It'll naturally give you a telephoto depth of field...with compressed space and flattened perspective, if that's what you're after. But as you start to get a series of shots, you have to think about what that sort of composition is communicating, aside from just getting 'soft backgrounds'. What is the story communicating...how should the viewer feel when watching it? That'll dictate your composition...then you'll use whatever tools you can to make it feel cinematic and 'movie-like'. Sometimes you're better off with the camera just a few feet away with little depth of field than zoomed-in...even if the latter has those nice soft backgrounds. If you light and compose it well, both can look equally as nice...so it comes down to which one expresses what you're after. Red One [image=http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1355/collage1b.jpg] [image=http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1560/collage2t.jpg] Canon 7D [image=http://i52.tinypic.com/mw9kpd.jpg] Aaton Penelope (35mm) [image=http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8556/abecomb.jpg] Combination of 35mm and Red One [image=http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6458/allpics2go7.jpg] Obviously, some of these camera systems and lenses may not be used by some here yet, but trust me...it's not just the camera and lens.