I had a Nikon FE/MD-12 combo--which I liked very much--but gave it up because I got frustrated with its film loading procedure. The camera did not let me advance the film while I had the MD-12 attached. This was rather bothersome, as I like to keep the drive attached continuously. I had asked some other users about this, and I was told that this is normal behavior for the FE--that it gets "confused" when the drive is attached. Anyway, should I expect the same from an FE2? Also, I like the M250 feature (as opposed to the slower M90 feature), but I have heard that the FE2's battery check is not as good as that of the FE. I welcome any comments.