#9. "RE: Is D800 uncomfortable to hold vs. other Nikon's?" In response to In response to 2
Daytona Beach, US
Can’t definitively say whether the D12 grip improves the handling characteristics in landscape orientation or not given that I put mine on almost immediately when I bought the D800. I don’t have sufficient time behind the un-gripped camera for a good comparison.
I will say I like the ergonomics and balance with the grip very much and have no desire or reason to use it without the grip.
I’ve had grips or motor drives (back in the day) on all my SLR/DSLR cameras so it would feel strange for me not to have a gripped body.