I asked because I wasn't sure of the camera's worth and didn't know if I'd paid too much or bagged a bargain (it seems the latter is the case), I actually bid £70 but won with £38.
Thanks for all the suggestions folks. I've decided to order an MR-9 adapter from The Small Battery Company here in the UK.
Not cheap but it's a once only purchase and means I'll be able to use the easily available 386 (1.35v) cells instead.
Luke, I will probably use it for my every day SLR and as it has mirror lock-up it will become my favoured tool for macro work, which I quite enjoy. (see album here: http://photobucket.com/albums/v223/M...s%20ornaments/? )