Cheaper iPad 4 lightning camera connector

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    Hi, I'm looking for a cheaper lightning camera connector to use with my new ipad 4. These things are usually all over eBay but I haven't found any? I've seen the USB ones for ipad 1-3 and the lightning adapter but no camera connectors?
    I mean £25-£30 from apple is a little steep for a cable so was hoping for a cheaper option.

    Anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Anyone anyone? Bueller? Bueller? ;0)
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    Don't bumb over topics according to rule no.4.3 u should give 48 hours of time to people
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    Apologies thanks for letting me know
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    Not many third party suppliers have produced the cords yet, possibly because of the authentication chip in each lightning connector.
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    Huh?
    Seriously? Please explain...
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    Wow.......cool.
    Never even imaged it was anything more than a cable with a connector at each end.
    No wonder it costs what it does.

    Thanks for enlightening us that had no idea this was in place. :thumbs:
    I agree you answered the ops question for sure.
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    Thanks all, I've seen the lightning dock adapters which allow you to plug in USB would this enable me to sync my digital camera
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    Following on from above, I've seen a 5 in 1 device that syncs photo, hdmi, audio, card reader which works with iPad 1,2,3 but not 4 as there's no lightning connector. Would it be possible to attach the regular lightning dock adapter to the iPad 4 then attach the 5 in 1 device into that then sync my digital camera via USB or card reader?
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    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.
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    Thanks, could be a more cost effective way with more options
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    Thanks I think it's worth trying, worked it out will cost about £10 for both devices so a good deal. My iPad 4 is running new iOS 6 will it matter which version I am running for these to be compatible?
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    I have my camera ebay kit, now im waiting for a 30 pin to lighting adapter also from ebay, will see if my camera kit will work on the adapter


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    DaxFX I've ordered this combo too so will let you know of this works?? I've also checked and both devices support iOS 6 so hoping they will work.
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    I have the 30 pin to lightning adapter. I also have the Apple camera kit and one aftermarket kit for compact flash cards. Both do not work with the adapter on the iPad4 (is it how it is usually called). My main camera Canon 40D is using compact cards. This is a bummer.
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    I guess I can buy the USB to lightning cable. Beats nothing. Then I can connect the camera.

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