So, after losing a couple of eBay auctions, I finally scored my first adapted lens off CL, the Minolta MD 70-210/4. The guy who sold it to me claims to be the only owner, the lens is in great shape (only missing a front cap). I was initially set on getting a 35-70/3.5, however I am slowly warming up to the 18-55 kit, and with that and the SEL50F18, I figured I am missing the tele range. I never however held the 70-210 before. The thing is larger than I expected (not as huge as my Tamron 70-300VC on Canon, but still large). It's heavy (solid steel and glass). No stablization. And I can see right away that using it handheld, without a viewfinder that helps to brace the camera against your face, could be problematic. I will not however use a tripod or monopod - just doesn't work out for the way I use the camera. So, I am looking for some tips from people who are used to this kind of shooting. Bumping up ISO and shutter speed is obvious, so is bracing it against some surface. What else do you do ? Any way of holding the camera & lens that makes it steadier while still alowing you to focus & see the screen ? Do you use the flip screen a lot ?