Any consensus on best DX portrait lens?

Started Jun 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any consensus on best DX portrait lens?
In reply to Kerry Pierce, Jun 12, 2012

Kerry Pierce wrote:

You aren't leaving many options on the table, basically 50mm.

For 50mm, I use the Sigma 50 f/1.4. The Nikkor 50 f/1.4 would be my next choice. My interest is usually subject isolation and bokeh. I don't use the 60 macro for portraits. Too much acuity isn't flattering for many people. I like a little softer focus than I get from that lens and generally, the women especially like soft focus for their portraits.

my gallery of so-so photos

+1 for the sigma 50 1.4. It is the sharpest fastest autofocus 50mm lens at big apertures.

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