Lightning connector

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Rah Q5, May 7, 2013.

  1. Rah Q5

    Rah Q5 Guest

    On the IPad 4, can one hook up a USB camera card reader to
    upload/download photos from/to the IPad?

    Would only a USB 2. card reader work or a USB 3.?

    I was reading about how it can be done, but the reviews on it weren't
    very helpful.

    Does anyone have the IPad 4 and used this lightning?

    I thought about connecting a camera to do this, but felt a card reader
    would be better in case the batteries in the camera didn't stay up.

    Any input would help. Just want to be able send/email photos from a
    camera after putting them on the IPad. Thanks!!
     
    Rah Q5, May 7, 2013
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  2. Rah Q5

    Savageduck Guest

    It is unlikely that any of the usual card readers will work. Look to
    the Apple proprietary item.
    Connecting the camera will work fine with the appropriate Lightning to
    USB cable. The transfer is relatively quick, just make sure you have a
    reasonably charged, or freshly charged battery in your camera.
    Remember, it is always a good idea to have a spare battery available.
    With the iPad and Apple's 30-pin (pre-Lightning) Camera Connect Kit you
    can transfer image files from an SD, SDHC card. The kit also has a USB
    module which will work for camera to iPad transfer via USB. The USB
    module only works for some USB card readers due to power requirements.
    Of the various card readers I own, I have yet to find one which works
    with the iPad.

    The iPads using the Lightning connector are sold as two separate items,
    a short cable connected to a female USB connector, and a short cable
    connected to an SD card reader. Each priced at $29.
    The older 30-pin kit comes with a non-cable interface with both modules
    for $29. A 30-pin to Lightning adapter is $29.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531ZM/A/apple-ipad-camera-connection-kit
    With the iPads requiring the Lightning connector your first
    consideration is the type of memory card used in your camera. If you
    are only using SD/SDHC cards then just buy the Lightning to SD card
    reader. Don't bother trying to use a third party card reader to the
    Lightning to USB cable.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD822ZM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader?fnode=3a
    If you have a camera which uses CF cards Then you have two options
    either use the USB cable supplied with your camera to Apple's Lightning
    to USB connector, or transfer from your desktop/laptop computer via
    software.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD821ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter?fnode=3a
    I have cameras which use both types of memory cards and I use Apple's
    SD card reader without issue for SDHC cards. For my Nikon D300S which
    uses CF cards, image files from that camera are loaded to my desktop
    Mac, processed, and selected images are transferred to my iPad via
    "Photo Transfer App". This is also a useful method if you only want to
    add images to your iPad which you have adjusted and edited on your
    desktop/laptop computer.
    < http://phototransferapp.com/ >
     
    Savageduck, May 7, 2013
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  3. Rah Q5

    Savageduck Guest

    It is unlikely that any of the usual card readers will work. Look to
    the Apple proprietary item.
    Connecting the camera will work fine with the appropriate Lightning to
    USB cable. The transfer is relatively quick, just make sure you have a
    reasonably charged, or freshly charged battery in your camera.
    Remember, it is always a good idea to have a spare battery available.
    With the iPad and Apple's 30-pin (pre-Lightning) Camera Connect Kit you
    can transfer image files from an SD, SDHC card. The kit also has a USB
    module which will work for camera to iPad transfer via USB. The USB
    module only works for some USB card readers due to power requirements.
    Of the various card readers I own, I have yet to find one which works
    with the iPad.

    The iPads using the Lightning connector are sold as two separate items,
    a short cable connected to a female USB connector, and a short cable
    connected to an SD card reader. Each priced at $29.
    The older 30-pin kit comes with a non-cable interface with both modules
    for $29. A 30-pin to Lightning adapter is $29.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531ZM/A/apple-ipad-camera-connection-kit
    With the iPads requiring the Lightning connector your first
    consideration is the type of memory card used in your camera. If you
    are only using SD/SDHC cards then just buy the Lightning to SD card
    reader. Don't bother trying to use a third party card reader to the
    Lightning to USB cable.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD822ZM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader?fnode=3a
    If you have a camera which uses CF cards Then you have two options
    either use the USB cable supplied with your camera to Apple's Lightning
    to USB connector, or transfer from your desktop/laptop computer via
    software.
    <
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD821ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter?fnode=3a
    I have cameras which use both types of memory cards and I use Apple's
    SD card reader without issue for SDHC cards. For my Nikon D300S which
    uses CF cards, image files from that camera are loaded to my desktop
    Mac, processed, and selected images are transferred to my iPad via
    "Photo Transfer App". This is also a useful method if you only want to
    add images to your iPad which you have adjusted and edited on your
    desktop/laptop computer.
    < http://phototransferapp.com/ >
     
    Savageduck, May 7, 2013
    #3
  4. Rah Q5

    Rah Q5 Guest

    Thanks, Savageduck, for your input! I'm finally a happy camper! I went
    ahead and got the IPad's Lighting SD Card Reader and so far, its been
    good!!

    I did a lot of looking and reading and went with this. Thanks for your
    help!!
     
    Rah Q5, May 15, 2013
    #4
  5. Rah Q5

    Savageduck Guest

    Great!
    With the iPad it is usually best to go with the purpose built I/O
    device. This keeps the transfer from SD card simple and reasonably
    quick.
    As I said with a different memory card you would probably have to use
    the Lightning to USB Camera connector so you can upload directly from
    the camera.

    Just remember not to depend on your iPad for primary image file
    storage. You might still find using Dropbox and/or the "Photo Transfer
    App" worth thinking about in the future.
    Have fun.
     
    Savageduck, May 15, 2013
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