Why are my horizon lines not level?

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MinAZ
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Why are my horizon lines not level?

I am beginning to wonder if my internal gyro stabilizers are malfunctioning, but I am finding that exactly 100% of the time, my horizon lines are tilted (usually down towards the right) when I take photos, whether portraits or landscapes. The thing is, I do not notice this at all when I am taking the photo, and barely in camera after that unless I am really looking. So, when I am taking the shot, I perceive myself as taking a level shot but in reality it is nowhere near level. I'm not talking subtly by like 1 degree, but perceptibly off by maybe 2 degrees (maybe even 3). What is going on here? Is this a practice makes perfect type of thing, because if so, it hasn't been working for me.

And yes I know that obviously if you use any kind of level then the picture would be level, that point is of course moot.

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