>For me getting a D800 or a D4 would actually be a step >backwards. >I use my D700 often with the MB-D10 grip and D3 EN-EL4 battery >with the BL-3 battery holder.So the two cameras D700 and D3 >are kind of interlinked and getting rid of one or the other >would mean that that integration with one another would be >broken plus you cant get to 8fps with the D800 and grip as you >can with the D700 and grip. >I intend to stick with what I have for a considerable time and >pass on these latest models although I might upgrade the D3 to >a D3s if the price is tempting enough. > >Steve. > NAS got the better of me, purchased the E version and now having tasted the wine and seen the results I will sell my D700 & D3.