1. The DR is better, but not as much as I expected.if your workflow didn't change, you wouldn't notice much differenceQuote2. I couldn't stand the ergos, it drove me nuts with the ISO button not being as fast to change as on canon.ergos are individual taste, being used to Canon after so many years I still have a slight pref for how they do some things but Nikon's control placement is more consistent from model to model than Canon's regular randomizing of button positions
ISO's actually much faster to adj on d800, if you'd have assigned it to a control wheelQuote3. The AF with primes wasnt as good as my mk3s. Yes, the left AF point on the d800 was slooooow.depends on the lens, Nik's ultrasonic motors do seem to be slower
my d800s have no left AF weaknessQuote4. Flash exposure was very nice, but I missed my RT. :/agreedQuote5. Overall, it wasnt too bad but I prefer my canon.good on you for at least giving it a try
If you do so again, you might get more out of the experience.
Maybe try it in more challenging conditions.
I'll see how the d900 vs 5D4 goes. This generation of systems still weighs heavily in favor for Canon in my uses. As for ship jumping, my buddy quite liked shooting with my canon equipment. He's thinking about jumping ship to canon.
Nice comeback on your last statement there! lol!