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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While huge screens are taking off lately, many of us still appreciate more manageable sizes and resolutions, as long as image quality is top notch. That is the appeal of BenQ’s latest photography-oriented display: the SW240 24.1" PhotoVue IPS Monitor. It stars BenQ’s AQCOLOR technology for “Accurate...
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Already an amazing light, ARRI somehow manages to make its SkyPanel LED Softlights better and better with massive firmware updates, now up to Version 4. Ten additions have been highlighted in this update, with the overall goal being adding...
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When it comes to HMIs, K 5600 Lighting, with its Joker series of lights, is one of the best names in the business, and now we are seeing a solid upgrade to this series with the Joker² at NAB. Keeping the same basic form, this updated line offers a few key enhancements that makes it even a more reliable lighting tool for photographers and videographers. The series is available in...
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A mistake many people make when they pick up the latest and greatest cameras is that they don't ensure that their entire pipeline is set up to handle all that footage and imagery. HP is making things easier for creative professionals by pushing the boundaries of what is possible in laptops and displays, all of which are being shown at NAB this year. The company's setup features a ton of new...
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Ikan came to NAB ready to impress with an astounding lineup of new releases. Among the featured items are the STRATUS camera cages, Oryon LED Ring Lights, a Helia LED Fresnel, Canvas Fabric LED Kits, the PT-ELITE-LS Elite Universal Tablet Teleprompter, the DH7-V2 On-Camera Monitor, and the Atlas AX20 Field Monitor. Of course, plenty of other Ikan products were on display, as well, including the...
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All the hoopla surrounding compact high-capacity devices has seriously revived the excitement in the hard-drive market, and with connections like Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB Type-C now commonplace, we are finally seeing some serious upgrades when it comes to storage. At NAB, Seagate and LaCie are contributing to this movement with a long-awaited update to the manufacturers’ rugged and portable RAID,...
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Edelkrone always seems to be coming up with something cool that no one else has ever offered, and at NAB they may have struck gold again with the Motion BOX and DollyPLUS. The Motion BOX is an ultra-small one-axis controller that can be implemented easily into an existing support system to create pans. A bit larger is the DollyPLUS, a cool new product that combines a motorized floor dolly...
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Tokina is aggressively expanding its cinema-lens lineup and, at NAB this year, is showing off a pair of impressive optics: a 105mm T1.5 Vista Prime and 11-20mm T2.9 Cinema ATX. Two very different options, these lenses help flesh out the overall cinema line and cover some valuable focal lengths for shooters. Extending the overall reach of the Vista Prime lineup is the 105mm, which manages to cover...
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Z CAM may have one of the most intriguing and capable compact cinema cameras on display at NAB this year, with its second-generation E2. Starring a high-sensitivity Four Thirds image sensor from Sony, the E2 can record DCI 4K video at an impressive 120 fps, and it can do it internally to a CFast 2.0 memory card. On top of this, it is all 10-bit, using the efficient H.265 codec. The real surprise...
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Better known for filters, NiSi dove headfirst into the cinema-lens world with the company’s announcement of the F3 prime lens series. Currently comprised of a 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0, and 100mm T2.0, this full-frame set is optimized for current-generation high-resolution sensors and, with 46.5mm of coverage, will work with all the latest and greatest camera systems, including...
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When videographers use gimbals and other advanced rigs, they require precise movements and control to create the cinematic shots they dream of. Knowing this, and the potential of their Ronin series of stabilizers, DJI has taken this NAB to flesh out its control systems with the release of the Master Wheels and Force Pro. The...
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You’ve been asking for it (at least I have been) and Atomos has finally delivered, with a fully featured and affordable 5" monitor/recorder: the Ninja V, which is pronounced “five” for obvious reasons. With a sleek, lightweight build, the Ninja V also manages to squeeze in all the essential...
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Ever since Polaroid withdrew from the market, numerous companies have tried to fill the huge gap left in the instant-photography world. Every year we are blessed with new options that continue to pop up, whether it is from established manufacturers, such as Fujifilm and Leica, or relative newcomers The Impossible Project, now Polaroid Originals, and Mint. Now, there is such an assortment of...
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Blackmagic always has a good time at NAB, which is no surprise considering every year the company seems to come with more and more stuff. Of course, there are the staple updates to software and consoles, but there is usually one big announcement in the camera world, and this year it's the ...
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It can be very tough to differentiate an LED light in the ever-crowded market. This didn’t stop Anthem One, however, because its advanced system offers many distinct designs with swappable Anthem Light Cards, making it a very appealing choice for photographers, videographers, and even industrial applications like agriculture. Directly taking on the HMI, the...
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