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Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level

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Product Highlights
  • Mounts on Camera Hot-Shoe
  • Check Levels in Two Planes

This Two-Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level from Vello mounts onto any standard hot shoe on an SLR camera. It allows you to precisely align the camera on two planes, to ensure that the horizon line is absolutely straight. This is a necessary accessory for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or any other photography requiring fidelity to a horizon line or other straight-line elements.

Mounts on camera hot-shoe
Check levels in two planes
Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
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    VelloTwo-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
     
    4.6

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (56)
    • Compact (29)
    • Fits well (25)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Durable (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (48)
      • Travel (23)
      • Family photos (11)
      • Night shots (10)
      • Weddings (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (25), Pro photographer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (63)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great little helper

      Level photos are important in most situations. Software can straighten some photos, but without a method of verifying the vertical or horizontal leveling, it is only a wish and a guess. The two-axis...Read complete review

      Level photos are important in most situations. Software can straighten some photos, but without a method of verifying the vertical or horizontal leveling, it is only a wish and a guess. The two-axis shoe bubble level can be carried in a pocket, in the camera bag or even on the camera strap with extra memory. It slides nicely into your hot-shoe. Many tripods and heads have bubble levels, but usually not a vertical-horizontal choice.

      One small drawback is that it does not have a method of securing it to a strap. It needs a small case or a loop to connect it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Needs Larger Bubbles

      Works OK. The bubbles should be larger (or the lines closer) to get very accurate measurements, but it's good enough.

      Works OK. The bubbles should be larger (or the lines closer) to get very accurate measurements, but it's good enough.

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      5.0

      Bubble Level

      By Lou Pop

      from PA

      Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

      A great little device to help with keeping the camera level. Well worth the money.

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      5.0

      Bubble Level

      By Lou Pop

      from PA

      Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

      A great little device to help with keeping the camera level. Well worth the money.

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      4.0

      Good, but not super precise

      By Ninety-nine

      from Wilmington, DE

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

        It's not as precise as I'd like it to be; the bubble can be between the two lines and still be not quite level. Just like a real level, it needs to be much longer to be accurate. Better than nothing though, for sure.

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        5.0

        It works.

        By David

        from Springfield, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

          Very useful for getting things level when using a tripod that doesn't have a level or when hand holding a video camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice option

          By Ed

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

          Since I don't like that leveler on my camera screen this one works well for me for pano shoots as well!

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          4.0

          Level as can be

          By Photography Booth

          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

            Helps to keep the camera and the horizon in line. Great in the vertical position.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Small and Great

            By Eddie160

            from Maryville, Tennessee

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

              What a great little level for the price . No matter how hard I try I always end up with my pictures out of level when shooting with my Nikon D90. Before buying this one I read the reviews and seen where some had some problems with it being too loose and falling off. Mine was perfect right out the box. I have used this on several shoots and finally a picture that I didn't have to fix in Adobe.

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              4.0

              Does the Trick...

              By Kate T

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                This definitely does what it's supposed to do. My only complaint is that it's a little difficult to jam onto the flash mount of my Nikon D7100.

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                5.0

                Simple and cheap

                By Dionisio Corral

                from Sonora, México

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                  I use this hot bubble with my NIKON D40, and I´m very satisfied with results, less crop in postproduction and very clean frames.

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                  4.0

                  Good for landscapes, not with flash

                  By Satya

                  from Worcester, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Obstructs Built-in Flash

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                    When shooting landscapes, I tend not to hold my camera straight. This helps. Only glitch is that if you use built-in flash, this will obstruct it from popping up. I don't use the built-in flash and it's perfect.

                    when shooting other/moving subjects there may not be enough time to concentrate on the bubble level :)

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                    5.0

                    nice

                    By neil

                    from winston salem, n.c.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                        just what i needed... works great!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Inexpensive but does the job!

                        By Lets.Be.Reasonable.

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                          Just snug enough not to fall off from the hot shoe. But loose enough to easily take it off. For the price I paid..it meets reasonable accuracy expectations. I wish the bubbles were bigger but I'm not an engineer so I don't know if the purpose of the smaller bubbles helps with accuracy since the length of the liquid tubes are much shorter than ones found in spirit levels used for carpentry & construction.

                          Right after opening the packaging, I noticed that the level already had two very visible scratches. Not sure if it was scratched while being packaged by the manufacturer. If that's the case then they need to improve QC. Bottom line it also means that the plastic can be easily scratched!

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                          4.0

                          I highly recommend this!

                          By Kathy

                          from Danbury, CT

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Interior photography
                            • Tripod

                            Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                            I was photographing interior design shots using my tripod and the Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble level came in very handy as I moved my tripod with camera mounted to various angles of the rooms throughout the house. In addition, I was using a tilt-shift lens which was tricky enough, so this bubble-level gave me the extra comfort that I needed to get the job done.

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                            5.0

                            It Doesn't Get Any Simpler

                            By warbonnets

                            from Nebraska

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                  Really simple and easy to use. Just mount on a hotshoe and level.

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                                  5.0

                                  It works.

                                  By SlipEdit

                                  from Minneapolis, MN

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                        Snugly fits the hot shoe on the top handle of my C100. Perfect for when the camera is on a ball head on top of a slider.

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                                        5.0

                                        Not much to it.

                                        By jeffneff

                                        from Las Vegas, NV

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                              Very simple design. Slides in 5d mark III and 70D hot shoe just fine. It's fairly useless if your camera is above eye level. Now that I have this I doubt I will use it much since my cameras have a built in level.

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                                              5.0

                                              Yay! One problem solved

                                              By the doll maker

                                              from San Diego, CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Product shots

                                                Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                                Fits into hot shoe of my Nikon D40. Only drawback is that you have to keep track of the little piece that fits into there normally. Otherwise, this is an awesome tool for keeping the camera level. Saves much time in Photoshop.

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                                                5.0

                                                Love It!

                                                By Photo Friend

                                                from Shawnee, KS

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Photography

                                                  Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                                  Really great product! It is small and easily fits on the hot-shoe. It's easy to read and really helps get our tripod camera rotator perfectly level.

                                                  We put this on, tighten down the camera rotator and then swap it out for an on-camera flash or trigger.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  nice edition to camera

                                                  By auto

                                                  from Altoona, pa

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Family Photos
                                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                                    • Travel
                                                    • Weddings/Events

                                                    Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                                    Great to verify level

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    A must have

                                                    By Eli the shutterbug

                                                    from Utah

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                                      Comments about Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level:

                                                      Light and easy to use. Makes leveling the camera a piece of cake.

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