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Vanguard Alta BH-300 Ball Head

BH #VAALTABH300 • MFR #ALTA BH-300
Vanguard Alta BH-300 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 66.1 lb
  • Maximum Height: 4.6"
  • Weight: 1.3 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible with Safety Pin
The Alta BH-300 Ball Head from Vanguard is a 1.3 lb Arca-type head that can support cameras that weigh up to 66.1 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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If an arca swiss plate is long enough to hang ...

If an arca swiss plate is long enough to hang over the end of the clamp will the stopper screws still function as a safety to stop the plate from sliding out of the clamp?
Asked by: Helen
The Vanguard Alta BH-300 Ball Head does not have grooves to accommodate safety pins on a plate. If the plate is long enough for the pins to stick out on both sides, these can prevent the plate from sliding totally out. Though if the plate is to short, you may need to remove the safety pins. Additionally, on the head itself, located inside the clamp is a safety pin that prevents the plate from sliding out if the clamp is partially opened.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-06-17

Will this ball head fit on REDGED RTA 424 tripod ...

Will this ball head fit on REDGED RTA 424 tripod legs?
Asked by: Juhi
From what I can tell, it should. I use it on an Oben CT-2491
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-03-04

What is the diameter of the ball?

What is the diameter of the ball?
Asked by: Tom
The ball appears to be 1.5" in diameter. I have used this ball head with my 5D Mark IV and it is very secure even with a longer lens.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2021-07-25

Can the ball head accomodate Small rig L plate ...

Can the ball head accomodate Small rig L plate for Canon R6 ? https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1583498-REG/smallrig_2976_l_bracket_for_canon_eos.html
Asked by: Pavan
Yes the SmallRig L bracket will be compatible with the Vanguard Alta BH 300 ballhead.
Answered by: louisa
Date published: 2022-01-21

What is the diameter of the base?

What is the diameter of the base?
Asked by: Douglas
The close I come to is 2.65 in
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-07-02

Aside from the increased load capacity, how is ...

Aside from the increased load capacity, how is this different from the BH-100?
Asked by: Jennifer
The Vanguard Alta BH-300 is stronger, slightly larger in size/base diameter, as well as heavier than the Vanguard BH-100.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-04-10

Do the safety stopper screws need to be removed ...

Do the safety stopper screws need to be removed from the arca swiss plate to work with this ball head?
Asked by: Helen
You would need to remove the safety stopper screws if the plate is not long enough to hang over the end of the clamp. This clamp does not have a channel to fit the screws in and even if it did, it may not work with arca plates of different manufactures because there is no standard on where the channel should be.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2021-10-25

Is this head suitable for a lightweight wooden ...

Is this head suitable for a lightweight wooden field camera(Chamonix) and if so what is a compatible Vanguard tripod, or any make of tripod?
Asked by: DANIEL
Yes, the following billhead will support a payload of 66.1 lb. A good match for tripod legs by vanguard is the Vanguard Aluminum Tripod 3-Section 263AT (Gray) https://bhpho.to/3sAF45B Also here is a list of compatible tripod legs https://bhpho.to/3AS1EJN
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-08-19
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