Thank you all.
My assistant tells me I have EOS Utility on the software disc that came with my 5D. He used it to experiment with the process on his Dell laptop. My new MacBook Pro is coming soon and none of us know what to expect with that.
If the Canon software is being used to bring the images into Lightroom, is the Canon software processing my RAW files? Or is it just a conduit, allowing Lightroom to actually do its thing?
Are RAW files saved to the CF card in addition to being saved and processed in LR?
I wish I had the time to read everything.
Misty, Lightroom is doing the processing in this workflow. And yes there is a setting, in EOS Utility if I remember correctly, that allows for both downloads and writing to CF card. That is what I do, because I only use the tethered laptop to show clients what I am doing and to create instant backups.