02-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Argh. That's the word I'll use rather than the expletives which have been flowing out of my mouth for the past 10 minutes. Start of the story: We're going on a trip, and I'm trying really hard to leave the laptops out of the equation. Those will be better served for the guests whom are staying and watching our place...
Figured hey... let's try just taking the iPad, yeah! So my D300 comes with me (would much rather have a mirrorless at this point for trips) with a tripod and a few lenses. Terry White, whom is an Adobe/PS/LR guru wrote an article with a nice video showing that it was possible to connect an card reader to the iPad camera connection Kit, making transfers faster and more convenient than doing so from the camera directly.
He used what looked like exactly the same card reader that I own. A Sandisk ImageMate 12 in 1. All went very smooth. So I finally got a camera connection kit tonight, gave it a shot and was met with a nice lil' message saying that "the device requires too much power". Um... really? I just don't see how that is possible. It can't be drawing more than 4mw or 5 at most.
Plus, I don't see how the camera needs less power than a card reader, but that's just me.
Anyhoo... I'm hoping that someone here is doing what I am attempting to do, and can tell me which card reader it is that works? Yeah, that whole drawn out story for just that one question. That's how I roll! Sorry, I needed to vent a bit too, this is frustrating.