Re: Nikon Portrait Lenses

If you want one for portrait use the 105. Best lens made. Very sharp. On some women with skin problems you might want to use a soft-focus adapter with it.

Drew wrote:
I have a Nikon d50. The speed of the kit zoom lenses is very limiting. I would like to buy a fast lens for general available light pictures and portraits.

I am looking at two lenses:

1. AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

2. AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Which would be a better portrait lens?
Which would be a better all around lens?