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    Bubble Levels

    Just wondering if others have a Hot shoe bubble level on their Camera?

    I always seem to have trouble getting my photos straight and thought I should get a level for my Tripod but not sure which one is best.

    They seem to be hard to find on any Photographic sites.

    Would love to hear any opinions or suggestions on which is best.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Elsa46; 15-06-2016 at 2:10pm.
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    I got the dual axis one. Worked OK the couple of times I used it.

    Check on eBay under 'Hot Shoe Bubble Level'. There are heaps of them from <$2AU from O/S and the same thing local for around $5.00.

    PS: I think you will find an electronic level already in your camera.
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    My tripod has a level which runs parallel with your line of sight. Makes no sense to me at all.
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    Got one coming in the mail, I'll let you know. It's ok to have your camera level but when you add panning to the equation things go out of wack.
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    you should be able to setup grid view, in your camera. Once set, you can use the grid lines in the viewfinder to get level horizons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filter View Post
    Got one coming in the mail, I'll let you know. It's ok to have your camera level but when you add panning to the equation things go out of wack.
    Not if you've got one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsa46 View Post
    Just wondering if others have a Hot shoe bubble level on their Camera?

    I always seem to have trouble getting my photos straight and thought I should get a level for my Tripod but not sure which one is best.

    They seem to be hard to find on any Photographic sites.

    Would love to hear any opinions or suggestions on which is best.

    Thank you
    Have you got an electronic level on the camera? You can always get close and then crop in post processing.

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    @Hamster's post above↑↑ jogged my memory, your 70D has a built-in level...just press the 'info' button twice
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    You can also activate the level in the view finder


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    Thank you for the great responses all, much appreciated.
    I have enabled the Viewfinder level. I saw the level on someones screen the other night a Vivid and was wondering how they got it, great that you can press the info button twice! Thank you for the tip Gazza!

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