Shawn C. Steiner

5 days ago
If you ask anyone who the top camera manufacturers are today, I can guarantee Canon will be near or at the top of the list. The company’s products weren’t always top-of-the-line, but over the past decades Canon has built an impressive range of cameras that satisfy beginners and professionals alike. The sheer number of cameras and lines can be dizzying, though, so here is a helpful guide to help...
1 week ago
Alongside the super-fast a6300, Sony has released details of a new, ultra-high-resolution lens lineup optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras: the G Master series. Starting off with a collection of much desired focal lengths and apertures from 24 to 200mm, almost all the bases are covered. This includes the mid-...
1 week ago
Speed, more speed, and higher-resolution video are the name of the game early in 2016—and Sony’s announcement today of the Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera boasts an upgraded super-fast 4D FOCUS...
1 week ago
At its most basic, tethered shooting involves connecting your camera to your computer as you shoot. You’ve likely seen it in some behind-the-scenes video for a professional studio shoot, or you just have a friend who swears it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Tethering is a shooting technique that can benefit many a photographer’s workflow significantly, though upon first hearing of it, the...
1 week ago
This year, 2016, is already shaping up to be an incredible year for the photo industry and now, as we just poke our heads into February, Canon is releasing an update to its flagship DSLR in the form of the blazing-fast, 4K-shooting EOS-1D X Mark II....
1 week ago
Updating its flagship wireless flash system, Phottix has just officially unveiled the Odin II TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon and Canon,...
2 weeks ago
Alongside the announcement of the digital PEN-F, Olympus has also made available two new products for a couple of distinct audiences: a Limited Edition version of the compact 16.1MP OM-D E-M10 Mark II...
3 weeks ago
So, you’ve been shooting with your Canon DSLR for a while now; you’ve mastered the manual mode, even made tweaks to some of the buttons and settings to your liking, but there’s still that “Custom Functions“ menu you’ve yet to mess with. Tucked away in this section are options that can help you program the camera to function more in line with your needs, and maybe you will find that missing...
3 weeks ago
With the introduction of the rugged X-U (Typ 113) Digital Camera, Leica wants to make sure you have a camera anywhere you go—even if it’s underwater. The latest expansion of the company's powerful...
3 weeks ago
Take full advantage of your flash’s TTL capabilities and do it wirelessly with Vello’s FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II or...
3 weeks ago
Following a flood of other announcements from CES last week, Fujifilm is letting the world know that the company is still very much on the cutting edge, with the release of a flagship...
3 weeks ago
When Leica unveiled the SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera, I was astounded by how many items it checked off on my dream-camera wish list. It has great low-light performance, fast autofocus, intuitive operation, and 4K video. It embraces both video and stills with vigor and offers users a...
4 weeks ago
The cold days of winter are finally upon us and that means hunkering down with a cup of hot chocolate and taking a long deserved break. It also signifies shorter, darker days, when many of us will chow down with our family and friends, embracing the foodie inside all of us. As for me, I used the time to embrace the unique look of Lensbaby’s latest...
1 month ago
Delve into the fantastic world of on-camera lighting by picking up a Bolt VD-410 Manual Flash for your basic shooting kit. Offering simple manual operation and compatibility with a vast range of cameras, the VD...
1 month ago
Compact and crammed with features, the Bolt VS-260 Compact On-Camera Flash is an excellent companion to a lightweight camera kit, helping to bring additional light to your photographs without weighing you...

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