So I'm looking for a fun prime lens, near `L quality, or straight up `L quality. The goal is to have more reach for outdoor use when shooting scenes and portraits, mainly of people or objects, with a longer focal length for it's effects on background compression with wide apertures. I love the look of the 200mm f2 shots when it comes to outdoor portraits in natural light. They just snap out of the photo. But that lens is well beyond what I'm willing to pay right now, since I'm doing this for pure hobbyist/enthusiast type stuff.
This had me looking at the 200mm 2.8L, the 135mm f2L, and the 85mm 1.8. And specifically how they will look on an APS-C sensor. I tried using the lens archive for this, but it's hard to see any of it from an APS-C sensor (specifically regarding background compression and blur).
Mainly just looking to see if the 85 1.8 on an APS-C sensor has the background blur and scene compression that I like. Or if I have to really just push for a used 200 2.8L or 135f2L.
Any dedicated crop users with some advice on this?