I have such a lens, that is the older version of the 85mm PC, waiting to be picked up by me when I get to Germany, and I want both movements on the same axis. Can I do this myself, of do I need to hand it to the Nikon service?
The "E"s are more complicated because of the electronics. As I recall you need a longer ribbon cable, which only Nikon can supply, and will not sell you. In other words, you need to have Nikon Authorized service do the job.
Thanks Mick -- I kind of thought that might be the case. I haven't really missed the modification so far, as I've been using the lens for buildings and interiors using just shifts. I've also been a bit reluctant to fiddle much with tilts because I remember really struggling with focus when tilting years ago when I dabbled in view cameras for a while.
I on the other hand look forward to use the tilt with this lens. The shift also, but the tilt becomes more useful the longer the focal length. To understand how the tilt works, I can only recommend Harold Merklinger's "focussing the view camera" - I think the book is available in these days as a free download from the author's website. You might find it a bit of a tedious read, but it is the best instruction of how to use a tilt I know of.