My preference is for very tight, sometimes confrontational, headshots. I use 50's (Nikkors, Makro-Planar, Planar) and 85's, (2.0/85 Nikkor, 1.4/85 Planar C/Y or 2.8/85 Sonnar C/Y), all at wide openings (although up very close f4.0 and 2.8 work best.
I don't mind a bit of distortion. I like my portraits to be very intimate. Male subjects only.
For some examples go to my Flickr, where I'm Miked700. http://www.flickr.com/photos/6636032...7628580833673/