>Did you actually try the D800, and are you sure your issues >are hand shake vs. a D800 focus issue? > >I think the whole "you can't hand hold a D800 due to the >36mpx" is nonsense. Your profile shows you have (had?) a >D300. The D800 pixel density is not significantly different >than a D300 (crop sensor), which means that for a given amount >of camera movement approximately the same number of pixels are >going to be blurred as on your current camera. And if you are >using the whole FX, it means actually more apparent sharpness >for a given lens/motion combination. >
I have a D300, D700, and D800. I've shot thousands of images with the first two, and now just over 2000 shots with the D800 in a variety of lighting situations from studio and bright outdoor lighting to fairly dim interiors. See www.pbase.com/mike_holland and view the last four events (the top row), which were shot with the D800. I haven't posted any studio work to that site, but I can tell you that the studio shots are fine.
I'm ok if I crank the shutter speed up one stop more than I would normally (so now I use focal length x 2), but even then I get some shake for a few shots. This was rarely an issue with my D700, a camera that I have loved from day 1.
Focus hasn't been an issue; in fact, none of my 10 or so Nikkor lenses needed to be calibrated with the body. All lenses were dead on with all focus points.