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Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level

You Pay: $27.95

The Cullman CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level is a horizontal and vertical level for mounting on any camera with a standard hot shoe.

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CullmannCU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Fits well (36)
  • Improves tripod function (29)
  • Solid/sturdy (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (36)
    • Portraits (15)
    • Travel (15)
    • Night shots (14)
    • Wildlife (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Choice

    Cullmann is ahead of the competition with thier design. The rounded edges of the level is much better than the square sharp design! Plus mine has not faded as some of the other brands...Read complete review

    Cullmann is ahead of the competition with thier design. The rounded edges of the level is much better than the square sharp design! Plus mine has not faded as some of the other brands I've tried...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice but a bit pricey

    I use this in conjunction with the tripod level when shooting panoramas. It works well and I like the curved edges which make it a bit easier to see the bubbles at various angles....Read complete review

    I use this in conjunction with the tripod level when shooting panoramas. It works well and I like the curved edges which make it a bit easier to see the bubbles at various angles. It fits a little loose in the Canon T2i. Also, it would be nice if the manufacturer included some sort of small carrying case/cinch bag for storing it. [$] for a spirit bubble level seems a bit pricey although this one is not the most expensive choice.

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    5.0

    Does the job without breaking the bank!

    By 55

    from RI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

      It amazes me how "crooked" my pictures could get, this is a quick, inexpensive & easy way to not worry about straightening them in post processing.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Tiny Bubbles

      By WEV

      from Longmeadow, MA

      Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

      An essential piece of gear for slider work, particularly when positioning the slider at an angle. Use caution, however, the fit into the hot shoe is fairly loose, so I affix a small piece of gaffer's tape to the spirit level's bottom to make a tighter fit.

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      5.0

      Works just great!

      By maggiegymrat

      from Kingwood, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function

      Cons

      • No negatives

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

      I am really happy with this little gizmo. It didn't cost much, does the job, and is easy to use. Too many of my pictures look like I'm standing sideways on one leg, so I do a lot of leveling in post-processing. But with this little guy, I'm all set and taking pictures with a straight horizon. It fits in any spare nook or cranny in whatever bag I'm using, doesn't get lost, and fits my Canon 5DM2 just fine. I highly recommend it.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Lisa Pizza

      from Rockaway, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

        I have been a professional photographer for over 25 yrs, photographing people in one capacity or another professionally. Personally I am ready to try night shots. This level has been fantastic in keeping my horizons straight.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Essential Item for Camera Kit

        By Ottawa Photographer

        from Ottawa, Ontario

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Tripod Function

        Cons

        • Too Loose Falls Out

        Best Uses

        • Architecture
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

        Use it on almost all of my images to reduce distortion. Portraits and landscapes will improve if you pay attention to horizontal and verticals. Essential with the Canon TS-E24 f/3.5 Tilt-Shift when doing architectural shots. Unfortunately, it is not a tight fit in the hot shoe and my first purchase of this level was lost in Iceland. Since bought another and will pay more attention when in use.

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        4.0

        Works well

        By strider

        from Taiwan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits

          Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

          I agree with other reviewers that this does a nice job, but because they tried to make it one size fits all it's more like it doesn't quite fit anything perfectly. It does it's job though and is tough enough if you drop it it won't be a problem.

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          4.0

          Serious Timesaver!

          By Will

          from Midcoast, ME

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Saves time

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

          After reading a sufficient number of reviews and working alongside an established architectural photographer who swears by these miraculous little items, I decided to use this spirit level over the other offerings on the market. The softened edges of this level make it easy to read from many angles, which turned out to be exceptionally helpful in situations where the capture of an interior or building forces you to position your camera (and yourself) in odd ways. After having done a number of shoots with and without a spirit level, I will never go without again. This little beauty will pay for itself after one job, in the time that it saves you from correcting even slight keystoning in post (a near-inevitability when you are composing on a tiny DSLR viewfinder/screen). Fit was flawless with Canon 1dX, 6D, and 5D II.
          If it is ever lost, I will definitely purchase one again!

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          4.0

          Does its job, Feels flimsy in mount

          By Austin

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Tripod Function

          Cons

          • Loose Clamp

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

          This level does its job perfectly...which is to show you a little bubble. The only complaint I have is it felt like if I walked anywhere with it in the shoe mount accidentally, it would fall out. Great for the price though.

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          4.0

          Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level

          By NM

          from Boston

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

            Nice product but seems little pricey.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Handy Hot Shoe Level

            By Sylvia

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

              I've been using this level when my camera is on tripod as this particular tripod does not have one. It is very lightweight and easy to transport and slips on the hotshoe easily.

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              5.0

              Great for cameras/tripods without levels

              By Nightnoise

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                I know, your new camera and/or tripod has a built in level. However, for those older cameras and tripods, this is just the ticket. I love the quality and the rounded edges. Yes it is expensive, but I would rather pay the money for something well built. I appreciate well built things and this one fits that category.

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                5.0

                Night Time Photography Tools (Toys)

                By Star-E Photography

                from Kennewick, Wa

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Video

                  Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                  This is a great little tool for night time photography and getting "level" shots....Shhhh, don't tell everyone!

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                  5.0

                  Cool Gadget

                  By Hindsight2011

                  from Canonsburg, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                    Great compliment to my Gorila Pod. Snug fit. Rounded corners make things nice.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Does exactly what it's supposed to do

                    By Alvin

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots

                      Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                      I bought this to level my camera when taking landscape shots. It clips onto the hotshoe smoothly and performs as expected

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Can't get simpler

                      By SMEE

                      from Laval, Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                          Simple, easy to attach. Used to replace the dried out level that came with my 4x5.

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                          4.0

                          Fits My Canon

                          By camerabug

                          from Connecticut

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fits Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                            A rather simple but effective way of straigthening my pictures before they make it to my editing software. Some have complained that this one didn't fit snugly but works just fine with my Canon hotshoe.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised.

                            By VC

                            from Japan

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                                I use this on a Pentax 67 cold shoe grip. No complaints. If you're thinking about buying one, go for it.

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                                3.0

                                Nice but not necessary

                                By Photographer

                                from Gresham, Oregon

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Expensive
                                • Loose fit in Hot Shoe

                                Best Uses

                                • Architecture
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                                It does work well, but most tripods have their own level built in as mine does. I thought it would provide an easier method for getting the camera level, but it is more difficult to achieve level than just using the tripod level.

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                                5.0

                                Very useful to keep your horizon even

                                By World Photo Traveler

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                                  Very useful to keep your horizon even - slides into hot shoe and you are done. Useful both for handheld and on tripod/monopod.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  good level

                                  By jon

                                  from Somers Point, NJ

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                    Comments about Cullmann CU78 Flash Hot Shoe Spirit Level:

                                    rounded edges good for viewing

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                                    • No

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