To be honest, i do not know if there are any mechanical differences between the shutters neither do i know if the failure was of a mechanical nature. Could have been the fact that the FE2 has an electronically controlled shutter and that the failure was located within the curcuits. I do not know if the FM2 suffered under the same trend. I do however remember this one time it looked like the shutterblades simply mangeled up in each other. I did use it as a working photojournalist an conditions are sometimes pretty harsh in the sense that you cant tuck it away when the rain falls and its always at your side beeing banged into things when you move.
Originally Posted by k_jupiter