I have an older 85mm f/1.4 lens that can be finicky and other times it can create cool soft portraits. The focus falloff can be wonderful or quite frustrating depending on what part of the shot is not crisp. This shot is at f/1.6.
Nikon D700 | ISO 200 | 85mm lens at f/1.6 | 1/250 second. Speedlights fired by PocketWizard Flex TT5s.
Retouched in CS5 and Portrait Professional
I have a new blog post on "f/1.4 or so" portraits. Stop by: markshaiken.com/2012/03/f1-4-or-so/