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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Reflectors have long been crucial components of any photographer’s kit, and are loved for their simple design and effectiveness. Little did you know, the standard accessory could be even better, which is what we see in the just-announced Halo Compact Reflector from...
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Sony was careful this year when it came to lens releases—fewer than in past years, but with much more precision and a larger impact on the mirrorless lineups. Just three were announced and each was special in its own way. Very early in the year was the compact E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS for...
4 days 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...
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Everybody loves food. I know mouthwatering photos and videos fill all my social media feeds, and the field is ever growing. If you have a foodie in your life looking to begin their photographic journey, or have a friend already taking some sweet photos, look through this gift guide. Get Up Close Perhaps the most-used lens among food photographers is a...
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Many would argue that the Panasonic GH-series mirrorless cameras transformed the industry with their compact sizes and professional feature sets. Each iteration has made huge jumps over the last, though each has also been designed to balance still-photo functionality with the more popular video specs. Now, Panasonic has decided to create something dedicated entirely to its cine-minded audience:...
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For the last decade, photographers have been pitting mirrorless against DSLR cameras. The variables have also completely changed after the past couple of years. This year saw the introduction of just two DSLRs,...
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Mirrorless cameras dominated this year. Nearly every manufacturer released something and, in most cases, it was something extraordinarily significant. Full-frame models made the greatest impact, although there are plenty of smaller options sneaking through that we want to make sure are mentioned. Here’s a rundown of all the exciting new...
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Diversification and specialization has been a major trend in photography equipment in the past few years. Panasonic has gotten its own super trio of cameras for Micro Four Thirds, helping nearly anyone find a model that works best for their specific needs and shooting situation. This includes the all-around...
3 weeks ago
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Simply put, the DJI Mavic 2 is the best drone in its class. From top to tail, it excels in nearly every category of performance and design. In fact, the closest the Mavic comes to a true rivalry is between its two subclasses, the...
3 weeks ago
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An old commercial jingle went, “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down.” Today, I’ll tell you that the Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB doesn’t wobble. It’s also one of the smaller handheld stabilizers in its class, no doubt a reference to the tiny Australian bird of the same name, and...
1 month ago
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When color accuracy matters, you need a monitor that will deliver. BenQ’s latest 27" DesignVue PD2700U does just that with an outstanding array of features and functions. Using AQCOLOR technology and being a native 10-bit IPS panel, the PD2700U functions as a reference-grade display for 100%...
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An ultra-compact that is ultra-capable is the goal of Sony's latest point-and-shoot camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99. Packed into its pocketable build is a 24-720mm equivalent zoom, so you can make sure you get the shot, regardless of the situation. Of course, image quality is...
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Take control of your lights with the just-announced C-800 SpectroMaster, from Sekonic. This superb color meter has nearly every color-measuring option you could imagine, including becoming the first to support SSI (Spectral Similarity Index). This setting allows you to set any measured...
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There are three things to consider when picking out an on-camera flash: power, portability, and price. For users looking for their first flash, or those who want something effective and small, the Nissin i400 TTL Flash has those three boxes checked. Taking many cues from the well-received...
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A classic camera seems to balance silver and black perfectly to create a timeless look. Leica is known for beautifully crafted cameras and is announcing a variation of the CL Mirrorless Camera, with a silver anodized finish. Essentially the same as the original, this camera has a 24.2MP...
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