Quote Originally Posted by dtomasula
I just picked up a Tokina 35-200 f3.5-4.5 manual focus zoom lens on eBay for $5.50 (that's right 5 dollars and 50 cents!).
I doubt this is news to anyone here, but, "vintage" lenses from the '70s and early '80s are very often available dirt cheap on e-bay. I have picked up quite a few for my Nikkormat FT2. Of course the non-AIS lenses are old technology, but their glass remains great Nikor quality (subject to the usual cautions of course)

I remember a Nikon ad I used to drool over featuring their whole line of lenses laid out and gleaming like jewels; well those jewels are out there now, maybe a little dusty, but finally affordable for me!