A little background - since I moved from my Contax645/120mm Makro set-up (for macro fieldwork) to 35mm digital I have become disillusioned/dissatisfied with the quality of the images I'm getting. In short all digi' shots lack the 3d effect and tonality that 645 film gave me (for reasons I am now well aware of). While the 35mm images are fine for magazines etc. (good resolution, colour, etc.) I want to get back to that 'wow' factor.
To this end I'm considering the Hasselblad V system, largely because there are loads around (and the lenses are a lot cheaper than more 'modern' systems as and when I add to it).
Having not ever owned anything Hasselbladdy (other than a 250mm Super-achromat for my Contax) can I ask some stupid questions?
My idea is to attach my Schneider 120mm macro-apo-digitar to the Hasselblad. Connecting it to the camera isn't a problem but I would like to know if the camera can be operated with the leaf shutter lens via a PC cable and if not, can the camera be operated like a view camera with the lens operating independently. Please assume that a digital back will ultimately be used but also film in emergencies. I'm guessing a purely mechanical model would be better than a battery dependent one?
The alternative, of course, is to buy one of the Zeiss 120mm macros but I would rather save myself a few hundred £/$/Euro's if I can.
What do you all reckon?