Thanks guys for the positive replies. I will indeed not worry too much about it then. I have an old trusty Gitzo 1340 tripod and newer Giottos tilt pan head. Both are beastly. I guess I'll look for one of those electronic cable release thingys. It's a shame I cannot just use a mechanical cable release. If they included a threaded cable release and MLU this may be the best Nikon 35mm SLR ever.