So you would like to shoot portraits at f1.2 but cannot afford (or CAN afford but cannot justify) $2,800.00 for the 85mm Nikon f1.2 lens? Me too. You can shoot portraits at f1.2 for only $550.00 ($2,300.00 less) by simply shooting in DX. Yes, you have "only" 20 mp but that is going to be enough to still print up to poster size and few people will print that large. Here is an example. You can click through to flickr for pixel peeping. Camera is Z8 in DX mode (but I could have produced the same results with my Nikon Z50), ISO 500, 1/200th sec. shutter speed. Eye AF focused on the eyes of the head of Michelangelo's David. The blue and white vases (and painting) are 3 to 6 feet behind the subject. The flowers in the corner are 10 feet behind the subject. This image will help you judge both sharpness in the subject and bokeh in the background at various distances from the subject. I personally think this is a great lens and more than adequate for me. When, if ever, Nikon produces a D500 replacement Z90 with about a 33 or larger megapixel sensor this lens will come into its own as a great portrait lens for crop sensor shooters. Feel free to post your opinion and/or experience with this lens.