If you are using a needle cap en you want to get closer to the action or just like to see your needle for better control, why not use a modified one.
On my Micron I now have a cheap Chinese one that I had modified. Two of the four spikes were removed. I further shortened the remaining spikes. They need to be just a bit longer then the needle in order to protect it. Just make sure before you do the trimming, to check which of the spikes you want to remove, the two vertical or two horizontal. If they do not line up to your liking, just fit a very thin o-ring.