I carry my Deardorff 4x5 special on my tripod over my shoulder all the time. I've never hurt it yet. I've hurt several people either by stabbing them with the legs or knocking someone in the head with the camera. Held the focus for the next shot. what a camera!! Seriously I've carried my 4x5 through my V11 on my shoulder. Just be carefull. Thats all it takes.
and a grade 8 screw!! Thanks for that post E. von hoegh