......snip........combined with the instability of MFD that changed my mind.
I'll cut you some slack cause you love your Nikon.
You think it's better than what you used before, fine that's a personal call.
Let me repeat. That's a personal call.
But the quote about mfd being unstable, on that I call BS.
I've shot tethered and to cards with everything I've owned. Nikon D2x, D3, D700, Canon 1ds1, 2, 3, 1dx, Leaf Valeo, Aptus, Phase p30, p30+, p21+ and Leica (no tethering on the Leica) and (drum roll please).
Nothing shot as stable, error free, tethered and to cf cards, with the stability of the Phase backs.
I've shot the Phase backs with about every kind of Mac, back to the White 27" I-macs to the next to latest Imacs, to G5's and Intel towers, three versions of 17" powerbooks up to the latest thunderbolt 17".
Early on had a few (by few I mean like three or four) problems due to some new but faulty firewire cords and had to learn to monitor the Contax battery use.
C-1 Version three was almost crash proof, V4 early on had teething problems, but now is a rock, after that .............
Nothing, Nada, not one brand or format did better than the Phase.
Do you run clean computers, new firewire cords, backups on everything, fresh or new secondary drives, max ram, modern graphics cards. Are your computers clean, your cf cards formatted and dedicated to the specific cameras, fresh batteries, clean contacts?
Did you personally know the software inside and out and/or have a dedicated tech?
In a very heavy day of shooting, I might have one slowdown/freeze a day with the Phase 99.9% of the time it's low batteries on the camera. With our Canons and Nikons I average 2 freezes a day with DPP, or Nikon Capture or C-1.
If I watch the Contax batteries I'm shocked if we have any slowdown in a week's heavy production.
So what were your problems?