85mm f/1.4G, focal length good for headshots?

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argh69
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85mm f/1.4G, focal length good for headshots?
May 27, 2011

i am looking at this lense for all my portrait needs without waisting time cropping, so framing and exposure are what i am after. i am a little worried that the 85mm range is too short for headshot portraits but am not sure, i am not a pro.

i am also looking at the classic 105mm and 135mm defocus control primes but it appears the new 85mm 1.4G is better in terms of image quality. i just need assurances that the 85mm focal length will not cause distortion.

edit, i forgot to add that i have the D700 with only one lense, the 50mm 1.4G along with SB900.

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