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

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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)
  • Quick Release Plate for DQ-10 Adapter, SHB-100 DQ & SBH-120 DQ Heads
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikSBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead 120 with Quick Release - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg)
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Solid/sturdy (16)
    • Fits well (15)
    • 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 (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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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

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        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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                                        5.0

                                        If you have more than 1 camera ...

                                        By fabiopb

                                        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Cheap. Go for it if you buy SBH-120 DQ Compact Ballhead . If you have more than 1 camera ..

                                            It saves time.

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