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Slik SBH-320 Professional Ballhead 320 with DQ-L Quick Release (Gun Metal Grey) - Supports 15.4 lbs (7 kg)

B&H # SLBH320DQGM Mfr # 618-321
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You Pay: $194.95

The Slik SBH-320 is part of the Professional SBH-series ballheads, which are made with exceptionally fine machining and carefully anodizing of hardened aluminum parts that are designed to give many years of trouble-free super smooth operation.

These ballheads feature an easy to use, single knob operation to lock or release the ball connected to the camera plate. The knob is oversized and has a well-textured surface for a sure grip in any condition. The base of the head can turn on its base, and has easy-to-read degree markings for panoramic photography.

The DQ-L quick release assembly incorporated into this head is made out of magnesium alloy, is light-weight, but yet still durable. It features a double locking mechanism, and comes supplied with the larger DQ-L quick release plate.

All-metal construction
Panning base, with degree markings
Base diameter of 2.3" (58mm)
DQ-L quick release system
Maximum Camera Supported
  • 35mm Pro SLR with medium Telephoto lens
  • Medium format camera
  • Load Capacity 15.4 lbs (7 kg)
    Height 4.5" (115mm)
    Quick Release Yes
    Spirit Level Yes (double)
    Tension Control No
    Separate Panning Lock No
    Tripod Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"
    Weight 14.1 oz (400g)
    Slik SBH-320 Professional Ballhead 320 with DQ-L Quick Release (Gun Metal Grey) - Supports 15.4 lbs (7 kg)
  • DQ-L Quick Release Plate
  • Three Year Warranty
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    SlikSBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Gun Metal)
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    25%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (3)
    • Large range of motion (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Great Ballhead

      By ottspot

      from Michigan

      Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Gun Metal):

      Easy to attach. The release plate tightens/loosens with dial on the side so you don't have to remove plate from head to tighten or remove camera. Great mobility.

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      3.0

      Weak Quick Release

      By hjoseph7

      from Washington DC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Weak Clamp

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Black):

      My main gripe against this ball head is the cheap(plastic) quick relese mechanism. I didn't have it for more that a month when the plastic latch that controls the Quick release snapped. Other than, that it is well made from fine construction and holds my 300mm lens fine.

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      3.0

      Flimsy Quick lock

      By hjoseph7

      from Washington DC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Nice looking
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Wildlife

        Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Black):

        To me this a good but not great ball head, Ionized steel, a scale at the bottom, bubbles to help you maintain the level of your camera and it easily holds my Canon 30D with a 300mm lens pretty sturdy.

        It all sounds good, but my gripe is the flimsy Quick Lock mechanism that is made of cheap plastic and is supported by a tiny spring which seems to want to pop out at any minute. I'm not sure if this head can withstand the rigors of everyday use, but since I don't use it every day so far it has not affected me. Good head, but it does have an Achilees heel.

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        5.0

        Awesome ballhead at an awesome price!

        By Studio 1 17 Photography

        from Mankato, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Gun Metal):

          All metal movement; smooth action; easy control; very happy owner! Thank you B & H! :-)

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Load capacity < half of its claim !!!

          By Jiu-Shang

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Loose Clamp

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Black):

          Fully agreed with [...], even this ballhead claimed a 15.4 lbs load capacity, it fails to hold steadily with Canon 40D + Canon 100-400nm lens (3 lbs). Additional margin is needed to aim/frame correctly, which is really unpleasant...

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Works OK - but not long heavy lenses

          By Brad

          from Gaithersburg, MD

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Droop

          Best Uses

          • Stabilization

          Comments about SBH-320 Professional Ballhead with DQ-L (Black):

          I've had this product for about a year now. Initially I used it with my Nikon CoolPix 8800 and it worked fine. But after purchasing a Nikon D-80 with a 70-300MM lense I would have to change my opinion. The head can not satisfactorly support this weight lense. It does not lock down tight enough and the lense drops considerably after tightening the ball head. I have to "aim high" about 25% and guess where the center of my picture will be.

          That said, it has excellant workmenship, is light weight and rugged, but don't expect to use it with long heavy lenses.

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