Narrow DOF of mu43 system is called an advantange by some, while others try to get as shallow DOF as possible (even to the point of bying Nocticron or VL lenses). Personally, I like to have more control over DOF as there is a certain aesthetics in those shallow DOF shots, something that corresponds to the way things are in real life (or the way I see the world). The interesting thing is that more and more "best wedding photographers of the year" or "best portrait photographers" are those who shoot very shallow DOF pictures with Medium Format. Jose Villa (check his blog if you haven't done it yet - http://josevillablog.com/) is one of my favorite people photographers, who always shoots at the widest apertures possible with all of his lenses (he is a Medium Format shooter). Always! I guess he considers shallow DOF of MF an advantage :smile:. Check out Greg Finck - http://www.gregfinck.com/blog/ - another "wedding photographer of the 2013" who shoots Medium Format at wide apertures. Anne Almasy is often called one of the best contemporary wedding photographers (http://annealmasy.com/), though as I understand she shoots digital FF and then simply post process her images to have that film look. She also have shallow DOF style. I also like the way Jen Huang handles her MF camera - http://www.jenhuangblog.com/ There are many more photographers who have this particular look in their work (not only weddings) - ultra shallow DOF, filmish colors (since most of them shoot film anyway :smile , very unperfect and old school rendering (usually with very harsh bokeh and not perfect sharpness), etc. Of course many of them are talanted photographers in the first turn and I am sure they'd have nice work with any format (due to the very nice compositions, emotions, subjects, etc), but this particular shallow DOF trait brings something special to their work (which is often called as "fine art photography"). What do you think about it? Why Medium Format ultra shallow shooters are becoming so popular? Sometimes I even think that my ultra-sharp and "flat" portrait produced by Oly45mm wide open looks less natural that the ultra shallow DOF and less perfect image that comes out of FF or even MF camera. Do you also find shallow DOF pictures aesthetically appealing to you? Disclaimer. I am not trolling anyone or saying that mu43 is a bad system. I love mu43 and will keep my OM-D even when I get a FF camera since it is so good for traveling and family photography. Nevertheless I consider the narrow DOF of the system a disadvantage which I decided to live with. This is also not another "can mu43 compete with FF" thread. This is not about system at all. I just wanted to share some samples of shallow DOF fine art photography and hear what others think about it.