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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2022, 02:43:19 pm »

My eye works better than a bubble level getting it to within 1-2 degrees, maybe less.
Maybe indeed!  ;)
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Maybe shooting slide shots SOOC teaches your over the years.
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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2022, 03:23:08 pm »

Maybe indeed!  ;)
"I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind."-Lord KelvinMaybe indeed!  ;)
I have measured it.  That's how I know my eye is accurate to 1-2 degrees.  Spending years shooting 35mm slides teaches you to level the camera properly, quickly, and naturally.  Maybe you ought to try it.

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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2022, 03:31:03 pm »

Here's a SOOC where I left the rebate so you can see it's pretty level despite I shot it at night with a strobe about 40 feet underwater wearing scuba gear with currents moving you around.  Not so easy to get things level in those circumstances. Most photographers learn to do this innately. 

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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2022, 03:31:27 pm »

I have measured it. 
How? And how often?
And why did you preface this as “maybe”?
My eye works better than a bubble level getting it to within 1-2 degrees, maybe less.
Maybe more....
Maybe an assumption.... 😱
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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2022, 03:43:36 pm »

How? And how often?
And why did you preface this as “maybe”? Maybe more....
Maybe an assumption.... 😱

The few I measured in pictures I took were  1 to 2 degrees off.  Since I couldn't measure every picture I ever took, I allowed that some could be different.  Hence the "maybe". The point is I can't get a bubble to do any better consistently.  MY digital camera has a built-in level so on a tripod I could spend the time to do better.  But I usually don't bother as my eye is good enough especially if I'm shooting by hand. YMMV.

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Re: Getting a camera level?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2022, 03:49:54 pm »

The few I measured in pictures I took were  1 to 2 degrees off.
How? And how often?
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Since I couldn't measure every picture I ever took, I allowed that some could be different.
Maybe an assumption.... 😱
Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
Thanks for supplying images for us to see when you didn't  ;D:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanklein2000/6151921526/in/album-72157627487899061/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanklein2000/6151926704/in/album-72157627487899061/
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Hence the "maybe".
Indeed!
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The point is I can't get a bubble to do any better consistently.
"A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes."-Claude Bernard
No fact. No proof. Again thanks for confirming my suspicions.
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