How good are your eyes, Michael? I have both an F3HP and an FE2 and I would pick up the FE2 every time unless I needed one of the F3 features such as interchangeable viewfinders or true mirror lock-up. Why? Firstly because my eyesight is not 20/20 any more, and secondly because I find the match-needle system on the FE2 much easier to see than the unlit LCD characters in the F3 viewfinder.

Cheers, Peter.