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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Places to buy level bubble for tripods?

My bogen tripod head did not come with a bubble level, but I believe I have seen them someplace that you can buy separately. I guess it doesn't have to be a bogen bubble, just a run-of-the-mill generic one, right? Any stores that might have them or ideas?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #2
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Any hardware type store, Home Depot.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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I found a little stick-on bubble level at a local camera shop in a rack full of accessories. Only cost a few bucks and it works great. Unfortunately that was several years ago, and there is no manufacturer's name on the level...
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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #4
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I share your pain.

I've searched the web repeatedly for a nice small one. (I bought a few of the hardware store variety, but either the circumference or height/thickness has always been larger than my equipment has room for). I'd like to get some about the size of a dime or an M&M.

It seems that the instrument manufacturers are the only ones who have access to them. I found one in UK who sold them only in large quantities, but they never responded to my email.

Perhaps you'd have better luck than me. Please share your findings.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #5
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I looked at B&H and found the level I've got:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

Maybe a little larger than you want though, about 1 inch in diameter.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 09:42 AM   #6
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Google "spirit level" round

Ex. http://www.leveldevelopments.com/sur...lar-levels.htm
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:07 AM   #7
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I purchased one from Home Depot, which I will be returning because it is about 1.5 inches in diameter. I am going to try the camera stores and see (Henry's etc), but I was also turned on "RV" stores because I guess they carry stuff like that for leveling out RV and fridges or something? I am going to check that this week.
I wish my Bogen Tripod had the level - I need the DIME sized solution for a bubble - even the 20mm from the catalog you mention is a little big. I thought I saw Button sized ones in other tripods like this :
http://www.hankinslawrenceimages.com...cles/level.htm (on the bottom, on the left)

But I guess it is a matter of finding them.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #8
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Spare Manfrotto/Bogen tripod level bubbles for $6!

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Old February 4th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #9
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Thanks Toenis, that is a great link!
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