Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner is a writer, photographer, and occassional filmmaker based in the greater New York City area. Before working at B&H, he studied both cinema and photography with a strong focus in photojournalism and documentary work. You can check out his Instagram, as well as most other social media accounts, @shawncsteiner to see more of his work.

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18 hours ago
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Apple has done something truly remarkable with the iMac Pro; it took workstation-quality components and managed to engineer them to fit into a svelte chassis with an incredible 5K monitor and, if the specs are to be believed, heat should apparently be of no concern, even if you decide to start cutting a feature-length film...
3 days ago
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Canon has made some significant strides in its printing division, having recently released a series of professional inkjet printers that are optimized for fine art and high-end photographic production. The educators at the School of the International Center for Photography (ICP) are finding that these advancements are ideal for their demanding...
2 weeks ago
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As the International Leica Society reaches its 50th Anniversary, Leica Camera has collaborated to release a special-edition APO Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH. "LHSA" Lens to commemorate the occasion. In a limited run of just 300 black paint lenses and 200...
2 weeks ago
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Hailed as a revolution in portrait photography by Leica, the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens will certainly appeal to M shooters desiring a brilliant and bright new optic to add to their collection. As Leica's latest lens, and one of the company's most significant new releases of the...
2 weeks ago
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It’s gift-giving season again! While many of us will be excited for any potential gifts that will be received, the idea of tracking down gifts for some of our more difficult friends makes many dread holiday shopping. I can’t help you with most of your friends but, if you have a photographer in the bunch, I think I can make some recommendations that will make life easier. All the items below won’t...
2 weeks ago
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Voigtländer has brought a bit more speed to its line of normal, yet unique, 40mm offerings for Leica M-mount cameras, with the official release of the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens, the manufacturer’s fastest 40 yet. Boasting an ultra-fast f/1.2 maximum aperture, this optic...
2 weeks ago
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I love my primes, but some days I just want to go out with a camera and one lens slung over my shoulder and have nothing else to worry about. I’m going to ignore the obvious differences between zooms and primes for the sake of this piece, since that is a whole other argument in which I don’t want to get bogged down. So, here is a list of some solid zooms that you should consider adding to your...
3 weeks ago
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Speedlights have grown in popularity over the years, especially as low-cost options have begun to flood the market and make more elaborate lighting kits accessible to beginners and advanced amateurs. However, these compact on-camera flashes, while good, are still limited by their placement on or near the camera and their usually very direct lighting. Once you start comparing them to full-fledged...
3 weeks ago
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Leica has seen fit to expand its mirrorless ranks, this time by creating the CL, a compact and intuitive APS-C camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder. Compared to its APS-C sibling, the TL2, the CL changes things up with more tactile controls and dials that will appeal to...
1 month ago
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In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Leica has developed the M-P (Typ 240) Canada Edition, set for release exclusively in North America. The camera itself is engraved with the official Canada 150 emblem, which is a stylized maple leaf with the shape of 13 diamonds that represent all of...
1 month ago
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Just last month, Canon announced a major milestone: it produced its 130-millionth EF-series lens, which should be no surprise considering the size and scope of the manufacturer’s current lens lineup. Even with an impressive history spanning more than 30 years, Canon is still improving and adding to the EF series, so let’s look back at what glass it developed and released in 2017. Early in the...
1 month ago
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One of the main complaints I’ve heard about Sony’s full-frame E-mount system is its lack of lenses. Well... Sony has been busy silencing the critics this year with releases that span the entire spectrum, including an ultra-wide 12-24mm, a far-reaching 100-400mm, and everything in between. The company has also expanded certain arenas, like its portrait prime and wide-angle zoom lineups, and has...
1 month ago
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There is no camera currently on the market that is more well-rounded than the Nikon D850. It offers everything you could possibly want and then some. Balancing outstanding resolution with more than enough speed and then tossing in UHD 4K video really does make this a versatile system and, perhaps,...
1 month ago
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Whether you just picked up your first mirrorless camera or you’ve been partying with your Canon DSLR for years, there are always a few toys you haven’t managed to add to your collection and a couple you haven’t even thought of yet. Here are a few I would recommend to anyone who is looking to fill out their wish list for the coming holidays, for nearly any type of photographer. Protective Cloths/...
1 month ago
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When you need your documents quickly, it is hard to beat a LaserJet Enterprise series printer with outstanding print speeds and feature sets to satisfy nearly any business. Their latest models feature incredibly fast printing with options...

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