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Dustin Abbott

Dustin Abbott

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Dustin Abbott is a pastor, author, and photographer. His work has been featured in multiple publications, including Popular Science, PhotoPlus, Photoshop User, Pro Photographer, PhotoNews, Photography Weekly, Explora, Eastern Home and Travel, and the Globe and Mail. He is a professional lens/equipment reviewer through his website and YouTube, and is a guest blogger for PhotoNewsFlash, Henry's, CanonRumors, the Digitial Photography School, and Alien Skin Software. His work has been used in advertising for a variety of companies, including Canon and Alien Skin Software. He specializes in nature and fine art work, but also does product photography, event photography (weddings, religious events,business events) and portraiture professionally. His work is also licensed through Getty Images.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS
  • Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/2.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
  • Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC
  • Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 2/135mm
  • Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 (M42)
  • SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 (M42)
  • Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (M42)
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
  • Manfrotto Tripod and Head
  • Metz 64 AF-1
  • Metz 64 AF-1

The Full Frame Experience

Published April 10th, 2012

I entered the semi-professional aspect of photography a few years ago and began swimming in the sea of options that is modern dSLR photography. I had been using a very nice Canon superzoom camera (SX20IS) and had invested in Canon peripherals like speedlites, so I felt like I wanted to stay with Canon. My first purchase was a Canon Rebel T1i. I came to believe (and still believe to a certain extent) that the quality of the glass is more important than the camera body. I have seen amazing pictures taken with the most humble of dSLR cameras. But I began to learn that there were other factors than image quality. Handling, for one thing. That led me to my second dSLR purchase...the Canon EOS 60D.

I love my 60D. It is so intuitive and easy to control. The flexibility for video is unmatched by any other dSLR that I have used. The articulating screen is surprisingly useful. And I discovered that when it comes to challenging lighting conditions, not all cameras are created equal. ...

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