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Slik SBH-100 DQ Compact Ballhead 100 with Quick Release

B&H # SLBH100DQ Mfr # 618-324
You Pay: $25.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports 3.5 lbs (1.6kg)

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
     
    4.3

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Solid/sturdy (6)
    • Fits well (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Night shots (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      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

      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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            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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              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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                  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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