I am about to purchase a Nikon F100, and will be doing a lot of portrait photography. The problem is, I can't decide between the 105mm F/2 DC or the 85mm 1.4 lens. Can anyone suggest the better lens for portrait work with the F100?
Back when I was doing photography, the lower limit for portrait lenses was considered 90mm (the upper limit was considerd to be 105mm, with 100mm being ideal). Anything below that and common wisdom was that it was getting to "fish-eye" to create a flattering picture.
A 100mm F2 is pretty fast for a 100mm, but that 85mm is extraordinarily fast.
Both of those lenses would probably be equally as sharp. That extra stop would be nice. I may splurge and spend $60 on a 135mm 2.8 lens. I have a macro lens that is 3.5 but would rather have a seperate lens to use for portrait work.