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Camera Connection Kit for compact flash memory?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mrdinh, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Camera Connection Kit from apple is for SD memory only right?...or can i use compact flash memory also?...or is there another off brand kit for compact flash memory?

  2. macrumors member

    You would need to plug the camera that uses the CF memory into the camera connection kit using a USB cable.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Buy a Compact Flash to USB reader and plug thati n the USB adapter that comes with the camera kit
  4. macrumors Nehalem


    I would just plug the camera in directly and not bother with an USB to CF or SD to CF adapter. I hate that the camera connection kit only cares about SD cards. Pro cameras aren't really using that format.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Transfering directly from the camera kills the battery on both devices. Using a USB reader would only drain the iPad. To me thats worth the cost of a cheap CF reader
  6. macrumors member

    There's another thread going on compatible devices. The consensus seems to be that the CF reader needs to be powered, either on its own or with a powered hub, or you get an error message.
  7. macrumors newbie

    That's just what a few people have found. I've got a generic multi-format card reader (non-powered) that works fine plugged directly into the iPad.

    I'd tell you the name/model, but I really don't know. It's just a cheap 'no name' reader.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Same here, my crappy $5 USB CF Reader wroks great with my iPad
  9. macrumors 65816


    I got one of these and will test it out tomorrow afternoon and report back.

    Microtech CF Reader
  10. macrumors regular

    cool...please keep me up to date...thanks
  11. macrumors 6502

    The lexar professional udma compact flash sd reader works. It can be found on amazon. Great ratings and one of the fastest transfer rates through USB 2.0.
  12. macrumors regular

    I tested my Targus universal card reader that I bought at Radio Shack and it worked with the USB connector and read my Compact Flash card. The Targus is a pretty cheap solution that also has slots for SD, xD and other cards.
  13. macrumors 65816


    It didn't work, but I got a idotconnect one to work fine. I picked it up from Fry's.
  14. macrumors regular


    Tested and works:
    Verbatim 15-in-1 memory card reader
    (CompactFlash Type I, CompactFlash Type II, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick MagicGate, Memory Stick MagicGate Duo, miniSD Card, MultiMediaCard)

    looks like this:

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