Originally Posted by CardinalFJ60
I'll use either my 85mm/1.8 or my 50mm/1.4 for portrait stuff. on my DX format the 50mm is more like a 75mm so I can be further from the subject (more comfortable for them) and get a nice perspective (no horse faces nor really flat). the nice thing with a fast lens, is that you can shoot the protrait at like f2.2/2.8/3.5 and get a nice Bokeh in the background.
Which 50mm/1.4 did you buy? I see two nice AF 50mm lenses on B&H:
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
I have a couple of fixed lenses that are my faves:
AF Nikkor 50mm/1.8
AF Nikkor 35mm/2 (current fave)
These are older lenses, not the D series.