Saturday, March 30, 2013

8 Tips For Buying the Right Camera System For Clinical Dental Photography

Hi All!

I've decided to put on a 3 part webinar series on implementing clinical photography in the dental practice. I know how busy you are, so I always keep them to less than 20 minutes and I leave time for questions afterwards.

Join me this Tuesday evening at 7:30 EST as I present the first one "8 Tips For Buying a Clinical Dental Photography System".

Click Here to be directed to the registration page and please feel free to tell your friends and team members.

Best Wishes,


  1. Do you have any experience in using the micro four thirds cameras, like the Olympus OM-D E-M5?

  2. Unfortunately, I do not. However, there's reason for that. Those who know me also know that I like to take an "Occam's razor-esque" approach to things; the simplest answer is the best one.

    Using the Olympus four thirds system (assuming that you do not already have one) would be a very roundabout way of going. It would be akin to scratching your left ear with your right hand. Sure, you could do it, but the better question is "Why?"

    You'd be spending the same amount or more on the camera body and you'd need to buy a mount for your camera to convert a Canon or Nikon lens to fit it properly and you'd still need to get a flash system.

    In short, it would work great, but for less money and less potential (stress-potential) aggravation and complications you could get a more traditional systems.

    However, some folks like to simply do things a little differently and if you're one of them, I say "Kudos" and keep me posted. :)

    Best Wishes,

    1. I actually have acquired a micro four-thirds system (Olympus OM-D E-M5) for which I can use an older four-thirds lens (Olympus 50mm f/2.0, equivalent to 100mm in full frame) and a ring flash specifically for macro use. This all fits with an adapter that allows full functionality electronically.

      The E-M5 is a mirrorless body that has a built in EVF (electronic view finder) or a rear screen that allow a live view of the about-to-be-captured image as it will be captured. It is a very compact system that permits a wide variety of general photography. Olympus has some excellent prime lenses too.

      Thank you for your response, as well as your outstanding contributions to our profession!

  3. Good webinar last night - inspiring me to get to work on this. Thanks!

    You mentioned the Nikon D90 last night, which had not been on my radar as it's an older camera. Reading the reviews has made me think that it may be a good choice for clinical photography. It's a lot cheaper than the Nikon D7100 and I will likely want 2 good clinical cameras in the near future, so is the Nikon D90 still a good way to go?

  4. I love the 7100. Great camera all around. I do not have on ebad thing to say about it, and yes, if you have $1179 to spend on just the camera body, it is an IDEAL option. Bigger screen, better resolution, awesome image quality, light as the D90. Here's a great review: http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-D7100-vs-Nikon_D90

    What it's done is almost remove the D7000 as an option. If you don't want to spend the money, go for the D90. You won't be unhappy. I promise.

    Just think: For the price of one D7100 camera bodies, you can get two D90 bodies. Plus, it's really a lot less about the camera and a whole lot more about the use of mirrors and retractors.

    My suggestion: Save the money on the camera, go with the D90 and consider spending a bit on our DVDs, mirrors and retractors so you can get awesome shots regardless of the camera you use.

    Best Wishes,

  5. Thanks Glenn - just bought the Nikon D90 with the Nikor micro 85mm lens - now I'm just waiting for the Nikon R1 flash.

    Then I need to learn to use it - hence I ordered your DVD's. Good to go.

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