I have been frustrated lately in what I think is noise. Not sure what is causing it. Today I went and took some pictures of an old spreader out at my parents place. I have three lenses All Nikkor. 50mm f/1.8, 16-85 VR f/3.5 and the 70-300 VR f/4.5 All pictures taken on the tripod, VR off. ISO 200 f/9, 1/800 EV -1 I changed nothing other than the lens. Both of those were set at 70mm for the telephotos and the fixed 50mm. Trigger was set to the infra-red remote. WB was custom set in the camera against a WhiBal grey card. All images are 100% crops and zero post processing. Actual image time was taken at or about 8:09 AM central. Sun was to my back. Cropped images are from the spreader rear wheels. The gear in the lower front 16-85mm lens 70-300mm lens 50 mm lens Is it something I am seeing? or am I being too critical?