Nikon D850 and 500mm lens

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PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 17,272
Re: Nikon D850 and 500mm lens

Yes, but...

I've carried my 200-500 dangling from the camera a number of times.  It will stand up to that without a problem.


I would certainly never hang it from my neck!   In general, one doesn't hang the lens like that because it turns out to be generally inconvenient.   If you hang it, it gets long enough to swing and bang into things, and it's just too heavy to hang from a neck.  A shoulder works for a bit.

Usually one carries the lens this way:

1. cradled in your arms ready to shoot

2. carried in hand with a straight arm by the tripod collar (too heavy to carry with bent arms)

3. over your shoulder attached to a tripod.

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