As can be seen by my signature... I have no problem going through lenses. Well... low and behold nine months after being on a turkey high, a baby is coming forth. You should see what roast beef makes me do!
I had a 100mm f/2.8L is macro that I just sold... and inretrospect... maybe I should have kept it for some close ups of the eye and eyelashes... and I liked the lens quite a bit as a portrait lens. It was super sharp wide open at f/2.8 and I'm a little sad to see it go.
My plan was to replace the 100mm f/2.8L with a 135mm f/2L... which would be a touch long for indoor photography... and maybe a touch long to get a new born to notice me... but I also have a 9 year old that it would complement well. Then... after I save a few more sheckles, I was going to upgrade to a 85mm f/1.2L.
And then this morning, I see a good deal on a 85mm f/1.8 for $300 and I jumped on it for $275. So now I have a decent portrait lens which isn't crazy long on my full frame 5D mkiii. Rather than spending 800 to 900 on the 135mm, I now have an extra $1200 ish left to spend (after selling a 24-105 and a fisheye lens).
So should I keep the 85mm and maybe sell two 24-105's and upgrade to a 24-70mm f/2.8L mkii? Is the 85mm f/1.2L REALLY just that much more amazing that I should continue with my plan of upgrading to that but just skip over the 135mm step?
And while I normally don't suggest people offering suggestions from left field (e.g. I'm talking about a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii and someone suggests a 18-200mm), but in this case, if there is a better portrait option that is good wide open, I'm willing to listen.
I wanted something in the 50mm range, but the f/1.2L is soft wide open, I had the f/1.4 and really liked it, but evidently not enough to keep it, and I really didn't like that it wasn't sharp until around f/2.8 or so. But I'm rambling.