Reader Joan Morton has an old adapter but is considering a new one. She writes:
When I purchased my original iPad I also bought Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit—the two adapters that let you import pictures via USB or an SD card. I now have an iPad Air and wondered if there was some way I could continue using them.
The unspoken elipsis in your question is “These things have a 30-pin connector and my iPad Air has a Lightning connector so….”
The answer is yes, you can continue to use them with the assistance of a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, such as the $29 model offered by Apple. You just place it between the iPad and original camera connection adapter and you’ll still be able to import you images from a connected camera or SD card.