A while ago I was awarded a $100 bonus for my hard work, and as such, used it to buy a Nikon FE2. I simply love the camera - one of the nicest Nikons I own. A while ago on another forum site, a guy wrote that Minolta's XE-7 has the smoothest film advance ever made. After using the FE2 I'd be inclined to think the FE2 is right up there - or is my FE2 loosey goosey? It advances very nicely with little effort and the film has been spot-on evenly spaced between frames.