• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs an update. Don't use with most recent iOS

    • Written by Tommy H from Phegans Bay

    Bought this yesterday to be able to transfer photos from my camera to iPad in the field. It only imports photos off a fresh card on the latest iOS. If I erase the card in the camera, then the iPad (running iOS 12) will see the next photos taken. If you put that card back in the camera and take more photos without deleting the last ones then the iPad will not see the most recent photos.
    However, my iPhone 6 (running iOS 11.4.1) works great, and can see all the photos. Hopefully the folks at Apple will see this soon and rectify it. Otherwise its well made not too bulky.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute CR4P

    • Written by Lee S from Ditchingham

    Terrible. Doesn't allow transfer of videos etc from dash cams or anything like that. What a waste of money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn’t work for video transfer if you update to ios 12

    • Written by GERARDO E from Metepec

    It doesn’t work for video transfer if you update to ios 12, I have made many calls to apple care and they don’t help me at all.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work. It can handle 7 RAW files from Fuji then crashes.

    • Written by Kenneth O from Glasgow

    Got this for on the go editing so I could travel light with ipad only. Watched some youtube vids of people loading on the go. I tried it with SDHC and SDXC cards and same thing - plug it in photos pops up, select import, it starts loading thumbnails, gets to number 8 and crashes. EVERYTIME. I have had to go back to the USB adapter with camera plugged in with cable. So slooooooww.... Apple, please fix this!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by Maryann J from Wallkill

    As of today, I’m not having issues but still could as I haven’t tried somethings . Wouldn’t import and pixeled photos, a few things I tried when I thought it wasn’t working right are...I plugged it in my phone and when viewing my photos they were all pixel and distorted. Fix.. I took out the card reader from iPad and the SD card and noticed the little SD printed on cable was not on top so I turned cable around with card picture ( little grey SD card that’s showing way to insert) was facing up and plugged in adapter and then my SD card..and than picture were clear and it imported in couple seconds into my iPhone the selected photos. Enlarging the thumbnail is tricky but you can do it. A real pain to make it work this way ..fix..use your two fingers and swipe outward like you do on some things to enlarge. If your fingers are big than might not be so easy. It would lead you to believe they can’t be enlarged, just have to fight with the friggen thumbnail.
    My husband has the Pro and imported in a flash from His Nikon.
    Haven’t went past this point yet but hoping I’m not gonna suffer the painful experience most have here.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Matthew B from Juneau

    This is a SD Card downloader in RAW format...all the negative reviews are from people who don't know how to use it. All you do is plug the SD card in, plug the adapter to your phone and the RAW files download to your phone. If you don't know how to process RAW files on your phone, this product is not for you..please refrain from negative comments as it works perfectly for what it is intended to do

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be more easy to transfer

    • Written by Adam K from Westlock

    This device gets bad reviews due to poor description of accessory. Please should explain the abilities of accessories better for their customers.

    This device can only read one way, read sd card onto the apple device, for easy import or viewing of pictures.

    The real issue with this device is that, it can only read pictures that are placed in DCIM folder, otherwise you see nothing on screen.

    You could try to make up a folder with DCIM labeled name, but may not work.

    This device likes to see, DCIM folder made by digital camera, trail camera, or some device that will automatically create the folder for you on the sd card, while saving the pictures that are captured from that device into the folder.

    So tricking it by naming the folder DCIM may not resolve the issue.

    Therefore, this device is only good to retrieve photos from digital camera or trail cam for ease of access in remote situations where you have no computer available, otherwise use a computer to read the sd card files or use your apple cable to read files from computer, etc.

    If this is a privacy or security issue, Apple stop being so protective.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great for what it is intended to do.

    • Written by Michael D from washington

    I bought a generic version of this and it was junk. This device is designed to import comparable photos and video into the photo app on your iOS device. It will NOT export photos. It will not photos tor video in formats that are incompatible with iOS. I use it for getting photos off my camera when I travel and it’s worked 100% of the time. It will NOT save any photos I take in a raw format because iOS can not process them. It works great for importing video I take in a mp4 format but it cannot import any proprietary format video

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    • Written by Scott M from Morrisville

    I'm not sure what the heck all of you whiners are doing, but I plugged this into my iPhone X, my iPad Pro 10.5, and my 2nd Gen iPad Pro 12.9... and it worked perfectly. I popped my SD card in and the Photos app popped up on all 3 devices asking to import both my RAW and JPEG shots.

    Anyone that is expecting this to be able to offload data from an Apple device is misinformed. This is for viewing and importing ONLY. It is not a way to save space. Don't hope/expect it will do that. It won't. Besides, ya'll should know better by now.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 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.

    13 of 20 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.

    1 of 1 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.

  • 1.0 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.

    20 of 30 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.

    14 of 24 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”.

    46 of 50 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.

    8 of 9 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!!!!!!

    21 of 63 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.

    37 of 42 people found this useful