Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head

Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head

Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head

B&H # VAALTABH250 MFR # ALTA BH-250
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 44 lb
  • Maximum Height: 4.6"
  • Weight: 1.25 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible with Safety Pin
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • 90° Vertical Tilt
  • Friction Control
  • Two Bubble Levels
  • Includes QS-60 V2 Quick Shoe
  • 3/8"-16 Mount with 1/4"-20 Adapter
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Vanguard ALTA BH-250 overview

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The Alta BH-250 Ball Head from Vanguard is a 1.25 lb Arca-type head that can support cameras that weigh up to 44 lb. Located inside the clamp is a safety pin that prevents the plate from sliding out if the clamp is partially opened. Moreover, the 4.6" tall head has three separate knobs to control it; the main locking knob governs the movement of the ball, the friction control knob adds or decreases drag on the ball per your comfort level, and the third knob enables the ball head to pan a full 360°.

A single-cut notch on the side allows a mounted camera to move in a 90° vertical angle. Mounting the ball head to a tripod is easily done via the 3/8"-16 thread, but a 1/4"-20 bushing adapter is included for those tripods with a smaller thread. Additionally, a QS-60 V2 Quick Shoe is also included with the ball head.

UPC: 026196349648
In the Box
Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head
  • QS-60 V2 Quick Shoe
  • 3/8" to 1/4" Reducing Bushing
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extended 8-Year Warranty with Online Registration)
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    Vanguard ALTA BH-250 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 44 lb / 19.96 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 2
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 4.6" / H: 11.7 cm
    Weight 1.25 lb / 567 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0"

    Vanguard ALTA BH-250 reviews

    Alta BH-250 Ball Head is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! This is QUALITY construction! I've bought a lot of kit over the years and pretty much know what to expect when it arrives. However, this ball head is really a cut above and certainly on a par with the best of my Manfrotto RC2 gear -- of which I'm a great fan. I was a little hesitant at first because the BH-250 uses an arca swiss plate, but I often need a spare ball head for an extra tripod here or there. B&H sells the "Turbo Ace RC2 & Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate", so I can purchase one of those for special situations. Now, as for build-quality, the BH-250 is exceptional for all the thoughtful touches and convenient features it incorporates (e.g., built-in bubble levels, rubberized surfaces on all the adjustment knobs, clearly delineated markings on the 360� base, and is rated for gear up to 44 lbs!) I have a great appreciation for finely-tooled metal and this ball head even delivers on that front! Form should follow function but should also be beautiful, too. The BH-250's powder-coated, knurled and shot-peened surfaces just exude quality and scream "Pro Gear" ahead! You won't be disappointed if you buy this ball head over others -- guaranteed! Love it!
    Date published: 2018-05-29
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