Used 80-400VR lens, help me to choose please

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Alokchitri Forum Member • Posts: 79
Used 80-400VR lens, help me to choose please

Hello friends

I have got two offers to buy the above lens in used condition.

One of the lens has a fungus on the 7th element , otherwise there is no problem. This was bought in 2008. The seller is asking for about $800, though he is open to negotiation.

Another seller offered the same lens with a scratch on the front element . He is asking $600 for it. He is saying the the scratch on the front element does not show up in photos and the photos does not suffer at all in terms of IQ. Is it really so? I mean does the scratch on the front element has no effect on IQ?

I have never bought anything used. Please help me with this.

Thank you.
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