CountryBoy wrote in post #11430571
I learned something new ! I aways thought it was the cheap plastic and parts that made them price it so low
I thought that too, but then discovered an incredible fact...
I compared a 35L and it's about the same cheap plastic + a $2 metal mount, and its plastic hood costs about the same as an EF 50/1.8 !
It should be clear now: what you preposterously call cheap plastic is actually a secret alien polymeric resource, formed by crystallized black tears of an extinct life form who lived in the previous big-bang universe. Only Canon knows where the warp gate is located. Their spaceships travel light-years to gather this ultrarare material.
Now this clearly justifies the price of the 35L and its hood, and makes evident the fact that Canon sells the 50/1.8 at a big loss to get you addicted to fast primes.