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CF cards and iPad

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Nov 20, 2012 11:06 AM

Has there been any improvement with iPad 2 and > with the power issue trying to access CF cards via the cam connection kit?

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  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,410 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to the bigcat)

    Are you sure you mean cf as IN compact flash

    http://thefuntimesguide.com/images/blogs/lexar-compact-flash-card.jpg

     

    And general thing that copyring from external use the power it use period

     

    Of cause if it's USB then using an ext Powered USB hub would Solve power issues

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,425 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to the bigcat)

    If you have a CF-only card reader then that would probably have a better chance of working than a multi-card reader - I have an old Belkin CF card reader that still works. Or does your camera support PTP (picture transfer protocol, Pictbridge) and/or mass storage device for direct transfer to the iPad ?

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to the bigcat)

    BigCat,

     

    I've gone thorough this issue myself.  I shoot a Canon 7D and was interested in backing up my photos directly on the iPad.  After thinking it through, I concluded it is really not a practical solution for several reasons.

     

    First, there is no suitable CF card reader that plugs directly into the iPad.  MIC makes one, but reports are spotty about how reliable it is.

     

    http://store.micgadget.com/card-readers/280-ipad-2-cf-card-camera-connection-kit .html

     

    Second, the iPad memory simply isnt big enough to hold a lot of photos, especially if you shoot RAW like I do.

     

    In the end, I gave up on using the iPad as a storage device while traveling and instead got a MacBook Air with a 500GB G-Tech Slim Drive.  This is a much better solution.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,425 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to the bigcat)

    A camera that supports PTP and/or mass storage device can be connected directly to the iPad for copying photos and videos - the kit has two parts, an SD reader and a USB connector for connecting to your camera (it can also be used to copy photos from iPhones and iPod Touches). I've used it to copy directly from Canon DSLRs.

     

    Using the CCK : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4101

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,410 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to the bigcat)

    Both of my primary cameras use CF cards. I transfer photos from those cards by putting the card in a camera and connecting the camera to my iPad with the Camera Connnection Kit. It's a little cumbersome moving cards into and out of the camera but I've never had a transfer fail.

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