Hello: I have a SLIK Pro700DX Tripod w/ a Manfrotto Pistol grip head. I've inverted the center column of the tripod and screwed the camera in the head in order to take macro shots. Everything seems so inconvenient, however. The camera (w/ a macro light and 100mm lens) hangs directly in the center of the tripod ,and I use the Canon anglefinder C to look through the lens. Because the camera is hanging down I can't use any fine adjustment, as the camera will come crashing down onto the top surface. I'm looking at the top of my camera, through the tripod legs, w/ everything on a chest high table. There must be a better way, perhaps some grip that will get my camera out between the legs of the tripod so I can manipulate things easier. I'm not sure what to look for in tripod grips, if that's what's needed. Any help appreciated, and I apologize if my description seems confusing. I'd really like to take advantage of the macro capabilities of this camera and lens. Jim C.