Dustin Abbott is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and serves as the pastor of Emmanuel Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. A fifth generation minister, he attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California prior to entering the ministry. Dustin has been happily married to Lana since 1997 and is the father of Samuel, Jazzlyn, and Ryan.
Dustin is a published author and has devoted himself to a lifetime of study.
He is also a professional photographer whose work has been featured in a variety of publications and venues, and his photography and gear reviews on this website and his YouTube Channel have become world renowned and are viewed monthly by people from just about every country in the world. To find out more about his photography journey, check out this feature and interview in Shotkit.
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Hi came across you page today searching for info on the Tamron lens. I was excited to discover that you are also a pastor. We lived in Petewawa and knew the united Pentecostal minister in Pembroke. Our pastor was the late Bill Smith . i also am a pastor with the PAOC for over 30 years and also have a photography business in Nova Scotia
David, great to meet you and to make the great connection. Stay in touch!
Dustin, i really liked your web site and especially reviews about lenses. İ highly appreciate your experience and comments. They are really helpful to make my choices.
Hi! Thank you so much for all the reviews, particularly for the lenses. In an internet full of technical reviews it is sometimes very difficult to get a ‘feel’ for what a lens is really like. Tech specs say only so much. Your reviews really give a feel for the lens from a photographer’s perspective – tones, colors, drawing, etc. It is especially helpful as you have reviewed so many, to be able to compare so many lenses by the same evaluation criteria. Looking forward to seeing more great reviews on your website! Thank you, Jure Atanackov
Hi Dustin. I saw some of your videos and I told my wife: “this guy is a born again Christian”. I could just sense it. I just had a look at your biography page toay, after many months of reading your reviews, and I wasn’t surprised to see that you were in fact a 5th generation pastor. Keep up the good photographic work and keep on shining your light. It’s clear you’re walking with God, even through the internet it’s visible (even though you never talk about it) – just by being who you are. I always look at your reviews and photos on something before I buy. God bless and regards from Melbourne, Australia (previously from South Africa). Leon
I’ve been reading through your site off and on for quite some time. Your reviews on vintage lenses have helped me save money, and through the patience required become a better photographer. I’ve invested in Takumar lenses, the 50mm F1.4 (both 7 and 8 element versions), and a Takumar 75mm F4.5 for Pentax 67, adapted to Canon EOS. I have the Helios and its a joy to shoot.
I find them a joy to shoot and a challenge to focus, even with the addition of a precision focus screen to my Canon 6D. But when the focus is perfect, the results are worth all the attempts in the world.
I find myself lacking everything needed, but would really value a different style of lens shootout. What I really want to see if a vintage VS modern shootout. I want to see the Canon 50mm F1.4 go against the Takumar 50mm F1.4’s. I would love to see the 75mm go against the 85mm (yeah, not a perfect comparison but that 75mm performs amazingly).
Anyways, thank you for sharing your experiences and work. I’ve found it extremely helpful, wish I had seen this before my last tour overseas. Thanks again and i’ll continue following your work.