Like the similarly sized FE, this camera fees a bit on the smaller size in larger hands, but just sublime once the MD-12 motor drive is added. Nikon faced a problematic audience where some appreciated the advantage of electronic shutter timing while others viewed it as a delicate, fault prone gimmick. Nikon’s solution was to make one camera for each group that shared as much as possible. Now, decades later, the question seems to have reversed - what is better? An electronic system that was designed and manufactured decades ago, or a mechanical system full of tiny parts - parts that rely on precision spring tension and clean lubrication - that have probably been sitting in a box for decades. Which is considered more trustable today?