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Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level

You Pay: $37.45

The Manfrotto 337 Double Axis Spirit Level mounts effortlessly into the hot shoe of any standard 35mm SLR camera, to help achieve a finer degree of accuracy in capturing image content. Ideal for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or anytime a straight horizon is crucial.

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Manfrotto337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level
 
4.5

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fits well (59)
  • Improves tripod function (53)
  • Easy to use (51)
  • Solid/sturdy (30)
  • Lightweight (26)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Loose clamp (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (44)
  • Photography (22)
  • Travel (18)
  • Night shots (13)
  • Portraits (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (19), Enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (10), Professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bubble Level Plumbs Camera on Tripod

I found the use of the hot shoe bubble a must for bringing my DSLR to plumb on a tripod. The photographic image then levels with the horizon (visible or not), and becomes...Read complete review

I found the use of the hot shoe bubble a must for bringing my DSLR to plumb on a tripod. The photographic image then levels with the horizon (visible or not), and becomes upright to the vertical. Obviously, a camera plumbed this way will minimize perspective distortion in an image with straight lines. Of course, even a plumb camera cannot compensate for inherent lens distortion of an image. In use, the bubble foot slides smoothly into the grooves of the hot shoe atop the camera. The eye can easily see the bubbles and their relation to the limit lines and the circle in order to move the camera for centering the bubbles. By the way, the image with the online ad for this product does not do justice to its transparency. The user can easily see clean through the solid plastic block encasing the two levels. I found this simple device versatile. With it, the user can plumb the camera pointing toward the horizon (portrait or landscape view), pointing straight up, or straight down (the latter useful for macro photography from overhead the subject). As well, the user may align the camera body with the horizon using the bubble level in this axis while then rotating the camera lens up or down. The bubble level provides the ease of control to align the camera to suit the needs of the user. Note that a tripod may have a bubble level built in, enabling the user to plumb the camera, but this leveling process can prove tedious if not crude from having to shorten and lengthen tripod legs. Plus, the tripod mechanics may not exactly transmit a precise tripod plumb to the camera itself. The bubble level positively ensures a plumb camera. In short, any photographer using a tripod and wanting to true his camera in relation to the horizon or the vertical, or both, will find this simple hot shot bubble level device an indispensable one for his camera bag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but doesn't lock into place

The bubble level does the job it's intended to. It's easy to level your camera when it's bright enough out to see the bubble.

However, if you tip your camera backwards,...Read complete review

The bubble level does the job it's intended to. It's easy to level your camera when it's bright enough out to see the bubble.

However, if you tip your camera backwards, but bubble level will simply fall out. Unlike a flash which locks into place, the bubble level simply slides into place, and doesn't even fit snugly. I've almost lost mine several times, and it's only a matter of time before it's gone.

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4.0

It's a bubble level

By Image Ten Photography

from Providence, Rhode Island

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction
  • No Hot Shoe Lock

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

I expected more from Manfrotto. This works as advertised but it's plastic and I will probably lose or break it because it doesn't fit snugly onto the hot shoe. Very disappointed with this aspect of the device. Now I will have to tape it to the camera when in use so it doesn't slide off.

However, it does do what it should and there are multiple green colored levels that are easy to read.

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5.0

Good quality

By Thomas S

from Litchfield county, CT

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Fitment
  • Seems Durable

Cons

  • None found yet

Best Uses

  • Anything With Horizon
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Seascapes
  • Travel

Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

I cannot emphasise enough, as a professional landscape nature photographer you really should try to get it right when you make the exposure. At least what you can control. In this case, no excuses for tilted horizons. Sure, straiten the file in software later but you run the risk of cropping your work!

This 337 2 Double bubble is a good product. I just replaced another manufacturers leveler with this Manfrotto which gives me a nice sized bubble easy to view. One trick I found is just to store it flat/low on the hot shoe mount, and stand it upright while shooting as it DOES work in landscape and portrait modes as you view from behind the camera body.

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5.0

easy to see in most light

By Orlando Dean

from Orlando,Florida

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 Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

    It does what I wanted it to do.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works just fine

    By jimmyd

    from South Carolina

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

      There is not much to say it slides in the hot shoe and works like it is supposed to work.

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      5.0

      Accurate

      By Tino

      from Melbourne, Australia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

        Nice clear perspex. Easy to take reading and accurate. Fits perfectly on hot shoe with no movement, which is crucial for accuracy.

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        5.0

        Fine European-made Level

        By PaulM

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Legible bubbles
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

        • A bit pricey

        Best Uses

        • Large-format work

        Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

        I needed a level for a large-format field camera, and the Manfrotto one was much better made than the Chinese-made levels that cost less. You get what you pay for: this is a quality level, the bubbles are large and clear, and it's easy to use.

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        5.0

        Small detail but...

        By Helmet

        from NY QAR Doha

        About Me Pro Photographer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

              If you are Pro Photographer, you must to have and use these equipment...
              Thanks to B&H... As usual ontime delivery.

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              4.0

              Comes in handy

              By MC

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                It comes in handy. Wish there was a way to secure it while on camera but it does stay on pretty well. Maybe there is a way to secure it to the camera that I just don't know about. I guess I could just put a piece of scotch tape on it. The yellow liquid is bright and easy to see.

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                3.0

                Nice

                By Marcelo Trad

                from Brazil

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Video

                  Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                  Use it with my DSLR to help level when shooting structures.

                  Give a 3 star because I think it's not 100% acurate, and beeing a above 20USD plastic thing from Manfrotto it shoud be perfect trustable!

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                  5.0

                  awsome idea

                  By antonius

                  from florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                    This one product that i beleave everyone should own, it makes all my photos easier to edit while in the field, and vary easy to use.

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                    5.0

                    If you want it level, you need a level

                    By MikeB

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                      It seems that all of the Hot Shoe Bubble Levels are about the same cost - and that does seem a bit expensive. However, a quality 2-axis level is essential if you must have the camera level. This product seemed to be a good price, it is good quality, easy to view and install. One issue that I've not worked out is storing the little block when not in use, I will probably get a pouch for it that can be tied into my carrying case or backpack.

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                      5.0

                      Nice

                      By Gustavo

                      from Brazil

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                          Simple and efficient

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Landscape helper

                          By Nacho

                          from Mexico

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Ligth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                            Good for portrait or landscape photography. Compact and lightweigth you wont feel you are carring it in your pack.

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                            5.0

                            Must have camera accessory

                            By Tom

                            from Bern, Switzerland

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                              I use the double bubble whenever I set up my tripod. It gives me a certainty when shooting against or on leaning mountain edges.

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                              5.0

                              works

                              By ColBuckshot

                              from Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                does what it supposed to do, very handy

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Works as described

                                By Mike

                                from Sumter, SC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                  Fits loosely into hot shoe.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  A must product to have

                                  By Gemma

                                  from N.Y., New York

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                    I've currently purchased the 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level by Manfrotto.
                                    This item is inserted into the hot shoe to achieve perfect horizon lines.

                                    I recommend this very important little tool.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good for Landscapes

                                    By JohnM

                                    from Oregon

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                      This bubble level is well made, and makes combining images into panoramas much easier. The 2 axes are versatile for horizontal and vertical orientation. It is somewhat expensive for its intended purpose (hence the 4 stars), but I still consider it a good purchase. It is a well-made product.

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                                      5.0

                                      Extremely useful. Highly recommended

                                      By Governor

                                      from Nicosia, CYPRUS

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Nothing negative

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                      I love it!

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Does what it says

                                      By Kolea

                                      from Honolulu, HI

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 337 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level:

                                        Very helpful for landscape shots when you need to get the horizon level. This bubble level can mount onto your hot shoe vertically or horizontally.

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