I am hoping to get some feedback from the wonderful members of this site. My family has asked what I would like for my birthday, and one of the things I suggested they could get me is a tripod. In fairness to their own budgets, and what would be occasional use on my part in the future, I have reduced my preferences to the following based on price, specifications and reviews: a) Dolica AX620B100 62" Proline b) Slik Sprint Mini II c) Slik Sprint Pro II d) Manfrotto 7302yb If you choose "Other" in the poll, could you let me know which one you would recommend... and perhaps briefly why? Otherwise, I'm left scratching my head if I have too many people choosing "Other." My top preferences have to do with portability and weight. Quick release is essential. Quick set-up/take-down is also very important (otherwise, the first time I take it out with my family will be the last!). Lastly should I stay away from the video/photo hybrids? Thanks.... and fire away!