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If there is any chance of you upgradig to FX at some point I would not buy any DX lenses.50 1.8 vs. 50 1.4 - for most people there is very little difference. I use a 50 1.8 on my D800 and it is a solid performer. And I think the same goes for 85 1.4 vs. 85 1.8. You pay a lot more for 1.4 lenses but you gain very little in real world shooting.As for indoor shooting: You can go high iso + fast prime lens or you can use a flash :-) Indoor at night the high iso + fast prime strategy is pushing it on a D800. A good flash is much cheaper than buying a high ISO camera :-) As with guns - dont point the flash at people :-)Go use what you have untill you can buy what you really want - dont buy second best - you will end up buying the best and thus waste money buying things twice :-)All the best
In hindsight, primes might have been 'better'. .
Thanks for sharing.Yes! Super dim and the need to shoot at least at 250 for shutterspeed...the noise from ISO is killing me.
I don't agree with R.J. on his advice. But as I said, I am a prime fanboy. There are lots of people on this site that will agree with R.J. I just don't think that the bokeh is going to be that great on a 2.8 in the 24-70 range. On the long end of a 70-200 2.8, sure, but not the wide end or even shorter. I have also never considered the flexibility of being able to zoom down to 24 from 50 or up to 70 from 50 worth the sacrifice in image quality (or cost, take your pick) or speed. But R.J.'s advice and similar advice in this thread is worthy of consideration and in fact the best advice for many people.Also a note to regarding R.J.'s comment about auto-focus and capturing the moments. If you put your D800 on P Mode, AF-C and 4 frames per second, you are not going to miss many shots. I shoot my own 8 year old like this, except I select A Mode and the slowest aperture that available light will allow.