I guess this is question for the sports and birders.
I had the chance to try the Nikon 'fatboy' aka 200mm f2 VR tonight and I have to say I just don't know how to handle the lens properly.
Previously the largest lens I've handled was a 70-200 f2.8 and that was no problems but with the 200/2, I needed to support the weight of the lens with my left hand the whole time and found changing some camera settings difficult.
Do I need to hold the lens the whole time or is the mount strong enough to allow the lens to hang downwards whilst just holding the camera. If not, then how do u access the ctrls that require button press on camera left and scrolling the command dial on the right?
What's the heaviest weight the mount can handle or does that depend on the cemera/lens?