Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head

Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head

Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head

B&H # VAALTABH100 MFR # ALTA BH-100
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 22.0 lb
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • 360° Pan with Independent Lock
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Arca-Type Compatible Clamp
  • Dual, Built-In Bubble Levels
  • Quick Release Plate Retaining Pin
  • QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • Aluminum-Alloy Construction
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Vanguard BH-100 overview

  • 1Description

The Vanguard Alta BH-100 is an Arca-type ball head that has a load capacity of 22.0 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. A reducer bushing is provided, which allows this ball head to be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the included QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate. The quick release plate can be attached or removed from the integrated clamp located at the top of the head's ball-and-socket joint by tightening or loosening the clamp's knurled, locking knob. Within the recessed surface between the clamp's jaws is a retaining pin. This pin prevents an installed QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened. The quick release plate features a rubberized, non-slip platform while two built-in bubble levels along the edges of the clamp accommodate landscape or portrait orientations.

By loosening the ball head's primary locking knob, the head's ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Variable tension can be applied to the ball-and-socket joint's movements by rotating the friction knob located above the primary locking knob. Toward the side of the ball head opposite the primary locking knob is a secondary locking knob, which controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.

  • Arca-type ball head with 22.0 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Reducer bushing included for compatibility with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Large, primary locking knob with knurled surface allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Knurled friction knob located above the primary locking knob applies variable tension on the ball-and-socket joint's movements
  • Secondary locking knob with knurled surface allows head to rotate 360°
  • Integrated clamp on top of on the ball-and-socket joint is compatible with included QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • Two built-in bubble levels along the edges of the clamp accommodate landscape or portrait orientations
  • Integrated retaining pin on the clamp prevents QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 026196349419
In the Box
Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head
  • QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Vanguard BH-100 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 22 lb / 10 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 2
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.26" / 32 mm
    Dimensions : 2.3 x H: 4.5" / : 57.0 x H: 114.0 mm
    Weight 1.0 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.4 x 3.9"

    Vanguard BH-100 reviews

    Alta BH-100 Ball Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with BlackRapid 50mm Tripod Plate I've had an Vanguard tripod with SBH-100 for years and have been happy with it I also bought a lighter weight MePhoto Traveler for travel which works well with my BlackRapid strap and BlackRapid plates. I thought that the BH-100, being Arca compatible would be a good replacement for my SBH-100 so I can use my BlackRapid plates instead of swapping plates when I needed the heavier-duty tripod but found out the hard way that "Arca Compatible" doesn't mean it will work. The 50mm BlackRapid plate is smaller than the BH-100 base so the pegs on the BR plate sit on top of the base - there are no grooves for the pegs - so the clamp won't engage the plate properly.
    Date published: 2018-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I bought this ball head because of its arca-swiss compatibility. It is a value for the price. It is easy to switch the camera from vertical to horizon and vice versa with an L plate.
    Date published: 2017-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect This ball head is solid and gets the job done. No complaints
    Date published: 2018-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well its works with excellence Very well its works with excellence
    Date published: 2018-06-19
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