• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Mammoth Lakes

    I received my new Ipad Air 2, including Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. Adpater is useless as it does not recognize my camera. I had to download photos via my old MacBook onto iPhoto. I purchased this adapter to avoid doiing that. From reading this appears to be an issue with 8.1 opertating system.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t Work!

    • Written by from Lisboa

    With ios8 my Canon 700D isn't recognized. It used to work with ios7...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for GarageBand

    • Written by from Calgary

    I haven't used this for cameras but I used it to record my guitar in GarageBand. I have a Peavey Vypyr 75 watt amp with a USB output for recording. I hooked the amp up to my iPad mini via the Lightning to USB adapter and it worked flawlessly!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SOOOO frustrating...

    • Written by from Vici

    This is a very misleading product.
    I bought it thinking that I could scan pictures to a flash drive, connect them to my IPad Air, and go to work creating my slideshow. Ooohhhh how wrong I was!
    IN THE BOOK that comes with this adapter, it says that it is compatible with "mass storage class devices". Apple needs to specify that this WILL NOT work without buying yet another product.
    I feel like if I am using an APPLE PRODUCT it should work with another APPLE PRODUCT. All of my devices are Apple products and up to this point I have been happy with them! But I am very upset with Apple.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    • Written by from Rogat

    Does not work with my GoPro and does not work with my sd card reader.
    A waste of money and incredible that apple is selling stuff which does not flawlessly work with their products.
    Very dissapointing!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool idea, needs more uses

    • Written by from newburgh

    I bought this adapter thinking that I could use it with my iPhone 5s, but unfortunately cameras are not supported on any iPhone model. However, I was able to use it to plug the Apogee Jam guitar adapter into my iPhone and use it to record my guitar with Garage Band which was very surprising. Other than that, I haven't found much use for it so I'll probably return it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly for me...

    • Written by from Boylston

    ...between a Canon Rebel T1i and an iPad Air.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have device for iPad owners.

    • Written by from Tel aviv

    This product really works, specially after I found a solution for those flash drives not being accepted on the iPad because of their format type or high electric power demands. At first I had some problems connecting some of my flash drives to my iPad mini 2 retina IOS 7, using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, but then I found the solution. The flash drive has to formatted in one of the following formats: FAT32 , exFAT , HFS+. If your flash drive isn't recognized by the iPad, and it is FAT32, you have to format it to FAT32 using a special free tool called "USB Disk Storage Format Tool 1.0 Hiren". Just Google for it. I had a Sandisk 32gb FAT32 formatted flash drive, and the iPad didn't accept it, until I reformatted it to FAT32 with this tool. When I previously tried to format this flash drive with Windows 7 built in format tool to FAT32, the iPad didn't recognize the drive. Same goes for my Sandisk 8gb and 4gb flash drive. Note that FAT32 enables a max 4gb per single file size. Also note that for some large drives, you have to wait about 20 seconds until the device is being recognized, so be patient.
    Regarding to the “Cannot Use Device: The connected USB device requires too much power.” I found that if the flash drive is connected to a simple USB hub, it solves the problem for some flash drives, even if the hub is not externally powered!!! Same goes for flash card readers: Most didn't work until plugged in thru the USB HUB.
    Regarding the maximum drive size, note, that you can also connect a 500gb (!!) externally powered 2.5" hard drive ( That has two male USB connectors coming from it, one for power and one for data ), format it to FAT32 using 'MiniAide FAT32 Formatter' or to HFS+ using GParted on linux.
    I also managed to connect my PC keyboard to the USB. Worked great.
    Note: This kit is for iPads. It will not work on iPhones.
    Note: Use a genuine camera connection kit, as the non genuine kit I bought worked only for few of my flash drives, and the genuine kit worked for almost all my devices!

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with my Cameras

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I used this for my Nikon D7000 and my S8100. Upon connection to my iphone 5s both my cameras were listed as incompatible. I'm going to exchange this for the CF card reader. Hopefully that will work.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    for star for me works great

    • Written by from makati

    works great on my nikon coolpic digi cam , i've found out that my camera setting was set to "charge by computer " all you have to do is switch it OFF and you're good. 4 star for me.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work.

    • Written by from Springfield

    Here's why your device probably doesn't work. It's probably because with iOS 7 (can't say for 7.1), the USB adapter "can only draw 20 mA, or MilliAmps". Now this is not a hardware issue, it's Apple patching their OS to shutoff the device and give a you an error message that your device is taking too much power. Apple is being restricted and doing what they want, and no one can stop them really, that's why I own a PC (although I'd rather have a mac than a pc with Windows 8). But back to the subject of the matter. This problem can be easily circumvented by obtaining an externally powered USB hub, splitter, or whatever you want to call it. But you don't want ot have to be dependant on external power do you? NO!!! OF COURSE NOT! So, as it turns out (again can't speak for iOS 7.1, but I think that it should work), you can just use the above mentioned USB hub as a middle man between your adapter and camera, flash drive, etc. WITHOUT power from the wall, and it should work! Now, for future reference for all of you giving one stars on this product, please go google your problem first before going off about how your stuff doesn't work and is broken. You can easily fix it. It's not the device's fault, it's Apple's, because they want all the control, and want their own controlled environments where they can directly manipulate things to their liking. And do you know why no one stops them? Because they make products that, for the majority of people (who aren't tech savvy or just big materialists), they work good enough for them. Which is why everyone hates Windows, because it gives you choice, sure it's menus are odd, and the control panel's organization doesn't make sense half of the time that I use it. But you can see that with Windows 8, they took a more casual approach to appeal to the less technologically inclined. Well all those people have Macs and people who like that Microsoft gives us choice are stuck with stupid Windows 8, which restricts that choice. So it's not just Microsoft vs. Apple, they both have faults, it's Consumer Choice vs. Large Companies telling you what you can and cannot do. That's my spiel, I hope you didn't find it too rude. Hope that this helped some of you. And I hope that you have a wonderful day.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Coolpix

    • Written by from Nr. Newark

    I have just used this connector to import the pictures from my camera to my iPad. Once I turned off the 'connect to computer via USB', as suggested by other reviewers it works a treat. So pleased I purchased this instead of the SD card reader, because this item will be more useful for all the cameras with different style memory cards. Thank you to all those who gave suggestions for its use. Apple should be much more helpful with usage instruction, which is why I only give this review 4 stars. The connector is perfect, but instructions are poor.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter. Working with Flash Memory Card class 10 without class 4

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    Firstly, I try adapter with Flash Memory Card Kington SD class 4, it does not work. What happen??
    After that, I try it with Sandisk SD class 10 and it has been flawless

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Works great and fast with my Nikon D3X and iPad Air.

    • Written by from Springfield

    Works great with my Nikon D3X. Don't use the card reader to avoid the "not enough power" error. Use the USB that plugs in straight to the camera. All digital cameras usually come with that cable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 7.1 killed this connector

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Since updating my iPad air to iOS 7.1 , this no longer works, I get a message that reads "This accessory requires to much power" when I plug just the adaptor in and nothing else, I also tried it with my wifes iPad 4th Gen and I get the same message. Both running iOS 7.1 was not a problem with iOS 7.0. Very frustrating! This worked great before and if it still worked after updating I would give this a 4 or 5 rating as it is was a great product, but now it is dead!

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked, then gone!

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I have a Canon PowerShot A1100IS camera. I connect to my iPad Air using The Apple lightning via a USB to miniUSB adapter.
    This arrangement had been working just fine for a few weeks, but today I get the message that it knows it is a Canon camera, but the connected device isn't supported. What's up with that?

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Product

    • Written by from Norwell

    Used it for my Canon 50D, plugged it in, and lost 80% of the pictures on the CF. Big, important vacation pics gone in an instant. Do not, under any circumstances, buy this product. I cannot believe it is endorsed by Apple.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked...For a while

    • Written by from Dubuque

    I used this with wired external keyboards as as well as MIDI devices, worked quite well for a few weeks now it won't recognize anything. It Doesn't even give me the "Requires too Much Power" message it used to give me when I plugged in incompatible devices. It just goes on as if nothing were ever plugged in. Disappointing. Don't really want to buy another one either because the price point is absurd, but everything else third party seems to be unsupported. What to do...

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on my Finepix XP60 Waterproof camera!

    • Written by from Pueblo

    I bought this hoping I could just plug it into my Finepix XP60 Waterproof camera however it wasn't that simple. I got the error saying my device used too much power. After looking in the camera setting I found there was no way to turn 'USB Charging' off which is suggested.

    Fix: I was able to use the adapter without issue using a powered OR unpowered hub. This got me thinking of easier ways to use the adapter on the go without having to carry a hub with me all the time. Using a simple $5 3ft USB 2 extension cable was enough to reduce the power and did the trick. One end with a male connection and the other end with a female connection. Now I just keep the extension plugged into the adapter and roll it up, the adapter works as expected, and I am a very happy user!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    READ THIS!!!!!!

    • Written by from burbank

    camera needs to be on a share setting. Mine is USB connection setting. I put the setting on MTP then USB power supply OFF. Transfer jet is on. Not to sure if all need to be changed but worked with those camera setting.

    2 of 3 people found this useful