User settings – make your life easy

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Quite often I get the question: “which camera should I buy for dental photography?”

My answer is simple: select a camera with features helpful in digital dental photography documentation. One of those is Custom/User settings option.

Custom / User settings – allows you to assign frequently used settings to Program Dial Mode in the camera.
Benefit: with one dial you can recall the specific settings, like optimum settings to take intraoral photography shots. You and your staff members will like it. You don’t need to struggle with a selection of the correct aperture, shutter speed, ISO or white balance anymore. You only select the program mode – marked with a letter “U” in NikonFot.1_Custom Modes Nikon D7200 [Fot.1_Custom Modes Nikon D7200]

or “C” in Canon

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and your camera is ready to shoot with favorite settings for digital dental photography. Depending on the brand and model of your camera you will either have no such option, or one, two or even three possible settings.

List of Nikon cameras, with User Settings:
Nikon D7100, Nikon D7200, Nikon D750 and Nikon D610.

List of Canon cameras, with Custom Settings:
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS Mark IV, Canon EOS 70D, Canon EOS 80D, Canon EOS 6D

Follow these steps to set your camera for intraoral photography:
Step 1: set your camera with correct date & time, white balance, ISO, color profile,
Step 2: set Mode – Manual (M) or Aperture priority mode (A or Av), Aperture – f22 or higher, shutter speed 1/125
Step 3: In the MENU of your camera select “Save User 1” (Nikon) or “Register Custom Shooting Modes” (C1) (Canon)

That’s it.

You can find a lesson showing how to set-up your camera in the Dental Photo Master.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D7100

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