I bought a Slik Video Sprint. Weighs under two pounds, folds to eighteen inches, so easy to carry, extends to eye height. Setup is so ultra quick. Ball head (not true fluid-head) with practice can be fairly smooth for pans and tilts. $79. very happy with this. Admittedly this probably isn't the MAIN tripod one should have for your super pro shots (films, etc.); that one should be heavier and more fluid. But let me tell you, you won't even think twice about carrying this when you travel, so it's great for your more casual shooting!