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To Viramati, thank you very much for that.
To the contributors of this thread, I have a copy of the vII and vIII LM version of these lenses. Both have smeary extreme corners, but to me they are acceptable, especially on a lens of this type. I have let go of this issue and just enjoy using the lens. The vIII I bought after having read this thread. I did test it first because I did not want a horrible copy, but a bit of smearing is OK. So is the vignetting, which is a fair bit better on the vIII as we all know.
Would I rather have a perfect copy?, I guess so, but really my limited brain power is better off being used to improve my photography, being relaxed and just enjoying myself.
Having said that we are all different. I have a classic 1994 993 Porsche with stone chips and many blemishes. I love driving it. I have a very good friend with classic cars. He polishes them constantly (even the bits you really cannot see) but never drives them. He derives his pleasure from the hobby in a different way from me.
I will post up some corners of my vIII just to add to the database and thread.