Has anyone seen a CF to SD reader?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yaroldb, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. yaroldb macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    The new camera connection is coming to the iPad soon and I'd like to use it to back up pictures. My camera is CF only. There is the USB option but I've tried this before and the process is slow and painful (even hooking the camera to my MBP via USB takes a long time). I've seen CF to SD converters but I've never seen a SD to CF. I've googled it... no dice. That started me thinking. I wonder if you can connect a standard all in one card reader via USB to the camera connection kit. While it may not speed it up, at least it won't kill the battery on my camera.
  2. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Could you run a SD to CF converter in your camera? I've seem them for other formats where the smaller card fits inside a carrier that converts it to the larger size.

  3. yaroldb thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    That's an option, but I already have a bunch of CF cards. I did not want to have to re-buy SD cards.
  4. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    The camera connection kit will not allow you to offload pictures or anything else to a storage card, it's only for the importing of pictures.

    Now you could get a USB to cf adapter and that would let you import the pics off a cf card onto your iPad.
  5. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Haha, first post and second post you switched CF and SD. :D

    But anyway, I haven't heard of one either.

    What I don't get is that you don't want the USB option, yet at the end you asked about USB connected to the camera connection kit?

    If all you're concerned with is battery, then there are CF USB adapters. There are even CF firewire readers.

    Whether you can hook up the USB directly to the connection kit and have it work...you'll have to wait until it comes out.
  6. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W

    Not untill there is a Jailbreak at least. :)
  7. yaroldb thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    I have a firewire reader for my MBP, and a USB reader at home. For some reason, the Camera takes longer than the USB reader. In theory, it should be the same speed, but it's not. It's much faster than connecting my camera's USB. Go figure.... I am not concerned so much about the battery life of the iPad, I am more conerned with the battery life of my camera. Also, I can transfer pictures and still keep taking pictures while transfering. I guess we'll have to wait for it to come out and play with it. Thanks for the feedback...
  8. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    The Camera Connection Kit also comes with a USB adapter (dock connector to USB). It am betting that we will be able to connect a USB CF card reader to the USB adapter and import directly off of a CF card instead of using the camera. Time will tell.

  9. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Ahh. Well, for that tiny thing, I don't think that connector can tell the difference between a camera and a storage device connected. Course if Apple prevents it operating system-wise...then that's just dumb :/.
  10. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
  11. yaroldb thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2007
    That's what I'm thinking too. I have the old Camera Connection Kit that worked with the first iPod video. It looks the same but I can not find it. I'd love to try it on the iPod but for the life of me, it's nowhere to be found.
  12. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    Your Mac can

    Don't know it the iPad will or not but you Mac can tell the difference 100% and if your camera isn't supported by Mac no connection.
  13. Dfndr90 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006

    The old Camera Connector will not work. I dug mine out and tried it to no avail.

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