I recently purchased the A100 body with the intent to use it with the excellent Minolta glass that has been sitting in my camera bag since I went digital 3 years ago. So far I love it except for that noisy shutter. (There goes the candids of the kids

The older lenses are much heavier and larger then the new ones. I have a Minolta 70-210 that I love but it is so heavy and the A100 is so much lighter then the SLR that there is no counter weight balance for the heavy lense. I have a heck of a time holding the camera steady with the 70-210. I do have a tripod and monopod but the way I use this lens often does not lend itself to using either. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions.