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Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level

B&H # KASLD Mfr # 206387
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The Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Spirit Level mounts into any flash shoe. This will help the photographer achieve a finer degree of accuracy in capturing image content.

Ideal for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or anytime a straight horizon is crucial.

Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level
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    KaiserHot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level
     
    4.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Fits well (12)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Improves tripod function (8)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (18)
      • Travel (10)
      • Night shots (4)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

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      5.0

      Compact product, Great Price

      By Photo Nut

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

        Even though I have a leveling base and a leveling bubble in my tripod head, there have been until now, times when I either did not want to carry the base, and/or when the bubble in my tripod head, was covered up enough by the lens and camera, that it was difficult to see.

        This little beauty easily solves the problem. Compact, and accurate with the ability to slide this into the hot shoe of your camera easily, AND, two ways, so you can level not only horizontally and L/R, but by changing the mounting, you now get vertically 'level' and L/R alignment. Change is made in seconds. This is not rocket science, but it has already paid for itself in how quickly it mounts, and you are ready to shoot.

        I would give this 6 stars if I could, it is that good. (And accurate.)

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        5.0

        Works Reliably

        By JimBPhoto

        from Anchorage, AK

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

          I've used these two-axis bubble levels for landscape, studio still life, and macro photography for about twenty years. Quicker, simpler and more accurate than the D800's electronic level. I've always found Kaiser levels to be accurate and easy to read. The green dye does fade over the course of a season (exposure to UV light I think).

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          5.0

          Accurate

          By Bill in GA

          from Atlanta, Ga

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                Checked it out with my pro construction level and they matched perfectly. It's really more than a duplex level. The bubbles visible on the top end and sides can be used to quickly level a ball head clamp.

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                4.0

                better than China made

                By han

                from Singapore

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Architectural
                  • Interior

                  Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                  simply works like a charm for my architectural shots

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Ted

                  from Penna.

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                  I was looking for a level that I could adapt to my nikon d300,never realizing that they made a level for a camera. This is a great tool fits on my camera perfectly.I like to take pictures low to the ground and thie level allows me to make pictures that are parallel to the horizon without having to be laying on the ground.It is a great tool.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent level: Spot on

                  By Laszlo

                  from Roseville CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                      I checked this against my full size contractor's bubble level and it was spot on.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      My favorite new toy

                      By RobinH

                      from Toronto, ON

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Expensive
                      • Loose Clamp

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                      I can't believe that I went so long without one. Way more accurate that the levels on my tripod. Makes shooting landscapes and architecture more enjoyable and precise. Accurate and well built. Could fit my hotshoe better, but it doesn't fall off either. Also pretty expensive, but it works really well.

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                      4.0

                      Very good purchase

                      By photo nut

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Panaramas
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                        Great for panaramas and landscapes

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does the Job

                        By Big Steve

                        from Chicagoland

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Tripod Function

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                          Although it's not the made of the strongest materials, it does the job it was designed to do.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does Exactly what it is supposed to do

                          By Ed

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                            I ordered this because I sometimes miss-align the horizon with my Pentax K20D and my mono-pod does not have a level. This is a neat little accessory that does exactly what it supposed to do, takes up very little space and weigh. A very useful thing to have in the gadget bag.

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                            4.0

                            Handy Accessory

                            By Get It Straight

                            from U.S.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                The Duplex Bubble level is great for ensuring your camera is set on a level plane when it's attached to a tripod, whether you're shooting in portrait or landscape orientation.[...]

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                                5.0

                                Not for Sony

                                By Kriekira

                                from Pittsburgh, Pa.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                  Great little level. Well built. Calibrated. Useful.

                                  Does not fit Sony cameras, which I had thought, but the description said "Fits all cameras". Now I know better.

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                                  5.0

                                  Would buy again if need be

                                  By Renee

                                  from Jacksonville, florida

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                    Great little bubble level. Small, well made and easy to use. I tend to take crooked shots and this small device has helped.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Accessory!

                                    By TomP

                                    from Brownwood, TX

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Works horizontal vertic

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                      This duplex level is great for landscape and any other photography situations where you are concerned about keeping the horizon level. I really like the duplex feature because I can take vertical and horizontal photos without changing the position of the level in the hotshoe.

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                                      5.0

                                      I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

                                      By STEVE H.

                                      from MANHATTAN, MONTANA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                        I USE THE HOT SHOE DUPLEX BUBBLE LEVEL TO SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHS TO MERGE INTO PANORAMAS. I AM AMAZED AT THE EASE OF USE AND HOW LITTLE OF MY FRAMES ARE WASTED WHEN I PUT THE PHOTOS TOGETHER FOR THE PANORAMAS. GREAT PRODUCT.

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                                        4.0

                                        does exactly what it claims

                                        By Alex

                                        from Gainesville, FL

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                          My pictures always seem to be a little off level and need some adjusting once downloaded into the computer. This fits into the hot shoe and gives you a spirit level to ensure that the camera is perfectly level.Simple and effective. However, paying [$] for this just seem like a lot.

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                                          5.0

                                          Liked it...and bought one for friend

                                          By mlm

                                          from Portland, Oregon

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Locks In Tight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery

                                            Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                            After recently taking a photography class and using the instructors bubble level I knew I had to have one. This little device works great for landscape photography. As someone mentioned, it is small so could easily be misplaced, but because it is small, it is also easy to pack with you. I have already purchased another as a gift for a friend.

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                                            5.0

                                            Helps with Pano capture

                                            By Rick

                                            from Antioch, CA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Footing

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                            The level is easy to use and fits well in my Nikon D300 flash shoe. Great for setting up pano shots.

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                                            5.0

                                            Simple but useful device

                                            By Don

                                            from Vicksburg, MS

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Architectural
                                            • Landscape Photography

                                            Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                            I bought this product to use with a 24mm PC-E lense to obtain the full benefit of the lense. The level is easy to use and can be used with the camera in horizontal or vertical format.

                                            I don't know of anything negative to say about it.

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                                            5.0

                                            Versatile Leveling Device

                                            By Johnny O

                                            from Grand Junction, CO

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well

                                            Cons

                                            • A tad expensive

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Panorama Photography

                                            Comments about Kaiser Hot Shoe Duplex Bubble Level:

                                            I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a piece of plastic filled with a little oil, so I bought this -- one of the least expensive hot shoe levels from B&H. It has not disappointed. It seems to be reasonably accurate, well made, and the myriad grooves cut into the unit allow the photographer to mount it for taking vertically-framed shots as well as the usual horizontal ones.

                                            I have a Manfrotto tripod and ball head that have leveling bubbles, but this is much easier to use. The twin axes give more accuracy than just a single bubble centered in a circle.

                                            I STILL think a product like this could be sold for less money (although it IS kind of a specialty product), but all in all, this is a good product at a good price.

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