I'd like to have them both if I can, but for now, my wife would treat me badly if I did that so, I may only get one. I think I will shoot portraits more often (family, friends, etc.), but macro is a bonus. I almost bought the 85mm 1.8 af-s, but then I saw the 105mm 2.8 vr micro used for only $300 more ($820). I read people reviewed the 105, and it sounds like a very good portrait lens beside being a superb micro lens. Please give me some advice which one would be a better choice if I can get only one. Also, can any body give a comparison of bokeh between the two? How much better does the 85 1.8 isolate the main object from background compare to the 105 2.8 at max aperture? Currently, I have nikkor 17-55mm 2.8, and nikkor 35mm 1.8, and I hate to get too close, destroying the natural expression on people face. Thank you very much in advance.