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Jul 08, 2016 00:54 |  #1

My Gitzo GM5561T monopod seemed to have lost its rubber foot.
Possibly unscrewed while hunting (airshows)

I also have a Manfrotto monopod but not strong enough to support the heavy gear. The Gitzo keeps it up!

Anyone else experienced this fall off?
If so how did you repair/replace the rubber?

For the moment I've found a (sturdy and plastic) cover to (sort of) replace the rubber.
By the way, I tried to unscrew the rubber from the Manfrotto but didn't succeed! Didn't want to break it eather -?

Greetings from Ghent

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Jul 08, 2016 06:43 |  #2

Google "gitzo feet" @B&H. Several options there. And add some thread lock next time.


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Jul 08, 2016 07:36 |  #3

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_129B_1_5_Long_​Spike.html (external link)

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Jul 08, 2016 17:13 |  #4

Pretty much any tripod/mono pod foot with a 3/8 thread will fit. I am currently using Gitzo (short) spiked feet on one of my Gitzo tripods and Benro ones on another - even the rubber covers fit either/both.

If you find that a particular foot is a little smaller than you like or you want to protect the bottom of your mono pod better then get some "Plastic Penny Washers" (mine were from FleaBay). They help prevent the lower end of the carbon tubing from getting scuffed and are a tight fit on a 3/8 thread so they don't fall off if you frequently change feet.

Other than that just get the standard Gitzo replacement - expensive but good. I would suggest the shorter spiked version as it is handy on less stable ground and has a rubber cover (bung?) that makes it back into a conventional foot. Best of both worlds?


Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).

  
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Jul 09, 2016 00:34 |  #5

Thanks for the input guys!
Now I know where and what to look for!
Greetings!




  
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Jul 09, 2016 05:57 as a reply to  @ Lenty007's post |  #6

These would do and give you a few spares.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …f13265:g:qKIAAO​SwrklVKA8Z (external link)

I don't know if they post to Belgium but it's worth sending them a message.


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Jul 10, 2016 01:08 |  #7

That's just perfect!
Thanks for the input!
I'll try to order it over here.
If not the case then trere's always your ebay. Super!




  
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