Recommended Setups for Dental Photography

Panasonic Lumix GX-85

The all-around team player camera.

Pros:

Custom memory for easy presets

Small size

Low price

Cons:

Resolution is very good, but there are better

Skin tones good, but not great

No external microphone jack for video

Lens recommendations

Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro - 1/4th the size of a standard SLR macro lens, and still just as sharp.  120mm equivalent view due to sensor crop.  MAP is usually $399.  It has been seen on sale for $349 and occasionally $299.  


Recommended flash for diVUser

Panasonic FL-200L - a small, short flash with pivot for ceiling bounce and LED for video lighting.  Recycling and battery life are middling, but it's the best option for this setup.  MAP is $230.  diVUser is $130


Recommended twin flash

Olympus STF-8 - this is a very compact, yet very capable twin flash.   The included diffusers are pretty good.  MAP is around $480


We do not recommend ring lights, but if you must, the Metz 15210 Macroslave 15ms-1 would work if you find a flash commander.  Mine is out of production.