Marc, thanks for pointing this out. Which means that the older version had to be manually stopped down. According to the amazingly detailed Nikon PC-Micro Nikkor 85mm f/2.8 D page on Leo Foo's Nikkor Resources site:
Originally Posted by fotografz
As long as you can live with some slight inconveniences (such as difficult to setup, lack of AF, stop down AE when shift/tilt ), overall, this lens is quite a versatile lens.
Sounds like the Auto-Aperture control plus the Nano Crystal Coating makes the new version worth waiting for.
Originally Posted by Vivek