I have been looking and reading a lot of the lens review forums on here and have been trying to figure out what portrait lens to get. I want to spend under 500 because I don't really do it a whole lot (portraits that is) but I want something for when the time comes. I was wondering about the 70-300 VR as a portrait lens? I've seen people use it, but is it really good for portraits? I have a 50 1.8 and its nice for head shots, but I just don't like the feel for full body shots. Any recommendations would be great! EDIT: One more question...I am going to be buying the 105 Micro VR...can I use that things other than Macro?