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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens ideal for me?

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens ideal for me?
Jun 10, 2014

I'm new to photography and I'm finding myself shooting more and more portraits, mostly outdoor but would like to take some more indoor shots at some point.

I have a Nikon d5100 with the kit 18-55m, a 35mm prime and the 55-200 4/5.6.

Currently I am shooting portraits with the 55-200mm but it's very difficult to achieve the dof I want.  It's great in a big old field but around town not so much (5.6 is the min aperture at anything over 55mm really).  So after doing my research it looks as though the 85mm prime is ideal.

It's currently going for £350 which is affordable to me however, I would be able to save a little more if there was anything else you would recommend?  A zoom would be good but I have a feeling it's going to be out of my price range.

Any feedback would be great!

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