The response to my G16 Dental Kit has been fantastic! I’ve enjoyed helping many of you find a simple, user-friendly solution to getting professional quality dental images. I’ve re-written parts of this post to answer some frequently asked questions. The details of ordering a kit are explained at the bottom. Thanks again for your confidence and trust!
The Canon G series has long been my preferred recommendation for compact cameras that can produce professional quality dental images and the Canon G16 continues to be the best of the series! A new lens design means you no longer need an additional macro lens and a new focusing aid makes it super simple to get sharp images. (more on that in a minute)
The G16 has two custom positions on its main dial called C1 and C2 which allow you to save any combination of settings for instant recall of your favorite shooting scenarios. I program them for the most common views in dental photography. C1 is set for perfect portrait and profile shots. C2 is programmed for all intra-oral images.
These positions hold the proper settings for perfect exposure, focus, color balance, flash intensity, zoom, magnification, and depth of field. Everything you need to make the perfect dental photo! Just turn the dial to C2 when you want to shoot any intra-oral image.
By default, I have programmed C2 for a 1:2 field of view (full smile, retracted anterior, buccal corridor, lateral smile, full occlusal arch).
With the push of a button you can switch to a 1:1 field of view for partial quadrant views, shade tab views, or small prep area shots.
I programmed the C1 setting with the proper white balance, color, focal length, flash intensity, and aperture to shoot perfect profiles and portraits.
A cool new feature to the G16 is one called MF (manual focus) Peaking. When MF Peaking is enabled the subject is outlined with thin, neon blue edges when critical focus is achieved making it fool-proof to get perfectly sharp images! All you do is move the camera back and forth until the subject is framed in blue then shoot.
When shooting any dental image, repeatable consistency is important and MF Peaking makes it a piece of cake!
Accurate lighting is accomplished by using the onboard flash with an attached diffuser which softens and evenly spreads light for the gorgeous results you see in the pictures above.
The diffuser attachment is held in place by a Canon adapter tube like this:
In previous G series cameras this tube also held a macro lens needed for the closest dental images (1:1). That is no longer the case! Canon changed the minimum focusing distance on the G16 so you don’t need an add-on macro lens anymore. Cool! No more taking lenses on and off makes your job even easier!
Canon has also made some wonderful refinements to the sensor quality and custom white balance adjustments making the G16 the only compact camera I recommend for dental photography.
I am now offering this setup as a complete kit for $949!
– Canon G16
– Comprehensive programming for general dentistry or orthodontics.
– Adapter tube and Diffuser
– Carrying case
– SD memory card
– Spare battery
– Lens cleaning kit
– Camera screen protector
This package also includes unlimited technical support for the life of the camera. I’m always here to help with any issues that arise …or if you just want to talk!
This is the most affordable, professional quality dental photography kit on the web and I’m excited to be able to offer it.
(did I mention Free Shipping in the continental United States?!)
If you would like to give it a try just click here to send an email.
You can also call or text me at 612-386-7071.