• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great connector

    • Written by from Savannah

    This product is great for the new iPad I bought! I received the message "requires too much power" and fixed that problem real quick. I went on my camera and changed the charging option to off. After that it has been flawless! I am ready for Germany now!

    632 of 740 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works

    • Written by from Allentown

    I bought this today to go with my iPad mini. Just posting here to confirm that it worked flawlessly between my 40D (shooting RAW) and my iPad mini. I'm now on the hunt for apps that will utilize this cable for tethered shooting or other cool things

    577 of 695 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, if limited

    • Written by from Nottingham

    A useful, if limited little cable; on my iPad Mini have only been able to make it work with cameras - no other USB devices. Anything powered by the USB port prompts a 'The connected USB device requires too much power' message; anything self powered (tried with multiple thumb drives, self powered USB HDDs etc) triggers no reaction at all. Other USB devices tried (mouse, keyboard!) prompt a 'The connected USB device is not supported'.
    The good news is that it works fast and flawlessly with cameras - tested with Canon 50D and IXUS 100IS - brings up a separate 'Camera' group in photo album and allows the import of selected or all photos on the camera - RAW, JPEG and MOV formats and then post transfer asks if you 'want to delete the imported files from the attached camera'. Does not allow file export from iPad back to camera, and does not make available anything that the camera does not recognise as a file (ie MP4 files not shown - so can't import movies that way).
    So, does what it says on the tin - connects your Camera to your iPad and will be useful to allow download and/or big screen viewing of photos when in the field - but currently that's it.

    488 of 612 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing Connector

    • Written by from Koeln

    While on vacation : my USB Card Reader and GoPro hero2 Camera were not recognized, both 'required too much power'. Only with my canon 20d I was able to import pictures. Thus: a dissapointing Connector.

    461 of 654 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!

    • Written by from Ashford

    I bought this to connect my Gopro camera to my Ipad so that I could transfer and edit video whilst on holiday. When it's all connected the ipad comes up with the warning of 'the device uses too much power'

    The connector is going back as in my opinion it does not do the job it was made for.

    212 of 259 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick operation with some cameras

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Using this cable to connect an iPad 4 to a camera you will also need the USB cable that connects your camera to your PC's USB A socket. It would have been nice if this cable was longer and ended in a USB mini B plug so that it could have connected to most cameras directly.

    I connected a 64GB iPad 4 to a Canon 5D mk3 and it worked straight away downloading the RAW files (approx 25MB each) quickly to the import album in the photos app. The app then offered to delete or leave the photos in the camera.

    The app allowed viewing and zooming of the RAW files which look really great on the retina screen.

    Once home I connected the iPad to my Windows 7 PC and it then showed up as a device in My Computer. Opening the My iPad icon I browsed the photos folders then dragged and dropped the RAW files onto my computer hard disk. They came over unaltered or compressed by their passage through the iPad. Also I did not have to use iTunes to transfer the photos!!!

    So far so good but it failed to recognise my GoPro HD video camera.

    As others have said this cable does not add a USB socket to an iPad for general file transfer. If it works with your camera...great. If not this is probably one of the most expensive cables with limited functionality it is possible to buy. For £1 less I have just bought a 15m HDMI cable for an HD TV which is highly functional, transmitting both HD video and audio!

    182 of 210 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Midi keyboards

    • Written by from Chodziez

    Works fine with Roland and Yamaha keyboards with a standard Midi to USB interface.

    121 of 134 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but,

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    Thanks to everyone who posted comments about the "connected device uses too much power" error message. After much frustration I was ready to return the adapter to Best Buy but fortunately, found these reviews. I then found settings on my Sony DSC-TX20 Cybershot that let me turn off the USB power supply. I presume that setting allows you to charge via your pc USB port, but I'm not sure. Anyway, once I made the change, the adapter worked perfectly. It even gave me the option of keeping or erasing the pics on my camera after importing. So 4 stars instead of 5 because there should be better documentation for what seems to be a very common problem. Unnecessary frustration, which I'm sure leads to a lot of returns!

    111 of 124 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off USB charging!

    • Written by from Hokah

    I have the camera adapter for the iPad 2 and saw the same problem some of you mentioned about "too much power". The camera is trying to charge itself from the iPad which can't supply the power for that. You have to turn off USB charging on your camera. My Nikon S4000 has this in the options. It works fine after disabling USB charging in the camera.

    67 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works on 5d mark II and some usb card readers

    • Written by from Boynton beach

    I purchased this to transfer my Raw images and jpeg's from my Canon 5D Mark II to my iPad 4 and it works Great, I also tried it with my Kodak A250 50 in 1 card reader I can plug my CF card in and it works as well, any photographer using his/her iPad for photo viewing and minor editing this cable is a must. The only issue I encountered is that it did not work with the Eye-fi card.

    64 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I hope this helps

    • Written by from Papillion

    solved my problem with Canon 300d and other cameras by reading this suggestion in another forum:


    If your camera menu has a 'Communication' setting, make sure you have PTP selected and not 'Normal'. I'm not sure this will work.. It's just a suggestion.
    "Normal" is Canon's proprietary communication protocol. It's used by applications developed by Canon.. (The ones that came on the CD included with the camera).. The iPad won't be able to recognize Canon's proprietary mode..
    "PTP", stands for Picture Transfer Protocol. It's a universal communication mode used by all the digital camera makers. The iPad should recognize this.
    With early EOS cameras, you had to manually switch between the two using the camera menu... With the newer models, they autodetect what protocol the host device wants to use and do the switching for you.
    If you find you're having trouble now using your Canon supplied apps (like Zoombrowser etc), you'll have to change the Communication back to 'Normal'.


    IT WORKS!!!!

    55 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked just as advertised!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I went to the Apple Store to purchase the item. Upon returning home, I connected it to my iPad/Retina display and my Nikon D3 and it worked just as advertised. It's going to work out nicely in the field as I'm a Pro photographer and will no longer have to carry around my laptop to show images to my clients.

    I will simply make the connection and display my images within seconds. Sure beats attempting to show images via the 3 inch LCD screen on the back of my camera.

    Thanks Apple!

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from long beach

    I have tried 3 different devices..a canon rebel, a Lumix, and a gopro..it recognizes the gopro as using too much power and it does not ever see the other two cameras. But on my old ipad with the 30 point connector to USB it works like a charm. So what gives? I am taking mine back..30 dollars is a lot to pay for a useless device

    66 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    • Written by from portsmouth

    it says connects your digital camera to ipad for transfering photos!! it doesn't. when i connect my new Nikom camera the ipad displays this..."device uses to much power" so i cant use it, it is absolute rubbish.

    56 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with GoPro

    • Written by from Cold Spring

    I connected the new iPad to my HD hero3 and it wouldn't connect because the GoPro used too much power

    62 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    • Written by from Calverton

    I was worried about the previous reviews, but I am totally satisfied with this product. it works with my Canon EOS DSLR and also with my old Olympus Camedia. I think people may be having problems with their camera's not being fully charged up when they try to transfer.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adds a lot of functionality

    • Written by from LEICESTER

    I've connected the lightning to usb camera adapter to a kensington usb powered hub so I could connect a midi keyboard via an EMU USB to midi adapter and a USB audio interface. Both worked simultaneously just like they do on my iMac. I've also connected directly to my Canon Powershot Camera and transferred photos no problem. However connecting a USB drive is very limited, you can format as FAT and put a DCIM folder containing pictures and movies, essentially you trick iOS into thinking its a Camera file system.

    The downside is it is expensive and there is no second lightning port to charge via Apple's power adapter. The best one can hope for is that a powered USB hub might trickle charge or reduce battery consumption.

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter doesn't not work

    • Written by from Hitchin

    I have paid a lot of money for an adaptor to connect between my camera and my iPad only for my pad to reject it because it takes too much power. It is not fit for purpose and is going straight back to Apple with a request for a full reimbursement! I rated it one star because otherwise I could not make the post. In fact, it does not warrant any stars. What a wast of time

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly once I changed camera communication setting

    • Written by from boone

    A huge THANKS to the reviewer who suggested this - the adapter worked fine with my newish Powershot, but using my EOS 20D, which is pretty old, I got a message that the device was not supported. I was ready to send the adapter back, because I really need it for the EOS, my main camera- I am going to England this summer and am only taking my iPad Mini, not my laptop, so have to have some way to back up photos (losing photos due to a lost/damaged card, camera, etc would be beyond tragic)

    Then I read the review that suggested going to the camera's menu and changing the Communication setting from Normal to PTP. Tada!! Success - the pictures loaded right up, I am very happy, and the adapter does not have to go back to Apple.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatible with Canon 7D

    • Written by from carbondale

    Works perfect with the Canon 7D. I just connect it to my iPad mini, turn on the camera, and it automatically uploads the files. I believe if you are shooting in RAW, it uses the jpeg generated by the camera. Fantastic!

    36 of 41 people found this useful