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Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly

B&H # MA127 Mfr # 127
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You Pay: $164.99
Product Highlights
  • Supports Tripods with 20" Radius
  • 22 lb Load Capacity
  • Replacement for Model # 3127

The Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly features a 22 lb load capacity and supports all tripods with a 20" radius (as long as the overall weight of the tripod, camera, and accessories doesn't exceed 22 lb). It features 3" wheels with a sure-lock feature that raises casters free off the ground and lets the dolly rest on separate feet.

This dolly is a replacement for model # 3127.

Note! Spiked feet not supported.

Construction Aluminum
Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Doorway Width 43.4"
Folded Length 22.5"
Wheel Diameter 3.0"
Wheel Lock Yes
Cable Guards No
Dimensions Folded: approximately 22.5 x 14 x 7" (57.15 x 35.56 x 17.78 cm)
Weight 5.3 lb
Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto127 Basic Video Dolly
     
    4.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good dolly for transportation purposes

      I am a wedding videographer, and I bought this dolly primarily to move the camera around quickly while keeping my tripod fully setup. It works well for that purpose, however I did find...Read complete review

      I am a wedding videographer, and I bought this dolly primarily to move the camera around quickly while keeping my tripod fully setup. It works well for that purpose, however I did find that I needed to put a 5 pound weight in the middle, to keep the dolly from folding slightly while moving. Without the weight the brakes would snag and the dolly would stop rolling well. I think for the price this dolly is very useful, you are by no means going to get silky smooth results from it if you want to continue filming while moving though. For what I use it for though, it works great, and I am overall happy with the purchase.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good on a smooth Surface

      Bought this to stick under my new CobraCrane rig, which uses an old Bogen-Manfrotto tripod leg unit unit until i can replace it. It works, in that it doesn't crumple under the weight...Read complete review

      Bought this to stick under my new CobraCrane rig, which uses an old Bogen-Manfrotto tripod leg unit unit until i can replace it. It works, in that it doesn't crumple under the weight of roughly 50-60 pounds of jib, camera, and counterweight.
      It's great when rolling around the studio on the smooth concrete, but when it comes to transporting outside, it gets kinda clunky. The casters aren't shock mounted or feature any kind of dampening. The feet, which, as a feature, I love, catch on every little bump. And when you affix a camera directly to it, the hard plastic casters amplify every bump in the surface.
      Its price is its only saving grace. And even then, it still might be a little too pricey. I've used 20 dollar solutions from a big box store and gotten smoother and more fluid movement in the same space.

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      3.0

      Good on a smooth Surface

      By whiteside1013

      from Tyler, TX

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Poor Design
      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

      Bought this to stick under my new CobraCrane rig, which uses an old Bogen-Manfrotto tripod leg unit unit until i can replace it. It works, in that it doesn't crumple under the weight of roughly 50-60 pounds of jib, camera, and counterweight.
      It's great when rolling around the studio on the smooth concrete, but when it comes to transporting outside, it gets kinda clunky. The casters aren't shock mounted or feature any kind of dampening. The feet, which, as a feature, I love, catch on every little bump. And when you affix a camera directly to it, the hard plastic casters amplify every bump in the surface.
      Its price is its only saving grace. And even then, it still might be a little too pricey. I've used 20 dollar solutions from a big box store and gotten smoother and more fluid movement in the same space.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      IS NOT PORTABLE!!!

      By Jadinoff

      from Jerusalem, Israel

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

        • NOT PORTABLE
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

          WARNING!! This is advertised as a portable folding dolly. It does fold, but in a completely useless and awkward manner. The wheels all bump into each other, resulting in this large clumsy shape at one end. It's huge and unwieldy, and absolutely impossible to pack in any gear bag short of a giant duffel, which is obviously stupid and inefficient. I have zero idea how anybody transports this in any normal manner, and the people in the video department at B&H were also at a loss.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          This is now a must have!

          By Technistrations

          from Jensen Beach, FL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Finding a transport bag

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

          Priced right and just in time for all the DSLR's with movie capabilities. Expand your creative horizons with this universal dolly! The lock-down gives you all the best of the old & new plus a low just above floor camera mounting for even more creativity. - This is a must have accessory!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Wheels for the tripod

          By JK

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

            Wheels for my 058B tripod. These make moving the camera and tripod a little easier. They are not required, but handy in th estudio.

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            5.0

            cheap way to get smooth movement

            By Llafazane

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • It doesn't fold up neatly

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

            I used this dolly to cheat the look of a steadycam for horizontal movement. It's also great for convenience when I'm setting up shoots for multiple rooms in our office space.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Good for the money

            By befilmsnow

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

              Good for limited movement.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Double work hours

              By Apex Imagery

              from Gulf Coast

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                  I use this dolly for wedding receptions. It is light and easy to carry, but as a dolly it is very strong and stable. It rolls smoothly across most surfaces. My camera man is usually exhausted after an event felt ready to take on another

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                  5.0

                  Great system

                  By 3-D

                  from Tampa, Fl

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                    easy set up, smooth movement

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                    5.0

                    3" dolly for manfrotto tripod

                    By Eric

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                      works great on smooth surface.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good dolly for transportation purposes

                      By Kroms

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Tripod Function

                      Cons

                      • Needs weight to roll well

                      Best Uses

                      • Quickly moving camera

                      Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                      I am a wedding videographer, and I bought this dolly primarily to move the camera around quickly while keeping my tripod fully setup. It works well for that purpose, however I did find that I needed to put a 5 pound weight in the middle, to keep the dolly from folding slightly while moving. Without the weight the brakes would snag and the dolly would stop rolling well. I think for the price this dolly is very useful, you are by no means going to get silky smooth results from it if you want to continue filming while moving though. For what I use it for though, it works great, and I am overall happy with the purchase.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good dolly for the money but not perfect

                      By Kroms

                      from Seattle, WA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quick Setup

                      Cons

                      • Wheels Snag Easily

                      Best Uses

                      • Quickly Move Tripod

                      Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                      This dolly is very useful when it comes to transporting my tripod within a facility while keeping it all setup. But if you're wanting a dolly that will give you silky smooth movement while taping, then I suggest you search elsewhere. The wheel brakes tend to get caught on the floor, but this problem can be resolved easily by adding a 5 pound weight to the center of the dolly. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase because it meets my needs of moving my fully setup camera from one spot to another quickly, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want to be able to shoot lot's of smooth video with it.

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                      4.0

                      Nice size, bad locks

                      By Activist Filmmaker

                      from Montreal, Canada

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Can Handle Heavy Loads
                      • Maneuvers Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Moving Heavy Objects

                        Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                        Best thing about it is its radius is relatively small. The brakes get stuck on carpets or unlevel floors. I use it to move the camera from place to place but I don't roll it and film simultaneously.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        I would but this product again.

                        By Bean

                        from Marrero, LA.

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Can Handle Heavy Loads
                        • Easy To Load
                        • Lightweight
                        • Maneuvers Well
                        • Stores Easily

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 127 Basic Video Dolly:

                          I use this dolly to video weddings/receptions. It works really well for me. It's easy to set-up from the folded position and to refold. The 3" wheels are very smooth. The locking mechanism is easy to operate with your foot also.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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