Can You Repair Bogen Tripods?

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Yes we can.  However, the Bogen brand is a much older tripod than the Manfrotto brand in the USA.  Manfrotto has, for most of the time it has been around, manufactured the tripods and heads for Bogen.

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The problem is that Bogen has been importing tripods since the early 1970’s and many of the popular tripods have been in the line for about 40 years.  As it happens in manufacturing, changes are made to the models over time and the parts change, sometimes to the point that the new parts are completely different from the older parts, and are incompatible even though the model number is the same.  Check carefully for the model numbers.  The Bogen tripods had different numbers than the Bogen heads; and often both were stamped with the Manfrotto numbers as well, and sometimes a makers number or serial number.  You can see to the left the model 3025 right above the Bogen name.  This head was standard issue on the 3000, 3001, 3011 and 3021 tripods.

If there is any doubt, send us the tripod, and we can make the repair or find suitable replacement parts to repair your tripod.  For more info Click here.  The worst case scenario: your tripod is unrepairable.

If you tripod is beyond economical repair, we do offer trade-in values on old Bogen and Manfrotto tripods, heads and monopods to trade up to newer Manfrotto models.   Obviously the value of the trade is dependent upon the tripod, and how many parts are actually working.  The good thing is that the tripod is not thrown into the trash.  We separate the plastic from the metals and recycle them.

Whether for trade in or for repairs click here, send your name, address, daytime phone and email address along with your tripod to:

ManfrottoTripodParts.com Repair
c/o SpartanPhotoCenter
108 Garner Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Once we have it, we will evaluate it and contact you. Please send us your daytime phone so we can reach you during business hours.

Lastly, if we are repairing your Manfrotto Product; we are recycling all broken parts and scrap articles. Almost nothing goes into the trash if we can help it.

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Where Can I Find Parts For My Manfrotto ?

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screenshot561monopodWe stock a wide selection of parts for the Manfrotto support line.  Everything from tripods, heads and monopods to super clamps and Sympla video rigs.  We are constantly adding parts and products every month.

Our website will have the most comprehensive list of what we are stocking and servicing.  You can see the website is broken into product lines like tripods, heads, monopods, accessories.  This is for ease of use: find your product, find the model number, click on the item, see the part. Click here to see our complete listing of Manfrotto parts lists that we have available.  Only those that are underlined or change colors from black to red are active and may have parts associated with them.  screenshot055XPROBThose that are black and not linked to anything yet are only parts lists that we can reference for you.

If we do not have a page for your product, then we don’t yet have parts.  This doesn’t mean we cannot get them.  On newer models, Manfrotto USA may not stock the items yet. On very old items, while the parts may be discontinued, we may have used parts in stock.  We can and will special order times, though it could take several weeks to get.

If you don’t have the inclination to repair or problems with your repair, click here to return the parts to us for reassembly, or send you product in for repair.

Also, We moved and opened out new facility on July 2nd.  We are more organized and ready to work.  Let us know if you have any questions.

ManfrottoTripodParts.com Repairs
c/o SpartanPhotoCenter
108 Garner Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Tripod parts customer service 9am to 2pm EST  864-699-9333

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