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New Features
The Canon Rebel T8i looks extremely similar to the previous model (Rebel T7i) but look inside and there have been some significant upgrades. The T8i features a 24MP "DualPixel CMOS AF" sensor - the sensor not only captures the image, it also acts as part of the autofocus system. This significantly improves autofocus capability when using the camera in Live View mode (using the LCD screen as the viewfinder).

Additional changes include:

- the lastest Canon Digic 8 processor (faster than the Digic 7 in the T7i)
- 4K video recording (the T7i captured 1080p HD video)
- more power efficient - Canon rates the battery at 800 shots per charge (vs. 600 for the T7i)
- 7.5 frames-per-second continuous shooting for recreational shooting (vs. 6 for the T7i)

Built-in Wi-Fi is a very nice addition to the T7i but it doesn't work the way that most dental offices would like. You can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to view images on the camera's memory card and you can also control the camera using one of these devices as a live view remote. You can also transfer images once they have been captured on the memory card, but the camera will not automatically transfer the images to a device.


Macro Flash Options
Nissin's MF18 macro flash is the first of four flash options for E-TTL flash control on the T8i. The MF18 is very similar to the Canon MR-14EX macro flash in that it is also 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.

The Canon MR-14EX II macro flash is the second flash option. The MR-14EX II's flash head is shaped like a ring flash, but it is actually "split" into two arced tubes. This gives you the even illumination of a ring, but still allows you to vary the power from side to side. This affords you more creative control over the lighting. (shown above - image #1)

The third option is the Canon EL-100 Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket (shown below). The package includes two Canon EL-100 flashes and the R2 bracket. The T8i's built-in wireless flash transmitter controls the Canon flashes for a perfect exposure.

The fourth option is the Nissin i40 Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket. The package includes two Nissin i40 flashes and the R2 bracket. The built-in wireless flash transmitter controls the Nissin flashes for a perfect exposure.



Macro Lens Options
There are four lens options for the T8i: the Tokina 100mm macro lens (18oz.), the Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens (11.5oz.), the Canon EF 100mm macro lens (20.5oz.) and the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens (22oz.). All four lenses offer very similar optical quality while the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens adds Canon's Image Stabilization (IS) system. The IS 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 Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens is recommended for orthodontic offices as most ortho practices take a specific series of photos: portraits along with anterior, buccal and occlusal intraoral views. The working distance (the distance from the lens to the subject being photographed) with the 60mm is less than the 100mm lens which makes taking ortho views easier.

For all other dental practices, a 100mm macro lens is recommended to allow shooting smaller fields, especially in the posterior. These lenses have enough working distance to allow 1:1 closeup magnifications anywhere in the mouth. If you have any questions about which lens is best for your needs, please call us.


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 Rebel T8i: 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.


Canon Rebel T8i System Pricing
There are four lens and four flash choices for your Canon Rebel T8i 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.
T8i Systems
w/Tokina 100mm lens
w/Canon 60mm lens
w/Canon 100mm lens
w/Canon L 100mm lens
w/Nissin MF18
macro flash
$2149.00
$2249.00
$2399.00
$3099.00
w/Canon
MR-14EX II
macro flash
$2349.00
$2399.00
$2549.00
$3249.00
w/(2) Canon EL-100
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2549.00
$3249.00
w/(2) Nissin i40
flashes and
R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
n/a* (see note #2 below)
$2669.00
$3369.00
*#1 - This option is not recommended as the Tokina lens extends in/out as it is focused making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.
*#2 - This option is not recommended as the working distance with the Canon 60mm is shorter than the other lenses making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.
*#3 - This option is not recommended as the working distance with the Canon 60mm is shorter than the other lenses making it more difficult to use with the Metz flash.



Canon Rebel T8i Options and Recommended Accessories
Listed below are popular accessories for the Canon Rebel T8i. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding options or accessories.
**SPECIAL** Dr. McLaren DVD
Dental, Portrait, and Shade Analysis Photography: from A -Z


only $99 when purchased with a camera system - reg. $149
$99.00
AA Rechargeable NiMH battery kit - quick charger and 4 AA batteries
(recommended for use with Canon and Nissin macro flashes)
29.00
16GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
15.00
32GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
20.00
extra lithium-ion rechargeable battery for Canon Rebel T8i
65.00


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