Quote Originally Posted by elekm
If you want to make portraits, consider the AI/AIS 105mm f/2.5 lens.[snip]USD200.
The 105 2.5 is legendary. If you are just shooting B&W, consider the non-ai. Use your handheld meter. Its small and compact. Also, the 100 series E is soooo underatted. People love to read marketing material and base their pictures on it.

I have a book from 1975 called "The Nikon Image". Everything shot with 70's lenses and Kodachrome II and some Ektachrome. One would think that the photos are new cause the shots are awesome. There is abosolutely nothing wrong with getting a 105 from this era.