I have a 35-70mm lens- would an 85mm or 135mm (f2.8) be a better compliment?

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I have a 35-70mm lens- would an 85mm or 135mm (f2.8) be a better compliment?

I was debating between posting on the Beginners thread, but thought this would also be an appropriate forum to ask.

I'm mostly doing portrait/editorial based photography at the moment, and I am working with a Fuji Xh1. In the near future I plan on doing some video work as well.

The standard 16-55mm has served me well but I got into some vintage zeiss Contax Lenses- the recent addition being the 35-70mm zoom lens. For those that have worked with 85 and 135 mm focal lengths, which one did you end up using more?

The compression in the 135 seems nice but I feel like it will probably become harder to communicate with my subjects at that distance. Keep in mind I haven't worked with focal lengths larger than my 55mm, so I don't have a particular preference yet.

Thanks!

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