Shawn C. Steiner

Shawn C. Steiner is currently the Sr. Manager of Web Content for B&H. 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, such as Instagram @shawncsteiner and Mastodon to see more of his work.

Latest Articles

4 days ago
It's always quiet before the storm, and the storm heading our way soon is B&H's own Depth of Field conference centered around fashion, wedding, portrait, and event photography. Being both in person and online this year means that anyone can experience it. In other news, RØDE released the…
1 week ago
This has been a light week with only a couple of announcements for those into video production. Tascam made a niftier version of its 32-bit handheld audio recorder with the Portacapture X6, and Teradek launched the Prism Mobile, a professional camera-back encoder for 4K HDR streaming.…
2 weeks ago
Lots of stuff on the agenda this week—some of which even shocked us! Most relevant to our creative audience is likely the Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens, a fresh take on the mid-range standard zoom with an extra-wide starting focal length. Apple's surprise launch of upgraded…
3 weeks ago
Following CES is not an easy task, so one would think that this week would’ve been very quiet. This was mostly true in terms of huge announcements (e.g. cameras) although DJI, Sigma, and DZOFilm all had some notable releases. DJI’s biggest announcement is the new smallest pro gimbal in its lineup: the…
1 month ago
Although it’s not a recent reveal—Bosma has shown off an 8K camera for nearly two years—Bosma’s G1 Pro 8K Cinema Camera appears to be coming to customers very soon. The Micro Four Thirds system camera promises to deliver high-quality 8K imagery at an accessible price point. Using a 33MP 4/3" CMOS…
1 month ago
CES 2023 is dominating headlines this week, and it certainly seems like the show is returning to its pre-pandemic highs. For us, the most relevant bits revolve around photography and imaging tech, of which there is plenty to discuss. Panasonic takes top billing with the launch of the LUMIX S5 II series—its first camera with phase-detect autofocus. Nikon also got into the mix with lens…
1 month ago
Canon’s ambitious moves in less-talked-about imaging spaces like PTZ and 3D seem to be coming together finally. At CES 2023, Canon revealed a more complete ecosystem and product lineup that has real-world uses for up-and-coming markets like 3D rendering, virtual/mixed reality systems, and enhanced live event coverage or streaming via PTZ camera setups. Suddenly, that interesting…
1 month ago
Nikon continues to strengthen its Z series lens lineup with the announcement that the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 lenses are in active development. The 85mm should check the box for an…
1 month ago
Setting up a functional home office space/guest bedroom has been a never-ending journey. I was sure I wanted to add a 42" OLED TV to sit beside my computer to serve as a second display (when needed) and as entertainment, but a big uncertainty was finding a sound system to work with it. The room is small, and I wasn’t going to build out a true sound system, so a soundbar became the go-to option. I…
1 month ago
Netflix is the streaming service. Many others have challenged it and many are doing well. Still, no one compares to the size of Netflix, or comes close in terms of outputting original content. As such, the camera technology decisions they make matter if you want to get a strong deal with the streaming giant for the new film or television series you’re shooting. “Netflix approved” means that…
1 month ago
At this point in camera development, most people aren’t looking for a mirrorless camera that can shoot video. Instead, they want a compact cinema camera that shares features with the mirrorless cameras that skyrocketed in popularity, thanks to their surprisingly impressive video specs. Sony strove for this paradigm with the…
2 months ago
Everyone knows a creator—everyone is a creator. Being a creator is easy these days, especially with so many different social media platforms available to share your work and interact with others. There are also those among us who get way into it and want their streams, TikToks, YouTube videos, or Instagram posts to be the best they can be. If you know someone like that and want to find them the…
2 months ago
Ahh, it’s the holidays. Time for warm clothes, good food, and figuring out what to get your relative or friend who has an affinity for filmmaking. Looking at film and video equipment from the outside is confusing. It’s sometimes even confusing to those of us who make a living with film and video, so I can’t imagine what every-day folk are thinking. I’m also not saying that you shouldn’t get them…
2 months ago
Video is getting bigger and better every year, and I’m sure nearly everyone knows at least one aspiring filmmaker. I love filmmaking and photography, but the main problem I have with it is the amount of equipment one needs to get the job done. This can mean big, important pieces such as a camera or lights as well as tiny, essential accessories that make life a whole lot easier. If you are looking…
2 months ago
Building your own gaming PC can be an incredibly rewarding experience. From the excitement of picking out parts to the thrill of assembly, there’s nothing quite like it.  But despite its many dividends, building a PC from scratch remains a niche endeavor, its participation limited by the daunting nature of the task.  Fear not: though it might seem a formidable and overly complex task, building…