The Nikon FE was the replacment for the Nikon EL-2. The FE offered the same precise match-needle manual metering and aperture priority automatic metering in a more compact, lightweight package. The FE is compatible with Nikon MD-11 and MD-12 motordrives.
The FE features a durable metal body construction and classic centerweighted metering. It accepts the wide range of Nikon mount AI lenses.
Aperture-priority auto exposure control with AI-type Nikkor and AF Nikkor lenses
Sequential shooting of up to 3.2 frames per second with optional Motor Drive MD-12
Nikon F mount for AI lenses
Aperture priority & Manual
Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 Lens
EV 1 to 18
1/1000th to 8 Seconds + Bulb, with sync at 1/125th second and a manual (no battery) 1/90th possibility
± 2 EV in 1/3rd EV increments
Manual (Optional MD-12 and MD-11 motordrives)
Standard -1 (other diopters available optionally)
Accepts standard mechanical cable release (Nikon AR-3)