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David Smimble
What lenses was this video filmed with?
on May 3, 2012 at 7:11:07 am


Im told this video was filmed with a Canon DSLR (5D or 7D). Im interested to find out what lenses you experts out there think it might have been filmed with. Im trying to replicate the same sort of setup.

Here's the vid:

Thanks for your thoughts and input.


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Richard Harrington
Re: What lenses was this video filmed with?
on May 3, 2012 at 7:44:56 am

Looks like coverage between 28-300 mm

But you ask as if just knowing which lens to buy would somehow solve your problem. There's a lot more to shooting than simply buying the ingredients to a recipe.

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques

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Tim Crowe
Re: What lenses was this video filmed with?
on May 12, 2012 at 10:25:20 pm

Hi Richard,

My best guess would be that they used a combo that's popular among professionals. The first one would be a Canon 24-70mm f2.8. This is perhaps the best lens for DSLR videographers. It allows wide angle, shallow depth of field (If you like it), and a great zoom range with a constant aperture. The second would be a Canon 70-200mm f2.8. This is a great lens because, like the 24-70mm, it has the same constant aperture throughout a great zoom range and you could also get a nice this shallow depth of field with this if you wanted to. Another cool thing with the 70-200mm is its internal zoom. So the lens stays the same length at all focal lengths. If I had to choose one though, it would be the 24-70mm. Considering that they were traveling to Machu Picchu, they probably wanted to travel light and the 24-70mm would be best for that.


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