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LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level

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Product Highlights
  • Levels Camera on 3 Planes
  • Mounts to Hot Shoe

LensCoat's 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level allows you to level a camera on 3 planes. The bubble level comes encased in a crystal clear housing with green fluid, and mounts effortlessly into the hot shoe of any standard 35mm SLR camera.

When attached to your camera the bubble level allows you to switch from landscape to portrait orientation, giving you precise control over the positioning of the camera. The level is ideal for QTVR (Quick Time Virtual Reality) shooting sessions, panoramas, landscapes, or anytime a straight horizon is crucial.

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LensCoat3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level
 
4.2

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Fits well (18)
  • Solid/sturdy (14)
  • Improves tripod function (12)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (21)
  • Travel (9)
  • Portraits (8)
  • Home (7)
  • Wildlife (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Pro photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product

I've had a lot of problems with the horizon on my sunset pictures. In the dim light after sunset it is very hard to tell if the horizon is level. Often an otherwise great...Read complete review

I've had a lot of problems with the horizon on my sunset pictures. In the dim light after sunset it is very hard to tell if the horizon is level. Often an otherwise great shot has a sloping horizon! This has been very frustrating since I'm using high-quality gear (Canon 5D MkII with L lenses). I ordered the Hot Shoe Bubble Level a couple of weeks ago and have seen a drastic improvement in my images. This little product does a whole-lotta good!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

works well, Tight fit..

The product itself does well, my only issue is that it is a very very tight fit in the hot shoe. I have to force it in and when taking it off I feel...Read complete review

The product itself does well, my only issue is that it is a very very tight fit in the hot shoe. I have to force it in and when taking it off I feel as if I may just pull the whole port off or break the level. I figure I will shave it down to make a better fit, but for [$] I figure I wouldnt have to do this..

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5.0

i would buy this product again

By cm

from franklin, tn

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fits My Cannon Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photographing Art Work

    Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

    ordered this when I saw it listed next to the 2 bubble axis level that I was ordering to replace the one I lost. gave the 3bubble level a try and like it just as well if not better than the 2 bubble.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Not so tiny Bubbles

    By click

    from Ventura, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

      This is a quick aid for landscape work. I haven't used it for any panorama shots bot having in on top of the camera with multiple axis would deffinatly make leveling your basic tripod easier. Fits snug in my D5 Mark II shoe, looks cool and works. I did find myself goin off balanced to keep my edge lines where I wanted them, but the bubble gives a great starting point, especially if you move around alot with your tripod.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Bubble!

      By Bernard

      from Linden, NJ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

        This product fit perfectly on 50D and Pro 1. Bubble is very accurate and easy to see.
        I would buy another one!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Why did I not buy this sooner?

        By Daytonphotog

        from Dayton OH

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

          Easy fast tool to level your camera.

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          5.0

          Another great addition to my photo gear

          By pixr4ut

          from West Valley City, UT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

            A simple well designed and built little tool. Does the job of keeping my landscape photos level. Fits on my Canon Rebel T1i perfectly. Easy to use and read.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Works as Advertised

            By Tomjwu

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Architectual
              • Interior
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

              It's a great tool if you do architectual or landscape that needs leveling. Why took me so long to get this jig which could have saved me hours in Photoshop. This unit is a guide but you still need to check the finder for alignment afterall.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Not great but not bad, gets the job done

              By shs1500

              from DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                    gets me pretty close to where I need to be, not the most accurate, but all these levels are very similar in design.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Does the job.

                    By Oregon Coasty

                    from Toledo, OR

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can level on 3 axis
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                    • Corners are very sharp

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                    I can be sure my horizon is straight, and no more leaning buildings. Slides easily onto the hot shoe, but not too tight. Some reviews said the bubble was too small - but I can see and adjust easily. Only negative is the very sharp pointy corners.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Essential piece of equipment

                    By Philip

                    from CT

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Product Food

                      Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                      Great simple add-on to your kit. Essential for still-life and product photography where precise angles are important.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      neat little gizmo

                      By nice79guy

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                        I knew I probably wouldn't use this much, but in cases where I have a hard time gauging if it's straight or not, this will come in play.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great tool

                        By Wingryder

                        from Detroit, Mi

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Tripod Function

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Panoramas

                          Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                          I have been playing with taking Panorama's and this little device makes leveling the camera a snap. It helps to eliminate the "bowtie" effect and makes stitching the frames together so much easier.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Helpfull

                          By mrivette

                          from lafayette, la

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Tripod Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                            Helps a lot when I want to level my camera. You can do it very quickly. Good when you don't have a reference point. Best use when it's on a tripod.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very Helpfull

                            By Mo

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                When working on rocky terrain, I find this small product to have big advantages. I can level my camera very quickly when my tripod legs are at different lengths.

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                                • No

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                                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                don't buy this one

                                By Mary Ann

                                from WV

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fits Well

                                Cons

                                • Bulky
                                • Poor Design

                                Best Uses

                                • none

                                Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                This level is not level. the bubbles are very small and never touch both leveling guide lines & therefore it is just about impossible to read. The leveling tubes are not parallel with any of the sides or base & so cannot be used to find the level position. The only plus is that it fit easily into the flash shoe - but was not level with the shoe. Someone threw quality control out the window when they made this.
                                It is also way too big for its intended purpose.
                                I tried to remark it to indicate the correct level, but eventually threw it in the trash.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Just what I needed, Works Great.

                                By Lou

                                from Sunnyvale, Ca

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                  This bubble level fits nice and tight in the hot shoe mount on my D90. I have been doing HDR Images of real estate proporties and the little guy really helps to line up the vertical lines in a home.

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                                  3.0

                                  Recommend

                                  By johnkpho

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                      Having three axes for leveling is very useful. A good fit in the hot shoe, not too tight, not too loose. Wish the lines were a bit closer together, would be quicker to achieve level. But all in all a good buy.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great gadget!

                                      By Juan Espantaleon

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                          It helps a lot to keep lines and proportions straight.

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                                          • No

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                                          1.0

                                          Stay Away!

                                          By Kanon

                                          from Chicago, IL

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Design

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Paper weight

                                            Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                            Bubble is way too small for the markings... impossible to get anything level!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Neat gadget, get lots of comments about

                                            By golferdan

                                            from Cape Girardeau, Mo

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                              Quickly check for level in any direction.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product

                                              By rarebird

                                              from NY

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Travel
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about LensCoat 3 Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level:

                                                Nothing bugs me more than seeing a photo with a crooked horizon. This bubble level solves that problem for any photographer in the field. A must have for landscape shots.

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                                                • No

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