Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release

Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release

Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release

B&H # SLBH280B MFR # 618-193
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  • Supports 8 lb (3.26 kg)
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The Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release is made from finely machined and carefully anodized hardened aluminum parts that are designed to give many years of trouble-free smooth operation.

SBH series ballheads feature an easy to use, single knob operation to lock or release the ball connected to the camera plate. The knob is oversized and has a well-textured surface for a sure grip in any condition.

The SBH-280E version is offered as a more economical choice to the SBH-280 DQ version. It still includes a quick release system, although of a simpler design.

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Panning bed with degree markings
Bubble levels mounted on dual axis make accurate leveling of the camera easy
20mm diameter ball diameter
UPC: 049368702546
In the Box
Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release
  • Quick Release Plate bscxyvbxsayqtestvtxfcwrvsuyywbaacsr
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Adapter Bushing
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Slik SBH-280E specs

    Maximum Camera Supported SLR with standard lens
    Load Capacity 8 lb (3.62 kg)
    Height 4.1" (10.5 cm)
    Quick Release Yes
    Spirit Level Yes
    Tension Control No
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (with removable 1/4"-20 insert)
    Weight 13.0 oz (360 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.5 x 2.5"

    Slik SBH-280E reviews

    SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SBH-280E Professional Ballhead by Slik I couldn't believe how hard it is to search online for a dual level ball head and finally I found one! This was recommended by my husband and I purchased this with the 190XB 3-SEC/FLIP LOCK/ALUMINUM TRIPOD by manfrotto. At first I couldn't find how to remove the insert in the thread and thought it wouldn't fit my tripod--but it did. It took some adjusting to get used to having to line both levels up but made a huge difference in my photographs. I know some people don't care and use photoshop to align their photos but I'd rather get it right the first time. As a graduate photography student details are important. The product is also very well made and sturdy.
    Date published: 2008-11-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything it needs to be You'd think it was more common to find a lightweight ballhead with level bubbles and a quick release plate, but it's not. Enter the SBH-280E. I have been using it for a few weeks now, and the build quality is great. I'd give this 5 stars, except they should have offered an adapter to fit a different size thread to mount this onto.
    Date published: 2008-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slick Ball Head SBH-280E This is a very well designed and manufactured product. Heavy duty construction should last for years. Ball rotates very smoothly. I use relatively heavy equipment (Nikon 300s and Nikkor 17-55 F2.8 lens). This is a heavy camera and lens but this head holds it securely. Locking knob is very easy to engage and release. This is especially important for someone with arthritis in the fingers and thumb. Very easy to rapidly engage with a monopod. Manual says no lubrication needed for the unit.
    Date published: 2011-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ballhead for the Money I have a Slik Pro 500DX that came with a pan tilt head, and while the tripod legs are excellent, I wasn't too crazy about the pan tilt head that came with it. I don't do anything in the way of shooting video so I decided to upgrade to a ballhead. The SBH-280E is an excellent replacement for the standard head that comes on a Pro 500DX package. The only thing that takes some getting used to is that the ball itself, the collar that allows for a 90 degree tilt, and the base can all rotate separately. This doesn't take away from the head, it just adds a little bit of a learning curve to operate it smoothly. All in all, this is an extremely sturdy, well built ballhead that i throughly recommend.
    Date published: 2012-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Ballhead Ballhead seems solid, good construction, locks in tight even with my large format camera on it. Tension control would be nice, but for the money you can't complain. Wanted a lightweight head for backpacking and wanted bubble levels on it. This fit the bill. A little taller than I would prefer.
    Date published: 2008-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product ! I shoot a lot of macro photogaphy and I needed a good head that I could use on the Slik Pro 500DX tripod that I recently purchased while vacationing in the Philippines..... WOW!... I was more then pleasantly surprised when I received shipment of this ballhead,.. !!!
    Date published: 2011-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT WILD LIFE, LANDSCAPES,AND LOW LIGHT SITUATIONS. The comments in the stats says it will hold up to 8 pounds , but the owners manaul says it is good up to 15 pounds which is a plus! I attached this to my slik 700 pro.
    Date published: 2011-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a word-Great! I have been using the SBH280E with a SLIK PRO700DX tripod for nature shots around my property, it's rock solid when locked in,moves as smooth as silk when you need it to, and locks right back up. No creep, no slips.
    Date published: 2010-02-10
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