i just love the small raw files it produces.
Noise is not a problem at all especially for everyday snaps and 8x10's.
the 24-105 and the 70-200 f4 and the 85 1.2 II all perform extremely well.
The new technologies from new printers, computers, and new faster cf cards, and softwares like lightroom have indirectly improved the performance of this beautiful machine.
The great print quality of new ink jet printers does a remarkable job on the files.
New CF cards improved the burst rate considerably even for Raws.
lightroom make short work of the tif raw files and make dealing with the picture rotation a breeze.
Even lightroom's noise reduction gets rid of most of the noise.
For my uses where i only print up to 11x17 99% of the time, the small raw files are simply perfect.