Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels

Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels

Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels

B&H # VASBH300 MFR # SBH-300
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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight Magnesium Alloy
  • Precision-Cut Ball Head
  • Supports Up to 70 Lbs (32 kg)
  • Weighs Just 1.66 Lbs (0.75 kg)
  • Includes Sliding Quick Shoe QS-45
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Vanguard SBH-300 Overview

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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
In the Box
Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels
  • QS-45 Quick Shoe
  • 1/4"-2 - 3/8"-16 Bushing
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vanguard SBH-300 Specs

    Load Capacity 70 lbs (32 kg)
    Quick Release Yes, QS-45
    Spirit Level Yes, 2
    Tilt Range +90° to -40°
    Separate Panning Lock Yes
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16, 1/4"-20 With included bushing
    Height 4.75" (120 mm)
    Weight 1.66 lbs (0.75 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.76 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.6 x 4.4"

    Vanguard SBH-300 Reviews

    SBH-300 Ball Head W/2 Bubble Levels is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Holds a 5d with grip and 70-200 I put this one up for a test with my 5d mkII, 70-200is and then hung another 5d with strap off of the lense. held it perfectly steady for 2hrs. bubble levels stayed perfect.I will say that if you tighten it down all the way and then muscle it you can get it to budge, it's also smooth but not the smoothest when panning etc. The bottom line is, for up to say 40lbs this is a fantastic ballhead and should not be overlooked. At $ it's a steal!
    Date published: 2011-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality ballhead I bought this ballhead in 2010 and I am still using it. Well-built and heavy but works very well. The only issue I have with this ballhead is that the clamp is not arca swiss compatible. Anyway, I replaced the quick release clamp with a Kirk arca swiss compatible one and it works very well now. I had to get a hex screw and cut the screw head to attach the Kirk clamp to the ballhead. A little loctite was used to help with the bonding.
    Date published: 2012-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ball head is awesome, but... Got the ball head hoping it would work with my existing manfrotto 357 and giottos quick releases and it doesn't (not the 501 or 701 plate)... the vanguard plate will not slide onto the giottos quick release adapter, but it will slide onto the manfrotto. However, you cannot slide a manfrotto or giottos plate onto the vanguard ball head because the angle on the plate is different.This is a super nice ball head and very sturdy, it pans really smooth too for video. Unfortunately, I can't use it for my purposes.
    Date published: 2012-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceeds Exprectations For the price and especially for the weight this is a top-notch product. I bought it because of how much weight it can handle, but to my surprise it is very light for its size. Has nice controls for adjusting tension. Like the adjustable quick release. Has a dovetail setup that give me more range of positioning. The quick release head even stores the 1/4-inch stud and whatever insert you don't use so you won't lose these screws.
    Date published: 2011-10-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice sturdy ball head very nice weight compared to size and load capacity. also have vanguard abh-340K head, which can be had for a similar price (used to be quite a bit more) but the abh unit is smaller, lighter, higher capacity and easier operation wtih higher end feel. this unit does the job though, and is priced right. panning lock not completely lockable, and the rubber ring around that knob is a little lose. other than that, happy using it with a slik 700dx pro.
    Date published: 2012-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best for Less I use this ball head on my Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod and it is a heavy duty ball head that provides great stability for my photography. Its a great price for this quality of product!
    Date published: 2011-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the price! I really have not had a lot of oportunity to play around with this ball head but I can say that I can attach my D300 with battery grip and a Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lens and the thing will not move once it is locked. Seems well built and of good quality. Really happy so far.
    Date published: 2011-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, heavy duty ball head I use this ballhead for HDR photography and panoramic photography, along with studio work and other general forms of photography. It is very solid, will hold a great deal of weight, and is easy to use.
    Date published: 2012-10-14
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