• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Canon 5D Mk II

    I really wanted this to work for the situation I had: transfer images directly from my Canon 5d Mk II to my iPhone, via a mini-USB to USB cable, which connected to this Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The 'Import' icon shows fine on the Photos app, and I can choose the photos to import; but right after tapping 'Import' the Photos app quits and goes back to Home Screen. It never worked no matter how many variations I tried.

    So my recommendation would be DO NOT buy this if you have the same situation. This camera is super-old technology-wise, so I'll just have to upgrade that first, lol.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware does not read USB thumb drives

    When they say camera adapter they mean it attaches camera USB cable that normally interfaces to the PC or iMac USB port to the camera. This attaches to the USB full size connector of that camera cable, then the adapter plugs into the Mac device, on the other end the mini or micro USB port plugs into the camera.

    The camera adapter cannot support anything else, like thumb drives independent of USB version (3.0 and 2.0). Very frustrating and is not recommended.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    It doesn't work with my card reader ( CF or SD card ) and also I try to connect my Canon D5 Mark || without succes
    Waste of time and Money. it's Incredible that apple produce a product that doesn't work, even with they own products

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically useless

    This cable can be use to import-ONLY photos from a camera to an iOS device. It can be also used to connect something as an audio unit, but will not recharge the battery of your iOS device, so you’ll have limited recording time before plugging it to a wall recharger.

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete piece of junk

    Absolutely will NOT work. I keep getting a message saying the device uses too much power. I tried using it after fully charging the iPad Pro. Nope. Still got the message that the device uses too much power.

    Is Apple trying to rival Microsoft for producing bad products? Sure looks that way.

    10 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge fail, waste of money

    Don't buy... just doesn't work at all. Message "asks for too much power" keeps popping up, while I only have 7 photos on my USB. And then too imagine how much money Apple asks for this piece of rubbish.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 11.2 has ruin my life.

    Since the iOS 11.2 got available as update to the iPhone 6+, my Lightning to USB Camera Adapter DOES NOT WORK!!
    It keeps saying that is not compatible, EVEN when it has nothing else plugged.

    I've try to plug another device to it (No positive results)
    I've try to restart the phone, and plug it back in. and IT DIDN'T WORK.
    After that day I tried again, and it magically detected the device I plugged. But I tried again, and it didn't work.

    HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS? I WORK WITH THIS, and this problem it's making my work harder.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The connected device requires too much power

    The USB drivers could really use some work here. Running into the same issue like everyone else.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    I should have read the reviews before buying. Tried with canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras and camcorders. It imported only pictures but not videos. Import functionality also has the worst user interface. You can only see thumb nails and there’s is no bulk import option - so it’s useless unless you are importing only a handful pics. Connecting to my latest Casio keyboard through midi also did not work. Time to dump not just this adapter but also the iPad and stick to the PC. iPad Pro is not really for any pro work.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so "Universal"

    Apple seems to have crippled this USB adapter. I'm just confirming what others have commented on this pretty much being useless. I was not able to get a successful connection on any device I tried connecting to my 10.5 iPad Pro (USB Stick, USB SD Card reader, USB keyboard, etc). The iPad would return messages saying they would all require too much power. Just terrible, and useless.

    It is promptly going to be returned and I will look elsewhere for a solution.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't make this work

    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.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    'Requires to much power' message is displayed when connecting GoPro to iPad so is completely useless.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable for use with unpowered USB thumb drives

    Expected to be able to import/export photos from an iPad to a standard USB thumb drive, but the product fails to connect to any of the USB thumb drives I had available, both USB2 and USB3, failing with a "device uses too much power" error, so it was useless for this purpose. From further research, it appears it will only work by connecting to USB thumb drives through a powered USB hub.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Canon 50D

    Canon 50D does not have an option to change the communication mode to PTP, so this adapter will not work with it. (I updated the camera's firmware to 1.0.9, but this setting was still not available.) Also, it may work with some card readers, but would not work with mine. I think the problem is that a normal USB port on a computer provides power to any device that is plugged into it. I don't think the iPhone does this, so you get an error stating that there is not enough power to operate the device.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Ricoh Theta SC

    Device asks for too much power. So is there another adaptor that WILL work with the Theta SC? (And exactly what cameras DOES this adaptor work with?)

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my cameras and iPad

    I tried this adapter with several of my cameras and it just does not work. The iPad or iPhone tells me that the camera draws too much power. That's quite bad for a camera adapter not to work with cameras.. Looking at the reviews on this site I should not be surprised that my adapter does not work, as most people seem unhappy about it!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died within 6 months

    Got the adapter on 03.18.2016, used 5 times and died last nite during a practice session. I use this with the iPad for my Samson Carbon 49 midi controller. I have a show in a week and now I have to go rush and get a replacement for something that was barely used. Horrible product.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke, unbelievable!!!

    This is unbelievable, all of a sudden, when connecting to my ipad I get this message saying: accessory unavailable and that's crazy considering the fact that it was working for at least three weeks since I purchased it and I haven't had any problems until now. I use it as a midi connector for my korg microkey-air keyboard so it's not the keyboard it's this useless piece of junk of a product. I've tried an usb hub, still no solution. Thirty-dollar's down the drain. They are going to keep making billions of dollars, I don't care; I am done with rotten apple and they're mediocre overrated products. They seriously need to get it together, I am so tired of the frustration. Stupid me, I also spent over a hundred dollars in music apps because of my use of the camera connection kit for my production. Thank you so much Apple, for ruining my workflow and taking my hard-earned money. Pathetic!!!

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, you are insulting me!

    I have purchased this item naive enough to think that it may allow me to transfer high-resolution photos from my DSLR into my iPad mini 4.. ..a very understandable mistake since it is presented this way.. HOWEVER, when I import TIFF photographs into my iPad the primitive "Photos" app automatically reduces the quality and compresses the TIFF format to a 3,5 Mpx photo. Apple, I love your products, but this is a major fail and I feel insulted. Stop trying to appeal to professionals when you are not able to keep up with their needs.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought it today to use on my trip to Europe and it absolutely does NOT work. It said "requires too much power." I connected it to my iPad mini and it said the same thing. Do not buy it because it does not work.

    26 of 33 people found this useful