A former student of mine dropped by to show me his new Nikon D80 camera. He stopped in because he knew my wife had the same model and he wanted some help with a couple of menu choices.
I noticed a handstrap on the right side of his camera, into which he slipped his right hand, which left his other hand free to support its long lens. This is a feature he uses frequently shooting sports and wildlife. Having just come back into the world of pro-weight cameras, and being older than I once was, I realized this might now be for me too.