Excerpt: An expensive lens like the Canon L Series 70-300 IS L USM lens is not complete without the lens hood and that is why Canon includes it automatically. Just remember to make sure that the sales people include it with your lens as it comes in a separate box.
Excerpt: Be careful my salesaman accidentlly paired the wrong hood for my particular 7-300 and I had to return the too large hood. The whole lense passed through what was sent - LOL! Sadly; I have now been waiting for months for the proper Canon ET-65B Lens Hood to be back in stock!