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Re: M.Zuiko lens hood - confusion

I have the 75-300 Mk I, purchased just after I got the EM-5 last year and it was significantly more in price than the Mk II. How have they managed to shave so much off the price?
If I understand correctly The I and II are the same optically (same internally?) except that the II has the new zero coating.
Cosmetically I prefer the II as it matches the 12-50mm kit zoom a bit more (i.e. no silver band at the mount and the new look dimpled barrel rather than ribbed.
Probably not enough difference to warrant getting one unless anyone wants my Mk I but I suspect that the 2nd hand prices of the Mk I are now well below the price of the Mk II which makes for quite a drop in price over new.
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