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LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level

You Pay: $17.95
Product Highlights
  • Helps Level Camera on 2 Planes
  • Mounts to Hot Shoe

LensCoat's 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level allows you to level a camera on 2 planes. It mounts effortlessly into the hot shoe of any standard 35mm SLR camera to help achieve a finer degree of accuracy in positioning your equipment. The bubble level is ideal for QTVR (Quick Time Virtual Reality) shooting sessions, panoramas, landscapes, or anytime a straight horizon is crucial.

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LensCoat2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Fits well (19)
  • Improves tripod function (17)
  • Solid/sturdy (12)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (28)
    • Travel (13)
    • Wildlife (12)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Home (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I Should Have Purchased Years Ago!

    This is the best purchase I've made in quite awhile! I can't figure why I didn't purchase it years ago, considering I've never done well at getting horizons straight in-camera. I use it...Read complete review

    This is the best purchase I've made in quite awhile! I can't figure why I didn't purchase it years ago, considering I've never done well at getting horizons straight in-camera. I use it with my Canon 5dMarkII and Linhof 612 and it allows me to finally get straight horizons in-camera very easily. A must have item for any photog working on a tripod.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wouldn't recommend

    The bubble's in this level are too small. When perfectly level the bubble sits about 3 mm away from the level lines. The bubble should almost be touching the lines not have 4-6mm...Read complete review

    The bubble's in this level are too small. When perfectly level the bubble sits about 3 mm away from the level lines. The bubble should almost be touching the lines not have 4-6mm space where you have to guess if it's level or not.

    Wouldn't recommend this if you want to accurately level your camera.

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    5.0

    Perfect for the price

    By DMair

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

        I use this product primarily on my tripod. While my tripod has a level bubble of it's own it doesn't guarantee that my camera is horizontally level and this does the job, simply, quickly and is inexpensive. The only way the product could be improved upon was a way to lock it into the hot-shoe. Replacing and removing my camera from my kit has loosened or knocked it out of the hot-shoe more than once.

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        5.0

        so good, i bought it again!

        By cm

        from franklin, tn

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photographing Art Work

          Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

          I use the 2 axis bubble level in taking pics of my artwork to line up all the edges squarely ..it has saved me lots of time in getting the image lined up correctly the first time.
          it fits snugly on my cannon camera. I have no complaints about it at all.

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          • No

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          5.0

          No more Guessing!

          By Ace

          from West Palm Beach, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

            Who would have thought that a small clear acrylic cube with a liquid bubble inside would be an invaluable tool. The Lens Coat bubble level fits nice and snug on my hot shoe. I shoot mostly nature and landscapes so this little gadget gets a lot of use.

            Say good buy to uneven horizons and no more amateur mistakes!

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            • No

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            1.0

            not accurate

            By David

            from CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not accurate

              Best Uses

                Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                The roll axis was off by 0.5 degrees. I returned it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Does what it says

                By Big Bear Tommy

                from Big Bear City, Ca, 92314

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                  fits perfectly and is a snug fit. Appears to be quite accurate. Easy to see and use. I'm using it on my Nikon D5100. Ordered it with free shipping and came well before the 10 business days.

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                  5.0

                  A Must Have

                  By capp

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Interior and Exteriors
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                    If you are shooting any type of interior or exteriors you will want one of these. Slides into hotshoe on the camera and you can level your camera side to side and front to back.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    works fine

                    By B-House

                    from OC, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                        Standard 2 axis hot shoe bubble level that came from with the LensCoat skin. Nothing unique. Works fine.

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                        4.0

                        Happy But Not Thrilled

                        By GeeAreEmm

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Tripod Function

                        Cons

                        • Blocks pop up flash
                        • Hot shoe fit only fair

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                        Purchased as an "add on" for Tracker 4 tripod. Doesn't seem to fit hot shoe as well as it should. Doesn't "snap in" like a flash or Nikon hot shoe "cover" piece does. But, it is functional and doesn't fall out. It does block the pop-up flash on my D90. Not a major deal as most of the use for this level I'm not using/requiring it. Price seems a little steep for what it is, but not to steep enough to deter me from buying it. Overall, pretty happy.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very good!

                        By Kiril

                        from Grand Canyon,AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                          Wonderful tool!

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I Should Have Purchased Years Ago!

                          By Scott R.

                          from Maui, HI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A Must Have Item
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Tripod Work
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots

                            Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                            This is the best purchase I've made in quite awhile! I can't figure why I didn't purchase it years ago, considering I've never done well at getting horizons straight in-camera. I use it with my Canon 5dMarkII and Linhof 612 and it allows me to finally get straight horizons in-camera very easily. A must have item for any photog working on a tripod.

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                            (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Wouldn't recommend

                            By Shanne

                            from Burlington, VT

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                The bubble's in this level are too small. When perfectly level the bubble sits about 3 mm away from the level lines. The bubble should almost be touching the lines not have 4-6mm space where you have to guess if it's level or not.

                                Wouldn't recommend this if you want to accurately level your camera.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Like it!

                                By egillbjarki

                                from Copenhagen, Denmark

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                Got this since I was already getting some stuff from the site via UPS. Glad I did, very nice and easy to use, takes up very little space and very handy.

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                                5.0

                                Great item to have!

                                By Lination

                                from New Canaan, CT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                  Great item, works great with my tripod. Small = easy to lose, so get a case organizer to keep things all together and avoid losing things like i do!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Sturdy, but fickle

                                  By Kryscendo

                                  from Chicago

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Design

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                  I'd like to echo others' comments on how tight the bubble level can be in the hotshoe. It can require some force to remove it which I never want to apply.

                                  Still, a bit of wriggling and it comes off at least a bit nicer. Sturdy little runt though, if not, a bit pricey.

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                                  5.0

                                  I do not like lopsided photos

                                  By boergoat

                                  from Tn.

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                    I just want my photo's to be a good as possible. Keeping them level is important to me.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    This level does the job

                                    By arwjr

                                    from Williamsburg, VA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                      I use this level in conjunction with the bubbles on the tripod head. Frankly, this level is easier to read, can be either be attached to the hot show or laid flat on the sides of the camera. It is quick and accurate and is worth every penny. The only disadvantage is it is easy to lose.

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                                      5.0

                                      It's a level!

                                      By Ronzo

                                      from Kansas

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Improves Tripod Function

                                      Cons

                                      • Loose Clamp

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                      Works great! Seem to be a little loose on my hot shoe on my Canon 40D. Hope I don't lose it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Working as advertised

                                      By sandman

                                      from Redwood City,CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                        Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                        Works great. Fits securely on my Canon 5D II. Seems quite accurate.

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                                        5.0

                                        just what i needed to get better picture

                                        By artist chris

                                        from nashville tn

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Does its job well
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Studio
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                          just what i needed to get better pictures of my artwork! everything needs to be level and straight on. this solves the problem of getting the camera level and prevents parralux problems in the images. havent found any downside to it yet.

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                                          5.0

                                          Nifty Item To Have

                                          By Danmack

                                          from Boston,MA.

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about LensCoat 2 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                            I use it when using a tripod ... works well.

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                                            • No

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