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Problem Uploading Photos from CF Memory Card

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    I will be traveling in France in June & want to use my iPad Retina to backup my photos. As noted below, I'm having difficulty uploading photos to my iPad. Since I will not be traveling with a laptop, that eliminates some options.

    The Problem: I want to upload photos from my Canon DSLR camera's CF memory card to the iPad. It appears that I cannot do so since the iPad will not recognize my card reader. Can I assume that this will be a problem with all card readers?
    As an alternative, I connected my Canon DSLR directly to the iPad using a USB male-to-male adapter. The iPad apparently did not recognize the camera. I found this to be rather odd since Apple sells a Lightning-to-Camera cable which (I assume) would do the same thing.

    Since I seemed to have failed to get my photos from my camera's CF card to the iPad, I would appreciate any suggestions that might work. Thank you kindly.

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    Did you use a Camera Connection Kit? I have a Canon too. I transfer the pictures to my iPad with it directly from the camera. It's used this way:


    image-2057480850.jpg

    I know something similar's existing for iPad 4 also.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4101?viewlocale=en_US
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    This is what I was referring to in my original post. As I understand, the Camera Connection for the iPad Retina is simply a cable connecting the camera's digital output port to the iPad's Lightning port. Before buying this cable, I connected the iPad's Lightning-to-USB cable to a camera-to-USB cable with a male-to-male USB adapter. It would seem to me that this would essentially be the same as the Camera Connection cable from Apple. Since the iPad did not recognize the camera, I am reluctamt to buy the Camera Connector cable for fear that I might have the same problem. Does this make sense? Thanks!
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    My cck looks this way (I have iPad 2 and 3):


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    Apple Store

    The cable you see on my picture belongs to the camera.
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    Yes, I hace the CCK as well for my iPad2. However, this kit will not fit the iPad4 Retina which has the Lightning (as opposed to the 30-pin) connector port. Thus, Apple offers a Lightning-to-camera direct cable instead. But since I connected 2 USB cables together from the iPad4 to the camera, it seems that this would be exactly the same as the Apple cable. So my question is: if my camera was not recognized by the iPad4, will I have the same problem with the Apple cable?
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    To be sure: by writing "Apple cable" you meant this?


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    That is correct.

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    It is made to import pictures from a digital camera to iPad.

    If you don't want to spend that much money, you should perhaps try something like this:


    image-235689930.jpg

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    J.A.

    Thank you for your suggestions. But I resolved my problem. I purchased Apple's Lightning-to-USB cable today & it works just fine. I cannot explain why it works & why my make-shift cable did not. But as long as it works, I'm happy.

    Thanks again.
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    There would be internal circuitry that allows the whole set-up to be used in the manner it is. It is not just a simple cable.
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    Barring any other plausible explanation, that is certainly reasonable.

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    Let me explain a little more. With multiple uses for the connector ports on the iPad, and multiple cables and dongles, ie. AV adaptors, CCK, remote dongles, etc. Each device/cable needs to identify itself to the iPad so it's hardware and software know how to handle it. A generic cable has no identifying way of telling the iPad you want to use its CCK interface.
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    Indeed, that makes sense. Thank you. I appreciate it.

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