Have you thought about a miniture view camera such as the cambo DSII. No auto-focus, but wide lenses out to 24mm and movements too!
The idea isn`t bad, because I could also do an architecture job with such a camera.
But Iīm used to the 45 on my Pentax 67 and used it a lot. For people shots in offices, groups in buildings and for interesting perspectives with music bands. I woulndīt want to miss a real wide angle when I buy into a MF system.
I visited two friends of mine who have an analoge Mamiya 645 AF. I found the system interesting for me, because it is open and has an 28mm, too. But they said they have focussing problems with it because of the bright modern focussing screen. The both of them had lots of pictures slightly out of focus which never appeared with the old Hasselblad V they had before. Indeed whilst trying it, I also had problems finding the focus point. I will of course go to my camera store and try an AFDII to see, if the never models have better screens. But I had a Hasselblad H3D in my hands and even if the design of itīs focussing screen looked strange, I had the impression you could determine the focus point exactly. Expecting a H1 and H2 to have the same finder quality that`s why Iīm interested in the H system and why Iīm disappointed about the Hasselblad politics.
What`s the technical reason why a 28mm HDC won`t work on a H1/H2? Can I mount it, or will it not even fit the camera body? If you can mount it, will the camera software not recognize it? Is this a big problem for a skilled technician?