I've also been waiting. I received my D800 on 9/21/12 from B&H. I was a bit apprehensive given all the negative reviews but, this is one very, very impressive camera. After an elk watching trip to Rocky Mtn Natl. Park, I spent some considerable time doing some tests with "LensAlign" and a 36" machinists rule at about 6' with my 28-70 AFS. I can't see any difference between right, center, or left with any of my lenses outdoors. I haven't done any lens fine tuning and probably won't with most of them. It's that good out of the box. I would recommend a high quality tripod and a solid ballhead.