Blenheim Orange wrote:
Ah, I see what you are saying. That is especially annoying with food products.
I am not sure what the history is on this. I couldn't find an answer from searching online. Over the years some of my lenses came with hoods, some didn't. I think it may be that the more expensive the lens, the more likely that a hood is included.
LOL - OK, I was curious, so I called Canon support. Approximately 30% of their lenses include hoods.
I think you may be correct that the quality/cost of the lens is a deciding factor on if a lens hood is included.