Need your expert opinion on Fisheye 10.5

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Hello All,
I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules by posting this, but I really need an expert opinion especially since I don't live in the US and don't have a clear idea about this.

I found a used 10.5 for sale. But it has some minor marks on the front elements (photo attached below). I know that these won't affect photos taken wide open but what about smaller apertures?
Should these markings decrease the price of this lens? How much do you think I should pay for that lens if everything else works fine? The seller lives in the US by the way.
Thank You All.
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No those won't affect a thing. The going rate for used 10.5 fisheyes range from 450-500 just to give you an idea. Though used prices might start shifting with the lens price increases.
 
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Not sure but take a look at this article from lensrental dot com.

That article convinced me to buy this lens:
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which took this picture (with a PN-11 extension tube):
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Compared to the beat-up 300mm lens I have, that 10.5mm is pristine!
 
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If you're worried about that, you should have seen the 10.5 fishy that I used to us. It was pretty banged up, but produced amazing results, even at f/2.8 the depth of field was pretty deep.

Buy it and enjoy it! I still miss my fishy!
 

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