For me I would choose the 85mm focal length for a prime as it is most flattering for portraits.
For zoom, I would choose the 70-200 range as it gives wonderful compression at the end of the focal range.
Both above tie into the lenses I have, an 85mm f/1.4 and a 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.
Altering the subject ever so slightly, if I was to have 1 focal length lens then it would have to be the 105 f/2.8 Micro VR.
Fantastic for macro work, a solid portrait lens (albeit having average http://www.imagen-estilo.com/Articles/Photography-basics/bokeh.html bokeh) and it gives reasonably good reach.
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