Are All The Feet Interchangeable on Manfrotto Tripods?


Simple answer…no.

There are as many different sizes and styles of Manfrotto feet as there are tripods.  They are not interchangeable because in most cases the diameters of the bottom legs tubes are different sizes and shapes.  Some tripods also came with retractable spikes.

Manfrotto Rubber Feet

Different Rubber Feet Sizes

The replacement feet are sold according to the model number of the tripod. Click Here and find your model number.  If there are no identifying made numbers then you can look the feet up by diameter.  Click Here of the page of parts listed by sizes. These parts are shown on the product pages, but check the sizes and shapes carefully.  Some rubes are not round, but they may be D shaped or 6 sided, instead of round.

Spike Feet Inserts

Spike Feet Inserts

Spike feet are rubber feet with a retractable metal spike in the middle of the foot.  This spike can provide better traction in clay, loose or tacky situations.  The metal spike is retractable, so you can screw it up into the foot so you can still use your tripod on marble, hardwood or linoleum floors with out damaging them.  As you can see to the right, there are several sizes, based on the diameter of the black base that inserts into the tube.  The inside diameter of the tube must be measured because the black base must fit very snug in the tube.  The furtherest to the right in the picture is design to screw onto the leg.  These feet MUST be purchased by the specific model number.  There are accessory spike feet that can be added to the tripods that cannot use the spike feet shown to the right.

spike feet

spike feet

Accessory spike feet are available as replacements for the rubber feet.  They are similar to the ones above, but the spikes attach but clamping to the outside of the tube, instead of inserting inside the leg tube.  So you will measure the outside diameter of these.  They are listed on the page by tube diameter.  Click Here for the page of parts witht he spike feet.

The last type of foot for your tripod is the suction cup feet.  These are cup feet are not going to stick the tripod to the floor or wall.  The foot is much broader and wide so you can use the tripod in snow, sand or mud without the legs just sinking below the surface.  This is a clamp-on that requires you to know the outside diameter of the leg tube of the tripod.  Click Here for sizes.

If you are having problems, or for a tune up or for repairs, send your name, address, daytime phone and email address along with your tripod to: Repairs
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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