Thank you all for such prompt, varied and informative responses. I'm reassured that this camera which, were I to be shipwrecked on a desert island with only one camera would undoubtedly be the one that I'd pick, will not live the rest of it's life as a paperweight! Having read and re-read your answers I have decided that the MR-9 adapter is the best option. I shall find a suppler here in London if there is one; otherwise I shall order them from the USA. Once again, my thanks to you all.