I came from the D7K and felt the grip was small on that body. My pinky was on the buttom edge of that body. Know I have the D800E and the grip is a little bigger and more comfortable. I also have the Nikon battery grip and don't ever take it off as it adds more room for my hand/pinky to hold the camera (adds more weight also so keep that in mined). If I could afford a D4, I would use that for everything... I got the D800E for being able to crop as I tend to shoot loose and am working on filling the frame more and more.