iPad mini Lightning SD card reader or wireless reader?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by e5volcano, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. e5volcano macrumors regular

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    Looking for an accessory to carry with my travels for reading RAW photos off my DSLR onto my iPad mini.

    Does anyone have experience with option?

    It seems option 1 is to buy the Apple Lightning SD Card Reader or buying a wireless reader like this one http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Mult...65473&sr=1-1&keywords=wireless+sd+card+reader. (I'll be staying in hotels/places with wifi, not sure how spotty the wifi is. I also plan to use Dropbox if I were to get the Apple Lightning SD Card Reader)

    I read another forum post saying that the Apple Lightning SD Card Reader compresses the photos to JPEG, is that true?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually use the RAVPower File Hub http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9TEIMW
    and the Apple Lightning Card Reader. I like the File Hub because it gives you twice the size of a battery backup and you can also use it to create your own Wi-Fi Hotspot. This is a great feature while traveling especially in Europe where a lot of hotels still have wired internet. It is very easy to transfer files from my Camera Micro SDHC card to a backup USB thumb drive, and I also use it to stream movies during long flights.

    I also use the Apple Camera Connection kit to transfer photos from the Camera SD card to my iPad. I do not believe it compresses files at all and have always had my full sized photos transfer over.
     
  3. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Lightning SD Card reader should be quicker and easier.
     
  4. SmittS macrumors regular

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    What app are you using to stream movies from the device? Something in the Appstore or is it JB software like XBMC?
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    RAVPower has the companion App called RAV FileHub which allows you to stream movies, access and move files and change settings.
     
  6. Dandu macrumors regular

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    The Apple Reader transfer the RAW on the iPad, but display only the JPEG version (embedded into RAW). To see the RAW file, you need to install an application.

    But the RAW is on the iPad, and you can transfer it on a Mac after that.
     

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