I am a newbie (photographing for 2 years) and have already fallen in love with it! My main photo subjects are my family.
I currently have a 35mm and an 18-200. I use the 35mm a lot and love it. The 18-200mm is my general lens that I take when I go on vacation or just out and about with the family. I find my 35mm is very 'in your face' as you have to be somewhat close to the subject. Would it make sense to get the 85mm?
BTW I am shooting on a D3100 (Which I will be upgrading to a new D7000 when it is announced).
Your thoughts and suggestions please!
The 'in your face' quality of the 35mm is why I love it.
The 85mm is a fine lens, but it has a min focus distance of almost 3 feet.
You will get a much truer image 1/1 when shooting FF when a 85mm is used, but I love the 35mm I have. It allows you to move in on your subject and get that truly intimate feel to an image that the 85mm just doesnt get.