Hasselblad 150mm from KEH: keep or return for refund?
I recently bought this lens from KEH in EX condition. It is in that condition w/ one exception. There is a bubble or something on the the rear of the front element (or the front of the rear element) that is rather obvious. I can return it for full refund at this point. The only things that concern me are image effects and resale value.
Can anyone w/ experience tell me whether this will ever affect the image in any way?
I believe it will definitely affect resale value. Can anyone give an opinion on that? I use these lenses, but I also resell them from time to time and do not want to take too big a hit.
Pictures are attached. The bubble is more obvious than the photos make it appear. It is right in the center: in the first image it's dark, in the second it's light hued.
More about bubbles in high-quality lenses...
This fascinating article explains in detail why bubbles were once not only considered not to be defects, but were an indication of the high quality of the lens in which they occurred: