Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release

Model #618-193

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General Information

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)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
26 September 2013

I bought this ball head for my trip to South Dakota. I wanted to get some good landscape shots in the Badlands and the Black Hills. The ball head was easy to set up and use and I got some great shots. I also got some great shots of the Buffalo and wild horses.

B h photo.34921152
12 January 2011

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.

B h photo.34921152
18 July 2012

I use this ball head on my U212 slik tripod and it works great! I have a 85-300mm lense on my DSLR Nikon camera and it holds all of it very well.

B h photo.34921152
3 August 2009

I needed a light tripod head to use when I travel but it needed to be able to support my camera and lenses, especially for vertical shots. I did some research and decided to purchase this head. I took it on a twelve day trip and used it every day. It worked like a charm.

B h photo.34921152
20 November 2008

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.

B h photo.34921152
25 March 2015

This is a usable ball head however it does not work well with long lenses. I've had it for several years and am now going to have to spend more $$ to get a head that does not drupe. It is very difficult to use with a my 70-300MM zoom lens. I can not get it to stay where I focus.

B h photo.34921152
27 August 2012

haven't used it too much yet, but appears that it is well made

B h photo.34921152
26 March 2012

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.

B h photo.34921152
7 July 2011

This is an easy to use quick release head with a good range of motion. It holds my 270 zoom lens securely and, it fit my 25 year old SLIK tripod base!

B h photo.34921152
22 March 2011

I have this atop a a Slik Pro 634CF and it works well. While it would be nice to have a tension knob as well as a locking knob, the single tension/locking knob does its job well.

Product Highlights
  • Supports 8 lb (3.26 kg)
In The Box
  • Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Adapter Bushing
  • 3-Year Warranty
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