Suggestions for Portrait Lens for a D7000

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Suggestions for Portrait Lens for a D7000
Jan 27, 2013

I am looking for a fast prime portrait lens for my D7000. The lens should have a wide aperture, a low profile if possible, and not cost an arm and a leg. I am primarily considering the Nikon 85mm f/1.8, but also have looked at the 50mm f1.8G, and the 60mm f/2.8 micro. I want to take indoor pictures of people in available light.

The 85mm f1.8 sort of fits this bill but only concern is that on  my D7000 the 1.5 factor would give a field of view equivalent to a 122mm lens. Would it be too much on the telephoto side?

Also, the lens is available in both D and G formats. and I was wondering if either is significantly better than the other.  Any comments and experiences from those who have used this lens on a DX body would be appreciated.

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