85mm/1.8G for close up portraits?

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP bkkm New Member • Posts: 16
Re: 85mm/1.8G for close up portraits?

GS2000 wrote:

85/1.8G is great for portraits - but no way 85mm FL will give you such close ups and at the same time leave you enough distance from your model. too tight if you ask me.

135/2D will be much better (well, if you'll find a copy that would be sharp enough on your D600...)

Sigma 150 - as was offered here - should be great we well....


Would you say the Tokina 100mm/2.8 macro, or maybe the Nikon 105mm/2.8 macro, would be better alternatives to the 85mm/1.8G as *portrait* lens if I wanted to get this kind of close up? Or even the Tamron 90mm/2.8? Or is there much to be lost in exchanging the 85mm for any of those, besides the extra f-stop?

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