Por­trait prime time

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In N-Photo 69, I was stunned to see that the Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1.4 was not in­cluded in the com­par­i­son of other por­trait prime lenses. I own one and parted ways with the AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G and D mod­els in lieu of the 58mm f/1.4. I un­der­stand it is viewed some­what as a spe­cial­ity lens, but I still think it to be a true por­trait lens wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion.

Also, could you re­view the Zeiss­brand por­trait lenses? I think there is a lot of po­ten­tial in the Zeiss Mil­vus line, and the com­par­i­son could have in­cluded their por­trait lenses. The 58mm is an im­pres­sive lens, but its fo­cal length for por­trai­ture is bet­ter suited to shoot­ing on DX-for­mat bod­ies, where the high price makes it less pop­u­lar than other 50mm lenses. Sim­i­larly, Zeiss Mil­vus lenses are op­ti­cally su­perb, but their price and lack of aut­o­fo­cus makes them more of a spe­cial­ist choice.

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