« on: October 21, 2014, 06:52:25 PM »
Hi North Star.
Could you kindly tell me if you copied the files from a CF card or an SD card? I've been looking for a solution to the same question & the Apple Camera Kit is only compatible with SD cards. Since I don't use a SD card, the other option - lightening to USB cable supposedly (internet tells me) can't power a card reader to copy content from CF card to iPad. And I want to avoid connecting my camera directly to the iPad ( even though thats possible with the charging turned off) if I can. Is there a way around?
Thanks for you help.
I'm pretty sure you can copy from either CF or SD... The Apple camera connection kit includes TWO connectors, one is an SD reader/connector and the other is a USB connector. Just buy(you probably already have one) a mini USB to USB cable, plug the mini USB into the camera, and the USB into the connector attached to your iPad...now you're good to go!!
Hope this helps.
Just be aware that this kit is for the old iPad connection. If you need the newer connection, you need to buy two separate cables at $29 each (or pick which one you want to use -- either direct connect to camera or plug in the SD card)
Connect to camera:
Use SD card:
I had the old kit for my iPad 1 and recently picked up the SD card reader for my Mini 2 and it is slow as molasses in transferring images. I tried a test set from my EOS-M and it took forever to load the small sample set.
Is that your experience? Is there some sort of caching I can turn off? It seems to want to display a thumbnail of all the images to allow you to select what to transfer and that rendering from the raw CR2 files seems to take forever...