I just had a look at my new C-PL1L filter for the 500 AFS f/4 lens. While it does look like it can be disassembled it would most likely be wiser to send it off to Nikon for repair, if that is what is needed and if they do repair them (may need to buy a new filter and assembly.) I am also unable to answer whether or not this filter will fit the older series lens and I've not seen just the filter itself listed for sale. Why not call Nikon service directly for your answer? Best of luck and sorry I was not able to be of more help.