Not a problem either. Canon is full of BS lately...I feel like I'm the only person who has never had a problem with the Canon lens caps. Even when putting them on something like a 70-200 F/2.8 with the hood mounted, I've never had a problem doing so.I have not had a problem either... So I guess we're both weird
I have a tamron lens, and I do use the pinch feature of the lens cap but that sometimes results in the cap slipping out of my fingers and hitting the front element...
Hmm, I guess I'm just weird.
I've never had any complaints about the current caps, but the new design looks to be more user friendly, but actual use will be the only way to determine what's better.
Just think the sales Canon will make - even if only a fraction of photographer's replace caps to have the latest style. Plus the new caps are higher price (higher profit - $7.95 for old 52mm cap vs $9.95 for new cap at B&H). After Canon's profits feel below a $1Billion last quarter, perhaps new caps will add to the bottom line