Wow, that is scary. Glad to hear only minor damage. I am always paranoid about it unscrewing from my tripod mount, as a few times it got loose. Subsequently, I check tightness frequently. Now I will have something else to check.
I do love that the weight is distributed off my neck however.
I sometimes use it with a 70-200 2.8 attached.
As do I, or one of the two other similarly-sized zooms I have (28-300, 100-400). But...I never do that with the strap attached to the body, but rather to the tripod foot - the balance is much better, IMO. Actually, I have Wimberley plates on cameras and lenses, and a Kirk 1" clamp on the BR strap, so moving the connection point is easy.
Reading this thread and I just want to caution anyone using a black rapid strap. I own a few and use them with a 5DmkII and 7D both griped. Last week with my 5DmkII and a 50L attached took a dump to the ground with minor damage fortunately. Trust me, it’s really scary to hear your camera bouncing around on pavement!!! The metal carabineer attached to the strap came apart in two pieces. Apparently with heavy rigs the pin can work open the hole it is in... it widens it, and eventually opens enough to come free. It is made of malleable metal. Absolutely ridiculous that this is not made of SS or something more reliable considering you could be hanging upwards of 5-8k of Canon off it. If you were going to be carrying a 1D anything... YIKES!!!! I did trust this set up for years... now not too sure anymore. . After further research, I am not the only one to have this happen. I have made a kludge that I can rely on because I love carrying my camera off my shoulder not my neck (basically a safety ring ensuring even if the carabineer works free again it will hold together).
5D mkIII, 5D mkII, 7D, 14mmL, 24mmL, 35mmL, 50mmL, 100mmL, 300mmL, 17-40mmL, 24-70L mkI, 70-200L 2.8 mkII