I have not had my D800 on a tripod yet. It has 1600 clicks now in a month and I am more than satisfied with the IQ results. Does it show poor technique? Yup. But so did my D700 and before that, my D200 and D100. Among other things the D800 records better is sloppy technique! I advise friends to employ the same technique as shooting a rifle -- take a breath, let it part way out and squeeeeeeeeze.