Sony 55/1.8 vs Sony 85/1.8 for portraits

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travelinbri_74
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Sony 55/1.8 vs Sony 85/1.8 for portraits

Hello,

The Sony 85/1.8 gets amazing reviews and is quite reasonably priced. That being said, I generally do travel photography, and while I love taking portraits, I rarely have a portrait lens on my camera (as I want the flexibility to take street scenes also, and 85 is a bit tight for that). My question is, how much better does the 85/1.8 render as compared to the 55/1.8?

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