@ Richard - "I've never really been a user of 3rd Party devices" - I'm like you, don't like to use 3rd party devices, so MC-36 will be.
@ Bob - " I find it difficult to believe that you have classified yourself as a Beginner " - Actually i consider myself as a beginner. 20+ years ago i used to shoot film a lot, but then my house was robbered and the only thing they took was my photo equipment (a lot). By that time i quit photo hobby,... just started 2 years ago with my D90 and, from that point, been suffering from NAS, and trying to recovery some of the stuff i used to have. This became my full time hobby, and the more i read/study the more i realise that i'm a really beginner.
Nikonians!!! My best investment made after my camera!!!