Vanguard TBH-100 Ball Head

Vanguard TBH-100 Ball Head

Vanguard TBH-100 Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • 22 lb (10 kg) Load Capacity
  • Durable Magnesium Housing
  • 38mm Universal Quick Release System
  • Two Bubble Levels
  • Safety Locking System for Quick Shoe
  • Compact: 4.52" (11.5 cm)
  • Lightweight: 13.75 oz (390 g)
  • One QS-60 Quick Release Plate
  • Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Vanguard TBH-100 overview

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Vanguard's TBH-100 Ball Head is compact (4.52" (11.5 cm)), lightweight (13.75 oz (390 g)), has a durable magnesium housing, and features 2 bubble levels for precision attitude adjustment. It includes a 38mm universal quick release system, a built-in safety pin to prevent the risk of accidentally releasing your camera, and a single knob locking mechanism. It will support cameras, lenses and camcorders up to 22 lb (10 kg).

The ball head, when placed upon a tripod, will increase camera stability and provide faster, more accurate camera positioning. The TBH-100 has an easy-to-grip lever that's oversized and can be repositioned easily for comfortable use. It provides unwaveringly secure locking, so your gear stays in place, no matter the angle. An oxidization anodized surface on the ball ensures it will remain scratch-free and provide ultra-smooth and precise movements. The TBH-100 is supplied with a QS-60 quick release plate.

22 lb (10 kg) load capacity
Durable magnesium housing
38mm universal quick release system
Two bubble levels
Safety locking system for quick shoe
Compact 4.52" (11.5 cm)
Lightweight 13.75 oz (390 g)
One QS-60 quick release plate
Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty
In the Box
Vanguard TBH-100 Ball Head
  • QS-60 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Screw Adapter
  • Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vanguard TBH-100 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type QS-60
    Load Capacity 22 lb / 10 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 2
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt -90 to +35
    Panning Range 360
    Dimensions H: 4.5" / H: 11.5 cm
    Weight 13.8 oz / 390.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.0 x 3.8"

    Vanguard TBH-100 reviews

    TBH-100 Ball Head is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Quality Control These tripod heads appear to offer good quality on initial inspection. However the company's quality control is atrocious. I ordered three of these and every single one had a defective bubble level that was not properly aligned with the head, rendering it useless. Additionally, one of the heads came with a defective base which could not be rotated. If you have ZERO need for the bubble levels, then one of these might be a decent value, assuming you're lucky to receive a unit where everything else actually works. Otherwise, stay away from this product and brand.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy! I purchased this ballhead in combination with the Alta 263at tripod a year ago. A few weeks ago the center column got locked. I contacted vanguard and they gave me some directions that helped but the piece hat holds the column was spoiled. I'm taking the hit because the damage was caused by my attempt to fix the problem. I purchased a new tripod. Ive been trying to get the ballhead off of the old one and I can't. I've taken the 3 screws off but the ballhead will not move. I guess it's a good throng my client cancelled tomorrow's session because I still don't have a working tripod. Now I have to go out and buy a ballhead too? I'm not happy! Trying to find a local Vanguard rep.
    Date published: 2017-06-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bubble level miscalibrated While this ball head's overall quality seems quite good upon inspection, I am having to return it because the main bubble level is off. If I receive a replacement unit without any defects I will update this review accordingly.
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ball head arrived with a defective bubble level Let's see if the replacement is any better...
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Head for Tripod Nice Ball Head for Acutus Plus 324AT Tripod. Easy to use, has good locking mechanism. Adds the right amount of height for good video and camera use.
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanguard TBH-100 is an Eexcellent Ball Head The Vanguard TBH-100 ballhead is an excellent ball head. I have two of them for my tripod and monopod. Easy to retension and rotate into position.
    Date published: 2016-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This ball head is very sturdy. I just recieved�the TBH-100 ball head and once I opened it up I realized it was much larger than I had anticipated. Despite its size,�however it fits well on my normal sized carbon tripod. The levers are smooth and the turning of the bottom most�part has the perfect amount of resistance. The locking mechanism is also quite robust and it has much more surface area for the camera to grip onto. Underneath the plate, the main head has a pin which keeps the plate inplace�when ajusting(it will not slide off). It was also a welcome surprise to see that both of my bubble levels worked properly. At first I thouhgt�the second level was malfunctioning, however it is actually for leveling the camera when it is put on its side and through the front cuttout. All in all, this is a great ball head and I recommend it for astrophotography. I will be trusting this to hold my heavy Canon 6d with its battery grip and 75-250mm lens.
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service from B & H Ball Head is excellent for the price .Easy to use & ensure is positioning camera correctly. B & H service to New Zealand was great .Would not hesitate to use them again.
    Date published: 2017-07-02
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