just recieved the 1ds mk III and put it through a workflow test. I set up Eos Utilitiy to capture the pics to a folder on a three disk raid on a macpro 3ghz, and used the watchfolder import in lightroom. Works very well and i like lightroom more then c1 which I used for years and still use for tethering. As I am shooting mainly fashion I need the pics to fly in continously for sometimes 200 shots in a row. Works very well with the p45+, you almost never hit a buffer and keep on shooting until the hardrives starts smoking.
But what about the new uber-canon? With the lack of c1 support for it and that usb connection it is almost impossible to keep shooting, except you are willing to wait 5 to 6 seconds after every shot, so you don't risk to hit the 12 pic buffer. Because 5 to 6 seconds is what it needs eos utilitiy to get that raw out of the camera and write it to the harddrive (and that is an internal s-ata raid! surely fast enough...) And those 5 to 6 seconds don't even include rendering previews in lightroom nor that internal file transfering lightroom requires.
I am now keeping my fingers crossed for an update of c1, maybe they can do it faster... But for what it is now, the mkIII is a total disappointment workflow wise for my kind of work, with the AD and client sitting next to the monitor watching the work proceed, the operator checking exposure and fokus on the fly, shooting to cards (which works really good, btw) is not an option.
While waiting for that buffer of the mkIII to clear (12x5 sec) i can easily shoot a polaroid and develop it :-)
So what do you think, anyone has the same problem here? or is my canon broke?
ps: no, I didn't use an usb 1.0 cable, even i first thought i would...