I have a bit of a problem. I know the 135/f2 is a great lens, awesomely sharp, blazingly quick but i find I'm not using it enough to justify it in my kit. Admittedly i have not done a huge amount of Portrait work ( but I want to do more) but i find when i do want to use it it is just too long, unless I'm outside. I find that even as a candid street lens it is too long, I have had more success with the 85/f1.8.
I suppose basically i'm looking for people with the 85/f1.2 to convince me of its superiority for portrait work AND as a more general purpose lens than the 135. If i need a tele I have the 70-200/f2.8 to fall back on.
I've seen the images produced by this lens and i know they are stunning and i also know the issues with the narrow DOF as I have the 50/f1.2, but i have noticed when i take portraits with the 135, especially of women it is pretty brutal in the clarity and sharpness dept. in other words not very flattering.
I realise that I will have to put a little bit of money in to make the cost of the 1.2 BUT is my thinking sound guys ?, you tell me.
Cheers for any thoughts on this.