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

Weight 13.0 oz (360 g)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (with removable 1/4"-20 insert)
Tension Control No
Spirit Level Yes
Quick Release Yes
Height 4.1" (10.5 cm)
Load Capacity 8 lb (3.62 kg)
Maximum Camera Supported SLR with standard lens
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
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.32817553
27 August 2012

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

B h photo.32817553
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.32817553
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.32817553
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.32817553
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.32817553
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.32817553
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.32817553
27 June 2008

Ballhead seems solid, good construction, locks in tight even with my large format camera on it. Tension control would be nice, but for the money you can't complain. Wanted a lightweight head for backpacking and wanted bubble levels on it. This fit the bill. A little taller than I would prefer.

B h photo.32817553
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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