Well, yes, but probably 80% of my portraits are done at the beach or park, or other outdoor environment. And I am not taking a laptop out there.
Looking through a viewfinder at what is the functional equivalent of a 50" TV screen for focus and composition is an AMAZING way to work. And you can still tether if you so choose.
>> I absolutely LOVE using the LCD for portrait work. > >If so, you may really, really love using a tethered laptop. > >Gator Bob in Gainesville FL >D700 & SB800 * D800 on order >Nikkors: *14-24 * 28-300 * PC-E 85mm *50mm 1.8 >Tamron 90mm Macro
Currently, I'm working on tethering wirelessly to an iPad using an EyeFi card. I shoot NEFs and very small jpegs. The jpegs are then wirelessly transmitted to the iPad and I can view the images within a few seconds (2 or 3) after the the image has been taken (really, it is after the camera has done stored the image(s)). It is working quite nicely. I'm considering taking with me on location. It seems to be quite doable whereas a laptop is to bulky. And, I would be a little nervous about the possibility of damaging the laptop.
Thanks for the update on the LCDVF. I'll wait until they roll it out.
A MacBook Air with USB 3.0 could be a very doable solution, especially in light of the USB 3.0 connectivity on the D800. You could upload your images very quickly, especially to an SSD. If Apple would refresh their Air with 3.0, I probably would sell my 13" MacBook Pro and buy the Air.