>>$425 for a place to store your battery? Wow, Nikon is > >So, don't buy it. > >For me, it's $425 to make my camera go from usable for 45 >minutes, to usable for a full day's work. Paid for itself in >2 days. > >And the FT1 took my V1 from toy to tool. Well worth the >money. > >If you have different priorities, then keep your money in your >pocket. Best way to tell Nikon they are overcharging you.
and I won't buy a D800. I will likely wait for D600 instead. I did buy a FT1 and sold it later because I did not help the J1 to become a tool. It was just a toy for my kid.