Camera question

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by hundleton1, May 16, 2010.

  1. hundleton1 macrumors 6502

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    I am going to get the camera connection kit so i can use my iPad as storage from my Dslr,does the iPad store the pics as they come from the camera? When I added pics from iTunes I noticed it said it was optimizing them so was wondering did it make changes ?

    Also can you use raw as well ?
     
  2. Dogpilot macrumors member

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    Took the pad with us to an engagement party last weekend. My son shot around 500 NEF files on his D90. Put the SD card in and it took them all, stored them as an import. Then passed the pad around during breakfast the next morning. It is clearly a cool item to share photos on. I tried using my CF card reader hooked into the USB adaptor. It gave an error about too much power draw from the accessory. So I have to hook the D300 up through it's USB port to read the CF cards.
     
  3. Bob Chadwick macrumors member

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    Some CF card readers will work. I have an old Sandisk one that works fine. Others have reported similiar results.
     
  4. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know the answer to the OP's question regarding the picture files and whether they retain their original quality or are they optimized like they are when loaded from iTunes?
     
  5. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

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    I'm curious as this as well. Unfortunately, my sLRs are compact flash and I guess I have to use the USB connector to get them imported.
     
  6. Dogpilot macrumors member

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    If you load a NEF (raw) file to the pad, it stays a NEF. Just checked for sure by emailing one to myself. I had high hope for the old SanDisk CF reader. I dug around looking for an old one I had as well. Tried it, but got the same, "accessory uses too much power" with my 8 gb SanDisk CF Ultra III card. Curious, I went and got an older SanDisk Extreme 512 mb, which it read through the card reader without the error message. So it would seem the power draw is dependent on the card type and size. So it may work with your card, test to be sure. Otherwise, you have to hook the CF card camera through the USB to get it to the pad.
     
  7. Davydd macrumors regular

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    I haven't shot anything in RAW yet but I did take a photo with my Canon SD850 and transfer it to the iPad and then afterwards to my Mac iPhoto library. Then I emailed the photo to myself and opened it on the Mac. The photo emailed from the iPad was 2048 x 1536 1.4 MB. The uploaded photo to iPhoto was 3264 x 2448 4.6 MB. I don't know if the difference is because iPad optimizes the photo or whether it is done in the emailing process. I know I won't be deleting photos off my camera card until I put them on the Mac or understand better what's going on.
     
  8. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere on here that emailing them does reduce their size, and if you want to keep the aspect ratio, etc... that you should copy then paste them in an email message.

    Try your experiment again with that tactic and it would be interesting to see the results.
     
  9. Davydd macrumors regular

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    I did the test again via copy and paste as you suggested and the file in the email does come over at full resolution and size taken by the camera. That is kind of a convoluted way to transfer a photo to the Mac. Is there a better way? I just haven't looked into it much yet but this fall I will be going to Europe and may take my iPad but not my MacBook Pro.
     
  10. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried this with Canon RAW files. I have a Canon 5Dii and was hoping to use the iPad and connection kit to review shots in the field. I understand I probably won't be able to read the CF cards, but I am hoping I can transfer direct from the camera using the Canon USB cable.
     
  11. Dogpilot macrumors member

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    If it will read RAW from my Nikon, I don't see why it wouldn't from your Canon (it would be just plain stupid to not have the raw converter for that camera as well). I do hate having to tether the camera and reduce it to being a card reader, but it is the reality with the larger cards. To make it less painful from a cabling standpoint, I have become fond of the little retracting USB cords. They roll themselves up to no bigger than my CF card reader.

    I am really grateful to not carry my notebook in my backpack now. Since I use my camera a lot in the field (I am a remote sensing Geologist). I take pics in IR, so reviewing them on a larger screen is a must. So I constantly had to bring my MacBook Pro with me. After hiking up and down hills and mountains, any weight saving is a blessing.
     
  12. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    Works with my Olympus Raw files (.ORF). They are complete and viewable. I then transfer them into Lightroom directly. I do have to download them into Iphoto to get them off the iPad (or go in and delete one by one). Last time I loaded about 200 raw files and I did not want to go in and delete one at a time.
     
  13. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks chaps that sounds ideal. Glad I ordered the 64Gb now. More storage as well.
     

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