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Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120 - Supports 4.5 lb (2 kg)

You Pay: $26.95

This compact, lightweight ballhead will support up to a lightweight to medium SLR system. The head features an easy to use single-lever release that locks the camera into place with one single action. Differing itself from many inexpensive ball heads on the market, the base of this head can rotate in addition to the ball movement. This makes horizontal movement of the camera much faster and easier.

All-metal construction
Compact and lightweight
Panning base
Base diameter of 1.45" (37mm)
Camera platform diameter of 1.7" (42mm)
Speedy Attachment Without a Quick Release's Additional Weight
Just 3 or 4 half-turns of the mounting platform attaches the camera to the ballhead, and the underside of the platform is ergonomically designed to aide in this task.  Slik's solution here is slightly slower than snap-in and at least as fast as 'vise grip' quick release assemblies, but eliminates their size, weight and cost.
Maximum Camera Supported 35mm or Digital SLR camera with medium zoom lens
Load Capacity 4.5 lb (2 kg)
Height 2.95" (75mm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 and 3/8"
Weight 4.6 oz (130g)
Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120 - Supports 4.5 lb (2 kg)
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikSBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120
     
    4.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Improves tripod function (9)
    • Solid/sturdy (8)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Home (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Long exposures (4)
      • Stabilization (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nie Companion

      Coupled with the GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM TRIPOD the ballhead is nice companion to get just the shot I am looking for in, whether inside or outdoors. It has a very sturdy mount and moves...Read complete review

      Coupled with the GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM TRIPOD the ballhead is nice companion to get just the shot I am looking for in, whether inside or outdoors. It has a very sturdy mount and moves easily from spot to spot.

      It would be nice to have a quick release option for removing the camera.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Compact use only

      Slips a bit no matter how tight you go. Okay for compacts but wouldn't use for dslr. Wish it wasn't cork as it has started to wear already. Should be rubber. Reasonable quality...Read complete review

      Slips a bit no matter how tight you go. Okay for compacts but wouldn't use for dslr. Wish it wasn't cork as it has started to wear already. Should be rubber. Reasonable quality considering the cost.

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      4.0

      Worked for me

      By fotosbyforgas

      from Bloomington, IN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

        Using this Slik ballhead on my Vixen Polarie star tracker. One knob lock is nice in the dark. Action is a bit stiff. Supports my Canon 6D with 24-70mm f2.8 II lens.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good Value

        By Gold Swan Consulting

        from Central Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Quick Adjustment
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

          I bought this ballhead to go on a monopod. It is just the right size for an SLR with wide angle or short telephoto lens. Adding the ballhead really increases the versatility of a monopod and carrying the monopod is a lot easier than toting around a heavy tripod. The single lever action locks both the ball and the rotation making quick setups a snap. The ball works smoothly and the clamp is secure. Does what it is supposed to do without breaking the bank

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          • No

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          3.0

          Compact use only

          By Tito Montoya

          from Montana

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well

          Cons

          • Loose Clamp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

            Slips a bit no matter how tight you go. Okay for compacts but wouldn't use for dslr. Wish it wasn't cork as it has started to wear already. Should be rubber. Reasonable quality considering the cost.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Useful addition to monopod

            By Howward

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Monopod function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

              I purchased this for use with my Slik EZ Pod Monopod and Canon Digital Rebel XT w/ 28-135mm lens. The monopod allowed tilting in only one direction, the ballhead allows tilting in two directions with just one adjustment. The SBH-120 appears to be a good compromise between sturdiness and weight.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Nie Companion

              By OG

              from Dixon, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                Coupled with the GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM TRIPOD the ballhead is nice companion to get just the shot I am looking for in, whether inside or outdoors. It has a very sturdy mount and moves easily from spot to spot.

                It would be nice to have a quick release option for removing the camera.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderball

                By Joe

                from York, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                  Fantastic freedom of movement. Locks down in the exact position I want it. Works very well with my rangefinder system.

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                  5.0

                  Nice ballhead

                  By EZ

                  from NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                    Got it for my friend, to mount on his Gorillapod SLR and use with his Canon S1.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Compact Ball Head

                    By BCI

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                      Excellent Compact Ball Head and it goes great with the GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM TRIPOD. All metal construction and great for multi purpose shooting.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid and easy to adjust

                      By PaynePhotos

                      from Vista, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                        This ballhead has just the right amount of resistance to allow minute adjustments. Easily tightens and loosens when needed.

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                        (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        This bundle is not a good buy, In my opi

                        By Buzz

                        from Valley forge, PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                        I purchased this ball head as a bundle with a GorillaPod SLR Zoom tripod, so that I could try panoramas while traveling. The ball head does not have a separate pan lock, which makes it worthless for this purpose. The description of the bundle was not extensive enough to make this clear. I should have done more research!

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                        4.0

                        Excellent Compact Ballhead

                        By Alexander

                        from Syracuse, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Leveling

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Long Exposures
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Stabilization

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                        I've purchased this ballhead as a part of a kit with Gorillapod SLR Zoom. It's a small and lightweight ball head that works excellent with a small tripod like a Gorillapod. Lacks a small built-in level, but it does not make a difference when using a Gorillapod.

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                        4.0

                        Very Nice Addition for Gorillapod

                        By donquioti

                        from Columbia, MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Long Exposures
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                          This little gadget is really neat and makes the use of the SLR Gorillapod so much easier to focus and move the camera. Also well made. I was looking for something like this and B&H assisted in my search for the right ball head for a regular SLR. Price was reasonable too!!!

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                          5.0

                          Hard to do without

                          By colbluedog

                          from Conway, AR

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                          A ballhead unit is an indespensable item when mounting a camera on a tripod, Gorillapod or a monopod, particularily one that allows the camera to be rotated 90 degrees to the horizontal or vertical position. The Slik version is well built and positively locks the camera into position.

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                          4.0

                          Works very well with Nikon D200

                          By Jim, kayak wild bird photographer

                          from Redding, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Long Exposures
                            • Photography

                            Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                            Good value for the price. Attached easily to my Slik Pro 330 tripod. Does everything I need in a ballhead. In windy conditions I would probably need a heavier and more sturdy tripod system. I normally use a monopod in my wildlife and nature photography.

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                            5.0

                            Handy Tool

                            By Evan

                            from Vermont

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long Exposures
                              • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                              I use it on a gorillapod to make it extra helpful

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                              4.0

                              Decent Little Ball Head

                              By Stephen

                              from Orlando, Florida

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                                Can't figure out how to get it on my Slik Tripod. But it fits on my Gorillapod. Decent little tripod head.

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                                5.0

                                Flexable Ballhead

                                By Jay

                                from Beltsville, Maryland

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick and easy to mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photography
                                  • Stabilization

                                  Comments about Slik SBH-120 Compact Ballhead 120:

                                  Used on the GORILLAPOD SLR ZOOM TRIPOD. Found it very flexible in positioning at all angles. Very quick and easy to mount and dismount camera.

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