Nikkor 43-86 f3.5, worst nikon lens ever?

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Stacey_K
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Nikkor 43-86 f3.5, worst nikon lens ever?
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I've been playing around with older gear, mostly 50's vintage stuff and enjoy the look I am getting on film with these older lenses. I picked up a new in the box 43-86 f3.5 pre-AI zoom for $30, one of the "bad" early serial number ones with the lettering inside the filter ring. I actually kinda like it, tested it out on my Sony A7 (none of my nikon DSLR's work with pre-AI lenses) and can't wait to try it on my old Nikon F.

Thanks to the folks who recommended this lens as a "funky" lens, any others I should get? I have a 200mm f4 Q I heard is kinda weird optically too.

Honestly, if this is the worst lens Nikon ever made, that's not too bad...

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