Native 85mm vs sigma 105/135 vs nikon 105 - best portrait lens?

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Native 85mm vs sigma 105/135 vs nikon 105 - best portrait lens?

I am in the market for a really good portrait lens, and I am interested in the collective view around the image quality of these lenses.

Assume I am happy with the varying weights and costs, I am finding it hard to decide which will give me the best performance.  I was leaning towards maybe the huge sigma 105 with an FTZ, but the native 85 seems to be really sharp and crisp.  I am looking for sharpness and good pop/separation from a smooth background for outdoor flash portraiture, and each trades off one against the other to some degree, but I'd be keen on user feedback  and examples from people shooting with any of these lenses - it would be on a Z7 and a lot of outdoor work with something like the AD200 in a magbox softbox.

Thanks!

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Nikon Z7 Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8
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