Hot shoe bubbles/levels

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Will Karstens, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Will Karstens

    Will Karstens Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2015
    southern california
    Real Name:
    Will Karstens
    Lately, these hot shoe bubbles have come to mind. After seeing a few admirable photographers with them in hand (only via the internet), they seem to be pretty cool. Do you use them? Are they helpful? Is there any particular style that's more beneficial than another?

    Will Karstens
  2. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    A good quality bubble level was very useful when I was shooting bodies (G1s) that did not have an internal level indicator and using my 9-18mm or 12mm. The Jobu Design unit with two bullseye bubbles ( was the best I found. Oddly, their marketing photos do not make it clear that in addition to the bubble on the top there is also a bubble on the side for vertical format shots.

    I don't use mine any more because my GX7s have internal level indicators. PM me with an offer if you'd like the one I have.
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