Hello ! I don’t know if you still using this forum but I have few questions regarding 85mm 1.4G on Nikon F4. Why A and M modes will not work? I think it should work at 1.4 aperture only and camera will still metering. My M42 Pentacon 135mm 2.8 is working flawlessly on F4 and my F4 I don’t know how but he knows that it’s 2.8 lens, same for Helios 58mm 2.0 , F4 knows it’s 2.0 ... i don’t know how. So I think A and M modes will work with 85mm 1.4G.
Please if someone can help me to explain 85mm 1.4G on Nikon F4 . I am hesitating between 1.4G and 1.4D, but I would love to get 1.4G. I am ok to shoot at 1.4 only. The reason I want 1.4G is because It’s probably better as investment for my next purchase of mirrorless camera, because 1.4G is sharper
I cannot answer your question regarding the function problems you are having issues with. If you are considering Nikon mirrorless next you would want to go with the G, or just wait until you get the mirrorless camera. The Nikon mirrorless mount is different and the new 85 f 1.8 is pretty impressive. I am waiting on mine to arrive. I preordered it based on my 50 1.8 S and since ordering have seen some great samples.