Just got my fabulous EF-S 15-85mm lens from Canon, but Canon has gone off their trolleys so to speak if they think I'm paying $50 for their special, sprinkled with magical fairy dust hood. Looks like one can get an off-brand 72mm hood for around $5. Was just wondering if there is any certain brand of such hoods that is preferred, or if I just take my pick. Or perhaps more importantly, are there any construction-related features I should look for? Here is basically what's available, if anyone has any recommendations:
http://www.google.com/search?q=72mm+len ... hl=en&aq=f
I've never picked out a hood before, it's always been supplied. This is the one qualm I have about Canon, they make superior products and they know it. And they're going to milk it for all it's worth by making people think that their plastic accessories are as valuable as their glass. In reality I don't buy the fact that there's any connection.