New Features

Nikon has added a new model - the D7500 - to their line of digital SLR cameras. The D7500 borrows heavily from the D7200 but also adds some new updates.

Like the D7200, the D7500 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 LCD screen on the D7500 tilts up and down and is also touch sensitive. Shooting video is made easier with the tilting screen - you can hold the camera above your head to shoot over a crowd or bring the camera down to ground level.

The D7500 also features Nikon's newest Expeed 5 processor which allows the camera to shoot up to 8 frames per second.

Macro Flash Options
There are four macro flashe options for the D7500:

Nissin's MF18 macro flash is the first of four flash options for TTL flash control on the D7500. The MF18 is a dual tube flash that is shaped like a ring. Each side of the flash has two possible positions: in next to the lens or each side can expand slightly out to the side. (shown above)

Nikon's R1 macro flash is also compatible with the D7500'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.

The last option is the Godox MF12 Wireless Macro System with the R2-U Bracket. The Godox wireless flashes feature built-in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and the included Godox XPro transmitter uses radio communication with the flashes instead of optical communication.

Macro Lens Options
There are two lens options for the D7500: the Sigma 105mm OS macro lens (26oz.) and the Nikon 85mm VR macro lens (12.5oz.). Both lenses offer very similar optical quality as well as image stabilization. Image stabilization 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.

Click here to open a chart comparing the specs of the Canon & Nikon SLR cameras

What's Included in the Package?
Complete systems (camera, lens and flash) also include a 16GB memory card, USB memory card reader and a professional grade hard case. The case is designed to hold the camera completely assembled and well protected.

The complete camera system is pre-assembled and tested. It is shipped to you in a professional hard case with custom PhotoMed instructions for clinical use. The complete system also includes unlimited telephone/email technical support and loan equipment support if anything ever needs repair (Continental U.S. only). Unlike other sources, we never charge for tech support or loan equipment (except shipping charges).

Accessories are too numerous to list here. PhotoMed carries everything you might need for your D7500: memory cards, memory card readers, recreational lenses, etc. Give us a call and we'll help you decide which accessories will work best for you.

Our technical experts have answers to all your digital questions. Call for more information.

Nikon D7500 System Pricing
There are two lens and four flash choices for our Nikon D7500 Systems - use the grid below to determine the price of your system. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding lens and flash configuration.
D7500 Systems w/Sigma 105mm lens w/Nikon 85mm lens
w/Nissin MF18 macro flash
w/Nikon R1 macro flash
The Nikon R1 is on backorder
The Nikon R1 is on backorder
w/(2) Nikon SB-R200 flashes and R2-N Bracket
w/(2) Godox MF12 flashes,
Godox XPro Transmitter and
R2-U Bracket

D7500 Options and Recommended Accessories
Listed below are popular accessories for the Nikon D7500. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding options or accessories.
AA Rechargeable NiMH battery kit - quick charger and 4 AA batteries (recommended for use with Nissin MF18 macro flash)
32GB SD Class 10 Memory Card
64GB SD Class 10 Memory Card
extra lithium-ion rechargeable battery for Nikon D7500

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