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Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release

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Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release

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The Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release is a compact and lightweight ballhead that is ideal for any point-and-shoot digital or film camera, a bridge camera, or a lightweight SLR system. The head features an easy to use single-lever release that locks the camera into place with one single action. In addition, it also features a handy quick release system which makes the connection and removal of the camera a "snap."

Differing itself from many inexpensive ball heads on the market, the base of this head can rotate (pan) 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 1.3" (33mm)
Maximum Camera Supported Point & shoot camera
Basic to Medium sized 35mm SLR, with basic zoom lens
Load Capacity 3.5 lbs (1.6kg)
Height 2.7" (69mm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 4.6 oz (130g)
Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release
  • Quick Release Plate for DQ-10 Adapter, SHB-100 DQ & SBH-120 DQ Heads
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikSBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Solid/sturdy (9)
    • Fits well (8)
    • Improves tripod function (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Night shots (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Wildlife (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice upgrade ....

    ...for your older model Slik Sprint Mini tripod....or any small tripod lacking a quick disconnect. This is an easy way to upgrade your "Mini" with a quick release...Read complete review

    ...for your older model Slik Sprint Mini tripod....or any small tripod lacking a quick disconnect. This is an easy way to upgrade your "Mini" with a quick release ballhead. I have one of these tripods and it's great; it's only drawback is that it did not have a quick disconnect ...with the SBH-100 the problem is solved. I use this with my Nikon D40 and stock lens (and matching 55-200mm tele) with no problems. It works well and the quick disconnect is a great. The retaining shoe is low profile and light and leaving it on the bottom of the camera is no problem. Are there "better" mini ballheads out there? Sure, if you feel the need to drop heavy coinage for something else more esoteric go for it. But in the "bang-for-your-buck" rating, this Slik is hard to beat.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    so-so

    I wasn't crazy about this ballhead. My NEX7 with 55-210 lens had a lot of play, the weight of the lens (which is fairly light) was a bit much for it....Read complete review

    I wasn't crazy about this ballhead. My NEX7 with 55-210 lens had a lot of play, the weight of the lens (which is fairly light) was a bit much for it. No problem with a return at B&H though. I wound up getting the Sirui T-005 with Arca type ball head an it's great, although I had to spend more to get an Arca plate for the camera. Worth it though. The motion of the head on the Sirui is also much smoother than the Slik.

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    4.0

    Not bad

    By Soli Deo Gloria Photography

    from Silver City, NM

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function

    Cons

    • Loose Clamp

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

    I got this to attach my Yongnuo speed light to a boom stand. It simply screwed onto the 1/4 inch threads on the stand. I then screwed the quick-release base onto my speedlight foot and snapped it into place. It worked exactly as I needed it to. While I feel it is pretty secure, the clamp doesn't tighten as much as I would like, and after a lot of use it may be too loose to function someday. But for the price, I'll just get another one when that time comes. It works for now.

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    5.0

    perfect!

    By tbcmedia

    from Lafayette, LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

        Worked perfectly for what we needed it for. High quality material, easy to use and secure quick release

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        5.0

        easy installation and solid

        By jungoh

        from Spartanburg

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

          It is very solid for tough job
          two side level keep balance
          well fit Bogen Manfrotto tripod 3001
          easy installation and quick set up
          tightly fixing the camera

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          5.0

          great

          By kaybee

          from Metairie LA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

            fits nicely on my new monopod

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            • No

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            4.0

            Simple & Strong

            By MSL

            from Illinois

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

            I used this ball head to simplify my existing Slik tripod with great results. The install on my tripod was easy. This head holds my camera secure with a simple twist of the screw.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good Small Ballhead

            By anonImous

            from Nebraska

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

            This is good small and inexpensive ballhead. This is my second. I use them for point-and-shoot cameras and lights.

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            4.0

            Nice, small, light

            By Butter

            from hi desert, ca

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                Used on a SLIK carbon fiber tripod. Used to have larger heavier Manfrotto, quick release ball head. This used with Sony RX100 II, the smaller plate works great, doesn't obstruct the flip up LCD screen.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Lilcoues

                from Tucson, Arizona

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Tripod Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                  I have used the round ball head for years and I wouldn't use anything else. I was throughly pleased with the compact design.
                  Now Slik has added the Quick Release and made this product even more appealing. I now can have a quick release for my Swarovski EL Binoculars and another one for my Swarovski Spotting Scope. What a great product. Kudos to whoever thought this application up.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great compact Ballhead

                  By Gordon

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Light weight
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                  I purchased this to go with a Manfrotto MM C3-01 monopod. I wanted a ballhead that was lightweight, easy to use, and had a quick release for the camera. This one does all I ask and is not so bulk or heavy to get in the way when I am hiking or walking at night for low light shots.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  very nice

                  By rommel

                  from guam

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                  i like it!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  so-so

                  By sambucadog

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cost
                  • Small and light

                  Cons

                  • Loose Clamp
                  • Not too sturdy

                  Best Uses

                  • Lightweight cameras

                  Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                  I wasn't crazy about this ballhead. My NEX7 with 55-210 lens had a lot of play, the weight of the lens (which is fairly light) was a bit much for it. No problem with a return at B&H though. I wound up getting the Sirui T-005 with Arca type ball head an it's great, although I had to spend more to get an Arca plate for the camera. Worth it though. The motion of the head on the Sirui is also much smoother than the Slik.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fit My Kit

                  By Kensea

                  from Huntington, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                    I researched monopod heads and had a couple in mind when I went to B&H. From the information I gathered, examining the units on display and talking with a store representaive. I purchased the SBH-100 DQ. It is an excellent fit for the purpose I had in mind. It has operated and performed exactly the way I wanted.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    The best thing I bought for my MonoPod

                    By bnichols2005

                    from Ironton, MO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                      This product is mounted on a rifle monopod. It so easy to use, and detach the camera. It definitely steadies my shots, and allows me to do portrait shots with out lifting the monopod sideways....definitely the best item I have purchased this year.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice must have and reasonably price.

                      By Coach Snapp

                      from Plymouth Meeting, PA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                        I need a quick release system for tripod and monopod. This item works great for me. I use it alot
                        shooting my kids games(basketball, soccer, lacrosse and T-ball).

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Small, light, and it works

                        By Paul

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Small light strong
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Panning action not smooth

                        Best Uses

                        • Hiking backpacking
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                        This little ballhead works well for my P&S and micro four thirds cameras. It's small, light, and appears quite strong for its size. It works nicely on my small travel tripod. A couple of downsides though; although it does have a panning base, there is only one knob, so you're actually loosening the ballhead to pan. Also, the panning action is not smooth; there is a rough feel to it, almost like a bad bearing, but for the price, it works for me.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good ball head

                        By twokatmew

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                          I put these ball heads on my table-top tripod and my monopod. It holds my Kx (with a variety of lenses) securely. This ball head uses the same quick release as the SBH-120, which I use on my full-size tripod. As I result, I can leave the quick release plate on my camera all the time.

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                          5.0

                          Nice upgrade ....

                          By Mike

                          from Georgia

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • price
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                          ...for your older model Slik Sprint Mini tripod....or any small tripod lacking a quick disconnect. This is an easy way to upgrade your "Mini" with a quick release ballhead. I have one of these tripods and it's great; it's only drawback is that it did not have a quick disconnect ...with the SBH-100 the problem is solved. I use this with my Nikon D40 and stock lens (and matching 55-200mm tele) with no problems. It works well and the quick disconnect is a great. The retaining shoe is low profile and light and leaving it on the bottom of the camera is no problem. Are there "better" mini ballheads out there? Sure, if you feel the need to drop heavy coinage for something else more esoteric go for it. But in the "bang-for-your-buck" rating, this Slik is hard to beat.

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                          (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Insufficient surface area

                          By ThumperBob

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                              The surface area is too small to support anything other than a small/lightweight camera.
                              I should have bought a larger product with more surface area.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice package

                              By V

                              from Yorktown, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Value
                              • High Quality
                              • Light and small
                              • Nice plate release featur

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release:

                                  Bought this head for my Bogen monopod for light travel with a medium digital camera. This was the smallest and lightest one I could find with a quick disconect plate. Nicely made with a nice release and hold feature for the plate I have not seen on other heads. Also, adjustment screws are held in place so they cannot be lost.

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