Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron

Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron

Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron

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  • Replaces #3146

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The Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron attaches to the tripod legs and allows for some storage space beneath the center column. It can also be used to hold a sandbag or stones to lower the center of gravity of your camera/tripod/tripod head combination and add some stability. Leather belt attachments adjust to most tripod leg diameters.

Replaces part number 3146.

UPC: 719821293644
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Manfrotto 166 specs

Weight 8 oz (250g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 6.1 x 2.3"

Manfrotto 166 reviews

166 Tripod Utility Apron is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable, but not ideal Apron is made of durable materials, especially the straps, but several limitations as already mentioned by other reviewers. I mounted this to my Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod for landscape photography to hold various items. The apron can be left attached if you're careful when closing up tripod, because the straps are too tedious to remove every time. When expanded, the apron pockets are a little small and aren't ideal for holding big lenses or camera bodies, but smaller stuff is ok. Price is relatively cheap, so I don't worry too much about it's lack of utility.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An extra pair of hands We are an HD video production facility and use these aprons for all our field production items. We use two tripods, one for the Varicam, and the second to hold our portable HD monitor. The first apron we bought became so handy that we bought a second to put on the camera tripod. We carry all the little accessories we need quick access to during our shoots - tapes, batts, cables, cold drinks, etc.
Date published: 2008-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A necessity for technical photo shooting This seems to be a necessity for those having many tidbits for photography in the field. I'm using it almost exclusively for taking panoramic photos. I'm using a precision panoramic head that needs assembly in the filed. The apron provides a sufficiently reliable support for all the pieces, so that I don't have to go down and reach for them in my bag. Notice that you might need a large tripod to make a perfect match. I'm using a Gitzo series 5 extra long systematic tripod. The apron can be used even when the tripod legs are all retracted. This also allows me to leave the apron on the tripod when I carry my tripod from one spot to another. Tip: don't leave your tripod and the apron in the rain. It holds water.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy accessory to stabilize Product came pretty much as described - is made of hard wearing material and seemingly strong leather straps. Pros; - Good to keep your legs down when you need it - Strong design - Good value for money. Cons; - Can be cumbersome to take on and off - The compartments can be too small if you want to weigh down your legs Overall, it is very good value for money which seems like it will last. The only thing I would change is to perhaps make the compartments adjustable, so you could decide on the size of each section, depending on your intended use.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats loading up your pockets This apron is one of the best things that I bought. Being a cinematographer, I work at a fast pace and the last thing I need is to be fumbling around in my pockets or looking around for my spare batteries, tapes, etc. This keeps all of your needed material close by at arms reach. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea and room for improving First off-- what a great idea! For run and gun stuff, this was very handy on a shoot where I toured with the client across the country and they did the same meeting at every stop. It's very simple and rugged. It has three sections, each can hold batteries, tape, lens caps, etc. I call it the tripod diaper. ;) My only comment is that in future versions, it would be nice to see a couple of add-ons-- a loop for gaff tape, small loops for markers and pens, things like that.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but not a necessity The bag is built really well and attaches very easily. It stays on the sticks even when folded up and doesn't take up much room. The design is interesting and it looks like it will hold quite a few items but I don't think I require it for filming digital at this time. Probably a purchase I should have waited on but for those who want to keep small items at hand (lens cap, white balance card, light meter, gaff tape, sandwich) this will do the trick and hold your items well.
Date published: 2011-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty and Handy! I don't know how I got by without this! This utility apron is made of heavy duty canvas and attaches with leather straps, as opposed to plastic clips. It's like having an extra set of durable, waterproof hands on set. I throw all the little camera bits, C47s and such in there. It keeps them from getting lost or damaged! There isn't anything I don't like about this utility apron.
Date published: 2013-04-24
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