Yeah that's a total drag. The battery dies after only about 300 rolls and a 4SR44 is nearly 2cm long so it's real difficult to keep a spare in your bag without using up all the space for your film. And the battery shelf-life is only a decade or two, so you need to be careful of that spare! And the shutter accuracy is terrible, with errors of as much as 1% instead of the lovely mechanicals that can be as good as 1/4 stop when properly and regularly serviced.
Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac
Rob: you'll love it.