dropping a qualude at the exact moment you start shooting.
When I saw these downloads I looked at them. Good detail, kind of weird processing, very challenged subject and scene. Actually the model is pretty, but hair, makeup, lighting, set . . . well let's be kind and say not exactly professional.
Anyway, late Friday night I was moving some data and came across a full length retail shot of a model in studio shot with a 1ds2, not a mark 3 but 2 so I processed it in CS4 adobe raw, and slightly sharpened it and upsized it in processing.
It looked great, very close to this image in detail from this blad and I was gonna post it but naw, it's not really apples to apples, it's a different model, no reason to get back into the 35mm thing vs. 645 thing.
But looking at the difference in detail there is no doubt that the blad file has more, but nothing I really notice even on a 30 inch monitor.
I guess that's not he point because I don't think at this stage in digital you buy any camera (and I mean any camera) because you really have to, you buy it because you want to.
Want is a good reason and if you want it I suggest you do it, live with it's limitations and not worry about it, but have to . . . that's a whole other thing.
What I did notice in working some other images in cs4 how well content aware scale works.
If your a vertical 2:3 hater even a 4:3 hater, look at that function cause the whole world becomes a 4x5 camera.
Now as far as the Canon and tethered, I use a 2008 macbook pro and a 23" monitor on location and studio. Just came off a pressured gig in studio and I don't see any slow down and I shoot fast. We run bridge in the background for flipping through naming, rating etc. We do use a non powered usb repeater, but rarely an issue. Had one crash in a weeks shooting, so I guess not too bad considering we shot a gazillion images.
What we've learned to do is after about 1/2 day's shooting when we take a break, if we get a break, we restart everything. It seems to clear it out.
Anyway, as they say results may vary.