What type of lens is best for product photography?

Erik writes:

I just got a collapsable white nylon light tent to use to do product shots, and I need to do both single object shots (for example, a cell phone) and larger shots (pic of the contents you get in the box your cell phone came in). I am looking to get maximum detail and brightness, not going for an artistic look. Is there a standard lens and shooting distance that is preferred for these types of shots to get best pictures and avoid distortion?

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