Early version, most likely. So, the part of the barrel at the lens mount end probably extends a little too far over the mount and hit the meter coupling lever. A repair shop should be able to mill the barrel down enough to get it to fit.
Sun 21-Apr-13 08:57 PM | edited Sun 21-Apr-13 11:01 PM by laddad
Maybe I'm being picky but I don't think any of the Nikon PC lenses (shift only) were "AI" lenses. The shift mechanism causes a disconnect between the mount and the Aperture/diaphragm. In some of the earlier lenses a portion of the lens protruded backwards that either affected mounting or affected the AI index tab on more modern cameras. The newer lenses do not protrude as far backwards thus can be mounted on AI cameras. But as an earlier responder noted this part of the lens can be milled down.
My late model Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 works well with my D800. Now if could justify to my wife a Nikkor 24mm PCE lens.
Mon 22-Apr-13 10:26 AM | edited Mon 22-Apr-13 10:30 AM by Leonard62
The lens shown in the link has absolutely no problem. It's a much later lens and is even described in the lens database as having an AIS mount. The lenses in the problem serial number list even look differently and have the old style metal focusing ring.
edit: It does mention a dented filter ring so it may have a problem mounting a filter or lens shade. I would contact the seller to see how bad the dent is. The photo doesn't show the dent.