8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2014
Having made the same (and needlessly wasteful) mistake as many others, I too had previously been "conned" into purchasing a third party objects supposedly capable of dong the same job as this adapter, which, in fairness, it did, albeit just the once before it fell apart in my hands, and really rather slowly when trying to complete the transfer
Having, and again, like many others before me, got past my inner objections against splashing out what is, quite obviously the old "captive market" we can charge as much as we like price tag from the openly greedy Apple, I conceded defeat and bought an adapter, as quite frankly, I could find no other effective way of getting the large number of images I wanted from camera to IPad, without faring about using my laptop, which was taking me an absolute age, as I often shoot in RAW.
I have to admit to having been just a tad dubious having read some of others comments as to whether or not this was going to work, but having read another Canon users comments, Mr Kelly, I felt quite reassured, so went ahead and ordered one.
On connecting it up to the camera to USB cable, my IPad (with retina display) picked up the images immediately, and the download speed was amazingly fast.
I have to say, now having got hold of a solution to my problem, that despite the silly cost, I truly am so very glad that I read all of the reviews through and went ahead with buying one.
An even nicer surprise was that from the 6-8 day delivery time quoted, having ordered it late on in the day one day, I was amazed to have it delivered the very next morning, complete with free delivery, and a few pence cheaper brand new than Amazon were selling it for, so full marks and some to the seller!!
One other thing that I would mention as worth thinking about-and I THINK I'm right in saying this-I was originally going to go for the Lightening to SD Card Adapter, as at present I am shooting on SD cards, however, on thinking a little more clearly about it, I realised that should Canon change their card system again (which they HAVE across the three differing in age SLR's of their that I own, and still occasionally use) then I would've been back in the same situation of not being able to access my images.
As the one consistent is that all three camera bodies have the body to USB ended cable, I can therefore still now get images off from any of my cameras, whilst had I gone for the SD adapter, clearly I couldn't (plus it was also £5 more!)
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
What's more to say? Other than that, whilst this device works, it is bloody expensive, and Apple's obsession with stopping me doing what I want with my data is still there...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2014
Having upgraded to latest iPhone & iPad, I was missing this little gadget. Previously i had used one of the cheap ones but it didn't lasted for long. This being genuine I have absolutely no problems.
Amazon is a great place to shop for with super fast delivery and customer service.
I use it with iPad Air 2, iPad mini Retina and iPhone 6
1. Excellent build quality
2. Genuine apple product
3. Connects the cameras seamlessly to download your pictures. I use my Nikon DSLR D90 to port the photos.
4. Can connect to the Keyboard (Casio CTK 2000) to the MIDI interface for Garage Band. I am not an expert on this but I have tested that it works fine. For this feature your keyboard should have a MIDI interface.
1. Pricey. As are Apple products but quality is what you pay for. At amazon its cheaper compared to other places.
Note - Stay away from the 1 Click buying option in amazon or else you will end up paying for the postage too.
Overall I am quite happy with the purchase and its a good adapter to have in the kit.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2014
I did consider buying other than the Apple brand but after reading the reviews decided to play safe and ordered this one. I am so glad that I did as it is so easy to use. Would highly recommend - it is worth paying the extra for genuine Apple product.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2013
Went for the official Apple cable as I need to use a bunch of Core Audio and Midi stuff (and I don't trust the cheap ones enough!) This does the job perfectly and it connected compatible keyboards and mixers perfectly.
Beware that you can't power most card readers and other USB stuff directly from the iPad - you'll need to connect via a powered USB hub. Self powered cameras and the like are fine.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2013
works as expected, unlike Chinese copy, bought for£6 from eBay store, which was not recognised. Annoyed that version sold in USA is same price but in dollars
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2014
I bought this to go with my new iPad Air. Works perfectly with my Canon camera to load and play the pictures (so far only JPEG) and MVI movies on the iPad. I have also discovered the adaptor works with my USB Microphone and USB keyboard into Garage Band on the iPad. Note: I have been told that it won't work with USB devices that need much power via the Lightning socket. You may like to try these via a powered USB hub?
Once my pictures are on the iPad I have up-loaded them via the MS Skydrive application so that I can process them on Photoshop on my PC back home. Obvious Broadband upload speed is very slow but at least I know my holiday or event pictures are safe. Another tip is to send the pictures to an e-mail address using WeTransfer.Com in Safari - but they still have to upload slowly.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
Purchased this when I took the ipad on holiday rather than MacBook. Annoyingly it won't let you select which photos to upload and insisted on uploading all the photos again and again and again every time the camera was connected despite clicking 'ignore duplicates'. Rather tedious and frustrating when you have 1000+ photos on your camera.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 7 May 2014
I was concerned about ordering this as I only wanted it to do one job, and there are mixed reviews as to whether it will do it or not. I wanted the lead to transfer images straight from my camera to my Ipad air for storage and editing while on the move.
First problem was getting it out of the box which I had to finally destroy to get inside it! This concerned me as there was a chance that the item would still have to be returned.
Second problem, the instructions. They basically say plug it in and transfer images. For a lot of us that just isn't going to happen. Many of us will get the 'not enough power' warning, so why don't Apple warn us about this and tell us the work arounds? In my case it simply meant going into the camera menu and changing the USB setting to MTP (normally on Storage) and this did the trick. Don't know why it doesn't work with it set to Storage or Auto as you would think these would be the obvious settings! But I've read loads of reviews where people simply want the lead to be plug and play, or at least include some step by step instructions.
Think on Apple. Your short sightedness is losing you customers who will take their business elsewhere unless you wise up!
I've tried the lead a few times now and it has worked well for what it does, but setting up could be easier and it does sometimes need plugging in twice before it will transfer. So it does the job, but for the price it should be a lot easier to use, have decent instructions and work every time.