Jobu Design 2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level

Jobu Design 2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level

Jobu Design 2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level


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Jobu Design LVL-PL overview

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This Jobu-Design double axis spirit level mounts into the flash shoe of any camera and will help achieve a finer degree of accuracy in capturing image content.

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

UPC: 689076539432
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Jobu Design LVL-PL specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.15 x 1.575 x 1.024"

Jobu Design LVL-PL reviews

2 Axis Flash Hot Shoe Bubble Level is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product ... In the recent past I experienced some problems to hold my DSLR in the exact horizon shooting at 18mm focal length. Yes, one can straighten that out wit the right software, but this is still a hustle. Thus I bought this little Bubble level from Jobu.It is easy to handle, mine stick firmly in the hot shoe and upon the advice of another reviewer I keep it in this tiny Sandisk neoprene bag which came with a memory card (thank you for this hint)For shooting with tripod this little level became a must. But then for free hand shooting it is only helpful on cameras with a live-mode LCD display....
Date published: 2008-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gets the job done, but there is better I bought this because of the reviews, but you can't believe everything you read. The price is right, but it lacks functionality and accuracy. It's really good for a spot check, but I am sure there are better ones out there, and B&H probably has them. The most annoying thing about it is that when it's laying down on its horizontal axis (probably the most common position), there is a large blemish caused by the vent hole in the mold. This makes it almost impossible to get a good side to side read.
Date published: 2011-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable I've had mine for years (decades?). I've received 100's of what is that on top of your camera? questions during that time. When explained I've doubtlessly caused dozens of folks to buy one. I consider bubble levels as a don't leave home without it item. Obviously, they are really only for use when the camera is setup (ie tripod etc) and you can view/adjust the camera's level without having to look thru the viewfinder. I don't know who made mine but I assume these are all OEM'd from elsewhere anyways. I've never broken one although I could see that happening...or breaking off the hot shoe careful when its mounted. These have 2 feet and can be mounted horizontally or vertically (as shown above). I mount mine as shown above, ie one level above the other vertically. Theoretically you should be able to mount it such that you are looking thru one of the feet...but that's too fuzzy. I normally use it for left/right tilt in either landscape (lower level)or portrait mode (upper level). For taking panoramic or architectural shots where you want the lens axis to be horizontal, change the mounting using the other foot so that level is now horizontal, ie one level in front of the other. I keep mine protected in an old 35mm film canister (you remember those!!!) that I mark with bold, red stripes using a Sharpie permanent marker should I ever drop it in the field. Upon 1st getting the level, mount it and level the camera. Then reverse the mounting, ie left to right, and ensure that its still level. If not, return. You could also get a full level, ie 10-24, leveled and mount the bubble level on it, reverse it, to ensure its properly constructed. Indispensable!!!
Date published: 2009-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the level Fits tight but not too tight. Easy to read and use. No more guessing. Things I don't like are it is too easy to loose in the field can you have some string or loop to it. I am also unsure of its durability if I sit on it will it break (can I get a metal version)?? Sharp corners on sides competing for scratching my gear or hand digging in my case.
Date published: 2008-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small and effective, but flimsy A good value for the price all things considered. The plastic 'tracks' that hold the level in the hotshoe can be broken with even a little force; luckily there are 2 of them for 2 different orientations, so breaking one track does not necessarily render the product useless. The level is not completely clear (as pictured) on both sides of the level; the rear side has the other 'track' I referred to which means you can't see the level if you turn it that way. That said, it's very helpful to be able to turn a camera into portrait orientation and be able to very quickly check whether the camera is level, since a tripod-based level would be no help at that point. This item is very small and very light, and when oriented correctly is very clear to see. Overall it's a great buy for the usefulness/price consideration, but the somewhat fragile nature of the plastic tracks implies a craftsmanship that is not as precise as you would expect for professional photo gear OR anything that is supposed to accurately judge horizontal/vertical orientation.
Date published: 2009-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeping me honest ... and level This is a great little guy. I carry it around in my pocket while on the shoot and pop it on the flash mount to check my level. I love how you can position it however you want based on horizontal or vertical shooting.
Date published: 2008-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I think all these levels are overpriced but they do work great. I hope the construction of the plastic stays strong but so far so good.
Date published: 2009-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for stitched landscapes This tool will make stitching landscape murals much easier. It minimizes having your photo's skylines being skewed.
Date published: 2008-05-12
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