Steve I thank you for your kind offer and I think I shall see what happens on this side of the pond first? I still have to thank Nick for the link at Digi key that I missed while there!! Next is the 47 dollars shipping and handling charges!! It's the American Way!! And I still have to find and compare the discharge voltchange on the Silver oxide as compared to the wein cell ones? And find out the cost of the diode mod to the camera etc........ to make a true comparasion between the 2 types? And how long each kind last in use? Anyone out there in Minolta users land know? I thank you all for the replies on this question!!