>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.
I leave my l-bracket on my grip and when I need the l-bracket, I just screw on the grip. I was a full-time grip user for years and still use it when I have a heavy lens on the camera. I know it's counter-intuitive, but the big rig just feels safer in my hand with the grip.