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Loosing rubber feet from Gitzo tripods

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Old Wednesday 25th March 2009, 23:25   #26
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Amazingly out of nowhere and with no letter or explanation two feet arrived a couple of weeks back from an address in Southern England that I took to be the importer.
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Interesting thread, Graham - certainly enough to put me off buying any of their kit!

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Oh dear, having recently bought a Gitzo 1548, it looks as if I ought to get the glue out - that is if I haven't already lost a foot without noticing... I'm not sure whether I'm pleased to have found this thread or not.
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Old Friday 29th May 2009, 22:56   #28
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I am in the market for a new tripod later in the year and this has certainly put me off Gitzo, I will be looking hard at whats on show at the Bird Fair this year.
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Old Friday 29th May 2009, 23:05   #29
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just seen this thread late and cant be aresed reading all the posts (sorry!).

Whenever I get a new tripod I pull the rubber feet - if they come off (which they usually do) then I nip down the market and buy three walking stick 'feet' which work a treat! Never let me down yet. And 50p each.
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Old Wednesday 5th August 2009, 13:16   #30
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Gitzo tripod replacement feet

I found replacement feet for my Gitzo GT3540LS tripod at B&H for only $16.95 for a set of 3:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...placement.html

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I have only used my Gitzo systematic tripod a few times and was a bit annoyed to see one of the feet had fallen off and was lost forever somewhere at Potteric Carr. Well bad luck I thought, well uintil I spoke to Graham Catley, who has a similarly aged tripod and he has lost a foot too. Has anyone else had this problem on a recently purchased Gitzo or is it just us? They aint cheap! and I contacted Gitzo for feedback on how to avoid this, although they state they respond to all emails within 24 hrs i have not recieved anything other than their automated acknowledgment email to my enquiries although its been a couple of weeks now!

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I just contacted Bogen about a lost Gitzo tripod foot, and they will be sending me one free under warranty. Good service all around, although it did take a day or two for them to respond to my first e-mail. Very satisfied, however.
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Although I haven't lost a foot off my Gitzo tripod yet I did loose the foot off my Gitzo monopod in less than two months! I think I'll get some loctite this weekend.
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Bought the Gitzo 5531S before Christmas and purchased a set Spikes complete with 3 large and 3 small rubber feet from SRS.
http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/321...set-of-3-.html
Also a tube of Loctite after reading this thread!!
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