Tri-pod brand names?

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  1. photoss83

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    I am looking for a tri-pod for my compact camera and my consumer video camera.

    I am not familiar with tri-pod brands.
    From the list below, which of these are brand names?

    Barska
    Benbo
    Bogen Imaging
    Bushnell
    Cullmann
    Davis & Sanford
    Digital Concepts
    Giottos
    Gitzo
    Hakuba
    Induro
    Joby
    JTL
    Lenmar
    Leupold
    Novoflex
    Pure Digital Technologies
    Savage
    Slik
    Smith-Victor
    Sunpak
    Swarovski Optik
    Targus
    Tiffen
    Tiltall
    Trek-Tech
    Vanguard
    Velbon
    VidPro
    Zeiss
     
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    Umm...All of them?

    Some are better than others though.
     
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    Studyness shouldn't be an issue because my cameras are lightweight (compact camera and miniDV camcorder).

    The name I noticed most when surfing eBay is Slik, Velbon, and Bogen-Manfrotto. How are these brands?
     
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    Bogen-Manfrotto is the only one I have personal experience with. They make good tripods.

    Haven't actually used them before, but Slik & Velbon look good too.
     
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    they would get the job done. I would go for the lowest price. I use Bogen-Manfrotto and I love it.
     
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    My budget is about $90.

    My last tri-pod was cheap and it squeaked when panning. The sound would be picked up by the camcorder and could be heard when watching the video. So I am trying to buy something more expensive. I am hoping that I will get one that does not squeak and pans smoothly so that there is no jerky movements when panning.
     

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