How well does this work with the canon 5d 21mpix camera ?

Does iPad handle the very large 21 mpix images from the canon 5d well ? Also can I view them on the iPad and eventually copy the raw images to my Mac .. This is RAW images not jpeg ....

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    I have a 7D, but I believe my answer still applies (18vs 21 megapixels is close in size)

    What it does:
    -The iPad imports RAW, RAW+Jpeg, and Jpeg files just fine.
    - It displays high res thumbnails of the images for viewing on the iPad
    - It pops up like a USB drive while plugged in to a computer to retrieve the imported files.
    - It groups together RAW+ Jpeg files into one stacked file so you don't have to swipe through duplicates of the same image.

    What it doesn't do:
    - Display full 100% res on the iPad screen. On zooming in the picture will eventually get fuzzy.

    Other thoughts:
    - I believe the resolution of the preview on the iPad screen of imported images is capped. You can zoom in and I believe this resolution is higher than the iPads screen, but it it definitely not close to the 5000px+ image sizes of the 5D and 7D.
    -I believe the preview looks slightly higher res by shooting Raw + small Jpeg, as I believe the Thumbnail that the iPad is reading for the RAW image is much lower res than the small jpeg's resolution.

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