For the best review yet of the Nikon D3 (by far), see Bjørn Rørslett’s review of the Nikon D3 at his site naturfotograf.com. His is a real review based on field-shooting the D3 extensively, and he can provide the insights gleaned from many years of shooting Nikon cameras.
I spent a week shooting in Norway with Bjørn in 2006, a beautiful country that should be on your list to visit. The image below shows one of the many beautiful valleys found inland not far from Oslo. Cyclists with a bent towards travel should take not of the beautiful road system.
Norwegian farming valley, Sept 2006
Gudbrandsdalen in Lesja municipality, County of Oppland
(Canon 5D + Nikon 85PC, stitched, cropped)
The fun is in the details; this is one of those images that needs a decent size print. Haze did cut down image contrast somewhat, but it’s still quite nice.