SLIK SBH-120 Compact Ball Head

  • SLIK SBH-120 Compact Ball Head


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by Meredith Krebs

This compact ball head works with SLIK monopods and tripods. You can swivel and angle your camera to almost any position, and then lock the SLIK SBH-120 Compact Ball Head securely into place. The ball head can be used with digital SLRs, video cameras and point-and-shoot cameras.

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  • compact ball head for SLIK monopods and tripods
  • all-metal construction
  • can hold up to 6.61 lbs.
  • 2-5/16"W x 3-3/16"H x 1-11/16"D
  • camera platform diameter is 1.7"
  • weight: 5.8 oz.
  • camera mount screw: 1/4-20
  • tripod mount screw 3/8" with 1/4-20 adapter
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Adjustable ball-head
  • Warranty Card

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Overview: The SLIK SBH-120 compact ball-head is perfect for SLIK monopods and lightweight tripods. A single lever locks and releases the ball so the camera is capable of being positioned at almost any angle then locked into place. This all-metal ball head features a small, low profile camera platform with mounting screw that can be used with lightweight digital SLRs, video cameras, and point-and-shoot cameras.

Note: This ball-head does not come with a quick-release plate.


  • Camera Mount Screw: 1/4-20
  • Tripod Mount Screw: 1/4-20
  • Camera Platform Diameter: 1.655"
  • Max Load: 6.61 lbs
  • Weight: 0.36 lbs

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Comment by Zak Billmeier Staff Writer - Creative,

Fantastic little ball head, works on other tripods, too

Written by Zak Billmeier, Staff Writer - Creative, on 12/16/2013 2:27:00 PM

This little guy has become one of my favorite pieces of camera gear. It's all metal, but it's so small it adds almost no weight to my tripod, and it locks down tight. I have used it with all kinds of cameras, up to and including a medium-format camera that weighs 8 pounds without trouble. I'd say Slik's 6.6 pound rating is on the conservative side.

It has no quick-release plate, you just tighten it onto the bottom of the camera while the ball is loose. There is a protective layer of cork that keeps it from scratching the bottom of your camera.

And although it is meant for Slik tripods, I have removed it and put it on other gear before. Once I even had it on a suction-cup video mount. It'll screw onto anything with a standard 1/4" tripod thread, including probably any tripod you already own.

All told, it's a great little tool, and powerful enough to hold nearly any camera in place.

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