I recently posted with the topic of "people help" as I have not really done any dedicated people photography or portraits. It looks like I will be doing more in the future and would like some input on lens selection. The lenses I current have are listed in my signature line. I have often heard good things about the 85mm class. While it is not overly expensive, it can be depending on how much I plan on using it. Right now I am looking at a 24-70 2.8, likely soon after a 70-200 2.8 and hopefully a full frame body (D850) also within the next few months. So how much "better" is an 85 1.4/1.8 vs 24-70 2.8? If I was going to get an 85mm it looks like I have 3 main choices (in price order), Nikon 1.8, Tamron VC 1.8 and Nikon 1.4. Is there any real advantage to going to either of the more expensive ones? I am a person that if there is something "better" and I can reasonably afford it, I would rather "buy once, cry once". I have considered a 50mm on and off, but they seem to get such mixed reviews. I know there are ton of different ones on the market, but they seem to have narrow scope of "great" uses.