July 6, 2016 at 11:52AM, Edited July 6, 11:53AM

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Does anyone know what lens was used to film this video?

I have the canon 600d and I want to buy a lens to shoot a short film. I really like the look in this video and was wondering how I can achieve a similar look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpJQH1-_p7I

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Most of this looks like it could be shot with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

As for the "look" of the film, I'm sure that color and contrast was set in post production. ( i.e. using the color, contrast, gamma, saturation controls of your editor )

July 6, 2016 at 1:07PM, Edited July 6, 1:07PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I seriously doubt this was shot at 1/8.

And I am sorry but I think the colors just look awful!

Cary Knoop

July 8, 2016 at 2:18PM

>>>I seriously doubt this was shot at 1/8.

Probably not shot at f/1.8, but then who uses their lenses at full aperture for every shot ?

I am generally shooting between f/2.0 - f/4.0 with a GH4 camera, which would translate to an F-stop range of f/2.8 - f/5.6 for an APS-C camera like the Canon 600D.

>>>And I am sorry but I think the colors just look awful!

Color and gamma are always a personal thing. What you might hate, someone else will love. I admit that the color in the YouTube sample wasn't my favorite, but then I am not a big fan of the low-contrast "film" look. ( I like blacks to be black )

July 8, 2016 at 6:27PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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You wrote: "Probably not shot at f/1.8, but then who uses their lenses at full aperture for every shot ?"

It is not just the aperture but the video is not sharp at all.

Cary Knoop

July 9, 2016 at 10:23AM

The look is okay in my eyes not mind blowing okay but just okay. The characteristics of the shots suggest a 50mm... could be a 35mm too but i'm leaning towards the 50mm. As the guys above said, the final look was acquired in post.

July 8, 2016 at 7:52PM

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Wentworth Kelly
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>>>It is not just the aperture but the video is not sharp at all.

Which might have nothing to do with the lens, but rather the person using it.

The first week I started shooting 4K with my GH4 camera I quickly realized that I could not always achieve accurate 4K focus without using an external monitor, as the detail was just too small to reliably see on either the EVF or the camera's display.

July 9, 2016 at 10:49PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I think Guy is right with the 50mm, I just think its a user focus issue. I am not a fan of the color grading at all.

July 11, 2016 at 4:05PM

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Michael Militscher
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