal attack. You are correct as it works for you and itís your money.

    I hope I didnít offend you or anyone else.





    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    All I know is that using it I have level horizons. Much better than I do eyeballing it.
    Using the flip up model I find it easy to level shooting vertital images as well.

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