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Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly

B&H # MA181 Mfr # 181
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You Pay: $319.99
Product Highlights
  • Replaces #3156

The Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly is a 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 3156.

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 181 Folding Auto Dolly
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto181 Folding Auto Dolly
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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            • Quality oriented (3)
            • Primary use:
            • Business (3)

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          1.0

          Big mistake

          By LLI

          from Florida

          About Me Professional Artist

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

            It's very hard to control the movement of this dolly. I used it once (on a flat surface). Never again. You have to get a running start to get the wheels to go in the right direction, then you might get 2 seconds of stable video before it drifts in the wrong direction.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect quality

            By Nyul

            from Hungary, Europe

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography

              Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

              I bought this dolly together with a Manfrotto 028B STUDIO PRO TRIMAN TRIPOD. They are working together perfectly. The dolly moves so smoothly that you want to push the whole stuff around and around in your studio all day. Great quality!
              There is something what is not a real drawback but something you need to keep in mind. If your tripod is not able to stretch its legs to a very wide position then you will need to pull the legs out and raise the tripod up to about chest level in order to make the legs fit into the attachment points of the dolly. So when you need to shoot from significantly lower then eye-level, you will need to remove the tripod from the dolly - takes too much time.
              Anyway, this is a great and high quality stuff when you need mobility in the studio without sacrifying the stability.

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              4.0

              181 Folding Auto Dolly by Manfrotto

              By A-Z

              from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Tripod Function

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Stabilization

              Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

              This dolly is nice, but you really need to use it on a super smooth floor, ie, smooth concrete, marble or tight carpet. I found more then once that my foot would catch the locking mechanism and ruin my shot. But ya I like it.

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              5.0

              This thing is sweet

              By Isra

              from Grand Rapids, MI

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Handle Heavy Loads

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moving Heavy Objects

                Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

                This thing is nice, beside the fact that it makes any tripod look ten times better, plus it is very light weight and really really easy to move around even with the camera already mounted

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great tri-pod because of the expandable

                By oldman

                from Dolton,IL.

                About Me Quality Oriented

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

                    use this product in banquet halls where space at times are very limited
                    You can make it smaller or large diameter in just a couple of minutes
                    the locking feet are to long and hang up on carpeting

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    well made but not very versitile

                    By SharonB

                    from Chesapeake, Virginia

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Well made
                    • Wheels easily

                    Cons

                    • Not adjustable
                    • Not for small rooms

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 181 Folding Auto Dolly:

                      The protduct it self is a fine one, but for the ways I had planned to use it, it has limited me. I would have rather had a Dolly that could be adjusted. There is no way to make it smaller if you have a tight spot you need to move through. If you have plenty of space I recommend this product, if not or not sure where you may be traveling, you may want to check into one that is more versitile.

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