Quote Originally Posted by k.hendrik View Post
You've maybe a point there: buying a $ 1500/2000 camera and using a 0,25 ct. 'lens' in front of it to get a picture looks like crazy, on the other hand; when the fricking thing can handle it, why not ? Oh, and about the shutter; don't use these machines when silence is in order! I would love to have this noise as a wake up call on my cell phone: a booming voice "I'M MAKING PICTURES YOU KNOW!!" Handheld? easy; 2.8-1/30 and using a good strap.
"I'M MAKING PICTURES YOU KNOW!!" - Now my standard utterance while slinging my 'blad around in a wild, irresponsible manner! Followed by a hearty "GODDAMMIT!"

Yes, all these (Hasselblad, Kiev, SL66, etc) are somewhat shockingly noisy, especially when you also are familiar with the quiet of Rollei TLR, Leica M etc. But I love them, still...