Dowell Enterprises have developed a product called the Lens Cradle - a great asset to the photographic community. Its basic design fills a much neglected gap in SLR camera equipment.
The Lens Cradle offers many features which should be explored. One of the leading benefits is to support any lens with a tripod collar and the camera in a horizontal fashion by utilizing the proper centre of gravity. Supporting the lens and not the camera reduces wear at the camera to lens mounting junction. It also relieves stress on the users arm from holding up the end of a large lens for long periods of time. A quick release plate can be used in conjunction with the Lens Cradle to easily connect to a tripod or monopod. These are only a few of the benefits.