First post. Amazing forum! This might be the place that really pushes me to make this investment for my small startup company. I would greatly appreciate any advice from any of you professional product/studio photographers! Ok, I am set on the Canon 5D MarkII. This camera will be great for me and the wide range of projects that I hope will lie ahead. I am now trying to figure out the rest of this equation with a focus on this first "Fine Jewelry" shoot which will be funding this purchase. Below is an example of one of her pieces which also shows the level of detail I wish to meet or exceed in the shots. What I am very new with is setting up a similar studio and camera setup to acheave such results. The one lens I also need to factor in this budget is the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. I feel this is a good travel/recreational lens that will also work great for head shots and fashion shots in the studio? ----- My main concern is getting the proper lens for shooting fine jewelry as this is very new to me. I am also seeking advice for the ideal lighting setup. I would love to keep things as DIY as possible. To get an idea of the style and size of her jewelry please visit her old...soon to be renovated website..AndreaFohrman.com ---- Thanks so much for helping out the new guy around here. I look forward to hearing some feedback and making this great investment. This assignment is truly a great opportunity for me to step my game up in this awesome world of photography! Thanks a million!! -Sean B.