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Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg)

You Pay: $34.95

The Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release is a compact and lightweight ballhead that 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. 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 1.45" (37mm)
Maximum Camera Supported 35mm or digital SLR camera with medium zoom lens
Load Capacity 4.5 lbs (2kg)
Height 3.2" (81mm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 and 3/8"
Weight 5.8 oz (164g)
Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg)
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    SlikSBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg)
     
    4.6

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Fits well (16)
    • Solid/sturdy (16)
    • Improves tripod function (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (12)
      • Travel (12)
      • Sports/action (7)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Video (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Perfect for my needs...

      By gostate

      from NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

        Didn't need anything bulky for my monopod. This has worked to be a good accessory for my needs. I would recommend this to a friend.

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        5.0

        Quick Release Ballhead on Monopod

        By Bob the Photographer

        from Davis, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

          I placed this ballhead on my monopod so that I could have a quicker release option. It works as anticipated. The unit is light and easy to use.

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          4.0

          Solid ballhead for the price

          By Nomi

          from Washington DC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

          Performs great and holds in place well–quick release plate bushing is kinda lame. They used some generic cork material which there isn't a replacement cork material once it wears out. Basically just buy a whole new plate, or go to hardware store and buy cork-like or rubber and make the gasket yourself. Seriously how are they gonna make a decent ballhead but forget to make replacement parts for the quick release plate? I still give it four stars because it performs well–even though cutting out the gasket to replace the wore out one is kinda annoying.YOLO

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          5.0

          Great small ballhead

          By Duncan

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

            I use this Slik ballhead with my Panasonic GX7 (micro 4/3) system on a monopod. It holds my camera and lenses (even my Panasonic 100-300mm) very steady, with no signs of creep. The quick release plate snaps into position quickly and easily, and it won't pop off unless you push the release handle all the way open. So it is very unlikely to open even if the release handle gets caught on something and opens part way.

            The single knob holds the ballhead steady with a slight twist. The only thing you have to be careful of, is that a slight twist in the other direction unlocks the ball head fully, so the camera can flop around if you are not careful.

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            5.0

            Surprisingly small but still great!

            By dsh_az

            from dshvetsov[@]

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car camcorder
              • Car documentaries
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

              Very solid. I fix my camcorder in just one click and never think about positioning or framing. Once setup it holds this position. Rock solid. Also it lets me play with camcorder with very wide angle range. I use it for Panasonic SD90. It is really great for it. Although I would not try to use it with Canon GL2, since this one is huge and heavy and there are bigger and better supports for that purpose.

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              5.0

              Great For my Set up....May work for you

              By Oz Mendes

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy
              • Swivel Head works Awesome

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                This Quick Release was used on my DYI DSLR camera Rig, The great thing about this quick release, is its inexpensive Price tag, the ball swivel that makes it great to adjust to multiples positions to serve your need on that angle your looking for,
                the only improvement that would of made it a bit more helpful in my application would of been if the ball detached from the base which it did not, but Overall served Well for my application.

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                5.0

                Light weight, sturdy ball head

                By Bonanza7

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                  Fits on the monopd perfectly, and adds minimal weight. Grips tightly.

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                  5.0

                  Small, works well on a monopod for me

                  By Grandpa Naturalist

                  from Wallingford, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                        The ball head is rather smallish, but works well on an old Gitzo monopod as a method of quick attachment for a Canon 60D with 200mm lens. For tripod usage I bought a heavier duty one.

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                        5.0

                        All in the family....

                        By Mike

                        from Georgia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Reasonably Priced
                        • Solid/Sturdy
                        • Works well on a monopod

                        Cons

                        • None so far

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                        This was simple; I already had a Slik SBH-100DQ ...the 120's baby brother ...mounted on a Slik Sprint Mini tripod and these two ballheads share a common shoe.

                        For as sturdy as the SBH-100 is, the 120 provides just a bit more grip. I found the 120 to be more suitable for use with larger lenses on my Nikon D40. While the 100 works great with the basic kit lens (18-55), it is a bit "overworked" with the heavier companion lens (55-200). I really should have bought the 120 for the tripod.

                        The SBH-120 ballhead was bought in conjunction with the purchase of a Sunpak Pro 724M monopod and the combination works quite well. Yes, you can spend *a lot* more money on a ballhead, but for flexible use on a monopod the SBH-120 is hard to beat.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent light weight ball head

                        By Donoreo

                        from Toronto, ON, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Does not have a pan lock

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                        I like that it will work on either my small travel tripod (1/4" mount) or my large one (3/8" mount). The movement is smooth. The quick release plate is very secure.

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                        4.0

                        Good for the price, but quirky

                        By West

                        from Napa, Ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Light weight

                        Cons

                        • Loose plate

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                        I use this for my monopod and gorillapod. It's good for supporting light to medium telephoto lenses. The qr plate can be quite loose so you'll need to take it off when not in use.

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                        4.0

                        trusty

                        By snipehunter

                        from nc

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                          The ball head kept my camera in position well, it also was trustworthy of keeping it from falling. My only complaint would be that I used it for a Space Shuttle Launch and needed to quickly change positions. The levers are small and hard to change on "feel" only. I wound up picking up the whole tripod instead of rotating the camera on the head. If you are not needing to change position in less than a second, it is a very nice choice.

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                          4.0

                          Great addition for Gorillapod

                          By Lars

                          from Verdal, Norway

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Tripod Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                            Use if on my Gorillapod (had one without a ballhead) with a small DLSR camera. Adds a quick release plate to it, so that it's easy to take the camera of the GP.

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                            4.0

                            Perfect size, smooth operation

                            By wvoldtimer

                            from West Virginia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                            • Slotted screw on QR plate

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                            I bought this to use on my Slik Sprint Pro II tripod. It's matched in size to that unit perfectly, ideal for travel with my micro-four-thirds gear. My only beef, admittedly minor, is that the QR plate has a slotted screw and tightening it requires a coin. Slik's larger units have a flip-out handle on the screw. Since I'm broke a lot of the time from buying more camera gear, I like the latter arrangement better. In all seriousness, though, this is a very nicely made compact ball head, another fine Slik product.

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                            4.0

                            Good to have with most cameras

                            By Gary shootist

                            from Stevensville, MT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                              I added this ballhead to a Slik Pro 330DX tripod and used my Canon T1i camera, with up to a 250mm telephoto lens. It works very well using this type of equipment. Anything much heavier would require a largerball head. It's especially good for shooting videos. Easy to use.

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                              5.0

                              Great Attachement!

                              By Crew11k

                              from NYC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                                easy installation, great stability, very flexible. supports DSLR and 18-200mm lens no problem.

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                                4.0

                                Small and Powerful

                                By Bear

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                                    Use this project to mount a camera and a telscope I have. It with stood up to 10 lbs which was very impressive for such a small piece. It fit perfect into the application I was using it for.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good ball head

                                    By twokatmew

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                                        I put this on my Giottos 8340 tripod. It's solid and holds my Kx with various lenses securely. I like the quick release, too.

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice for the Price

                                        By Bow Huntin Fool

                                        from Wisconsin

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                                          Nice metal construction. Supports my D3000 Nikon Dslr very nicely. For someone on a budget, this is a good buy.

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                                          4.0

                                          SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120

                                          By Dawatcha

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Slik SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg):

                                          Easy to use, strong and stable great purchase.

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