Suitability of Nikon 60mm G-ED for Portrait work

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bravozulu
bravozulu Contributing Member • Posts: 897
Suitability of Nikon 60mm G-ED for Portrait work

When selecting my first ever DSLR gear I bought a 60mm f2.8 G ED Micro. I wanted it for macro shots, but reasoned that it would give the perspective of a 90mm (in film). It's that 3rd portion of my brain talking again -- not right, not left, but 'film'.

Am I misled by my impressions that a 60 would mimic a 90 from the film world?

My very favorite Nikon lens was a 105mm f2.5. And my favorite lens of any make was a Leitz Elmarit 90. I leaned on it so heavily, co-workers at the magazines were I was employed would chuckle: "Here's that guy again with his PORTRAIT lens", every time they saw some of my prints.

What do you think? Is the 60 on a part with the 90's and 105's of olden days for portrats? Hey, and how can you turn up your nose at specs that include ED glass and Nano coating?

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED +5 more
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