8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 1:37 PM by Ralph9430
the bigcat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • 1. Re: CF cards and iPad
    Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (19,510 points)

    Are you sure you mean cf as IN compact flash



    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

  • 2. Re: CF cards and iPad
    the bigcat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah, compact flash cards from better DSLRs....the kit seems to work with SD.  The iPad would be very useful to me if I could get my pictures directly to it, instead of juggling itunes in the mix

  • 3. Re: CF cards and iPad
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,130 points)

    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 ?

  • 4. Re: CF cards and iPad
    the bigcat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I read that the camera connection kit (CCK) which I would need to plug in my cf reader, wont run due to a power issue. The mass storage device still requires me to haul and connect to a laptop.  Are you saying a camera with PTP can connect direct to the iPad?

  • 5. Re: CF cards and iPad
    Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)



    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.

  • 6. Re: CF cards and iPad
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,130 points)

    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

  • 7. Re: CF cards and iPad
    the bigcat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks all for your help!



  • 8. Re: CF cards and iPad
    Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (13,285 points)

    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.