Ahoy! Well I did say a couple of weeks ago I had a second copy of this lens. Actually, I had sourced another copy and it arrived today. It's absolutely MINT! I'm so impressed. I've never seen an example like it before. It's 'out of the packet like new'. Albeit it came without end caps (I've just ordered a couple), I did put the lens and filters on the AVF Classifieds for oh . . . about 15 minutes . . then I had a panic . . . so the ad was removed. I've got the biggest grin you could imagine. What a result! Will I ever sell it . . . of course - everything has it's price . . . but it'll command premium pennies. For now though, I probably have one of the finest copies of this lens anywhere. Happy days!