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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5 days ago
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Keep your Profoto Air System and Nikon camera working in perfect sync with the new firmware, version B7. Easily downloaded from the Profoto website and installed via the Air Remote TTL-N’s USB connection, this update ensures full support for the D5 and D500 DSLRs. Also, it fixes an auto-power...
6 days ago
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Sigma continues to release more and more exciting and unique lenses for its ever-expanding Global Vision series, this time with four new full-frame options that will appeal to many photographers. The much-loved Art series sees a trio of options, including an ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM, a perfect...
1 week ago
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Profoto B1, I must thank you for illuminating the way during some of my darkest moments. Before you came along, the idea of having a capable and portable lighting kit of your caliber was unheard of. A stand-alone 500Ws monolight with lightning-fast flash durations and 20 fps burst shooting, and you manage to communicate with my camera in its own TTL language? Now I had access to features such as...
1 week ago
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I quickly fell in love with the Sony RX1R II. It’s small, has a big heart, and can always be found by my side. What caught my eye with this camera was the gorgeous Zeiss Sonnar 35mm lens. I’ve always been partial to this focal length, having owned many varieties of it over the...
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Canon has managed to sneak in a last-minute surprise for this Valentine’s Day, with the announcement of a trio of cameras and an 18-55mm zoom that will pair perfectly with the new DSLRs. Leading the way is Canon’s latest mirrorless, the EOS M6; a more compact take on the M5 that forgoes the built-...
2 weeks ago
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Telephoto lenses and fast, portable lighting are staples of wedding and portrait photographers, which is why Sony has chosen WPPI 2017 to release the FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm f/1.8...
by Bjorn Petersen and Shawn C. Steiner
2 weeks ago
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For creatives, there is one critical computer peripheral that can completely change how you work: the monitor. Everyone will remember the first time they stepped up to a “serious” display with accurate colors, a larger area, and high resolution. As creative professionals ourselves, we were excited to take a look at LG’s new...
3 weeks ago
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In a surprise move late last year, Snapchat became the latest tech company to reinvent itself. It changed its name to Snap Inc., repositioned itself as a camera company, and then quickly released its first physical product: a pair of sunglasses equipped with a camera that will connect directly to your phone and Snapchat account. These...
1 month ago
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It has been five years since Metabones first revolutionized the adapter industry with its original EF to E Smart Adapter, marking the first time Canon EF-mount lenses could be adapted to another camera while maintaining electronic communication. Now, the company has just announced its fifth generation of smart adapters, beginning with the...
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It may only be January but Fujifilm is ready to go with multiple product announcements today, for the X series. This includes a new X100F APS-C point-and-shoot, the X-T20 mirrorless camera...
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Jumping right over “full-frame,” Fujifilm has finally lifted all the curtains from its upcoming G Series medium format camera system, more specifically, the GFX 50S Mirrorless Camera and its accompanying lenses and accessories. The significance of this system lies in the use of a large 43.8 x 32....
1 month ago
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Leica is returning to its roots, and the original M naming scheme, with today’s release of the M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera. Focusing solely on still photography and featuring the best image quality and connectivity ever in a digital M, in what is also now the slimmest digital M body...
1 month ago
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One lens can’t always do the trick, and sometimes three lenses is a bit too many to stuff in your bag. Luckily, if you plan well, a pair of quality lenses can often accomplish all you need, and then some. Here are some recommendations for lens pairings that may help you flesh out your lens collection, or decide what to bring on your next shoot. Obviously, you might find your own pairing works...
1 month ago
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Polaroid looks like it won’t ever disappear, since the brand name has been applied to a fun new digital camera that embraces its heritage of instant prints. The Pop features a 20MP CMOS sensor and a built-in printer with ZINK instant-printing technology. This makes it easy to just snap a pic and then produce a 3 x 4" print to share with friends—there is even a setting to print a white border just...
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After updating practically its entire X-series camera line last year, and doing so in a phenomenal way, Fujifilm is moving to more minor changes with the release of the FinePix XP120 tough camera, along with the X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition and...

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