I have been taking the D850 with the Sigma 150-600 (1.9kg) for a walk in the wild. Normally I use the strap on the lens to carry the camera hanging from my shoulder.
I realized that in many situations I was raising the gear on the camera only for the first moment until I could grab the lens with my other hand.
On a podcast by Tony and Chelsea Northrup on wildlife photography with a 500mm prime lens they mentioned that holding the camera only with a bigger lens attached may damage the mount.
Will raising the gear on the camera only damage the mount?