• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    almost useless

    I was a fan of the old USB camera kit. I could connect a card reader to it, or a midi device, or a camera, and transfer stuff and interact with the items on the other end.

    Alas, with this device I am not able to do much. Even a simple SD card reader is not able to work. I bought two different ones, thinking maybe I encountered a fluke. No such luck.

    Save your money. Don't bother with this. The closest I got was when using it connected to a camera, but even then the ability to tell it to just import the JPG part of a JPG+RAW set of photos is still broken. Bummer.

    If you are going to only want to import RAW photos, or don't shoot RAW, and have a USB cable for your camera, and your camera can be set to NOT try to charge off a USB connection, you may find this useful. Otherwise, take a pass.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It was a great idea but it failed in practice...

    I bought this as I wanted to be able to review photos in the field that I was taking with my Canon EOS 60D. It worked well but quickly found a major problem, BATTERY. If I wasn't careful of my battery usage I was bound to kill the device during a day of shooting. So it went from a great tool to a useful when convenient (read: rarely useful) toy. I had pretty much written it off for major use when I stumbled on a way to bring some life back into it's use, I could use it to connect a USB keyboard for longer typing sessions. I tried it and it was great until I ran out of battery. If only Apple could've thought this through like the Digital Media Adapter and put on a female lightning port for charging.

    So back to the camera bag it goes to be pulled out and used who knows when...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I bought this Lightning u s b Camera adapter to connect my iPad to my piano as it supports midi. I was able to use my music apps for three months and then it stopped working it did not recognise the piano. I was advised that every thing pointed to the adapter not working so I took it back and got a replacement, to my delight it worked, but for only 14 days. There clearly is something not right with this adapted as it is not only cameras it is not recognising. I bought my iPad and Camera connection so that I could use the music apps. Please Apple do something about this.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No more RAW-picture file import since iOS 9

    The Camera Connection Kit has been an easy and perfect way for importing RAW-files (DNG, Fuji Raw, Ricoh GR raw) with full resolution into iPad. So I could postprocessing them during travel using a RAW Editor like the Photogene App. A perfect tool!

    Game completely changed since iOS 9! NO RAW IMPORT ANYMORE! New Formatting SD-cards brings no solution. It's a pity, that this bug makes iPad unusable for photographers!


    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works for me

    Worked for me right out of the box. iPad Air, iOS 9.0.2, Nikon D70. Plugged in and connected USB cables, and Photos launched. Selected IMPORT, and my photos were uploaded to my iPad without any issues.

    On the D70, my USB was set to Mass Storage, which is what I had always used when uploaded via USB to my Mac Pro.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Supports the AT-2020 USB Microphone on the iPad Air

    I purchased this adapter to use the outstanding Audio-Technica 2020 USB microphone on my iPad Air. I have been using the mic on my iMac. I purchased the adapter, plugged in the AT 2020, and it operates PERFECTLY on my iPad Air. I use the microphone to produce better audio quality when making Adobe Voice presentations.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Workaround

    I bought this with the intention of copying large numbers of images from my PC to my iPad. I shoot with a Nikon in RAW, and post-process with Lightroom. I wanted to upload th processed images to my iPad to show the client, be was not able to.

    A work around is to create a folder on the USB stick called DCIM, and copy the photos to that folder. Once connected to the iPad, it will then recognize all the images and allow you to import them.

    Note, that this cannot be done with an iPhone 6. I contacted Apple, and they said this device is not supported at all by the adapter

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect but overpriced

    It is a perfect little cable. Use it to connect my ipad air with Nikon D3 and D700. No problems so far but for everyone having problems you should use the OEM camera cable that came with your camera not every cable...and for everybody else please learn to read before leaving feedback. It is not supposed to work with iphone 5 or 6 and not for purposes other than connecting to a camera. OVERPRICED IS THE FINAL WORD

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    My reason for wanting this cable is to be able to transfer videos from my Kodak Zi6 movie camera to my iPad for viewing. This cable works perfectly. When it arrived, I plugged the camera into it, plugged the cable into my iPad, and immediately it asked which pictures I wanted to import . . . and did I want to delete them from the camera when I was finished. It doesn't get any easier than that!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on 1 in 10 products

    Simply awful connector as I've only made it work with one Canon camera (and a simple MIDI pad). Doesn't work with my Sony video cam, Nikon, GoPro, or any of my USB drives as they all "require too much power". Useless and if I could, I would get my money back.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a trustworthy product

    I've had the camera connection kit for just under a year, and used it 50+ times with my camera and music keyboard. It worked fine before, yet now (even without a device attached to the adapter) I get an error saying the devices is using too much power. I'm only plugging in the camera connection kit. Again, I'm only connecting the adapter, without any device attached, I am still seeing this error. I used the old first gen adapter for years, this adapter is buggy. Also, they devices sold as (mad for Apple) iPads will change from one iOS to the next version. A mic that worked on iOS 7, may not work on iOS 8.

    How long is the warranty for the Camera Connection Kit? I guess I had to read the box, as it listed nowhere on Apple/Amazon's website.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It solved a compatibility problem.

    I have a Olympus SP-550 UZ that uses a XD memory card, I couldn't connect the camera or the XD memory card to the iPad. This adapter gives me two ways to put photos on the iPad, I can connect the camera to it with it's USB cable and I can connect a small USB multi card reader to it for the XD memory card. I don't like the price of this adapter but it does the job that I wanted it to do.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad mini does not work with iPad min

    Lightning USB connector does not work. I get a device is on strong for the iPad MiniI can't even get my EOS 20D camera connector to work in the iPad. When this iPad is finished i will Not replace it. As I am a photographer I find it totally useless. except as a game toy.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with all cameras I think..

    I believe the USB connector kit works with all kinds of cameras unless the size of your memory card you're using is super big and pretty much full, then it won't.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    IDoesn't work. What I can't understand is those people who are saying theirs work perfectly would be looking at this site.

    1 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, but software limitations prevent it from being useful to me

    When I plug in my camera to an iPad I want the option to only import jpg to get a good idea of how my shots turned out. Bringing in dozens of raw files eats up space with the quickness.
    Also this doesn't work with iPhone 6+. Maybe something for consideration of the 6+s to make everyone buy a new phone. Psh!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I was wrong

    I couldn't get this adapter to work at all on my new iPad Air 2 although for years I had been transferring pictures easily from my Canon Powershot Elph 135 Camera directly via a cable to an iPad 4. After working all afternoon trying to transfer pictures from this camera (using my picture card reader) to the PC (using Windows 7) to the iPad Air 2 recently purchased, I was really upset that it wouldn't work. As a last resort I changed the cable I have been using all these years to another cable I had from a previous Canon camera. (I admit the cable I was using was slightly frayed). It worked perfectly!
    I love it. So check all your cables.
    Now I just have to figure out how to organize all the pictures I transfer.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless product

    Since the new i0s system is not compatible with this product it is completely pointless and a waste of money - just like my iPad is becoming.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This must be a Joke?

    With the iPad Air its totally useless product. Keeps bringing up warning "the attached acessory requires too much power" with Zoom Q4 and several other cameras. Fix it !!!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm about done with apple, they really don't want to help anyone; I have a P500 and photos transfer fine with a 30 pin adapter on my iPad 3, but my iPhone 6, I tried a 30 pin to lightning adapter, USB to lightning, and all give device not compatible...my camera works fine with my MacBook Air?

    8 of 14 people found this useful