Has anyone found a way to get photos from a CF card on to a tablet at all?
I bought a tablet with a mind to being able to do some photo work each day whilst on holiday rather than being hit with the 'chore' of doing it all afterwards, but my initial research has proven to be wrong. I looked at availability of connectors to allow a USB card reader to be connected to the device's non USB power / reader port. All fits well, but the tablet will not read from a device (card reader) which itself needs power. Okay, I tried then to read direct from the camera thinking it has a battery so must be powering itself and again no luck.
Camera is a Canoe EOS 350D with old style CF cards and is not bluetooth able or anything like that.
Tablet is a Samsung S2
Anyone know of a device which can deliver what I need? I did wonder about a wi-fi or bluetooth card reader but can't find one which reads CF cards.
Cheers, that looks like an option, however, my tablet has no SD reader, only a micro SD reader, perhaps I need then what you have linked to and an SD --> micro SD reader adaptor in it with a micro SD card.
I'm reluctant to spend more without knowing someone somewhere has a tried and tested solution, but this might be the way forward.
The readers themselves which go via USB (suggested above) I am wary of as potentially coming up against the unpowered connection errors I got before, i.e. the tablet will not power them but they need power to be read from.
ok so i plug my OTG cable with an SD card reader and SD card installed like the ones i linked to above and android announces a mass storage device is attached
and opens the file manager
i select all files then UsbDriveA to view the files (not as complex as i remembered lol)
if you get this working, then i find on my phone copying the files to the photos folder on the device in batches of 20 or so is best, otherwise it seems to crash my phone.
I can get a micro SD card for £8 which includes an adaptor to SD (cheers for the offer of one though) so will give that a go first in my other camera which is SD compatible. If that goes well, I'll maybe get the CF - SD adaptor too before pursuing the other options, last thing I want is more readers & cables lying about if I can avoid it.