>3. Live view maybe is the only way I can imagine it but it >really isn't practical in most portrait situations either in >or out of the studio > >People, tell me what I'm missing > >Wooster
What are you missing?
The D800 focuses just fine. I took mine out in April and shot Olympic Sprinters tuning up for London. Shot high jumpers, pole vaulters, Volleyball players, etc. It works just fine. Get off the internet and get behind the lens.
And I use live view PLENTY for portraiture and its brilliant.