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  • #31
    Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

    How about a WiFi Flash adapter?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/RGBS-Adapte...ateway&sr=8-10

    Plug in a 8GB micro SD card and no need to remove anything as you connect over wifi to an app on your phone/tablet. You would need to investigate how the app works as I have no experience of EyeFi cards at all and this could be a complete red herring.

    (If you do need to remove the card it may be possible to remove the micro sd card and leave the adapter in the camera to save wear and tear on the camera).
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    • #32
      Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

      Out of curiousity? As I'm still rsiident wntin an NHS holiday camp, this seemed like a good idea for a work-a-round?

      As the camera cable for the e-420 has a standard male USB connector that connects to a PC or an Apple MAC, this, plus an add-on cable with a female USB to a ???? connector for the tablet. Would this allow the transfer of files via a software proggie or built in App?
      It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

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      • #33
        Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

        Originally posted by sup13 View Post
        I thought I had nothing else to do but buy an On-The-Go adaptor - load the Olympus Image Share app - and, it would be straightforward.
        It isn't.
        You don't need the Olympus Image Share app to transfer files (It's 'clunky' anyway!)

        If the camera+USB lead+OTG adaptor is recognised by the tablet, then all you need to do is to use a file browser to access the files on the camera CF card.

        Jim

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        • #34
          Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

          Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
          You don't need the Olympus Image Share app to transfer files (It's 'clunky' anyway!)

          If the camera+USB lead+OTG adaptor is recognised by the tablet, then all you need to do is to use a file browser to access the files on the camera CF card.

          Jim
          If this doesn't work it might well be nothing will.

          Trying to combine old and new technology might just be a step too far in this case.
          Gets to the point when its just no longer feasible, so good excuse for new camera time or give it up as a bad job.

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          • #35
            Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

            Originally posted by Tram View Post
            If this doesn't work it might well be nothing will.

            Trying to combine old and new technology might just be a step too far in this case.
            Gets to the point when its just no longer feasible, so good excuse for new camera time or give it up as a bad job.
            I know my A3 Samsung Android phone won't recognise SD cards or memory flash drives etc., but hopefully the later Android tablet will & then hopefully it might recognise the camera too through the cable (& adaptor). The camera would need to recognise that it has been plugged into a 'computer' type interface so that "Storage" can be selected to download the files, unless the tablet can access the CF card otherwise.
            Ross
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            • #36
              Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

              I haven't got an E420, but have tried my E1 - which is older technology so the E420 ought to be able do the same as I found below:

              I used a standard USB to mini USB lead, with a standard USB to micro USB adaptor. I plugged the mini plug into the E1 and the micro plug into my Android phone. The phone announced that it was connected to 'Olympus Drive', and I was able to browse the files on the camera. I can't see why this would not work on an E420. I know that the E420 has a 'special' socket, but it still provides a USB interface. I think that the O.P. went down a blind alley with the Olympus app.

              Jim

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              • #37
                Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                It seems the OP will need to ensure the tablet has a "file management" app installed or download one from the store. Apparently not all tablets come with them pre-installed.

                Jax

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                • #38
                  Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                  For what its worth I have "ES File Explorer" and "File Commander" (both free) on my android phone and both work well. However the copy and paste functions are not as intuitive or as easy as on a laptop (there is no drag and drop) and I have not tried copying large numbers of files.
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                  • #39
                    Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                    Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                    For what its worth I have "ES File Explorer" and "File Commander" (both free) on my android phone and both work well. However the copy and paste functions are not as intuitive or as easy as on a laptop (there is no drag and drop) and I have not tried copying large numbers of files.
                    I've tried several file managers and they all have the non-intuitive copy and paste functions as you mention. I've recently downloaded 'Cx File Explorer' and it looks promising.

                    Jim

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                    • #40
                      Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                      I have always used the "my files" app, think it was already installed, does the job albeit as has been said above in a non intuitive way.

                      Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                      I know my A3 Samsung Android phone won't recognise SD cards or memory flash drives etc., but hopefully the later Android tablet will & then hopefully it might recognise the camera too through the cable (& adaptor). The camera would need to recognise that it has been plugged into a 'computer' type interface so that "Storage" can be selected to download the files, unless the tablet can access the CF card otherwise.
                      My original Nexus didn't recognise those things either.
                      I ended up successfully using a paid for app that worked in conjunction with an OTG lead.

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                      • #41
                        Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                        Originally posted by Tram View Post
                        I ended up successfully using a paid for app that worked in conjunction with an OTG lead.
                        I'm not sure, but I don't think that there's such a thing as a specific OTG lead. As long as the connectors fit, I think that it's just down to whether the Android device recognises what's attached to the other end.

                        Jim

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                        • #42
                          Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                          Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                          I'm not sure, but I don't think that there's such a thing as a specific OTG lead. As long as the connectors fit, I think that it's just down to whether the Android device recognises what's attached to the other end.

                          Jim
                          I don't think there is either, but for non OTG enabled devices you needed an app to make them recognise whatever was plugged in
                          Just looked and I paid for this, worked for me and well worth the three or so quid
                          https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...orter&hl=en_GB
                          In this case as its an old app maybe it would see an older camera, there again who knows?
                          It wasn't Nexus specific, I used it on a HUDL and an early Android smartphone

                          My advice is use it as a good reason to buy a new camera, there again who ever needed a reason, not me that's for sure

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                          • #43
                            Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                            Originally posted by Tram View Post
                            I don't think there is either, but for non OTG enabled devices you needed an app to make them recognise whatever was plugged in
                            Just looked and I paid for this, worked for me and well worth the three or so quid
                            https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...orter&hl=en_GB
                            In this case as its an old app maybe it would see an older camera, there again who knows?
                            It wasn't Nexus specific, I used it on a HUDL and an early Android smartphone

                            My advice is use it as a good reason to buy a new camera, there again who ever needed a reason, not me that's for sure
                            I'll drink to that!
                            Ross
                            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                            Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                            Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                            Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                            Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                            • #44
                              Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                              Drinks? Did someone mention drinks? Mines a ......

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                              • #45
                                Re: How to download photos to android tablet ?

                                Originally posted by Tram View Post
                                I don't think there is either, but for non OTG enabled devices you needed an app to make them recognise whatever was plugged in
                                Just looked and I paid for this, worked for me and well worth the three or so quid
                                My E1 can't be "OTG enabled" (if such a thing exists), yet it was instantly recognised by the O.S. on my Redmi 4 phone (Android AospExtended 'Pie') when I plugged it in with an ordinary USB mini cable with a micro adaptor fitted (the adaptor is nothing special).

                                Jim

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