Safe to hang D500 from tripod mount with big lens?

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krebnickel
krebnickel Junior Member • Posts: 48
Safe to hang D500 from tripod mount with big lens?

I got a cotton carrier for hiking with my D500 and the 500PF lens mounted to it.  I am finding that the camera sits too high/close to my face and it's imbalanced if I try to use the mounting point on the lens foot... I know the 500 PF lens is pretty small/lightweight for a telephoto, but it's still pretty hefty compared to a normal lens.  Is it OK/safe to mount from the camera's tripod mount if it's hanging vertically on my chest as I walk around, or will there be too much strain on the lens/body connector? Was also considering the Spider Camera Holster but I'm also worried about the same issue (all of their promotional stuff shows people hanging the camera off the body tripod mount not the lens foot...). Appreciate any advice for this particular setup.

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