• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointed...

    • Written by from London

    ...that you do not seem to be able to view photos full frame before importing. This would be really useful as one could then leave the ones to be kept on the card without necessarily importing them. This is important if you are shooting RAW because the files are so large that they are better left on the card. It would be really be helpful to view shots full frame and delete the poor ones. It is very often difficult to do this on the camera.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from York

    I wish I bought this earlier! Faultless and works straight from the box, speedy transfer rates too!

    45 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant piece of kit!

    • Written by from BASINGSTOKE

    Does exactly what it say's on the tin!!
    works faultlessly for me and my Nikons in RAW or jpeg. All the SD cards i have thrown at it have worked also.

    I cannot recommend this product enough it's great.

    If your un-sure use apples 14 day no quibble get your money back thing ( ive not had to use it yet )

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    From david paine

    • Written by from burnley

    It does just wot it says,and that's nice these days
    Keep up the good work apple

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only import few photos

    • Written by from Mungia

    I have almost 2.500 photos and few videos (~3GB data) stored in an micro-sd. Using CCK, it imports around 50 photos or something like that...

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme III & Ultra II Sandisk cards

    • Written by from Great Yarmouth

    Ipad2 & adapter seems picky to what SD will work ?
    Does not recognise the Ultra II SD card the Extreme III card worked fine
    Unlucky if you try the ultra card and it does not work may be worth giving it a go with an extreme card as a solution
    good luck

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here is the problem I'm having with the CCK

    • Written by from Naples

    OK Here is the problem I amn having with the CCK (or wiperhpas it is an issue with iOS5).

    First, I was using theCCK under iOS 4.3 without difficulty. I have both the Apple CCK and a thrid party one for CF cards. Both work fione.

    However, a peculiar thing has happened since upgrading my iPad2 to iOS 5. I frequently upload hi-res images (e.g., 4288X2848 12.2mp, etc.) from my Nikon cameras to my iPad2 using the Apple Camera Connection Kit. Prior to iOS 5, I had no issues; all images were transferred and stored, and loaded/recognized by literally dozens of my photo apps in their native resolution.

    After an upgrade to iOS 5, all the hi-res images restored to my iPad during the process that had been there from those previous uploads and new camera uploads since the upgrade, are being loaded into many/most apps at a much lower resolution, e.g., 2048X1360 (2.8mp). I have several EXIF viewer apps that report the correct native resolution (and all other metadata), but several EXIF viewer apps show the lower resolution of the exact same image. I have copied the images back to my PC and they are in fact still 12mp hi-resolution as they came out of the cameras, so it has something to do with the "hand off" of images from storage to the individual apps as they load them.

    Images uploaded via iTunes, which I understand are "optimized" to a medium res by iTunes during the upload, are correctly reported/loaded at the same resolution exactly as stored. Even hi-res images transferred via wifi applications to the Camera Roll are reported correctly by all EXIF and photo editing apps. It is only the ones being uploaded via the camera connection kit that are "downsampled" when read by most (but not all) apps. I have tried three different cameras, all Nikons.

    I wonder if anyone else has exeperienced this, and can confirm this for me, and if this is a bug in IOS 5, or is the OS handing off "optimized" versions of the images to those apps? And why do some apps load the high resolution image without difficulty, is that an app "programming issue"?

    Those of you using the CCK, please check the EXIF data and see what gets reported.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from Palmerstown

    At first I was quite reluctant to buy this kit. I heard rumors that it will not work with iPad 2 after I upgrade to iOS5 and that it only imports lower quality jpegs or that it doesn't work with SanDisk SD cards. All of this is a big lie!

    My CCK works with iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1 no problem. And I only use SanDisk Extreme class 10 cards. And I just confirmed that it really imports unaltered RAW files as taken by my DSLR.

    It's a very handy piece of kit for any photographer with the iPad at hand. It's a fast and very effective way to show off your work. People love to see their pictures right after you take them and the iPad with CCK is a great way to do just that!

    57 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Southend on sea

    Got this today and it works perfectly. I have absolutely no idea why this has so many negative reviews!
    I first tried my Sandisk SD card and it worked perfectly first time. Then I tried my Sony a SLR via USB and again, worked perfectly. Then my Canon Powershot SX 220 via USB, and again worked perfectly.
    I'm not sure if previous problems have been caused by old iOS versions (my iPad 2 is running iOS 5.0.1), but I really don't understand the negative reviews.
    This makes the iPad 2 perfect, so if you're considering buying it, go for it. I'm really very glad I did!!

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Perfect, and it just works. Plug it in and up pops your photos ready to tap Import.

    I'm running the latest version of iOS (5.0.1) and my SD card reader still works fine on my original iPad, so not sure why others are having problems.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    huge disappointment

    • Written by from mesa

    ios 5 killed the functionality of the camera kit with the iphone;
    limiting a perfect adapter for artistic expression.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn 't work since upgrade-very disappointing

    • Written by from Joondalup

    I agree with previous two reviewers - a product that worked perfectly, now doesn't work at all since upgrade, a total waste of money. More than the money, disappointment at being unable to send photos home to loved ones.

    Second problem as a result of last upgrade - a purchased App just disappeared & it took several days to have reloaded.

    iPad is first Apple product I've purchased & not likely to be rushing out to buy more if this is what I can expect.

    148 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suddenly doesn't work

    • Written by from Crown point

    I am puzzled and disappointed..... Used the card reader once with my parents camera (don't remember which brand of sd card) and it worked perfectly. Then, after the recent IOS update, I tried it with my card- SanDisc ultra 32 GB HC, and it doesnt recognize it. I could understand if it was a lousy sd card, but SanDisc is a fairly mainstream brand. I also tried the direct USB dongle, and again it didn't work. I have a canon eos rebel, again not a rummage sale camera. This is the first time I have had an apple product give out on me, and I am not happy.

    142 of 152 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointing, it doesn't work any more

    • Written by from london

    Since upgrading my iPhone 4 this kit is no longer recognised by the iPhone. So I can't transfer videos from the phone to the iPad. What a disappointment that is. Its pointless getting the iPhone 4s if one can't transfer the video to iPad.

    105 of 122 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad cck

    • Written by from Stirling

    Easy transfer photos from sd card to ipad

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly ok

    • Written by from Paddington

    Successful transfer from Lumix TZ7 via USB cable. When I use the USB connector my Olympus TG-610 goes into battery charge mode and won't transfer. I can use the SD card from the Olympus, however, via the SD card connector,

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the 1 star reviews

    • Written by from Reading

    Like every other apple product I have ever used, it works, as it says it does, straight out of the box. I have a Canon 7d. It works using usb, it works from a Sandisk SD in a CF adapter. It just works!

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Trimley st Mary

    Dont buy this if you use sansdisk sd cards I have tried ultra, extreme and a blue label class 4 none work! It would be nice if apple could tell us what brand of card does actually work?! Luckily my canon 1d mk3 connects with the USB module, but this doesn't help when I am shooting a job because rather than popping the sd card out from the camera to the camera connecting kit, place a new sd in the camera and keep shooting whilst the transfer is carried out, I am now stuck with not being able to shoot the camera whilst the transfer takes place! And the transfer rate is not particularly fast! So it makes the connection kit a complete waste for the working tog! What's even more frustrating is that it used to work on an older version of ios, why apple decided to change is anyone's guess? Was hoping ios5 would get this resolved but no it doesn't!

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    try changing the time format if it doesn't work

    • Written by from Haverfordwest

    someone mentioned changing the time format to 24 hour and the reader worked fine ... mine was on 24 hour and didn't work. But changing it to 12 hour started the photos app immediately.
    Guess it must be the same format as on the card or something ... anyway, it worked for me. Mixture of RAW and jpeg, on sandisk SD, from Canon EOS 500D

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin .....

    • Written by from newport

    This kit works with both my Nikon cameras - my D80 SLR and my S5100 compact. It also works flawlessly with my variety of Sandisk Extreme SD cards.
    The only negative thing I can express is my disappointment at the attitude of the Apple Store employee in Birmingham's Bullring who was singularly uninterested in helping me when I asked about being able to try them in my iPad2 before buying them. I've read other reviews in here that suggested different Apple stores were much more helpful.

    11 of 13 people found this useful