montanawild wrote in post #9304027
It still chaps my butt that Canon doesn't include the hoods with the non-L lenses. .....
If they did, the price would go up, you wouldn't get them included at the current price.
As it stands, you can order a lens and a hood, if that is what you want. The price is probably not going to be much different to what Canon would charge for the lens with 'free' hood, if it was included automatically.
However, if you are on a budget (as many buyers of the non-'L' lenses are) you might prefer to use a third party hood at a fraction of the price, a hood off another lens or no hood at all. All options which will be cheaper than buying the lens with hood included automatically.
I see the hood as optional extra being preferable for many people, those who don't want to pay for something they don't want.
Me. I always order the hood with the lens when I buy one that doesn't have it included. So, for me, I wouldn't have an issue with them being included. However, I don't have an issue with having to buy them as an extra, either.
The current way simply provides an element of choice for buyers, I'm all for giving buyers the choice.