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ZoomLens
May 31, 2011, 09:48 PM
Is there a way to copy photos(JPEG or RAW) from CF card directly to iPad 2?

There is a Chinese company that made an adapter called MIC CF card adapter for iPad 2.
However, it literally fried the connector on my friend's iPad 2. Twice.... :( The first
time the Apple Store replaced the iPad 2. The Chinese company sent a new replacement
MIC CF adapter. It worked well for a few days, until the connector fried again. this time
it also killed a Sandisk Extreme III 16GB CF card. The Apple Store refused to replace
or even repair my friend's iPad 2.

There has got to be a better way to do this right? :(

Thanks for any info! :)



Chundles
May 31, 2011, 10:00 PM
There is no authorised accessory for direct CF imports. You need to use the USB cable from your camera and the camera connector kit.

ZoomLens
May 31, 2011, 10:19 PM
There is no authorised accessory for direct CF imports. You need to use the USB cable from your camera and the camera connector kit.

I only got my iPad(64GB 3G AT&T) today.... got the Apple connection kit
from Best Buy as well...

Unfortunately, the iPad would not recognize my Canon D7 DSLR connected via
USB, no matter what I tried. I read in other photo forums that it's a hit or miss
with Canon DSLRs. :(

The connection kit worked fine when I connect it via USB to my cheap $99
drugstore digital camera which I keep in my glovebox. :D (but then again,
no need to do that as it uses SD cards)

h00ligan
May 31, 2011, 10:56 PM
There is no authorised accessory for direct CF imports. You need to use the USB cable from your camera and the camera connector kit.

There are third party offerings, I don't know if they are licensed accessories but the work.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/finally-a-compact-flash-reader-for-ipad/

ZoomLens
Jun 1, 2011, 12:08 AM
There are third party offerings, I don't know if they are licensed accessories but the work.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/finally-a-compact-flash-reader-for-ipad/

That's exactly the one that fried both of my friend's iPads(2nd generation). :(

I would not want to risk my spanking-new iPad on it. :(

h00ligan
Jun 1, 2011, 03:56 PM
That's exactly the one that fried both of my friend's iPads(2nd generation). :(

I would not want to risk my spanking-new iPad on it. :(

Interesting! Thanks fir the heads up!

ZoomLens
Jun 1, 2011, 05:25 PM
Interesting! Thanks fir the heads up!

Just spoke with my friend who had the two unfortunate iPad frying incidents...

He went to another Apple Store after making a new appointment. This store's
Genius didn't say anything and just exchanged it with a brown box replacement
iPad. (to be honest, I think what my friend did was a little dishonest, as it was
a third-party accessory that killed his iPad... but then again.... )