Quote Originally Posted by bohica
thanks for all the suggestions,,,bottom line is it's a win-win situation no matter which one i choose
You said it!

Though my two cents come late, FM or FE seems to fit best your situation to me. I was VERY disappointed when I saw that the pre-ai device was discontinued on FM2 and FE2. The whole ring is made of cheap plastic on the two latter, by the way. I can't recall ever having needed their two extra speeds.

As a last note, I use my Nikkormat with contemporary batteries, and to say that the meter works PERFECTLY is an understatement. Same with all my other cameras and handheld meters. I consider the famous battery debate all just internet's rumours. I understand, however, that at this point you're already in a "new camera coming" mood...