Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
The Nikon 43-86mm f/3.5 (serial number 958521) was my first zoom lens. This lens was a big disappointment to me because it was too slow, its images were not sharp, and there were many times when 43mm was just not wide enough. In fact, the optical performance of this lens was so bad that I sold it and did not use zooms again for years.
I am impressed - I can't even tell you what the serial numbers of my current lenses are, let alone my first ever zoom lens!