Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 44 of 44

Thread: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Hosermage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,034
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I think more and more, I see people putting ipad into their gear bags. I even recall one person claims that he has a backup ipad.. seriously? Please enlighten me about how you're using the ipad with your cameras?

    I can see the usefulness of a mackbook air since it does have plenty of storage and the horsepower to run lightroom or aperture. But even with the new iphoto app on the ipad, isn't it a pain to transfer the image to the ipad? And then, you have to worry about not loading too much files on it to fill it up. I would love to buy one if I can see the usefulness of having one.

    David

  2. #2
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    - I have a 64G iPad. When I'm heading off to a shooting assignment, I make sure I head out with at least 30G free storage space ... for my cameras, that's enough storage for about 1500 JPEG+raw image files.

    - I don't upload everything to the iPad ... I upload key frames that I either want to check or process on the fly to develop an idea for further shooting.

    - A lot of my initial ideas are written in notes on the iPad. It's much smaller and handier than even an MBA for that.

    - I use it to determine locations, routes, weather forecasts, record notes, provide GPS coordinates, etc on the fly

    - It's very easy to move camera files and data into the iPad. Just plug in the camera or use the SD card interface from the Camera Connection Kit. Takes but a moment, and the interface is fast.

    - Photosmith allows me to do sorting, grading, and other IPTC image annotation right in the field, then upload directly into Lightroom when I'm back at my image processing workstation.

    - Snapseed and Photogene do a great job of on the fly JPEG image editing and distribution to blog or web. PhotoRAW can convert my raw files into editable JPEGs too.

    - While on the road, the iPad also gives me access to news, places to eat, entertainment sources or entertainment right by itself, etc etc.

    - It's a lot less to carry. I have MacBook Pro 13", MBA 13" and iPad 2. I know which one I'd rather have in my camera bag when I have to travel a long distance on foot, or squeeze into today's overcrowded airplanes.

  3. #3
    Senior Member bradhusick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA USA
    Posts
    2,498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    53

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Godfrey, great answer.

    I have two questions about Photosmith. 1) does it support "pick" and "reject" tagging when syncing back to Lightroom? and 2) My default workflow is to "Copy as DNG" when importing to Lightroom - does Photosmith sync to do that properly?

    Thanks,
    Brad
    Brad Husick

  4. #4
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Thanks, Brad. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    ...
    I have two questions about Photosmith. 1) does it support "pick" and "reject" tagging when syncing back to Lightroom? and 2) My default workflow is to "Copy as DNG" when importing to Lightroom - does Photosmith sync to do that properly?
    - Yes, the pick and reject flags are transferred.

    - Can't tell you if it does the "Copy as DNG" operation on the fly ... Since I've been using Photosmith, the only cameras I've used it with produce raw files as native DNG format so I capture as JPEG+DNG and transfer that.

    (Apple's DNG conversion engine isn't the greatest implementation; the Photosmith folks jiggered things around so that if you use JPEG+DNG they can extract all the appropriate metadata and present a decent image for viewing and evaluation. I find that I want the JPEGs on the iPad anyway for local processing, raw conversion with PhotoRAW is very slow indeed, so it's a win situation for me anyway.)

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I was never able to copy photos to my ipad. I was trying to use the camera connection kit, but it never worked. Apple's tech support couldn't help either, so I just returned it. I thought maybe it was because I was working with raw files, but now I see that that wasn't the problem. Maybe I should try another camera connection kit.

  6. #6
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I was never able to copy photos to my ipad. I was trying to use the camera connection kit, but it never worked. Apple's tech support couldn't help either, so I just returned it. I thought maybe it was because I was working with raw files, but now I see that that wasn't the problem. Maybe I should try another camera connection kit.
    Which iPad? I've heard that from a couple of folks using the original iPad but not from anyone using an iPad 2. Might also be camera or card dependent ... I have almost always used the SD card reader unit. Some cameras have interesting behaviors when connected with USB.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I used the camera connector kit with my Ipad 1 for almost 2 years with both Panasonic and Canon raw files with no issues. I'm now using an Ipad 3 with no issues. It shouldn't be a problem at all. When you slip your SD card into the kit you simply place th CC into the power port and it automatically copies them to the Photo app, first asking if you want to select or download all, Not too much to it. When I download from a CF card I attach the camera with a mini USB cord but it works the same. I'd try another CC.

    Diane

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I am using an ipad 2 with sd cards. I never got any response at all when I plugged in the camera connector.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Do you live close enough to an Apple store to have them try it and see if its the Ipad or the camera connector?

  10. #10
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Don't know what the problem might be. I have used the Camera Connection Kit with SD cards from Olympus E-5, Panasonic G1, Leica M9, Ricoh GXR, Pentax K10D, and a host of different point and shoots. In all cases, I just stick the card in the slot and a few moments later the Photos app runs and shows me what's on the card.

    You've made me curious to try using the USB connector with my E-1 when I arrive home. I've never tried that before. I'll report back... :-)

  11. #11
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    jonoslack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East Anglia & Cornwall (UK)
    Posts
    11,778
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I had trouble with the camera connector on my ipad1 and rather gave up. I used the ipad lots though. Now I have an ipad3. I spent a happy couple of hours on the plane using the iPhoto app. I think it's rather wonderful. The brushes are good and the results seem good too.

    Just this guy you know

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    362
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    5

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Many of you may be aware that Hasselblad has a free application that allows you to view images from a tethered camera. The computer wirelessly displays images on the iPad or iPod via the program and allows art directors or anyone else, for that matter, to view images as they are shot or any other image in that particular folder. Actually, it's a pretty cool feature.

    For me, the iPad is a perfect platform to allow others to view my images.

    Greg

  13. #13
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I haven't had a chance to do any photo work on the "new" iPad yet. How good does it seem?

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Do you live close enough to an Apple store to have them try it and see if its the Ipad or the camera connector?
    Diane, There is a store nearby. I never tried that, since Apple's support couldn't seem to find the problem. I may buy another camera connector and see if it works. Maybe I just got a defective connector kit.

  15. #15
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Vivek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    13,606
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    If they would integrate a 41MP cam into one of these things, it would become even more useful.

  16. #16
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    Diane, There is a store nearby. I never tried that, since Apple's support couldn't seem to find the problem. I may buy another camera connector and see if it works. Maybe I just got a defective connector kit.
    There are many cases when a company's official phone support personnel cannot find a solution to a problem, but an individual support person whom you talk to face to face can.

  17. #17
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    ...
    You've made me curious to try using the USB connector with my E-1 when I arrive home. I've never tried that before. I'll report back... :-)
    Just tested it. Set the E-1 to Storage mode and plugged it into the iPad 2 with the Camera Connection Kit. It worked just as expected.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Santa Cruz, California
    Posts
    586
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I haven't had a chance to do any photo work on the "new" iPad yet. How good does it seem?
    Terry - I've been waiting over a year to get my hands on this display - it isn't just nice as a tablet display, it's one of the best displays you can get period.

    Read this article from Display Mate - new iPad Display Technology Shoot-Out

    Although he says there's room for improvement - especially in the anti-glare area, he says this about the new display:

    But there’s more…the new iPad’s picture quality, color accuracy, and gray scale are not only much better than any other Tablet or Smartphone, it’s also much better than most HDTVs, laptops, and monitors. In fact with some minor calibration tweaks the new iPad would qualify as a studio reference monitor.
    Of course I'm biased ;-)

    Cheers,
    -- Joe

    http://mountainjoe.zenfolio.com/ - excuse the mess
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  19. #19
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Joe - yesterday when I was at my office I had the new iPad, my MacBook Pro and another monitor all side by side. That is when I had my oh **** moment on how good the iPad display really is.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    It is wonderful. The first email that I typed was that moment for me as I saw the text hit the screen. Because I still have my Ipad one also its easy to compare altho' now I've wiped the one and am using it only for music.

    I'm loving viewing photos in my galleries. Wondering if there's a need to revise sizing for those jpegs we are transferring from our PCs after LR or PS raw processing. Before we were told regardless of the size we brought into Photos the Ipad would downsize it. I will have to look for the exact size I read and see what others who know more about this would say.

    Edit: I don't remember exactly where I copied this from but this is the recommendation I've been using.

    "The perfect image size to import is 2304 x 1536. An image at that size and smaller will not be reduced, but imported and displayed at the full iPad resolution of 1024 x 768, which will allow you to double-tap to zoom in without any loss of resolution. Images larger than 2304x1536 will be reduced on import"

  21. #21
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    ...
    "The perfect image size to import is 2304 x 1536. An image at that size and smaller will not be reduced, but imported and displayed at the full iPad resolution of 1024 x 768, which will allow you to double-tap to zoom in without any loss of resolution. Images larger than 2304x1536 will be reduced on import"
    Following the model presented by that advice and the fact that the new iPad screen has double the linear dimensions, double the resolution numbers and you'll have the best image that can be zoomed in to 2x. I haven't seen any other specific recommendations on image sizing as yet ... But I will ask. ;-)
    Godfrey - GDGPhoto Flickr Stream
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  22. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I took my ipad to the local store (it's not an official Apple Store, just sells all Apple products) today and tried one of their camera connector kits, but it still didn't work. Nothing happens when it is plugged in. I must have a defective port on my ipad.

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Are you using the same SD card or a different one? If you have an official Apple store reasonably close (my closest is about an hour and a half one way) it might be worthwhile to make an appt. with a genius and have them take a look at it. The year's warranty shouldn't be up yet and they may replace the Ipad. Worth trying to find out if you have a defective Ipad.

  24. #24
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I took my ipad to the local store (it's not an official Apple Store, just sells all Apple products) today and tried one of their camera connector kits, but it still didn't work. Nothing happens when it is plugged in. I must have a defective port on my ipad.
    Some questions:

    - What kind of card?
    - What kind of camera made the exposures?
    - Are you plugging the camera into the USB connector or the card into the SD card connector?
    - Did you format the card before making exposures on it?
    - Raw only, or JPEG + raw captures?

  25. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I'm using an sd card, and I usually format them, unless I forgot on this one. I tried with other cards when I first got the ipad though.

    The camera is a GF1.

    I am using the sd connector... it has the sketch of the sd card on the connector showing the correct way to insert it.

    I only shoot raw files.

    Diane, They told me about an Apple store about the same distance from me. They said it's a crazy place and you might have to wait a couple of hours even if you make an appointment.

  26. #26
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I'm using an sd card, and I usually format them, unless I forgot on this one. I tried with other cards when I first got the ipad though.

    The camera is a GF1.

    I am using the sd connector... it has the sketch of the sd card on the connector showing the correct way to insert it.

    I only shoot raw files.

    Diane, They told me about an Apple store about the same distance from me. They said it's a crazy place and you might have to wait a couple of hours even if you make an appointment.
    All Apple Retail Stores are busy places these days. You sometimes do have to wait even with an appointment, but most of the time they are reasonably punctual and help you within a few minutes of your appointment time.

    I've transferred data from Panasonic GF1 and G1 cameras to the iPad 2 using the Camera Connection Kit and the SD card connector. I suspect an error based on SD card compatibility. What brand, model and capacity cards are you using? I use Sandisk Extreme 2G SD and Sandisk Extreme SDHC Class 10 8G and 16G cards, as well as Transcend SDHC Class 10 16G cards. They all work fine with the Camera Connection Kit.

    So ... either your SD cards are incompatible, are defective, or there's a problem with the iPad's port.

    You might also try testing by formatting a card and switching the camera to JPEG+raw, make a few exposures, and see if that works. (Panasonic's EXIF formatting on the G1/GF1 is a bit screwy ... I've seen issues with that when using raw-only capture before.) Otherwise, try a different brand of card.

    If neither of those things work, the iPad should be brought in for a hardware and firmware diagnostic checkup.

  27. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Well, its a shame to have an Ipad that isn't functioning correctly if that's the case. I don't know where this store is but my friends who have had appts. have never had to wait very long for their appts at Charlotte, Greensboro or Raleigh NC stores. YMMV though but it will certainly devalue the Ipad if its not working if you decide to sell it in the future. Don't wait too long since your warranty is for a year.

    BTW, having a gallery of your own photos on the Ipad is lovely plus being able to upload and share or store while traveling.

    edit: I too have uploaded from the GF1 with the same cards, 8-16GB, as Godfrey.

  28. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Santa Rosa, CA, USA
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I'm using an sd card, and I usually format them, unless I forgot on this one. I tried with other cards when I first got the ipad though.

    The camera is a GF1.

    I am using the sd connector... it has the sketch of the sd card on the connector showing the correct way to insert it.

    I only shoot raw files.

    Diane, They told me about an Apple store about the same distance from me. They said it's a crazy place and you might have to wait a couple of hours even if you make an appointment.
    Try shooting RAW + JPEG & see what happens.

    --Alan

  29. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    For those feeling adventurous, there are quite a few possibilities for using the iPad in photography. Probably the best use i have seen is wirelessly uploading pictures from an Eye-Fi SD card to an iPad (without the need for wifi). This allows the photos to be shown, say to your model, all while never removing the SD card from your camera. The uploads takes a few seconds depending on the file size so as long as you're not machine-gunning it, your images 'instantly' upload to a beautiful and portable screen. You can do this out of studio because no wifi is needed - pretty neat huh?
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  30. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    All Apple Retail Stores are busy places these days. You sometimes do have to wait even with an appointment, but most of the time they are reasonably punctual and help you within a few minutes of your appointment time.

    I've transferred data from Panasonic GF1 and G1 cameras to the iPad 2 using the Camera Connection Kit and the SD card connector. I suspect an error based on SD card compatibility. What brand, model and capacity cards are you using? I use Sandisk Extreme 2G SD and Sandisk Extreme SDHC Class 10 8G and 16G cards, as well as Transcend SDHC Class 10 16G cards. They all work fine with the Camera Connection Kit.

    So ... either your SD cards are incompatible, are defective, or there's a problem with the iPad's port.

    You might also try testing by formatting a card and switching the camera to JPEG+raw, make a few exposures, and see if that works. (Panasonic's EXIF formatting on the G1/GF1 is a bit screwy ... I've seen issues with that when using raw-only capture before.) Otherwise, try a different brand of card.

    If neither of those things work, the iPad should be brought in for a hardware and firmware diagnostic checkup.
    I'm using Sandisk cards (ultra and extreme). I've been using 32gb cards lately, and that's what I took with me to the store that didn't work.

    I have another camera connection kit coming from B&H tomorrow, so I will be able to test it more this weekend, plus I have a neighbor with an ipad that I can test it on.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll try them all this weekend.

  31. #31
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I got my camera connection kit and it still doesn't work with my ipad, but my neighbor just brought her ipad over and as soon as I plugged the connection kt into her ipad, it started importing the photos immediately. So at least now I know that there's probably a problem with the port on my ipad.

  32. #32
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Santa Cruz, California
    Posts
    586
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmace127 View Post
    For those feeling adventurous, there are quite a few possibilities for using the iPad in photography. Probably the best use i have seen is wirelessly uploading pictures from an Eye-Fi SD card to an iPad (without the need for wifi). This allows the photos to be shown, say to your model, all while never removing the SD card from your camera. The uploads takes a few seconds depending on the file size so as long as you're not machine-gunning it, your images 'instantly' upload to a beautiful and portable screen. You can do this out of studio because no wifi is needed - pretty neat huh?
    Actually it still uses Wifi - you just don't need an access point to connect.

    If you turn off your Wifi on the iPad, you'll see that this does not work.

    Cheers,
    -- Joe

    http://mountainjoe.zenfolio.com/ - excuse the mess

  33. #33
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by toobacat View Post
    I got my camera connection kit and it still doesn't work with my ipad, but my neighbor just brought her ipad over and as soon as I plugged the connection kt into her ipad, it started importing the photos immediately. So at least now I know that there's probably a problem with the port on my ipad.
    Either with the port or the system installation. Time to get over to an Apple Store.

    G

  34. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Well importing photos finally works on my ipad. Searching the Apple forums, someone recommended taking the ipad out of the case to get it to import photos. I bought a leather case for mine as soon as I bought it and have rarely taken it out, but as soon as I took it out of the case and tried importing photos, it worked. I have no idea how the case prevented the import, but it did. I was able to import from cards up to 16gb, but it didn't work with my 32gb cards. I wonder if the ipad 3 will work with 32gb cards?

    I'm really happy that I got this working!

  35. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    North Carolina western foothills
    Posts
    1,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Ah, I know. I have the same issue with one of my cases. The case impedes the CC going entirely into the port. It seems as though it does but not quite, not enough to make the connection needed. I have a similar issue with my Touch in its case and the charging cable not quite going deep enough even though it appears to seat--but its just that tiny difference that doesn't allow it t connect.

    Glad you solved it. Now you can enjoy using it for photography also.

  36. #36
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Godfrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Near San Jose, California
    Posts
    7,930
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Good! Glad that mystery is solved.

    Don't know about the 32G card issue. It should be fine with them, but I haven't tried any. 16G is as large a card as I'm working with.

  37. #37
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    6,955
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1145

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Try and use the USB connector and go straight to the camera (with the 32gb card) and see what happens.

  38. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Santa Cruz, California
    Posts
    586
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I tried a 32GB Sandisk extreme on all three versions of the iPad and it works fine on all of them.

    A note on cases - the dock connector cutout on most of the ones I've seen are not wide enough to accommodate the adapter so they should be removed prior to plugging in - even if it looks like it is seated, it really isn't, as there's no margin for anything being in the way of the connector.

    Glad you got your iPad to work.
    -- Joe

    http://mountainjoe.zenfolio.com/ - excuse the mess

  39. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I tried me 32gb card again this morning. I formatted the card, then took a few pictures and the import worked. I may have forgotten to format the card when I first used it, but now it works anyway.

  40. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    Actually it still uses Wifi - you just don't need an access point to connect.

    If you turn off your Wifi on the iPad, you'll see that this does not work.

    Cheers,
    True. By "no wifi" i meant that you don't need an access point as those are the same thing - just because a device has wifi turned on, doesn't mean that you actually have wifi (in the colloquial sense anyway).

  41. #41
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I use the iPad exclusively for writing my Lumix blog. I use an app called "Blogsy," which is just plain awesome. So much so, I won't try to write an entry with anything else. It integrates with flickr and other services seamlessly.

    I also just started playing with snapseed. While I'm not a big image manipulator, I must admit it's fun and creative. Here is a recent post showing some images I played with on a recent airplane flight:

    DMC-365 - My Year with Lumix Camera Equipment: Manipulated Images - "Grunged Japan" by Reed A. George

    Great fun.

    The iPad is enabling for me.

    Reed
    My Lumix Blog: DMC-365.blogspot.com

  42. #42
    Senior Member Hosermage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,034
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts! I just bought a Ipad3 for wifey. I'm trying to get her into photography, but I doubt that she'll find playing with images in lightroom a joy. So I thought with an Ipad and a few good apps, maybe she'll find it easier to process her images and share.

    Many have mentioned snapseed, and I've loaded "Tadaa" as it was recommended by Steve Huff. Any other apps that you wouldn't live without? (photography-related)
    David Young
    My journey into Leica: LeicaLux.com

  43. #43
    Not Available
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    471
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    I found the iPad to be quite useless with a camera.
    Eye-Fi is way way to slow. Camera connection kit just too flakey and delicate.
    No tools to properly calibrate the screen.

    I now use a Samsung Slate 7.
    It's a PC in a tablet with a wacom pressure sensitive pen.
    I can connect via USB.
    It's calibrated with my Spyder Pro
    It runs Lightroom, Photoshop and all my desktop applications.

    I use a second one to back up captures made to the first one.

    At the studio it goes into the docking station with gigabit ehternet and the files are automatically picked up by my workstation and backed up to my Raid NAS.

    The Samsung Slate 7 costs twice as much as the iPad, but is many many times better.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  44. #44
    screenwash
    Guest

    Re: How's is the IPAD useful with your camera?

    Looking to buy an ipad soon for the wife!!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •