According to the Sony roadmap, we will see a 50mm portrait lens by year's end. A number of rumor sites are stating that this E-mount (NEX) lens will be 50mm f/1.8 and announced on August 24th. In 35mm format terms, such a lens would match the angle of view given by a 75mm lens. I've seen a lot of great portraits made with 75mm Leica lenses on 35mm bodies, and I have to admit to being influenced by a statement from Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer to the effect that the shorter your short telephoto, the cooler you are (paraphasing here since I can't find the link). However, having used the equivalent of 75-135mm portrait lenses from many, many systems, I've come to realize that I'm simply not that cool. I like a longish short telephoto, somewhere in the 90-105mm equivalent range. It gives me the framing I want for head/neck shots with a bit more compressed perspective without excessive working distance. I'd therefore ideally like to see a nice portrait lens option in the 60-70mm range for Sony NEX. Maybe I'm just being too picky. How do others feel about a 50mm f/1.8 portrait lens for Sony NEX?