While my D4 and lens are at the shop and delayed with a "Parts Hold" note, I went ahead and ordered a D800. It should be here tomorrow.
I read the specs for the MB-D12 grip on the B&H site. I've always had a grip on my older D300 bodies, which was worth the extra expense to get the extra frame per second. For $400, I would have hoped the MB-D12 would speed the frame rate on the D800. Other than switching to 1.2 Crop, is there any way to speed up the D800? Different batteries, etc?
I didn't see any sort of option to use EN-EL18 batteries either? I'd love to see that option since I already have several for the D4.
I saw several options for third party grips, and I read a lot of the threads discussing the pros and cons.
I have to decide whether to spend the bucks on a MB-D12 soon so I can get the appropriate L-Bracket for the body. Sounds like there might be some issues using a RRS bracket on some of the third party grips.