Disregard my last post.(leave well enough...)
The lens threads are toast.I should have ask before I lept into uncharted waters.HEY,maybe I can sell it on ebay! The notice would read...."Inhererated from my late uncle.I know nothing about photo equipment and cannot test it.Sold as is,no returns,etc. etc." Kidding of course.
Just wanted to inquire about picking up another medium telephoto lens in a Nikon mount. I have read that there are some pretty good units made by 3rd party manufacturers such as Kiron,Vivitar,and older Tamrons.It would be for my girlfriends Nikon FE. She is a recent convert to analog after straying into the "dark side" for a year or so.