Spirit Level ???

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  1. Pirate

    Pirate TPF Noob!

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    I have a friend that has 2 extra spirit levels, and has offered to send me one, no charge except mailing. Are these things even worth having ? I don't seem to have a problem with horizons or anything, but as I age is this something that might be handy ??
     
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    They are great, especially if you use wideangle lenses.
    They allso help you with horizons, and architecture photography. I have a tripod with a spirit level and one tripod without, I only use the one with the level. ( I often shoot with my wideangle lense...)
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They are good if your horizon isn't straight or you can't find the horizontal reference in the dark. My tripod has 2 2axis spirit levels on it. One for the legs one for the head.
     
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    Have you seen the little spirit levels you can slip into the hotshoe spot? Anyone know if they are any good.

    Tempted to get one just from a gadget point of view :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It might be a nice gadget...although a better option (IMO) would be a view finder screen with several grid lines...that way you can judge what is level when looking into the view finder.
     
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    i have a level that fits in a hot shoe, it works great; when i remember to use it LOL
     

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