I took it off this weekend for a few shots while training (playing?) with my FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) brothers and I must say, I liked it. I have an old A-S plate for my F100/MB15 but its not an L-bracket; it worked. But I think I need to pick up an L-bracket for the D700 w/o the grip. It wasn't too bad.
Granted I wasn't carrying it around, just a few quick images and back to training. I've got to post process a few and plan on posting them...Sports or a Picture I Took, if anyone is interested.