Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head

BH #VAALTABH250 • MFR #ALTA BH-250
Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44 lb
  • Maximum Height: 4.6"
  • Weight: 1.25 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible with Safety Pin
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°.
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Vanguard ALTA BH-250 Overview

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

Vanguard ALTA BH-250 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity44 lb / 20 kg
Number of Bubble Levels2
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt0° to +90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
DimensionsH: 4.6" / H: 11.7 cm
Weight1.2 lb / 544.31 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.35 x 4.7 x 3.8"
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Asked by: steve
Vanguard Alta QS-60 V2 Quick Shoe Release Plate B&H # VAQS60V2
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will the BH-250 replace the SBH-100 on my Alta ...

Will the BH-250 replace the SBH-100 on my Alta Pro 263AT tripod?
Asked by: John
Yes, you can use the BH-250 in place of the SBH-100.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2020-09-08

What is the base diameter?

What is the base diameter?
Asked by: Jim
It is 2 7/16 inches.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-08-02

What is the diameter of the head at the base?

What is the diameter of the head at the base?
Asked by: Robert
The diameter of the base of the Vanguard Alta BH-250 Ball Head measures 2-3/8" in diameter.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-02-05

What is the diameter of the base of the head?

What is the diameter of the base of the head?
Asked by: Robert
The diameter should be around 61mm.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-20

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Will a Peak Design standard plate fit the Vanguard Alta BH-250 ball head?
Asked by: Eric W.
The arca compatible Peak Design Standard plate should fit the arca compatible ballhead.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-01

For macro work, when my D7500 with 100mm macro ...

For macro work, when my D7500 with 100mm macro (about 3 lbs total) is pointed downwards, there is a bit of drift initially on my Alta BH-100 head that came with my tripod. Does this model do better with that sort of angle, and prevent the drift?
Asked by: Carole
There are certainly better heads to use than this head. I would recommend the Sirui K30X ball head, click the link below to view; https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/822264-REG/Sirui_BSRK30_K_30x_Ball_Head.html
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18
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