Has anybody seen or bought one of these for real? The fact that Kirk & RRS haven't got L brackets and plates made for the grip sort of tells us it may not be out yet, but amazon has this listing for a whopping $616 with three not so good reviews.
I called at least 7 or 8 major camera retailers around Australia today to inquire about the grip, but none of them even knew the expected arrival date!
It's still available at Amazon (not 3rd party seller on amazon.com).
I liked the Nikon F5 with it's built-in grip (and the extra buttons when shooting in vertical position. But I am not sure that I want to spend $450 for this D800 accessory, especially since it will not increase the frame rate for FX.
I ordered directly from Amazon ($449, not from the reseller listing them at $616). They were on backorder at the time, but the unit shipped last week and I now have it in hand. If only I had a D800 to plug it into...