After waiting for a couple months for my main photographic supply house to produce a D800E I called Pro Camera Rental and Supply in San Francisco, talked with Mitchell, a great guy who called a buddy of his in Los Angeles at Samy's camera and a few days later... voila. Louis at Sammy's Camera on Sepulveda called to tell me he had one come in and he was shipping it to my hotel.Arrived this morning. Battery is charging and tomorrow I'll have it out in the field with my Nikon 14-24 to do a first run thru. Louis and Samy's were great to work with...told me Nikonians use a room there for classes at various times. Ironically, my supplier in Orlando called this afternoon to tell me they had my 800E arrive along with one other. But there's a growing waiting list there so that one is going to the next person in line after I call the company tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing this in action after all the postings here.