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Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black)

B&H # MA181B MFR # 181B
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You Pay: $289.99
Product Highlights
  • Replaces #3254

The Manfrotto 181B is a black folding tripod dolly. This device features central pedal locking and has 3" caster wheels. This dolly accepts tripods with 20" (50cm) radius.

Replaces part number 3254.

Folding
This dolly folds to 27" (69cm) for easy transport.
Construction Aluminum
Doorway Width 50.0"
Folded Length 27.0"
Wheel Diameter 3.0"
Wheel Lock Yes
Cable Guards No
Weight 10.6 lbs
Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black)
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
      • Independent films (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Dolly

      By Lion heart

      from Lancaster, Ca

      Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

      Very easy to push over flat surface. Not recommended for uneven surface such as tile floor, uneven blacktop or cracks. Well built, very easy to insert and lock in tripod legs. I'm very happy with this Dolly system and highly recommended.

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      5.0

      Great for repo

      By Rdur14

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

        This product was very easy to use and very easy to setup. Worked exactly how we wanted to use it. Was perfect for repoing the camera during a live show.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Used for prosumer camera

        By JamesDocs

        from Montreal

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

          This is a pretty good dolly. Not too heavy. Folds into a small package. Smooth rollers. As other reviewers pointed out, this is not for thick carpet. The brakes are very secure but low to the ground.
          It has a good look and feel.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Well built piece of video equipment!

          By Rob (AKA The Old Dog)

          from Tacoma, Washington

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Not for rough floors

          Best Uses

          • Easy to modify
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

          This dolly is built well and adapted well to my Diawa Slik DST 73 video tripod (also from B&H).
          I did have to use surgical rubber to insure positive lock to the tripod feet but was expecting that as this is a Manfrotto product and plan to get a Manfrotto tripod for it in the future when budget allows. But...it works well on smooth surfaces. We are making adaptor plates to mount 6 inch pnuematic tires to it for smoother movement on uneven surfaces such as deep/rough pile carpeting, concrete with cracks and asphalt parking lots. With current castors is easy to move and lock positively in place when shooting on smooth floors and adapts well to moving shots you'd expect to use a rail camera dolly for too!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Must have if you got a tri pod

          By Mohammad Dezfuli

          from Dallas

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects

          Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

          iI used it on the hospital floor and could not be happier, the auto locking system
          Is priceless.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          "Must-have Gear for the professional"

          By Lalit

          from New York

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

            I have been using this Dolly in wedding, party, concert, etc. It helps seamless movement to cover every activities. Central pedal locking is one of the best features it has. I would give 5 star for this product had it built with little larger caster wheel.

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            • No

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pleasantly Surprised

            By V the situation

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Locks In Tight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Manfrotto 181B Folding Auto Dolly (Black):

              I couldn't afford an expensive dolly and just wanted something that made the camera mobile for certain set ups. I saw this on B&H and thought why not. By the look of it in the picture I was expecting a small flimsy aluminum thing, but was pleasantly surprised by when I got it. It's not flimsy it's well made beefier than I expected. Tripod sits perfectly on it. I am very impressed with the breaks. It's like the studio breaks you press the pedal and all wheels lock in place. I love it I am just trying to find a nice carry case for it.

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