> >Consider making the problem go away by removing the SD card >and storing it in your camera bag. >
Yes, all the time but I have a habit of leaving CF cards at home.
> >The menu setting to avoid the SD card does not turn off the >slot's electronics. Any card in the slot still has to be part >of the system even if data is not actually being written to >it. That said, I'm personally not sure about the Nikon rep's >response.
I don't buy Nikon's rep response either. Especially that one of the responders here has SD card faster than CF card and it still happens.
>. . . which is another reason to suspect some other culprit. >If you're using a battery grip, you may accidentally be >bumping its shutter button in a half-press, which can activate >the buffer and slow things down. A third-party/non-Nikon grip >can cause problems too.
It is definitely not the grip.
>Personally, I think a 36mp monster like the D800 absolutely >needs the best and fastest cards in order to prevent the >camera from drawing unnecessary attention - to prevent it from >distracting us.
No, it does not for me. I have and tried 133x and 600x. The way I shoot does not make any difference. The only burst I have ever used was 2fps once in a blue moon.