So I bought the 85mm 1.8 a while back, which is a fantastic lens. However I soon realized it's limitations when I had to be practically miles away to shoot a child (my main subjects). I am getting a 50mm for Christmas, and though people rave about the 85mm, I wonder what the real benefit of keeping it would be. Not that I dont love it, but I find myself needing the benefit of closeness in most shoots I do, weather they be inside someone's small house or in studio where I STILL can't get far enough back to get the whole person in the shot. ( I dont necessarily want to sell it, I just want a great reason to still value it!) I am getting the 50 1.8, so maximum ap. is the same...the only real difference is the mm length, right? When would I really want to use the 85 over the 50? So basically, what really IS so great about the 85mm?!