105 VR or 85 1.4 and 17-55 or 17-35 ?

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105 VR or 85 1.4 and 17-55 or 17-35 ?
Feb 26, 2008

mmm i have to chose either of these for my next purchase

first decision 105 VR and 85 1.4. I basically want a great portrait lens. THe latter one is supposed to be Nikon's masterpiece but the 105 vr seems to be great and adds macro. My question is, is it possible to use the 105 as a portrait lens as you would use the 85 ? I know it's not that fast and maybe i m comparing apples and oranges but what do you think?

second choice is somehow harder. I own a D300 and the 17-55 should be perfect but if I got the 17-35 that would be perfect for a future FF body and I would have to sell the DX to get a FF lens.

all opiniions will be appreciated !

thanks

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