Quote Originally Posted by Photo-gear View Post
I very like using the MD-12 for the worst reasons, especially the fabulous noise... It is only unfortunate that this motor-drive requires 8 AA batteries, which is unreal for only automatically advancing film.

Concerning the weight, I made up my mind as to using it only with the FE2 when I feel lazy, so I set the camera on "A" mode.

When I feel like shooting purely mechanical, I use the FM2n without the MD-12.
Motor Drive needs a lot of battery power in the old days before they get the efficiency of integral motor drive camera. New camera would have separate shutter charging motor, film advance motor and even separate rewind motor. The oldies has only 1 motor with a lot of gear train to accomplish the job thus needs lots of power.