11th September 2013
After using the D200 a lot for the above type of photography I found that I was using the grip more and more. The D3 is actually smaller in dimensions than the D200 with the grip so it is nice to have a slightly more compact unit with the portrait controls too all built in. It obviously feels much more solid than when there is an additional grip attached to the D200.
All in I am happy with the upgrade and looking forward to using it at some gigs and in the other areas i'm interested in.