• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, this is part of the rich fabric of Apple orifices.

    • Written by ian M from CLECKHEATON

    First, there is an absolute cure to 99% of issues this USB/camera to lightning adapter/adaptor fails to solve - add a powered USB hub somehow. 100mAh is the limit any device is permitted to draw apparently, but of course that’s not all that can go wrong.

    Apple it seems - deducing from my IT work - send a ‘ping’ signal down cables to check if they are their own brand. If this test signal is as I believe, a similar phenomenon to ethernet cables requiring the correct impedence and terminator, then it has nothing to do with functionality and entirely a fabricated test designed to catch 3rd party cables out.

    This camera adapter/adaptor is really good - I am using it now to have a USB keyboard work with my ipad because Apple systematically worked through all sorts of foibles to block bluetooth keyboards they don’t approve of, from working properly with their kit. Thus, a Bluetooth keyboard of 2016 vintage, will probably not now work to any usable extent, and I have gone through 4 different makes, before giving up and happily using the old wired USB way, which connects instantly and does not drop out as the bt ones do (now). As long as your keybd is miserly with current.

    A great little expensive adapter, works, and increasingly, Apple make sure nothing else does.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't make this work

    • Written by William G from Minneapolis

    Connected to iPad and iPhone and neither worked. Got message that there was not enough power. Tried all setting fixes suggested in reviews and still no luck. Will be returning this item. Very disappointed.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked instantly

    • Written by stuart B from glasgow

    Having read various reviews, performance of this appeared patchy. But, it worked first time on my Nikon D700 to iPad Air. Plug n play! Couldn't be easier! £29.99, but worth the cost, to get almost instant access to edit/share photographs.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by Mary O from Los Angeles

    Initially held off on purchasing the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter based on the negative reviews assuming it wouldn't work with my device. Decided to give it a shot and was very pleased with the efficiency and ease of the transfer. Works like a charm on the iPhone 6 with the most updated iOS 9.2.1

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kevin S from West Midlands

    purchased for use with D7200 it works with Apples own photos software but not with any other app on ipad's like Helicon a waste of £25 shame apple wont support really good 3rd party apps takes their money to sell via apps from the apps store but wont let you connect to them. Had to give it 1 star apple wont let you give it any less - shame on you

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Zachary B from Prunedale

    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 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It solved a compatibility problem.

    • Written by Peter D

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This must be a Joke?

    • Written by Tero L from Jämsä

    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 !!!

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It plugs directly into camera NOT card reader!

    • Written by John M from arlington

    READ THE PRODUCT NAME! Camera Adapter. Not card reader adapter. Not thumb drive adapter.

    IPads/Phones provide no power so any USB device that needs power (readers, thumb drives) will not work. Just because it looks like it should work doesn't mean it will.

    Leave your SD or CF card in the camera and connect the camera's micro USB jack into this using a standard USB cable. Then jack it into this adapter. Camera provides power to the SD.

    CAMERA --> USB cable --> USB Camera Adapter --> iPad --> Photos app or Lightroom app

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!!

    • Written by Jose O from Fort Worth

    Product works great! Use it for music midi connection and it has yet to fail me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my M-Audio 49 Keys keyboard...

    • Written by Dave S from Edmonton

    Bought this unit after hearing it could be used to connect USB compatible keyboards to iOS devices, allowing one to take advantage of the many synth apps for iPads and iPhones.

    I plugged it in initially and received the error about not having enough power, so I plugged in a power supply into the 49 Keys and it worked beautifully.

    I tested it on a handful of synth apps, in addition to Garageband and it worked on all of them.

    I am very happy with my purchase for the requirement I bought it for.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by david P from eugene

    Successfully imported photos from Canon 5d III, GoPro Hero 4 and a cheap card reader connected through a powered USB port multiplier.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by Adam C from Northcote

    Waste of money, was ok one day, next day died. Gives the message "device requires too much power" with no device plugged in, just the adapter itself, same on several different idevices. Going to buy a cheap chineese ebay version instead for $2, sure they may also fail but so did the offical Apple product for $50, and its not as if Apple will stand behind its product and offer a replacement. Dont buy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPad Mini 2 and Canon EOS20D

    • Written by Haniel P from Miami

    Works with my iPad Mini 2 and Canon EOS20D perfectly. Just make sure you change the communication setting in your Canon EOS from "Normal" to "PTP".

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by M Andrew B from Columbia

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Camera Adapter

    • Written by William James R from Glasgow

    Functioned immediately with my ancient Kodak Easyshare. No problems.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by PAUL J from Robina

    Hi, purchased this to use with a Nikon D300 DSLR and the iPad Air2, worked perfectly, just remember to change your camera USB settings to PTP.

    For some reason could not get the 'Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter' to work no matter what the settings. Anyway the 'Lightning to USB Camera Adapter' auto detects and starts the photo app immediately, transfer rate is very fast and then it prompts you to either keep or delete the original file on the camera. Works with RAW photos as well. Very happy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Paul M from Victoria

    Does not work with fujifilm finepix xp 90. When the one star ratings outnumber all the other ratings combined you would think that Apple might take a closer look at this product???

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    • Written by Kevin L from Berlin

    Just got his adapter yesterday for my iPad Pro 10.5 and it works perfectly. I’m running iOS 10.3.2 and I’ve had no issues like others have mentioned. Photos app pops up not too long after you plug it in, pick the images you want to impor, and it does the job. Imported about 1200 high res images in about 3 minutes or so.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Wayne K from River Heads

    Does not work.
    Plug in small camera, this device requires too much power.
    More Apple rubbish.

    1 of 1 people found this useful