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Vello Low Profile Bubble Level

B&H # VEBLHS1 Mfr # BL-HS1
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Product Highlights
  • Bubble Level for Aligned Shooting
  • Fits into Hot Shoe Mount
  • Protects Electronic Contacts

The Low Profile Bubble Level from Vello is a bull's-eye bubble level that slides snugly into your camera's hot shoe mount. This conveniently placed bubble level helps you to align your camera for level horizontal shooting. Because it fits into your camera's hot shoe mount, it also serves to protect the shoe's electronic contacts from dust, oils, moisture and accidental impact, thus prolonging their effectiveness. 

Vello Low Profile Bubble Level
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    VelloLow Profile Bubble Level
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Travel (6)
    • Video (6)
    • Wildlife photos (6)
    • Family photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stays Put!

    I bought this on a whim after losing the hot shoe cover on my Olympus E-M1 after owning it for only about 3 days. I always buy several replacements and carry them in my...Read complete review

    I bought this on a whim after losing the hot shoe cover on my Olympus E-M1 after owning it for only about 3 days. I always buy several replacements and carry them in my bag, so when I saw this I thought I would give it a shot. It's rubber, not hard plastic so it fits more snugly into the hot shoe. The bubble is really handy for shooting landscapes. Most of all, it stays put, even when getting your camera in and out of the bag several times a session. An added bonus - it looks really cool.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    kinda flimsy

    the bubble level falls out of the case. I had to superglue it so it wouldn't fall out.

    the bubble level falls out of the case. I had to superglue it so it wouldn't fall out.

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    5.0

    Great Camera Hot Shoe Protector/Level

    By Retired - DEY (Do Everything Yourself)

    from Columbus, Georgia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

    Excellent Hot Shoe cover protects all the contact points fully,and fits my Canon T5i perfectly. Easy installation and removal is quick.

    Built in level is perfect for those who have a tripod with no levels attached.

    In my opinion, a great buy.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great little accessory...

    By JerryGNYC

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Candid Photography

      Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

      I bought this to help take (level) candid shots with the camera not brought up to eye-level, just "hanging" on the strap. Works great, and I keep it in place instead of the hot-shoe cover as this design is a lot less likely to snag on things than some of the other hot-shoe bubble-levels available.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Handy Gadget

      By John

      from Northern California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

      A great little idea to assist anyone who shoots with a tripod that has no built-in level. It is, however, a throw-a-way item and after just a few uses becomes loose and will fall off the camera. It will also take up a hot shoe on the camera, which is not much of an issue for video shooters. It is, of course, very small, hard to see and not lit. Never-the-less, it's cheep and convenient.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Stays Put!

      By Artsifrtsy

      from Eureka Springs, AR

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Fits My Hotshoe
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Protecting My Hotshoe

        Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

        I bought this on a whim after losing the hot shoe cover on my Olympus E-M1 after owning it for only about 3 days. I always buy several replacements and carry them in my bag, so when I saw this I thought I would give it a shot. It's rubber, not hard plastic so it fits more snugly into the hot shoe. The bubble is really handy for shooting landscapes. Most of all, it stays put, even when getting your camera in and out of the bag several times a session. An added bonus - it looks really cool.

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        • No

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        5.0

        contact protector

        By Bob

        from Boise, ID

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

          I don't really need a level, but wanted a contact protector for the open contacts on the flash shoe. This was cheap and works well and looks good

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          • No

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          5.0

          Just What I Was Looking For

          By Mr. Paul

          from Biloxi,MS

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Excellent Accessory
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No complaints

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

          This product fits like a glove on my flash shoe. It is also very helpful with the bubble feature, which is useful for regular shots without using my flash. It is also good for keeping the shoe track clean from dust,etc. It's a valuable product that most likely fits easily on any camera. I am truly pleased with mine. You will be too!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Low Profile bubble level

          By Cameraman

          from Maryland

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

            I use this level on the hot shoe of my camcorder to check that I am always level especially when I handhold the camera. The level is great considering at any time I could have an external monitor and microphone and this level is great because it really adds Zero weight yet is very functional.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Exelent for what I needed

            By Val

            from New York - Orange County

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

              Very low profile when mounted in the hot shoe.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I am buying a second one!

              By Karen

              from AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                This is an awesome low profile bubble. It is great for taking in and out of the camera bag or moving down the trail without the worry of it catching on something.

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                3.0

                Nice gadget but not highly accurate

                By jdgagne

                from Montreal

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                Wanted to try that for a possible gift to my workshop students.
                It's ok but not very accurate when compared to the camera level.

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                3.0

                kinda flimsy

                By dubcee

                from los angeles, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                    the bubble level falls out of the case. I had to superglue it so it wouldn't fall out.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Pretty Handy

                    By WEV

                    from Longmeadow, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                      I keep this little level in my hot shoe when not using a speedlight, it fits securely and helps to ensure that my shots remain level, particularly when using a wide angle lens. I'll be using my Joby GorillaPod Mini-Tripod (also a cool and useful little thing) this summer, when taking wide angle landscape photos and videos in Ireland.

                      With only one bubble and the level's hot shoe positioning, it won't help with leveling vertically oriented photos, but for the price it's pretty handy.

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                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By jlinder

                      from Cocoa, Fl

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                        Fits well in the Canon hot shoe. Great little dual purpose item. Nice level and protects the hotshoe contacts. If your looking for that one last little accessory, here it is.

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                        5.0

                        fits the Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera

                        By David

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                          I got this to protect the hot shoe on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera I recently purchased from B&H. The bubble level will be very helpful when I need to make sure my horizon line is correct. Besides the protection to the contacts, it looks great on your hot shoe.

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                          5.0

                          small, cheap, and clever level

                          By Brian

                          from Minnesota

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                              Clever product to level the camera for tripod or beanbag shooting. It plugs into the hot shoe so you can't use your speedlight with it. I only use it for outdoor or well-lit shooting. The base is a soft rubber that just slides into place and doesn't lock, so it might fall out as I stuff the camera into a bag, and it is small enough I might not notice if it comes off. Haven't lost it yet, and it works well.

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                              5.0

                              On the level

                              By Walt

                              from Westminster, MD

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Vello Low Profile Bubble Level:

                                Can't think of an easier way to level a camera.

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