As soon as I ordered my D800e, I ordered the L-plate from RRS. In fact, I received the plate well before the camera came in (great service from RRS). I have the RRS L-plate on all my cameras. And since I have the RSS BH-55 ballhead on my Gitzo as well, it was a no-brainer. My only real decision was to get the L-plate for either the camera alone or with the Grip. I decided not to get the grip (I have it on my D700) so went for the camera only version.