Best lens for portraits with D800

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Best lens for portraits with D800
Apr 17, 2013

Hi everyone,

I want to buy a great lens for portrait to use with the D800.

It is mostly for kids/wife. I already have 24-70 which I use as walkaround lens, but not ideal for portrait. Even though I can crop when need be, DOF is not ideal for portrait.

Hence I am looking at 85mm, 105mm or maybe the 70-200 2.8. Which one would you recommend? I would go for the zoom but scared that the weight kills my appetite for using it...

I am happy to invest the necessary money for it, so it is really about having something I won't regret...

Any thought or experience welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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