• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RAW imports are useless

    • Written by Kenneth S from Hurricane

    i Import my photos from my canon 70d and it is fast but the photos are useless! They are so blurry you cannot view the photo at all. If I connect my cameras WiFi and connect the iPad to my cameras WiFi and import that way, the photos are clear and sharp. I was hoping for a simpler solution but I just wasted money.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by Jason K from Bewdley

    Works well with my iPhone 7, running the latest iOS (11.4 at time of writing). Import options are quite basic – you can select which photos to import, or import all, then after importing you’re given the option to delete the photos you’ve imported, from the card. Photos are presented as thumbnails, about the same size as those in your phone’s camera roll, and there doesn’t appear to be a way to show them any larger before importing. The preview thumbs are a little slow to resolve to begin with, but not distractingly so. As a method of getting photos from an SD card onto your iPhone/iPad it’s a basic, no-frills solution, but it’s much quicker than importing to a Mac, then syncing with your phone. Very happy with this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An absolute necessity as a photographer

    • Written by Darian S from moncton

    I bought mine in January and have used it 24/7 all over the globe. Very quick and easy to use. I don't dare travel without it. Never had any problems with it whatsoever.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not import Sony videos

    • Written by Tommi P from helsinki

    Ipad does not import Sony videos in XAVC-S format, making this adapter useless.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by Mary B from Aberdeen

    My lightning to SD camera card reader bought from the Apple store used to work great with my iPad air2. Now it doesn’t work at all. “Not recognised”. It is disgraceful that Apple should sell products that aren’t going to work with their own equipment. Come on Apple - get it sorted. This type of thing will do your reputation no good at all.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk.

    • Written by James S from Stamford

    I've only just bought my iPad pro and card reader purely for editing video and photos on lumafusion and affinity.
    At first the iPad displayed nothing with reader plugged in, tried everything to get it to work but nothing helped. I then submitted a returns notice as I really didn't expect to pay £800 for something so useless. Thought I'd give it one more go before I sent it back, nothing was different but it worked perfectly, brilliant I thought. Transferred raw images from camera fine along with some 4k clips from mavic. Went away on holiday took probably 10 short videos and maybe 15 photos, plug it into the sd card reader and it displays half the thumbnails followed by grey boxes with file type written in, I've clicked on the ones that are displaying thumbnails, selected import and it does it instantly, only to find an empty grey box in photos library that does absolutely nothing!? Absolutely useless waste of time. I'm hoping to return both iPad and reader as this is a real deal breaker.
    Not impressed.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after ios 11 update

    • Written by Diego C from São Paulo

    Have been using my connector for years, working flawlessly... but after I have updated to iOS 11 it just keeps saying “accessory not supported”.

    54 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader transfers photos to iPad. that's it.

    • Written by Gin Hui T

    Yes. the sd card reader transfers the raw images from my sd card to my iPad pro at usb 3.0 speeds.

    that's it.

    problem is i don't know what apple photos does to my photos. i was flabbergasted when i imported all the photos and when i double tapped to zoom. the photos were blur. i was shocked and went through all my photos. and to my surprise, all of them on initial inspection appears sharp. but upon zooming in, it becomes blur.

    naturally, i imported my photos to macbook pro to verify this phenomenon when i reached home after my trip. they were absolutely tact sharp. as expected because i always double check my focus to ensure my images are proper before moving to the next location. so the issue is definitely not with my photos. some aspect of the workflow is messing around with it.

    things i did to try to rectify it.

    first thought, iCloud was screwing around with the optimising quality bullshit. disabled that. and changed to download originals.
    deleted last import from my iPad pro
    re-imported again.
    boom. same issue. blurred photos.

    tried using lightroom cc to view the photos. same issue. blurred photos when zooming in.

    i am at a lost.

    looks like i was sold a dream. to do mobile photos editing. it was perfect because i have absolutely no need to lug my macbook pro around if i could edit on the fly. its 2kg not needed and saved on a 10kg camera equipment bag. but until apple sort out its raw photos import behaviour. avoid.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

    • Written by Stuart B from Telopea

    Just bought this lighting SD Camera reader today for trip away & it works so good. I’m very happy with my purchase

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Mukhridin B from tarzana

    I bought this thing working great if you want transfer FROM SD card TO IPAD PRO 10.5 no problem....
    BUT.......!!!!!!! If want TRANSFER FROM IPAD TO SD CARD YOU CAN NOT..... for me it’s unusable.... what the then buying this.... my wish was just take a photo or video on iPhone and transfer to SD CARD but NNOOO its works only with !!!!!IMPORT PURPOSE!!!!!!

    25 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Import More than 150 JPEGs

    • Written by Simon C from El Cerrito

    As a working professional photographer, I would like to rely on my iPad 10.5" and SD card reader for on-the-go shoots. However, this piece of junk cannot import more than 150 photos without crashing. Every time.

    I took the product to the apple store and they recreated the issue with two brand new iPads, with three different SD card readers, and with two different SD cards.

    Fix your product Apple, this thing would be so useful if it did not crash every time I used it.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader stopped workin

    • Written by Alan P from Canterbury

    Like many, my card reader stopped working. My get around is to put the photos on a PC/Notebook and email them to myself. Or allow Google photos to upload to their cloud and then download to the iPad. What an awkward way to do something which was so easy.

    Also no use to many who want to transfer on the road.

    I am going to take my reader back ro the store for a refund as it now not fit for purpose. Maybe if we all do this it will encourage them to fix it

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As card reader

    • Written by Kisha T from Grayson

    I’ve used this for years and upgraded to iOS 11.3 and now won’t read on my iPad or iPhone 8 Plus

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad SD card reader

    • Written by Kin S from Ithaca

    I got the SD card reader from Apple. I can read all the photos on my iPad Pro, but cannot see the videos.... I am using Sony A7. Is there a way to see them? I would like to use the iPad Pro to edit the video. I hope that Apple can fix the problem

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Reader not working after update to iOS 11.3

    • Written by Nat Y from Phyathai

    After I have updated my iPhone to iOS 11.3, my lightning to SD Card Reader is no longer working anymore, very annoying as I was on travel and really need to transfers photo from camera to my mobile.

    Any solutions to fix this issue?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked with my previous iPad - but not with iPad Pro 10.5

    • Written by Michael B from Siloam Springs

    I just don't get it - how hard can it be for Apple to get it's own products to work with their own products??? With my previous iPad (Air 2), I purchased several 3rd party SD card readers that would work for a bit then quit/die. I finally broke down and spent the $30 for the Apple version - and on my iPad Air2, it worked, and worked fairly well.

    But since upgrading to the iPad Pro 10.5- this thing is a worthless piece of junk. It simply isn't recognized at all by my iPad Pro 10.5 I've tried rebooting the device, I've tried different brands of cards, tried in different cameras - tried renaming files - I've tried everything - and it just doesn't work.

    I believe it is something to do with iOS 11 (and beyond) - as that seems to be a common denominator in posts that are consistently bad here.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Update to iOS 11.3

    • Written by Suzanne M from EAST WAREHAM

    Just updated to iOS 11.3 and tried using my lightening to 30 pin sd card reader adaptor and it works. Must have been fixes because would not work previously.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the new adapter. Still doesn’t work!!

    • Written by Dorrell T from Wichita

    I bought one of the new lightning to sd card dongles and still get no access to my photos but it works just fine on my iPhone 7. Both are on the same iOS version.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New ones work great, some folks with older dongles may need to upgrade

    • Written by Eric S from Littleton

    I just (re)bought this, and the new hardware works fine with an iPhone 6s, iPad Mini 4, and iPad Pro 10.5"

    Based on some of the one-star reviews, I think people are using this listing to complain about older, similar products. Bottom line, some of them (namely, the old 30-pin SD card reader combined with a Lightning-to-30-pin converter) no longer work after upgrading to iOS 11. I'm with you, folks -- the obsolescence of the old "Camera Kit" hardware is a sad thing. But, it's time for us all to get over it and upgrade to the new hardware -- you'll be so glad once you have.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    2 work or not 2 work

    • Written by Christopher H from North Ipswich

    The sd adaptor has worked fine with my iPhone 6+, but Iv since upgraded to the iPhone 7+ and now it won't work :( also I have the apple air 2 iPad and it isint working on that :( Iv read a lot of reviews that are saying that the 11ios update makes the SD reader unusable :( but seams like it is now completely unusable on all my devices, any help would be grate ,, I love apple and have been realy happy wirh all the products I have but this one issue is a really inconvienet as I need it for my photography backup and also to just have a play with my JPEG images on the adobi apps apple please Make some Magic in a new ISO update so we all can enjoy the freedome we once had,,

    1 of 1 people found this useful