HDRi Artifacts?

It would appear when ever I use an HDR image that is like an ang map and not a light probe (if that makes sense) I get a weird affect that is what I have dubbed the pinprick effect. You’ll see it in the reflection on the pot.

And the arrows are the direction of distortion.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Help Anyone?

GraphiX, your thread is not suitable for the focussed critique forum. Please read the stickies before starting threads there. I have moved it to Support / Lighting and Rendering

Thanks much. Didn’t see that section.

Make sure “Real Sky” is checked in world settings?