Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head

BH #VAALTABH100 • MFR #ALTA BH-100
Vanguard Alta BH-100 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22.0 lb
  • Ball-and-Socket Tension Control
  • 360° Pan with Independent Lock
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
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.
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Vanguard BH-100 Overview

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.

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
  • 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

Vanguard BH-100 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
Number of Bubble Levels2
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter1.26" / 32 mm
Dimensionsø: 2.3 x H: 4.5" / ø: 57.0 x H: 114.0 mm
Weight1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.45 x 3.9"
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I can't seem to get my plate off because of the screw. Without unscrewing the screw from the bottom how do I depress the screw to release the plate?
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