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« on: June 29, 2005, 04:22:57 PM »

Therey's made by Hama, though sold under various brands. Many camera stores stock them. Not sure who sells them online.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 04:37:40 PM »

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They are amazingly expensive at about $41 (US) list price or $35 at B&H, but I haven't seen anything comparable for significantly less.
I can't believe how expensive the darn things are, for a hunk of plastic, colored liquid and an air bubble.    

I got mine through Adorama's website.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2005, 07:32:59 AM »

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I can't believe how expensive the darn things are, for a hunk of plastic, colored liquid and an air bubble.

you left out precision manufacture.

oh, and low demand(though that might be a function of price point  
and I'd like to see someone make one themselves for that price too ...
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2005, 10:12:05 AM »

I use a level I got from an RV supplies store. RV's need to be level for the ammonia-based fridges to work.  I think they were two bucks each, so I got three.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 02:34:44 AM »

opps
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005, 02:12:02 AM »

Being a carpenter in a past life I use a 1.5" round bubble level sitting atop of my hot shoe. Because its round its omni directional. This is very useful!
They are also called a turntable level.
If so desired some office stick-things-on-a wall-without-damage putty holds it in place very well with out any negative effects to the equipment and easy to clean.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2005, 02:58:30 PM »

Hey All,
I was viewing The Luminous Landscapes Video journal and I caught a glimpse of a level device attached to the hotshoe.
Where can I find one of those devices?
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2005, 04:30:46 PM »

Looks like a Bogen/Manfrotto 337 bubble level. Any good camera store will carry them.

They are amazingly expensive at about $41 (US) list price or $35 at B&H, but I haven't seen anything comparable for significantly less.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 08:51:02 AM »

Thanks All!
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2005, 01:41:58 AM »

I can't believe how expensive the darn things are, for a hunk of plastic, colored liquid and an air bubble.

you left out precision manufacture.

oh, and low demand(though that might be a function of price point  
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2005, 10:05:25 AM »

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I can't believe how expensive the darn things are, for a hunk of plastic, colored liquid and an air bubble.

you left out precision manufacture.

oh, and low demand(though that might be a function of price point  :)
and I'd like to see someone make one themselves for that price too ...
It's pretty clear to me that the people who manufacture these bubble levels are the same folks who sold $600 hammers to the U.S. government   :laugh:

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2005, 01:27:32 AM »

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It's pretty clear to me that the people who manufacture these bubble levels are the same folks who sold $600 hammers to the U.S. government    

hee heee...

that's 45$ for the hammer and 555$ for the paper work to prove that it is a hammer that the government could buy.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2005, 10:27:01 AM »

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RV's need to be level for the ammonia-based fridges to work.
Pretty scary to think that aluminum barges are careering down the highway laden with containers of natural gas, ammonia, gasoline, and human waste.

I too was shocked re the level's price. Reminds me of flying--the same flashlight (something of a fetish among private pilots, even those who rarely fly at night) that costs $10 at Wal-Mart might cost three times that much from an aviation-equipment supplier.
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2005, 02:14:06 AM »

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