Quote Originally Posted by Mongo
There are a lot of great Nikkor lenses out there, and if you're happy with manual focus you can get staggeringly good glass for very little money. The pages on Nikkor lenses that start at http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...rces/index.htm have more information than you'll ever need on just about every Nikkor lens ever made.
That website is a great and invaluable resource for Nikon manual focus cameras and lenses, by the way. I do most of my research at that website. It's designed by a guy in Malaysia, so his English takes some getting used to. The design of the site is a bit cumbersome and it takes a while to get used to navigation, but it is great nonetheless.

I've got a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AIS, 105mm f2.5 AIS and a 55mm micro. They are all great lenses. You could buy any of these lenses in great condition for under $200 each. I personally like the bokeh of Nikkor lenses, but I can see why someone might not.