After many good years of service I dropped my Canon 420EX Speedlite and the hot shoe was destroyed. That section unscrews and unplugs from the Speedlite and could be replaced if I could find the part. Canon emailed me and said they no longer make parts or service this unit. If anyone knows where I can buy parts I would be interested in that information. I am also going to look for a used 420 that I can buy cheap enough for parts. But I may have to replace the 420EX Speedlite. I don't take near as many pix as I used to, just using an EOS Rebel I have had for many years now. And I did not use any slave or remote features on the 420 but I did like the tilt/swivel head feature. If I replace it with something cheaper that would fit my retirement budget, I would like something that would put enough light out for some distance for use with fill flash and such. Any recommendations for a cheaper replacement would be appreciated.