Mold/fungus/damage on lens - how bad? (50 & 85 c/y zeiss planars)

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Mold/fungus/damage on lens - how bad? (50 & 85 c/y zeiss planars)

Hi, so, I've just received my 50 & 85 c/y planars yesterday and unfortunately on the 50 there is some fungus straws around the corners, which is only really visible when looking for it - under strong light or focusing to see it at certain angles. How bad is it/will this amount affect shooting noticeably?

On the 85 I previously thought there is no fungus or damage at all when inspecting it initially but since I've bought them in a bundle I just had the thought just a bit ago to try to inspect it under strong light aswell and found some things of concern - there's like tiny dots throughout one of the middle elements aswell as whatever you'd call "it" in the corners, I've tried snapping multiple images aswell - not sure if it is even mold or some other damage or if it's even significant. It is literally not visible if not under strong light looking for it - way less so than the 50 anyway I'd say.

50 - https://imgur.com/a/33uX7wP

85 - https://imgur.com/a/uHSlrlG

- sorry for the overabundance of photos to look at, it was difficult to capture

I will say that the mere presence of is enough for me to either need to service it (is this even worth it?) or sell it and get another one - talking about the 50 anyway.

(as I've received these lenses through a proxy service from japan i cannot return them)

Thanks for any input!

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