The Nikon D7100 was one of the most popular cameras we have ever offered. Nikon has now released the D7200 and instead of a major overhaul, the D7200 has been tweeked to be even better than the D7100.
Like the D7100, the D7200 also uses Nikon's 24 megapixel sensor which does away with the optical
low-pass filter found on most digital camera sensors. This results in higher resolution images than other 24 megapixel sensors found in the consumer Nikon models.
The D7200 gets an new faster processor and built-in Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi allows you to use a Nikon app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and control the camera from the device.
You can also download images from the camera to the device as well.
Additional upgrades have been made to the auto focus system, memory buffer and high ISO image quality.
Like the D7100, the D7200 has two User Programmable Modes (U1 and U2). For clinical use, we use the User Modes to pre-program the camera and
simplify switching between portraits and closeup views. The User Modes are also nice in case someone changes settings on the camera. To get back to the proper settings, you simply turn the dial to
another mode and then back to the User
Mode - all of the pre-programmed settings are then restored.
The D7200 has two SD memory card slots and you can program the camera to use the slots in Backup Mode (each image is written to both cards), Overflow Mode (when the first card is full, the
camera switches to the 2nd card) or RAW Slot 1 - JPG Slot 2 Mode (RAW files are written to the first card and JPGs to the 2nd card).
The most popular macro flash for the D7200 is the Metz MS-1 wireless macro flash
. The Metz MS-1 is fully self-contained and eliminates the need for a power pack on
top of the camera. The MS-1 is fully compatible with the D7200's iTTL Commander Mode for wireless flash exposure control. (shown top of page right)
Nissin's MF18 macro flash (shown top of page left)
is another flash option for TTL flash control on the D7200. The MF18 is also compatible with the Nikon
iTTL flash control system and simplifies taking the full range of dental photographs. It is shaped more like a ring flash and features a flash sync socket that allows connecting external flashes.
Nikon's R1 macro flash
is also compatible with the D7200's iTTL Commander Mode for wireless flash exposure control. This flash includes many accessories for different
types of macro photography.The R1 Macro Flash is an excellent flash for anterior esthetic images (smile shots, lab communication)
as you are bringing the light from the flashes in at approximately
45 degrees from either side of the subject - the same way lights are set up on a copy stand.
The downside of the R1 is that the flashes are too far from the lens to allow easy posterior views as well as mirrors shots (occlusal and buccal).
We offer the R2 Dual Point Flash Bracket that solves the positioning issue with the Nikon R1 Macro Flash. (see photo below) Click here for info on the R2 Bracket.
If you plan on using the PhotoMed R2 Bracket with Nikon's flashes, you can save by purchasing the Nikon SB-R200 flashes separately instead of in the Nikon R1 package. The Nikon R1 package includes
many accessories that are
not needed for clinical photography as well as a large case to hold them all. We list systems below that include (2) Nikon SB-R200 flashes and the R2-N bracket. The Bracket
and two flashes are also available as a package.
Another option is the Nissin i40 Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket
. The package includes two Nissin i40 flashes and the R2 bracket. The D7200's built-in wireless
flash transmitter controls the Nissin flashes for a perfect exposure. The Nissin i40 flashes are also more powerful than the Nikon SB-R200.
There are two lens options for the D7200: the Nikon 85mm VR macro lens
(12.5oz.) and the Nikon 105mm VR macro lens
(28oz.) . Both lenses offer very similar optical quality and both feature Nikon's Vibration Reduction system. The VR system
makes focusing easier - a sophisticated system measures movement and counteracts the movement by shifting lens elements. If you are taking a mirror shot and you have the mirror in one hand and the camera
in the other, you will be amazed how much more stable the image is in the viewfinder. The only downside of the Nikon 105 is the weight - this is a stocky, heavy lens.