Battery grips failed after 1 year
What exactly was the problem with the grips?
I am going to get a Meike grip for the 6d because the price difference to the Canon original is immense - the only problems I read about is that some 3rd party grips loose contact when bend a lot, though the 6d version is reported to be rather sturdy.
The 3rd party battery grip I bought for 7D just stopped working one fine day, without any reason ... everything seemed fine, no scratches or falls, just died ... tried everything I could t make it work, including cleaning the contacts ... but no use.
The 3rd party grip on 450D did not work after its plastic latch (to close the door) broke during routine change of batteries.
I forgot about a macro ring light (Bower I think) which also gave up the ghost after just 4 months of very light macro work.
I also forgot about B+W UV & CP filers ... this is one brand I prefer over Canon ... B+W produce top notch UV & CP filters ... all my lenses have B+W filters.