Using An SD Card In The Canon 5DMkIII Brings The Camera’s Speed To Its Knees

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Relax -- don't do it. Photo illustration Jeff Cable

Got a super-fast Canon 5D MkIII? Love that you can just pop out the SD card and slide it straight into your Retina iPad via the camera connection kit? Not so fast – literally. Photographer Jeff Cable has done the math and found that the camera’s SD slot is slow, slow slow compared the the CF slot, and then it actually gets worse.

All-In-One Camera Connection Kit Takes Pretty Much Any Memory Card

The All-In-One camera connection kit will take anything you throw at it
The All-In-One camera connection kit will take anything you throw at it

If you have a DSLR, I hope you opted for the 64GB model when you bought your new iPad – MIC Gadget has just announced a new camera connection kit which will let you slurp in your huge RAW (and not-so-huge JPEG) files from your Compact Flash cards, SD cards, microSD cards and even via USB direct from the camera.