Well there are the usual suspects. 24, 35, 50 and 85 f1.4s. I have shot all but the 35 in low light with the D800. All exceed my skill in performance, so all I can say is that they work well. It shouldn't have surprised me but the shadows of D800 images hold more detail and stand up to more noise reduction than the D700, for example. Depending on what you mean by low, you may be surprised what you can get even several stops slower than 1.4.
Sun 10-Jun-12 01:31 PM | edited Sun 10-Jun-12 09:23 PM by RRRoger
The D800 is very good at high ISO settings. I prefer Zooms. So that limits me to F/2.8 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 If it is really dark, you will need a fast prime.
Today I am trying the 35mm f/1.8DX in 720P movie mode at 60fps for the indoor Church Service. Because last week with my 28-300 at f/3.5-5.6 I used 720P at 30fps. The Auto ISO was at 8,000 much of the time. This was not a real problem until the Speaker wore a brown checkered shirt and moved back and forth, up and down. That created the most moire I have ever seen. So keeping the ISO below 3,200 should help a lot in the worst case serenade.
Although DX the 35mm f/1.8 worked great for Videos just like it did on my D7000, D5100, and V1.
Is there a particular focal length or range that you have in mind? Any of the current Fast Nikkors would be a great choice. Tell us more about what you will be shooting. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
>>I'm wondering what would be a recommendation for a lens >to >>shoot in low light conditions? > >Any F1.2. or F1.4 lens. If that won't get it done, it's not >going to GET done. > > >>Any thoughts on low light and the D-800? >> >>Thanks! >
I would not recommend zooms for available light shots. At f2.8 the image quality of zoom lenses is not really good. Most fix focal lenses do much better at that aperure. Furthermore a vibration reduced image looks diffenent than one shot without VR. It might be a matter of taste, but to me the only reason to use a zoom lens is, when you have to shoot quickly, like for press work.