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Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead

BH #VABBH100 • MFR #BBH-100
Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead
Key Features
  • Magnesium Ballhead
  • Supports Up to 22 lbs
  • Rapid Level System
  • Two Bubble Levels
The BBH-100 Ballhead from Vanguard gives you precision, convenience and ease of use. It features a Rapid Level System that allows you to level the camera to the base, quickly and efficiently. When it's level, the BBH-100 holds your camera securely in place. Two bubble levels guarantee highly accurate 360° panoramic photography or videography. The magnesium ball head has a unique open body design that allows a lighter weight. The ball also features a scratch-free, oxidized surface for ultra smooth moment. The BBH-100 can be positioned at accurate 90-degree angles in just one second.
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Vanguard BBH-100 Overview

The BBH-100 Ballhead from Vanguard gives you precision, convenience and ease of use. It features a Rapid Level System that allows you to level the camera to the base, quickly and efficiently. When it's level, the BBH-100 holds your camera securely in place. Two bubble levels guarantee highly accurate 360° panoramic photography or videography. The magnesium ball head has a unique open body design that allows a lighter weight. The ball also features a scratch-free, oxidized surface for ultra smooth moment. The BBH-100 can be positioned at accurate 90-degree angles in just one second.

Supports up to 22 lbs
Rapid Level System enables you to guide the camera to be perfectly level with the base, quickly and efficiently
Two bubble levels to ensure the tripod's balance
Perfectly accurate 360-degree panoramic photography and videography
Magnesium ballhead has a unique open body design that helps maintain a lighter weight
Scratch-free, oxidized surface for ultra smooth movement
UPC: 026196340317

Vanguard BBH-100 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeQS-60
Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
Number of Bubble Levels2
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to -35°
Physical
DimensionsH: 3.9" / H: 100.0 mm
Weight15.9 oz / 450 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 5.3 x 4.15"

Vanguard BBH-100 Reviews

BEWARE: not Arco-Swiss compatible

By Bruce
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

The clamp does not open wide enough to drop in an Arco-Swiss L-bracket. You also cannot slide it in because there is a spring loaded safety latch. Finally, A-S plates generally have a bolt head that sticks up as a safety block, but the clamp does not provide the normal notch that allows that bolt head to go in past the edge of the clamp. Basically, you'll need Vanguard branded QR plates and L-brackets. P.S. I nearly dropped my camera trying to open the clamp wide enough. BE CAREFUL.

My favorite ball head

By Shephard D
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-13

I use the BBH 100 ballhead with along with the ProGearMedia L Bracket...very stable camera support. My only desire is for quicker camera dismount. Also, as a safety feature I would to be able to unscrew the plate to loosen it, then pull back on the screw to remove the plate entirely. Nevertheless, this is still my favorite ballhead.

Vanguard BBH 100 Ballhead

By Roger
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-27

This is a great ball head. I did have a problem with the first one I received. One of the bubble vials was not working, so B&H shipped me a new one. The second one I received the Rapid Level System did not work as it was discripbed. I contacted B&H and again they understood and shipped me a new one. Both times they paid for the return of the defective one. I have a Vanguard tripod so I wanted the two systems to be compatable. I had read and heard nothing but good things about Vanguard products so I watned to stay with their system. I am very happy with the tripod and the ballhead.

BBH-100 Ball head

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-23

Meets our needs completely.

Satisfied overall

By Beth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-02

I purchased this while Vanguard was running a $40 rebate so it fit my limited budget I had to spend on my smaller DX Nikon. The head does produce a tiny bit of creep sometimes while tightening down the levers. To me it's not a big deal for the price I paid. Locked down it's solid as rock. Keep in mind I'm only holding up 4.5 lbs of equipment. Overall I'm happy with it.

Excellent piece of equipment

By PGRO
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-25

I needed a ball head for my Kirk L-bracket that had an Arca Swiss plate. Looking through reviews and prices I chose this one and I am very happy with it. Just did a panorama up un Portland Maine this weekend and the stability and ease of use lived up to the hype and the description in the BH catalogue.

Works very well even with a heavy 1DX body

By Tyson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-07

Excellent ballhead.

Great Ballhead

By Poolpeople
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-10-31

This is my first good tripod head. What a great choice. Very smooth and easy to adjust. I use it with a Nikon D-3200 and the 55-300 zoom lens. There is no flopping forward with the camera and heavy lens - it is secure. Very good quality and no plastic junk.

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question

does it wiggle when there is wind?
Asked by: Anonymous
While this head would not wiggle in windy conditions, it is important to stay within the load capacity of the head for the best stability.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will the Kirk BH-1P Pouch fit this ballhead? I am certain that it will fit vertically, but I am not too sure if it would fit horizontally. The BBH-100 ballhead is much wider than it appears, once the knobs are taken into consideration. If the Kirk won't fit, what other recommendations might you have?
Asked by: Anonymous
The case is too small for that head.There are many others that will work. These are links to some of them.http://bhpho.to/1ajTMDxhttp://bhpho.to/1kFLQxq
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can I mount this ballhead on a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead is compatible with the Manfrotto 055XPROB legs. The Manfrotto 055XPROB legs have a 3/8-16 mount thread, as does the Vanguard BBH-100. The Vanguard also comes with a reducer bushing should you want to mount it onto a set of legs/monopod with 1/4-20 thread.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this ballhead works on an vanguard alta pro ...

Does this ballhead works on an vanguard alta pro 263ab 100 tripod and is this ballhead arca swiss?
Asked by: Jorge
According to Vanguard, the Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead uses the Vangaurd QS-60 plate which they say is an "Arca-Type Compatible Dovetail Plate."
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-07-09

question

Would I need to buy a quick release plate or does the head come with one? In the picture it looks like one is included.
Asked by: Anonymous
The quick release plate is included. You do not need to buy it.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can I use a Peak Designs plate with this head?

Can I use a Peak Designs plate with this head?
Asked by: Brandon
Yes, the Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead can use arca-type plates such as the Peak Design plates.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-05-11

It is compatible with the vanguard alta pro 263ab

It is compatible with the vanguard alta pro 263ab
Asked by: Jorge
Yes, this head is compatible with the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-07-17

question

What 's the Base Maximum diameter? I want to see if it is going to fit my 40 mm base tripod.
Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for the answers. I think it it is too big for 40 mm tripod. I don't know why the manufacturers don't specify this vital information.
Answered by: Batzorig C.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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