It needed a refitted strip of felt at the hinge and latch sides. It is reasonable quiet, reasonably heavy. When you fire the shutter the red counter pops up right after the shot is taken and immediately it winds on. The only problem I have is I have to remember to take out the slide to shoot. If it is not pushed fully home when reinserted after a shot it is possible to cock the shutter and fire and get an unexposed neg.