That limitation sure lessens the value not only of the reader but also the iPad.

Also, Apple doesn’t mention this limitation. I’ve seen complaints about this 
going back to 2018 with no response from Apple.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Stanley Halpin <>
>Subject: Re: OT - using Apple “Lightning to SD card camera reader”
>Yes, unmodified DNG or jpeg. If I want to put images from e.g. Lightroom onto 
>the iPad, I Airdrop to the iPad or first put them into iCloud and load from 
>there into Photos.
>An alternate would be to put LR Mobile onto the iPad, synch from PS or LR to 
>the Adobe cloud. And they’ll appear on LR Mobile. Once in LR mobile on the 
>iPad, they can be exported to Photos if you need to for some reason.
>But generally I do not try to use SD cards as a transfer media. With the new 
>iPadOS coming “real soon”, that sort of transfer should be much more feasible, 
>but I think the new OS won’t be working on the Air, Air 2 is the oldest as I 
>> On Aug 15, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Ken Waller <> wrote:
>> Thanks Stan. Do you download unmodified images directly from the camera, i.e 
>> unperfected through photoshop or Lightroom?
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Stanley Halpin <>
>>> Sent: Aug 15, 2019 2:09 PM
>>> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List <>
>>> Subject: Re: OT - using Apple “Lightning to SD card camera reader”
>>> I’ve been using this for years with both my iPad Air 2 and Meg’s iPad Mini 
>>> 2. And we each had earlier versions of the iPad, and never had an issue 
>>> reading SD cards.
>>> I downloaded the latest iOS a few days ago, and I just verified that the SD 
>>> reader dongle does still work.
>>> Cannot imagine what the issue might be…
>>> stan
>>>> On Aug 15, 2019, at 12:53 PM, Ken Waller <> wrote:
>>>> Picked up an Apple Air I pad and am having no luck downloading images 
>>>> (jpegs) with the Apple Lightning to SD camera reader. Noticed many reviews 
>>>> on the Apple site where most of them couldn’t get the device to work. A 
>>>> lot of the comments point to an issue with the Later IOS.
>>>> Anyone using the device on a iPad? 😞

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