A place called serious compacts is probably not the most sensible place ask the question, but I know there's some old-school DSLR folks here and some birders (BillN.... you still here?). So what is your preferred way of handling your rig when you have a lens that is heavy enough that it should be the primary support. When you are attaching a camera to your lens instead of the other way around. Obviously a tripod is fine for stationary stuff. And I'll probably use a monopod from time to time when the situation is right. But how about when I want to be strolling light with my 3 lb / 1.5 kg lens? Any suggestions?