"It obviously speaks for the quality of your work if that question isn't raised more often" I like that! Thank you for your positive feedback! The 50mm lens is a great lens and easy to master. When I was going through Brooks Institute of Photography School, back when it was a top school, a friend of mine could only afford a 50mm lens and he consistantly blew us away with his skills. I really do think that a zoom lens stunts a photogs growth as far as learning to see photos before raising the camera to capture and image.