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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2011, 04:19:55 PM »
Could it be a regional difference? I live in Shanghai and all lenses were bought in Asia. A weird approach of Canon to just please some of its consumers? Surely including the hoods would be appreciated in all markets?

It undoubtedly is a regional difference.  While you're right that customers in all markets would appreciate including the hoods, I suppose Canon's market research has shown that in the US, at least, customers are willing to pay extra for them, meaning more profit for Canon. 

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Or their research has shown that in the US market, a "majority" of customers aren't willing to pay more to have them included, so they sell the hood and cases separately for those who really do want them.  To answer that, we'd need to figure out if the cost of just the lens + add-on hood + add-on case equals the cost of the lens w/hood and case included.  Of course, the prices in different regions aren't necessarily equivalent, so we might not know for sure. :(
I find the latter to be true in our store.  Most customers don't care about the hood or pouch and usually reject buying a hood if I bring it up.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2011, 08:49:18 AM »
The price Canon asks for these plastic hoods is riduiculas. I never recieved a hood or case (I use that term loosely) with any of my EF-S lenes, including 10-22 and 15-85. As for the cases, aren't they just glorified Crown Royal bags?

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2011, 10:02:52 AM »
I bought my 10-22 in Japan, and it didn't include a lens hood, for what it's worth.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2011, 10:24:39 AM »
i purchased a 10-22 and 18-200 just 2 months ago in the U.S., both without the hoods.  Though the hoods are stupid expensive.
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2011, 10:25:39 AM »
I had not had lens hood for my canon lenses, but then I bought a sigma where it was included and since I have it I realized I need for the canons as well. It's is really a pity that canon does not include and sells them separate on a really high price (for a piece of plastic)..
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2011, 06:31:57 PM »
Interesting!  I'll second the question - what country are you in?  I've previously bought the 85/1.8 and 10-22mm in the USA, and neither came with hood/pouch. 

The user manual for the 10-22mm from the Canon USA website, for example, indicates that the hood and case are sold separately (p.9).

Could it be a regional difference? I live in Shanghai and all lenses were bought in Asia. A weird approach of Canon to just please some of its consumers? Surely including the hoods would be appreciated in all markets?

by asia do you mean bought in china? if so I might get future non L purchases from china
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2011, 08:58:24 PM »
Interesting!  I'll second the question - what country are you in?  I've previously bought the 85/1.8 and 10-22mm in the USA, and neither came with hood/pouch. 

The user manual for the 10-22mm from the Canon USA website, for example, indicates that the hood and case are sold separately (p.9).

Could it be a regional difference? I live in Shanghai and all lenses were bought in Asia. A weird approach of Canon to just please some of its consumers? Surely including the hoods would be appreciated in all markets?

by asia do you mean bought in china? if so I might get future non L purchases from china


Canon Asia is a different business unit from Canon North America, etc.  They set their own prices, have their own sales, and, apparently, even the packaging.  They even have had  special camera body models in China that are not sold elsewhere.  The Jackie Chan model, for example.

Their main responsibility to Canon Headquarters, is to turn a handsome profit.

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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2011, 09:17:19 PM »
I bought my 100mm Macro (non-L) a few years ago in Japan and it came with a hood/pouch.

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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2011, 03:29:31 AM »
I did buy all lenses except one in China (one was bought in Singapore). I checked the (import/manufacturing?) dates on the boxes of the non-L lenses I bought so far;

EF28 1.8    2011-08-31   Hood+case included
EF50 1.4    2010-03-24   NOT included
EF85 1.8    2011-10-19   Hood+case included
EFS10-22   2010-11-08   Hood+case included

A friend who also got his 50 1.4 here in China, sometime in August last year I think, DID get a hood with it.

The store  I usually buy at is close to my office, so I just popped by to check and noticed that all non-L lenses do come with a hood nowadays.

So it does seem to confirm that this is a regional thing (and perhaps even limited to China, Singapore and selected markets) that was implemented sometime between April and August 2010. So a fairly new change.

It will be interesting to see if this is going to change on other markets as well in the future.

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« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2011, 04:15:22 AM »
Bought my 10-22 here in Malaysia. No hood, no pouch.  :(
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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2011, 10:47:51 PM »
Talking about price for a lens hood... I recently had a Nikon 600mm lens hood blow off on an aerial shoot....

The replacement cost us AUD $1200.



I wonder if the nifty 50 will come with a lens hood and bag ... it probably costs more than the lens haha

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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2011, 01:44:23 AM »
Talking about price for a lens hood... I recently had a Nikon 600mm lens hood blow off on an aerial shoot....

The replacement cost us AUD $1200.

Surely that's in the realm that you could get one custom-made for half that price...
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2011, 03:35:16 AM »
wasn't my money it was the client's lens and their money...

crazy isn't it... it was carbon fibre, but still. Ridiculous.

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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2011, 05:00:30 AM »
I wish all non L lenses came with a hood and case/pouch. But Canon is about business and profit, etc. so why give out stuff for free nwhen they can make thousands of dollars from it?

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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2011, 06:43:09 AM »
I wish all non L lenses came with a hood and case/pouch. But Canon is about business and profit, etc. so why give out stuff for free nwhen they can make thousands of dollars from it?

Had a local tailor make me pouches for my non-L lenses. It doesn't have nice leather at the bottom, but it does the job at a fraction of Canon's pouches.

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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2011, 06:43:09 AM »