Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels

BH #VASBH300 • MFR #SBH-300
Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels
Key Features
  • Lightweight Magnesium Alloy
  • Precision-Cut Ball Head
  • Supports Up to 70 Lbs (32 kg)
  • Weighs Just 1.66 Lbs (0.75 kg)
Vanguard's SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels is an enormously sturdy ball head (it supports up to 70 lbs/32 kg) that weighs a mere 1.66 lbs (0.75 kg). Made from durable magnesium alloy, the SBH-300 has molded body parts, not assembled cut parts, and its locking knobs allow you to securely move the ball head into position very quickly, with 2 bubble levels and a 360° panning scale for precise positioning. A fine-tuning knob and safety lock provide additional security. A QS-45 quick shoe is included.
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Vanguard SBH-300 Overview

Vanguard's SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels is an enormously sturdy ball head (it supports up to 70 lbs/32 kg) that weighs a mere 1.66 lbs (0.75 kg). Made from durable magnesium alloy, the SBH-300 has molded body parts, not assembled cut parts, and its locking knobs allow you to securely move the ball head into position very quickly, with 2 bubble levels and a 360° panning scale for precise positioning. A fine-tuning knob and safety lock provide additional security. A QS-45 quick shoe is included.

Lightweight magnesium alloy
Precision-cut ball head
Large camera plate has outstanding loading capacity for professional gear; supports up to 70 lbs (32 kg)
Weighs just 1.66 lbs (0.75 kg)
Includes sliding quick shoe QS-45

Vanguard SBH-300 Specs

Load Capacity70 lbs (32 kg)
Quick ReleaseYes, QS-45
Spirit LevelYes, 2
Tilt Range+90° to -40°
Separate Panning LockYes
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16, 1/4"-20 With included bushing
Height4.75" (120 mm)
Weight1.66 lbs (0.75 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.76 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 4.6 x 4.4"
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Answered by: Sebastian A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this work upside down?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes this will work upside down
Answered by: Josh P. Vanguard Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the diameter of the base?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: venkat k.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Compatible with manfrotto 501 quick release?
Asked by: EJ K.
Yes very compatible and has been one of my better choices amongst my photography paraphernalia. Easy and quick to use a real time saver to capture that all important photo. 5 stars for sure.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I am considering this mount for an amateur radio microwave dish mount on a surveyor tripod, so I need a 20# load capability as well as the degree marking. I need to know the direction the dish is pointing as well as having enough 'strength' to withstand gusts of wind. How does the 'base circular plate', the one with the degree markings, attach to a tripod? What size thread is it? I *assume* that the body on which the model number/name is imprinted rotates within this lower 'base circular plate'. Am I correct? Finally is it true that the two 'big knobs' are tightened and lock the head when you have it level. True? Then I think you said that there is another knob that locks the panning, or circular movement. Is this also true? Sri for the dumb questions but I'm a 'iphone photographer' :-(.
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Andre W.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What does the knob opposite the ball knob control?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Hello,Will the quick release plate for the Giottos M621 quick release assembly work with this ball head?Thank you for your time.
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately, the SBH-300 is not compatible with the plate from the M621.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Asked by: Anonymous
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