Thanks for the "pity likes" - I'll take 'em. After about 12 years as a member, I have an abysmal post count anyway and, by far, most of those were from before the like button was installed. I am afraid that my pitiful like-vs-post ratio makes me look like some kind of social pariah.
Here's a good link for information regarding older Nikon lens performance with higher resolution digital cameras. There's also a good link there discussing the merits of a D850 FX vs a good DX (D500) camera as well.
In addition to the listed lenses there, I know my 70-180mm micro works very nicely with my new camera as does my105mm dc and my ol' 85mm f/1.4 ais (with some fringing). That 200mm f/4 micro is a very good lens and should be fine and I'd guess that the 50mm f/1.4 manual would be OK too. My old 35mm f/1.4 manual doesn't do too well though. I haven't tested some of my AF D lenses yet but I hardly use them anymore anyway.
Diz, thanks for reminding me of our efforts to bring Michael in for a safe landing in Ohio during one of his Klipsch Quest adventures. Gave me a good chuckle. For the other question re Mercury, that would be reflected sun light. There are some cool photos from the Messenger probe showing the surface of Mercury looking much like the moon.