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Best lens for environmental portraits?

furbs

San Francisco, US
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furbs Registered since 30th Jan 2013
Thu 21-Feb-13 02:26 PM

My first post! First off, thanks to all of you for sharing such helpful opinions and information already. I recently got a D600 and I love it. Much more fun to work with than my old D50, and the FX format brings me back to seeing things like I did in my film days.

With a new camera come new lenses, and I've been shooting lots of portraits with my new 105mm f/2 DC. I love the bokeh, sharpness and speed of this lens. However, it doesn't work that well for environmental portraits, nor do my other lenses (50mm 1.8 and 28-200mm 3.5-5.6G). The zoom is OK but not that fast, and has too much chromatic aberration, vignetting, and distortion for my tastes.

I've been looking at the 35mm focal length, and so far the 35mm f/1.4G and 24-70mm AFS have been catching my eye, but I have reservations with those two. What other lenses would work, or are either of those two good for environmental portraits?

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