Advise to chose lens for portrait and macro

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EKB Regular Member • Posts: 395
Re: Advise to chose lens for portrait and macro

n057 wrote:

The "classic" focal length for portrait, on FX is 85mm. That translates into 58mm for DX. Nikon happens to have a lovely lens for that, the 58/1.4 lens. Unfortunately, they sell it at an indecent price. If only they had the wits to make a DX only version, like they did for the 35/1.8 ...

I don't believe a DX-only f/1.4 version would be any cheaper or lighter. Where I think Nikon missed a bet is in not making an FX 58mm f/1.8 with a price comparable to their 85mm f/1.8. It wouldn't be a lens for me, but I would have expected it to be popular with both DX and FX users.

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