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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Happy Birthday Nikon! Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important and celebrated companies in the photography industry. Even if you are a Canon or Sony shooter, of which I have been both, Nikon deserves a great deal of respect for its pioneering development of top-tier imaging equipment over the past century. Established in 1917, Nikon began creating advanced optical...
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You can finally complete your f/2.8 lens trifecta with Sony’s release of the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, which not only matches its partners in speed, but in optical performance, as well. Sony happened to supply us with a sample to test, so I put it on my...
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Time-lapse videos have invaded nearly every form of media in recent years, even breaking into our social media apps with the recent development of the hyper-lapse. These types of videos can be quite difficult to make, especially with the time requirements inherent in capturing and transforming a lengthy event into a few seconds of footage. They can also be some of the most stunning and...
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Slim, lightweight, and super soft, the Rpad-450 series of circular LED fixtures from GVB will help photographers create beautiful scenes and flatter their subjects. They accomplish this super soft look by using integrated diffusion, and the circular design helps create natural-...
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Though screens dominate the ways in which we consume media today, Canon is making sure that those of us who appreciate physical prints can quickly get our photographs off of our smartphones, with the release of the SELPHY CP1300 Compact Photo Printer. This evolution of what Canon calls...
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Sometimes you don’t want to bring your bulky DSLR or mirrorless camera on vacation or your next trip, but you don’t want to rely on your phone to capture some of those moments. This is precisely when the modern point-and-shoot camera is the perfect solution. The current crop has proven that you can do a lot in very little space, including outstanding optics, the latest sensor tech, and even video...
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Shortly after Canon announced the 5D Mark IV, the company followed up with an optional upgrade for video shooters who wanted to access Canon Log. Now, Canon is making a 5D Mark IV available with Canon Log pre-installed, allowing filmmakers to have the tools they need immediately at their disposal....
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Opening the telephoto door for newcomers and advanced users alike, Nikon’s AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens is a superb FX-format option for DSLR users looking to capture distant subjects. The lens aims to balance zoom range with size and features by offering a versatile 70-...
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Rumors of the point-and-shoot’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. If anything, the point-and-shoot has become an even more capable tool for photographers since it has decided to go a bit upmarket in features and design. Even I was caught off guard by this mini-comeback of the pocket camera, but I...
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Ultra wide and ultra fast, the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens from Venus Optics will transform your ability to capture vast landscapes and night skies. The widest rectilinear option for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this lens offers a 110° angle of view, which results in a 15mm equivalent...
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Canon announced two DSLRs today, but perhaps nothing in the lineup was more highly anticipated than the EOS 6D Mark II. After looking through the spec sheet, photographers will definitely be pleased with Canon’s upgrades improving the camera in practically every way. Sitting just below the 5D Mark IV, the...
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While the 6D Mark II might be stealing the show, the EOS Rebel SL2 is likely to find its way into many shooters’ bags, thanks to its exceptionally light weight and compact size when compared to other DSLRs. We can quickly see that the SL2 has been brought up to speed with Canon’s current crop of APS-C...
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Sony continues its attack on the status quo with yet another game-changing release: the mirrorless Alpha a9. On paper, this is one of the most exciting releases for sports shooters in years, because it claims to prove finally that mirrorless cameras can keep up with, and even beat, their DSLR adversaries. However, after owning and shooting with Sony cameras for the past few years, I’ve learned...
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Tamron has done something impressive today with the release of the 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens, a world’s-first 22.2x zoom for DSLRs. Designed for APS-C Canon EF and DX...
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Make sure you are among the first to receive a copy of Sigma’s brand new 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses by completing a pre-order today! These two lenses were recently announced,...

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