Well, I don't have an FE, but, if you can live without manual control I can send you a Nikon EM for the cost of postage. It's aperture priority, can work at 1/90 without a battery, and has a self timer. Not sure if the mirror flips up on it. The ASA dial is loose and turns easily so you *could* use it to set your shutter speed while looking thru the viewfinder. Kind of manual, that way.