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I wouldn't equate hood build with lens build. The build quality of the 24/1.8 is relatively outstanding, compared to any other mirrorless lens out there. The 24/1.8 hood is designed just like the Zeiss ZA hoods, and I agree that the 2 piece design is not a good idea. My ZA 85/1.4 hood came apart, too. I would recommend storing these hoods not attached to the lens.
Actually I was comparing the build quality of other Zeiss lens (ZF), not other mirrorless lens . I know some ZF lens cost more than the 24 1.8, but some ZF does cost less.. they all have much better build quality(including the hood) than the 24 1.8.
.. I haven't disassembled the lens.. the 2 Pcs hood is held together by double sided scotch tape... I don't know what actually holds the lens itself together.
Also, I'm a little disappointed the serial number is merely a sticker (not engraved). The sticker felt off during the warranty period. I still have the sticker... but if I loss the sticker/serial I 'd loss the warranty??