Nikon D850 and 500mm lens

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ARClark Veteran Member • Posts: 4,117
Re: Nikon D850 and 500mm lens

I never hang my D850 from my neck with any lens. I will carry it over my shoulder with smaller lenses. But with the 200-500, I’ve removed the tripod foot to reduce weight and only cradle it or carry by hand. It’s never been on a tripod. I carry it a couple hours at a time when shooting in natural areas and gardens for not only birds but flowers and insects.

However, if the weight is a problem, I’d suggest a black rapid strap or attach it to a tripod or monopod. I often carry my 500 f4 on a tripod, but more frequently cradle it or carry it by the large tripod foot. But if hiking distances and only pulling out to shoot occasionally, you might consider a suitable backpack.


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Nikon 500mm F5.6E PF Nikon D850 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR +14 more
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