Bought 300PF used, scartches on front element

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Ben13240
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Bought 300PF used, scartches on front element

Hey. Bought a used 300pf in "near mint" condition from Ebay. The front element is covered in swirl marks, infinite microscratches, same type you can see on an old car when shining a light on it. The scratches are visible only when shining a light on them. does this affect image quality? Does it affect the lens' resolution?

In the image: I am not talking about the Phase presnel element shapes. Its hard to see in the image but the front element is covered in swirl marks. Awful. Also, that hazy purple cloud seen in the front glass is visible also when shinign a light. I dont know what it is but it might be the degraded anti reflective coating..

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