1. bobbysandstrom

    bobbysandstrom Member

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    Any good source for small levels to be attached to my tachihara 4x5?
    I can't find one at Home Depot or Lowes.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nick Zentena

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    Didn't they have the sort of levels intended to be attached to a hand drill? I have to admit I'm not a big fan of those small levels. Why not just pickup a torpedo level? It doesn't take up that much room.
     
  3. Andy K

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    Jessops sell a small level which fits a hotshoe or accessory shoe. See here.
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

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  5. david b

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    Home Depot has little round ones. About $2.
     
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    Or, get a "line level". These are about 3" long and cheap!

    You could even take the actual bubble level piece out of the plastic body and glue that to your camera - if - that's what you need, and you feel like you can get it glued on "level", as it were.

    Good luck.
     
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    I picked up a retangular bubble level on a key chain at a dollar store and it works well if just placed on the bed of my Crown Graphic.
     
  10. Allen Friday

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    I found levels at my local Ace Hardware Store. They are listed as "RV" levels--that is for campers and motor homes. They have adhesive backs so you can just stick them on.
     
  11. Dave Parker

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    I picked a couple of little square levels up at Home Depot, that were designed to be hung on a key chaing, about an inch long and 1/2 inch square, clipped the keychaing loop off of them and used rubber cement to stick to the camera, they seem to work good and only cost 0.99 cents each.

    Dave
     
  12. Murray@uptowngallery

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    I got some levels like Dave/Satin Snow noted, but never bothered to install any.

    For some reason, I carry around one of those carpenter's needle-indicator inclinometers. I just picked up a second one for $2.99 on sale at one of those Chinese-import 'disposable' tool stores.

    I would NOT recommend their $20 imitation Dremel Tool on sale for $8. I figured before I used any of the rotary accessories I better wear two pairs of safety glasses, a hard hat & a baseball cup. They were honest with the speed rating...it said 16500 rpm, no load. That was true. Put a load on it and it stops :O). Might be able to clean a lens with it.

    Murray
     
  13. Donald Qualls

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    Ninety-nine cents is about right for those levels. You can get the little round ones sometimes for a similar price. Of course, the one camera where I really want/need one already has it, factory intalled on the front standard some 78 years ago...
     
  14. mark

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    No Sh*t. That stuff is nasty. I was given some masonry blades for my angle grinder, to carve with, and one of the teeth shot off at less than listed max RPM before it ever touched the stone. Hit my glasses at an angle. Without them I would have lost my focusing eye. Thank god for safety glasses.

    As for the levels I love my 2 dollar bulls eye level. Just drop it on top of the camera and level away. I splurged and bought two.
     
  15. John Bartley

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    Yup - same thing I use.