... awkward when handholding a d800 ..to change the ISO settings (top left of the camera), I could not find how to assign it to any of the other buttons.
?? In Av mode I've got my front control wheel for aperture, rear wheel for ISO
The same to change autofocus points, hard to reach that switch...
The af-on switch needs too much pressure..
OK, maybe your hands aren't the best fit for a d800
I have mid-size paws and d800 feels perfect in my mitts with a 70-200 hanging off it.
5d2 was pretty slow too, who's complaining about that?
Nikon bodies are quite different, you need to spend some time with them to adjust yourself
to how to get the best handling with them. No different than any other mfr. I have to admit, my long term Canon use gave me a similar bias but no more.
D800 isn't a spray'n'pray kind of camera, it requires more deliberate use.. but has more forgiving (under)exposure latitude
.. learn how to expose properly, and take some freaking pictures for God sake or sell your gear and jump to sony for all I care... Just stop this nonsense.
how do YOU "expose properly" for a scene that exceeds your Canon's DR?
Are you content to clip highlites and shadows and live with the out-of-camera tone curve for every shot?
If so, your advice may not register with the more artistic photographers.