I’m a canon guy so I cannot speak to nikon lenses but I find the canon 85mm 1.2L to be a really great portrait lens. Most of my portraits have a tendency to be done in very tight spaces (like the portrait of the female chef in my flickr stream). so I tend to shoot with the 50 1.2L. I’d not dare use the zoom for it b/c the distortion really sucks.
Someone hit my car while parked a few weeks ago and both my laptop and tripod were busted in the accident. I’m waiting on a check from the insurance company and then I think I’m gonna finally break down and get that 24-70. Although, I can think of a million other things that I could spend the money on and of course it’s all gear related.