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Old August 27th, 2003, 03:28 PM   #1
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Are rubber feet universal?

I can't find any photos to compare with, so maybe you fine folks will know. I'd like to get rubber feet for a tripod (have not got it yet). If I can avoid paying Vinten's crazy $70 price tag for feet, and instead buy a bogen set for $20... I'd really like to, I'm sure everyone would agree. But, I'm not sure if all tripod makers use similar spike designs - is it an industry standard?
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Old August 28th, 2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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In a few cases the feet from one brand can be adapted to another brand. But as a general rule, they are not interchangeable.
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Old August 28th, 2003, 09:28 PM   #3
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Between Vintens, Sachtlers, Cartonis, Libecs, etc., about the only thing I've found to be interchangeable is the screws for the tripod plate.

Right now, I have a Cartoni, a Libec, and a Bogen and nothing but the screws can be exchanged. I was hoping to avoid the expense of multiple spreaders, but I was disappointed there too. I also tried the feet, but the threads were different. On pan arms, the tube diameter, and the rosetta were different.

Oh well...I guess they all need the revenue.

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Old August 29th, 2003, 04:23 AM   #4
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You can't take a wheel off a Chevy and put it on a Ford. Manufactures really don't have a reason to make parts interchangeable.
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