I think that it would work to move the bracket out a bit as you suggest. However, I think that there is a place on the mounting rail that is meant to accomodate the mounting screw in order that it is more secure in that position (which places the bracket snug against the camera body). I am unable to check that at the moment so I could be wrong. That, of course, is not to say that the bracket would not be secure if one did move it out a bit as you suggest. In any event it is clear that none of us who have noticed this issue are going to lose any sleep over it. As noted above I was mainly interested in finding out if others were also unable to open the door without using some type of improvised tool or object to do so. I have no difficulty opening the door on my D200 with my fingers with the L bracket mounted. It appears that the D800 bracket could have been designed a little better but that is a nitpick and not a serious complaint.