Just bought this lens in excellent condition for cheap ($30) to replace one I had sold years ago. Early sixties Nikkor 43-86mm zoom lens (Nippon Kogaku) on Nikon F with HN-3 lens shade. One of Nikon's first zooms, it is beautifully made and despite it's notoriety as being "soft" it is considered a Nikon classic. This lens (modified with the focus locked at infinity) was used on the KS-80A motorized Nikon F for the U.S. Navy in the sixties assigned to pilots in Viet Nam.
Spotted this classic California nostalgia scene on the way to work the other day. Nice period correct Ford roadster in driveway. Looks like a scene straight out of the fifties. Shot with my little Nikon Coolpix 4300.
© Joseph Greco