I have a friend in her early 20's who would like to start using an AE-1 that she inherited from her father.

She has the excellent SSC 50/1.4, however being the generation who grew with with digi-zooms she really wanted a zoom.

When I tried to explain HCB and 50mm fov etc, she tells me about her friend who tae excellent cell phone photos with no zoom. However she also played with my Oly Trip 35 with Tri-x, developed and printed herself and she is so happy with the result.

Can APUG suggest a light weight zoom in FD mount that can be carried around?

It should be something that is versatile enough for her to explore her photographic vision but not too heavy so she won't be carrying it around.