Manfrotto 183 Aluminum Projector Platform

Manfrotto 183 Aluminum Projector Platform

Manfrotto 183 Aluminum Projector Platform

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  • Replaces #3290

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Manfrotto 183 overview

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The Manfrotto 183 Aluminum Platform is a stable platform for monitors and projectors. It has a reversible mount with 3/8" and 1/4" threads. This platform requires a #143BKT for stand-mounting. See the Accessories Tab for ordering.

Replaces part number 3290.

Note: Requires #143BKT for Mounting on a Stand

Black painted aluminum to match other mounting equipment
UPC: 719821288633
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Manfrotto 183 Aluminum Projector Platform
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    Manfrotto 183 specs

    Dimensions 9.84 x 13.78" (25 x 35cm)
    Weight 2.2 lbs (1kg)
    Load Capacity 44 lbs (20kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.69 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.4 x 10.8 x 1.9"

    Manfrotto 183 reviews

    183 Aluminum Projector Platform is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for laptops as well (12 I use it as a laptop tray with a Gitzo tripod. It could also be used with a light stand but you need the 2933 Camera Platform for Magic Arm by Bogen or else it will not be secure (wobbles on lightstands with 3/8 and 1/4 screws on top) . I love it and costs half as much as the other brands that have the word Laptop in the name. Cons: Made a little too well, a little thick but still light. I could just squeeze it next to my laptop (in a sleeve so it does not scratch) in my bag. The center mount is loose when not mounted on tripod and could fall out of the tray but this is a minor con.
    Date published: 2008-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for! I had been looking for a way to mount my laptop next to my camera on my tripod to make shooting tethered easier. I figured that if Joe McNally does it, it must be the hot set up! This platform combined with the 131DDB Tripod Accessory Arm for Four Heads mounted to a good tripod is the answer. Very solid and stable. Obviously it adds some weight to your gear if you're on location, but if you're shooting tethered, you're probably already packing a car load of gear anyway. It's great to be able to fine tune your lighting and settings using a 15 screen rather than the 3 LCD on the back of the camera!
    Date published: 2010-11-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product Using the product today on a product shoot with numerous items. Client can see the results as I shoot on a laptop on the stand tethered to the camera. Didn't like that it doesn't tighten solid to a light stand, but read earlier comments and by putting small pieces of cardboard cut to the size of the opening and slid under the tightening knob that pretty much solves it, not completely but works fine. Also, I cut a piece of black, mesh shelving liner to fit the piece and that keeps the laptop in place. Manfrotto could improve a little bit but for the price, with a couple adjustments, I'm happy with it.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from This isn't the best product of Manfrotto My son brings this product from USA to me. He didn't brings the manual. After a long time thinking how I could mount this platform, I resolved to consult the Google. Then I discovered how it works: you need the Manfrotto 143BKT Bracket; without this you can't mount the platform on a tripod. I think Manfrotto must offer the 143 BKT with the 183 platform. The piece is very strong and heavy, but the italians don't think enough time about it. There are no straps to secure your notebook or projector over it.
    Date published: 2012-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for tethering This platform when combined with a trusted tripod will serve as a very convenient base for a 13.3 MacBook. It appears to be made for this application (even though I know that it was desighed for a projector)and is more sturdy than some platforms that are purpose-built for computers. Take off the tripod head and screw the platform directly onto the column. If you can't do that with your tripod, get another one. Only con is lack of any sort of restrain against slippage. Use gaffer's tape.
    Date published: 2012-02-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality Build I use this platform on a dual camera support arm attached to my tripod so that I can keep my MacBook Pro 15 close to camera during studio shooting sessions. The build quality is what you expect from Manfrotto and it supports firmly to the arm with a 131DDB mount. The only issue I have with the platform is that it is slightly smaller than my laptop so I have to use a firm rubber band or small clamps to lock it down on the platform surface. The application of shooting portraiture or product photography with a tethered laptop next to the camera is invaluable.
    Date published: 2010-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from multiuse Platform I have an old tripod leg (bescor) and was looking for a table to put my projector and dvd player. I used to use a plastic table but it never looked professional during my events. That is why I decided to spend a little and bought this Platform to put my projector on it. I attached it to the old tripod leg using manfrotto pieces(# RAPID ADAPTER 5/8 to LONG 3/8 ...and...# 013 DOUBLE END STUD ADAPTER SPIGOT) and in the middle I put the dvd player. Now It look nice. my next step is to buy the Manfrotto 103 Caster Set to attach it to the tripod leg.
    Date published: 2009-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from sturdy, utilitarian i use this platform on a ball head and sturdy bogen legs with a large epson projector. it was the cheapest and best way to tilt the unit 60 degrees so it would square with a slanted ceiling i use as a screen. i use car straps to keep the unit from sliding off. it's great! it would be nice if manfrotto made some kind of fitted rubber surface to keep the things from sliding around. i just used some closed cell packing foam to cushion my electronics and keep the platform from scratching them.
    Date published: 2011-08-08
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