There are many of the old German lenses which are very good. I have shot a lot with old Voigtländer lenses and cameras and even after todays standard they are very good.
I look forward to the d5200. I don't know yet if I should get the body only or with the 18-55 VR included. It seems to be good for the money but the landscape images I have seen witht the lens set to infinity was not that impressive......like the lens was not able to outresolve the sensor at infinity. Especially not in the corners. Close up the lens seems better.
Look forward to see how the old 12-24 performs. It was a fine lens for the D2x....and the 17-35 also. And then we have all the old Nikkor primes. On of the sharpest lenses I have used is an old Nikkor H-C 50/2. Close up it has been an old 55/3.5 (Nikkor-P, compensating type).