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XQD or CF Express?

routlaw

Member
Sorry have not been around in a long time or on any forum for that matter, but just to be clear with these CFexpress cards and appropriate reader one can actually download images from a Z7 onto an iPad, correct? This has frustrated me to no end while on location and not wanting to bring a laptop along, just an iPad for quick views. Have tried all sorts of chicanery and shenanigans to use the XQD cards and readers with an iPad all to no avail.

Thanks
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
Sorry have not been around in a long time or on any forum for that matter, but just to be clear with these CFexpress cards and appropriate reader one can actually download images from a Z7 onto an iPad, correct? This has frustrated me to no end while on location and not wanting to bring a laptop along, just an iPad for quick views. Have tried all sorts of chicanery and shenanigans to use the XQD cards and readers with an iPad all to no avail.

Thanks
Which ipad do you have? I know the Z7 will plug directly into an iPad pro and there's no need for a card reader.

I have a Z6 and use the Snapbridge app to get photos wirelessly from the Z6 to my iphone, but never tried it with my 2020 iPad Air, and have only done so with JPEGS
 

routlaw

Member
I have the iPad Pro, but it is an early model, forget what year exactly. I consistently have had extremely poor luck with snap bridge, gave up on it a long time ago due to the signal dropping out loosing connection. Not sure I have ever tried a USB-C to Lighting cable for a direct connection via camera. Might have to give that a whirl. Thanks
 

tcdeveau

Well-known member
I have the iPad Pro, but it is an early model, forget what year exactly. I consistently have had extremely poor luck with snap bridge, gave up on it a long time ago due to the signal dropping out loosing connection. Not sure I have ever tried a USB-C to Lighting cable for a direct connection via camera. Might have to give that a whirl. Thanks
Old ipad pro might be the issue if you have one with a lightning connector. You may need an ipad pro with usb-c (2018 and newer?) if you want to connect a camera or a card reader that's not SD. I didn't think ipads recognized external storage devices pre-2018 USB-C models, which could be why you're having issues if yours is an older one with lighting. AFAIK the lightning-to-SD card reader is the only way to get older iOS devices with lightning connectors to pull photos from cards, and then you're limited to SD.

You may need to have a camera with SD to use the lightning to SD card reader or may consider upgrading the ipad, but I am no expert.
 

routlaw

Member
I have been using a Lightning to SD card reader with no issues what so ever. However even if I use a docking station (self powered) I can't get the iPad Pro to recognize the XQD card and reader which to my way of thinking should work since the docking station would also be powering the XQD card and reader. Not the case. Thanks
 
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