Originally Posted by peterm1
There are a few zooms worth owning too. One I have experience of is the 35-70mm f3.5 in AI.
Marco Cavina's website covers in detail some of the best Nikkor zooms and this one is featured as well, if i recall correctly. I heartily recommend his website, he has a very good analysis of the Nikon zooms of the seventies and eighties.
The 28-50mm/3.5 AIS zoom is also a very high performer.