If you are looking for a versatile and affordable lens that can handle a variety of shooting situations, you should check out the Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 Macro Zoom Lens.
This lens has a wide-angle to telephoto zoom range, which makes it ideal for landscapes, portraits, travel, and more. You can also get close to your subjects with the macro mode, which lets you focus as close as 0.5m at any focal length. The lens has a fast and accurate autofocus system that works well in low-light conditions, and a manual focus override for fine-tuning your shots. The lens also has a solid build quality and a compact design that fits easily in your camera bag. The Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 Macro Zoom Lens is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore their creativity with a single lens.
The lens is cheap used but works very well, giving sharp and contrasty images even wide open.
If you love vintage lenses, you will adore the Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5 (MKII) Macro Zoom Lens. This lens has a unique 'push-pull' design that lets you adjust the focal length by moving the front part of the lens in and out. Unlike some other lenses, this one has a 'correct push-pull', meaning that the shortest position corresponds to the shortest focal length, and vice versa. This makes it easy and intuitive to use. The lens also has a macro mode that allows you to
capture stunning close-up details of your subjects.
I love the feeling of nostalgia that comes with using old lenses like the Nikon 35-105 / 3.5-4.5 (MKII). It's amazing how fast and accurate they can focus, even on a relatively old camera like the Nikon D700. I tested the focusing time from infinity to MDF and back, and it was almost the same as a modern and very expensive Nikon 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED AF-S N Nikkor! I wonder how much faster it would be on a newer camera like the Nikon D4, which has a more powerful focus motor. The old 'screwdriver' technology is really impressive, and it can compete with the new AF-S SWM lenses in terms of speed. Of course, speed is not everything, there are other factors like focusing accuracy and noise level, but I still enjoy using these vintage lenses. They have a lot of character and charm :).