Hello everyone!! Sorry in advance since this post has a lot of questions, but they're all beginner questions so they're hopefully easy to answer! I just bought a Nikon D7000 and I am hoping to get experience to do some studio editorial photography, geared at fashion. I bought a Nikkor AF-S 1.5 50mm lens after doing a google search and seeing photographers on Flickr recommending it as a portrait lens. However, I've recently done more research suggesting: i) a zoom telephoto lens might be better because I've heard it creates a 'flatter' image look and it allows you to be further away from the model so they can feel more comfortable ii) I don't think I'll need a prime that is 1.4 or 1.8 since I won't be shooting in low light since I'll mostly be using bright natural and studio lighting, iii) furthermore, I'm not looking to create a great amount depth of field and bokeh for the type of shots I envision, but more a look like the following examples which have most of the entire body in the frame sharp and textures intact: Bon Magazine Summer 2011 Four Covers (Bon Magazine) Les Garçons de Mode (Carbon Copy) http://models.com/mdx/?p=8448 1)What type of lens do you think the photographers used for these types of shots? 2) Is it possible to have one lens do long, medium and close-up shots like the examples with the same level of sharpness? 3) What aperture/shutter speed setting do you think these types of shots are? 4) Lastly, which lens would work best for my situation? I'm very 'green' and not sure which minimum and maximum apertures are used in studio fashion photography. 5) Is it true that 50-200mm lenses are 'budget zooms'? Should I invest in a mid-range zoom? If so, what lens would you recommend? These are the types of lenses I've come across: Nikon AF-SVR DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G ED, Tamron AF55-200mm f/4-5.6 LD Di II, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF, Nikkor 14.24 f/2.8G ED AF-S wide angle, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II, Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical IF Macroo Zoom, Nikkor 70-300mm f/2.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR.