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Apr 3, 2019 09:51:57   #
Yes you can. There are a number of texting apps that you can get from Amazon store. There is one major consideration. If you want to text from you tablet with your cell phone number, then the tablet needs to be connected to the phone (wifi or bluetooth) while doing that. Otherwise you will need to text using a email address or another phone number. I choose the later and use Textme. Works well for me.

Here's a link to Kindle texting apps:

Also understand that anytime you use an app, you are giving up some privacy. In this case the contact and texting contents will be collected by the app.
Jan 23, 2019 11:02:59   #
Sadly, my cellphone snapshots and selfies that I distribute through whatsapp get better use and appreciation. My DSLR photos, much more carefully taken and organized, often have only myself as the audience. Most of them got archived to hard drives and eventually destroyed.
Jan 9, 2019 09:37:07   #
I agree this device is much more than a phone. But does it make your life simpler? I guess itt depends.

I only recently start using electronic instead of a paper boarding pass at airports, though others have used it for years. I do find it easier.

I finally ditched my TomTom and use Google Maps as my GPS. Takes some getting used to but now I like it very much.

I use my cell phone for banking all the time, even depositing paper checks. Reduced my trips to the bank.

Three months ago I started using Uber. Takes some initial set up but I think it is so much better than calling a cab.

Compared to young kids today, I am just scratching the surface of the smart phone.
Nov 21, 2018 07:31:23   #
Great shot. I also like the first one better.
Nov 12, 2018 06:28:59   #
Just my experience:
1. Vehicle typically cramped and dusty. Don't change lens in it.
2. You need both wide and long. Animals can be close or far. Also sometimes you want panorama vistas. So something like 18-300,400 on a DX would be a good choice.
3. Take a second camera, perhaps a bridge super zoom. Maybe hand it to your wife.
4. But most important, it's a balance between taking pictures and enjoying yourself. Safari is a great experience. Dont spend all the time with your camera.
Jun 10, 2018 09:25:53   #
Another great thread on lighting!

This picture was taken on an early morning at a nearby water preserve, where I found the tree reflections in water very appealing.

Jun 6, 2018 20:41:44   #
I stumbled into this great thread. I have a street photo taken over a year ago, that I think fits this topic. The foreground is in the shade, and the subject is solitary, fragile and old. The background are people in the sun. I think this makes for interesting contrast.

May 26, 2018 09:05:03   #
IMHO. Depends on your plunge. Is it a toe in the water, or a dive into the deep end of the pool.
If you just want to try out and see if Photography is something you like to pursue, and know very little beyond the camera basics. Then go with a D3xxx. In a few months, if you change your mind, you will not lose much. And the D3xxx will be a high end, relatively light weight camera that you can continue to use, if you decide to keep it.
If you know more about photography beyond just automatic settings, and already decided to pursue it as a serious hobby, then I suggest you save up and purchase a D7xxx. Otherwise you will quickly determine that you outlived the limitations of a D3xxx, and develop GAS. and will acquire a much better cropped sensor camera.
May 25, 2018 19:35:24   #
This is complicated as each camera's raw file is a little different, even within the same brand. Therefore Adobe raw file support is at the camera level. Adobe publishes two tables. The first one identifies the plug-in version required for each camera. The second one identifies plug-in version supported by each Photoshop product release. You can check out these links.
May 22, 2018 20:20:23   #
This works for all my Nikons (D7000, D750, J5). Once a photo is displayed in Picasa, the right panel contains picture properties (EXIF). Scroll all the way down, one of the last entries is the shutter count.

Shel B wrote:
How do you use Picassa to display shutter count?
May 22, 2018 19:21:55   #
I switched from Picasa a year ago for the same reason. I ended up using a free software - Faststone, and found it just as easy to use with similar functions. I suggest you try it. There are two differences that I found:
1. Picasa requires you to import your photos and directories, Faststone doesn't. I actually find it better this way but you need to organize your photos using Windows folders.
2. Picasa can give me shutter counts for my Nikon cameras. Faststone cannot. For this reason I keep Picasa just to display shutter counts.
Mar 25, 2018 06:45:22   #
If you have a 10 year old large screen plasma TV, or a 12 year old pentium Windows xp laptop. Work fine and you are happy with them. Do you still want to replace them? Same reasons.
Feb 5, 2018 17:37:48   #
This original post was from a while back. Not much feedback from this site then. Since then I bought the Nikon SB-700 and extremely happy with it.
Good to see that this inexpensive flash is still thriving after 3 years, and getting so many positive reviews.
Jan 27, 2018 07:37:32   #
Yes the lineage of dslr traces to 35mm cameras and inherits the 3x2 aspect (not exact, varies by manufacturer, but close enough). Mirrorless, at 4x3, is better suited for todays wider format. As an example, a 24 mp camera, at 4x3 sensor, yields a maximum of 20.25 mp for 16x9. While the same megapixel camera with 3x2 only yields a maximum of 18mp.

Question is, of course, why the video world moves from square to wide to wider, the photography world is still squarish. Maybe because a circular lens and a wide rectangular sensor do not work well together. Maybe someone here can offer a better explanation.

David in Dallas wrote:
No one has mentioned it, but the 3x2 aspect ratio is a holdover from film photography--it is what standard 35mm cameras used (image was 36x24mm). The 16x9 format is what a lot of computer monitors have, so it is also quite popular in digital photography. (My church requests I use 16x9 when offering photos for its displays--we have a volunteer group that provides that service.) The 4x5 format is what was needed for making 8x10 prints. And 4x3 is what the early TV screens had.
Jan 27, 2018 01:03:47   #
Thanks for pointing that out Oddjobber. As a Nikon shooter one of my pet peeves is my 6x4 dslr sensor. Since I frequently print at 10x8, and display at 16x9. I always felt 6x4 is a bad starting point for cropping in pp, and I am wasting megapixels. Can you suggest a dslr that has a different and hopefully a better sensor aspect ratio?

And yes it is in camera crop therefore losing mps. I should say prior to cropping in pp.

OddJobber wrote:
Sorry, Dylee, but you're wrong on a couple of points. 6x4, or 3x2 aspect ratio is the most common but not the only dslr ratio. There are many 4x3 ratios, mostly point and shoot, and 1x1's. When you shoot 3x2 sensor at a different format, will not be "uncropped" but is cropped in-camera instead of post processing. Yes, the pixel count will be reduced.
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