• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RAW into JPEG

    Just got this today and immediately tested it on RAW files taken by my Phantom 3 Pro. I read a review earlier stating that it converted RAW files into jpeg files without warning. I used a microSD card with DNG files in it and imported a photo into my iPad Pro's (9.7) Photos app. I then opened the Photos app in my MacBook Pro and waited for it to update with the new file. I found the file and it was still the large DNG file of the original. I think this will be a useful tool to transfer photos into iCloud through my iPad's Photos app without having the need to lug a MacBook around when I travel.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy that it now works for the iPhone

    I originally purchased this 2-3 years ago for my iPad Mini hoping I could also use it for my iPhone 5c. It did not work at the time on the 5c but recently found out that an update in the spring of 2016 now allowed this. I now have the SE model. Works easy for me in moving photos from my two cameras to my phone and iCloud. Especially great for trips. Wish apple had more products similar to this for the iPhone.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No quite what I wanted

    I was hoping to use this a quick photo viewer. I wanted to be able to view photos that I took with my canon camera on a photo shoot. I wanted to use this product to see my photos fullscreen, check the resolution, and check for clarity. Unfortunately, you can only view the photos as a thumbnail. If you want to view them full resolution you have to download them. That is why am returning this. If all you want to do is download photos this will work. If you want to view the photos at full resolution just realize you have to download them. It's not a photo viewer.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am beyond disappointed to even need to be looking at adapters so SD cards for my new iPad Pro! Apple has marketed the iPad Pro as a workstation replacement, and it would be save two missing features:

    1) A built in micro SD card slot. Sad that Apple won't put in a SD card slot presumably to preserve the need to buy the larger sized iPads. The point they keep missing is that not all my media originates on this device. I have an iPhone, and several cameras. Just put an SD card slot in Apple!

    2) Missing Collapse content feature in OneNote - This is not Apple's fault, it's a shortcoming in the OneNote app from Microsoft, but I can't replace my Surface Pro without the ability to collapse the content within OneNote as I can in the full versions.

    I really like my new iPad Pro, but it's not a full replacement yet. It reminds me of Microsoft's first Surface models... Close, but not yet.

    11 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have no idea what all the bad reviews are from!?

    I have an older(3 yrs) Olympus SP 720UZ with a 4gb SD. I used to have a computer but it died...no big deal because I have an iPad Air 2 (tho next time I am getting a Mac lol). Now I didn't even read the instructions...I took out my SD card and plugged it into my new camera card reader from Apple. From their I plugged my lightening cable into my tablet and it removed the pics from SD card on to my iPad pic folder �� piece of cake....down Loaded 20 pics without an issue and it even kept the old ones on my SD card...

    When I was done I unplugged the cable, removed my SD card from the card part, and put it back in my digital camera reader slot by the battery: simple as that! I am really unsure as to what the negative reviews are about. Perhaps you are all over thinking things...or maybe I'm just smart enough to not have to ��

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE: Converts Raw images to JPG on SD Card without warning

    The Good:
    A time saver when you want to view, edit, share and store on cloud your travel photos easily and quickly without the need to carry a laptop. You can simply plug it into to your iPhone or iPad and it will show up on Photos app, ready to save, edit and share (Airdrop. iCloud Share album or social media). Five stars for this convenience.

    The Bad:
    I just got home and was saving my Raw files from SD card onto my backup drive. Lo and behold, the raw files that I have selected and imported (clicked Keep rather than Delete on the option after importing) to my iPhone were now JPGs, my Raw files nowhere to be seen. So disappointed as it ruined the quality my holiday photos, and mainly not good for larger prints anymore. No star for this.

    My gear:
    Canon M3, kit lens, EF lens with adapter and iPhone 6 Plus. My camera was set to save images in CR2 (Canon's Raw file format) but now some images as mentioned earlier were just JPGs. This should not happen in the first place without any warning. I hope this gets fixed with a firmware update?

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion..

    ..for quickly transferring from my GoPro to my iPhone 6s Plus. definitely beats transferring wirelessly unless you want to grow old waiting ;}

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not backup dual format photos RAW & JPEG, only the JPEG format.

    The reason that I bought this accessory is to make backup of my DSLR camera photos on the road, send them to cloud storage, just with an iPhone, without any computer. I shoot all my photos in RAW & JPEG. The card reader just see and just import the JPEG file. I made a test and shoot a RAW only file. It recognize and import the RAW file, but when you have two formats photo, as I am, RAW & JPEG, it just see and import the JPEG file. What a shame!!! If it could work with dual format files it deserves a 5 star, but with this lack I'll give it just 2. If you shoot RAW only or JPEG maybe it useful. If you shoot RAW & JPEG don't buy it.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It only works plugged in one way

    Only Works Plugged In One Way
    So I had this for about a week and started using it again and thought it had somehow broke. The thing is with my iPhone 5s and my iPad Air it seems to only work when plugged in upsidedown as in the sd card symbol is down and all those regulatory words are facing up. Is the lightening connected on my unit just broken, but that doesn't really explain why it works one way and not the other. I take my sd card out of my canon camera and always have to check I plug it into my iPad the right way which is kind of irritating. First world problem I guess. My question being is it suppose to only work plugged in one way and if the answer is yes why is it the way with all that regulatory gibberish facing upwards. So until this gets answered I'm leaving this with 2 stars

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Does exactly as it says on the box. 100% love this!
    I do photography and now it's so much easier to share my photos on all my apple devices! I literally take all my photo so on my camera then plug it straight into my iPad and done! Then my cloud puts them everywhere I need them!
    Highly recommend*

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone6

    Was hesitant to buy it at first since some people in the internet says it works well with ipad only but it works perfectly with iPhone. Great when you're travelling and would want to transfer pictures from your camera to phone, and to be able to post it in Facebook or whatever you might want to do with the picture. ;)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    It's fine for uploading photos from an SD card, but doesn't upload videos from SD cards which is the main reason I bought it for and all that after checking the apple website to make sure it did.

    81 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this so that I could easily transfer photos from my wife's phone to mine,
    Only to find that as ever Apple have only done half a job, and the wire lets you transfer from an sd card onto your phone but not the other way round.

    Sometimes I really do wonder why I put up with this rubbish

    41 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea

    I got this while on holidays years ago was very useful been used on quite a few holidays to share or show off the pictures rather than waiting till at home.

    It doesn't seem to work as well with my iPad mini 4 though as it did with the iPad mini 1.

    I've not really used with iPhone so not sure how well it works.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed all my RAW files

    Imported fine, but when trying to edit images on a Mac images are claimed to be unsupported even thought they work perfectly well when importing directly.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with photos but not videos

    It works with iPhone and iPad, that is amazing. But advertisement says it can transfer video too, mine doesn't work. (I was transferring mp4 format). :(

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but photos don't open in apps

    I transferred a few 24mp RAW photo files onto my iPhone 6. I can edit the pics in the native Photos app but apps like VSCO and Lightroom Mobile don't let me import the files... not sure if it's because they're too large or what but it's annoying that I can't use it the way I want to.

    It's going back for a refund.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to Card Reader

    I would rate this a 5 star. I love that I can use my iPad to edit photos while on vacation. I purchased this in November 2014 at St John's Towne Center store in Jacksonville. Granted I've gotten more than my $29 worth from this tool however, it no longer works. Stopped working in December 2015, but I thought it was my iPad. I upgraded to the Pro and it still not work. :( I really only use it when traveling but really need it with me today and no store in my town sells them.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No video download

    Works great for photos but does not download videos. It downloads them as photos only

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader Review

    Apple's Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is the perfect addition to your collection of camera accesories. It allows the user to seamlessly transfer precious or professional images from any SD card. This reader is fast, user friendly, and transfers images and video onto your iPad or iPhone without decreasing the resolution.

    7 of 10 people found this useful