Slik SBH-280E Professional Ballhead with Quick Release

Model #618-193

Slik 618 193 1
Slik 618 193 1
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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
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
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
8 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.

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
6 January 2011

I shoot a lot of "macro" photogaphy and I needed a good head that I could use on the Slik Pro 500DX tripod that I recently purchased while vacationing in the Philippines..... WOW!... I was more then pleasantly surprised when I received shipment of this ballhead,.. !!!

B h photo.34921152
24 August 2010

I have a really nice, older SLIK tripod. I like everything about it, except the old-fashioned, labor intensive head. It was so complicated to switch from horizontal to vertical and visa-versa that I just didn't use the tripod.

B h photo.34921152
4 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
15 April 2008

You'd think it was more common to find a lightweight ballhead with level bubbles and a quick release plate, but it's not. Enter the SBH-280E. I have been using it for a few weeks now, and the build quality is great.

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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