iPad mini as RAW backup

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cyril Catt
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Re: iPad mini as RAW backup
In reply to graybalanced, Mar 22, 2013

graybalanced wrote:

[...] a big problem with the iPod Classic/Camera Connection Kit combo was that it was very very slow. The transfer also increased battery drain, and you can't charge an iPod while the accessory port is in use, and you're also draining the camera battery [...]

I much prefer to download straight from the memory card than to rely on ofttimes quirky camera connections.

Cyril Catt wrote:

So it seems my most suitable solution is an Android tablet with a socket for a removable microSD card (to provide extra internal storage), and a USB/SD card connection kit.

Yes. As much of an Apple guy as I am, I think the iPad/iPod is near the bottom of the barrel for travel solutions because a device like the Hyperdrive, subnotebook, or Android tablet present fewer obstacles overall. (Again, in part because Apple has intentionally put hard roadblocks into photographers' iOS-to-desktop workflows.)

After more than three decades of using Apple devices, and remembering the wide range of roles the Apple II could be used for, I too, am disappointed by the lack of adaptability in some of the company's recent devices.

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