Having read all (or most of)the threads about the Klic 8000 battery and which are very intereting, I have not come across one which has addressed the issue of the lack of availability of the (original Kodak) Klic 8000 in the UK. Even Kodak have no stock at the present time (I've been on the phone to them for the last few months to get them to send me one!).
Have the z612 and z712 cameras sold so many units that demand has outstripped supply?
Did Kodak only make a small number of 'extra' batteries over and above the ones shipped with the z612 camera?
Are they planning on bring out yet another design of battery to replace the Klic 8000 and are trying to run down stock?
Any views on this appreciated and made very welcome...