I've been shooting with my D70s for around 6 months now. When I first got the camera, I had: 18-70 kit lens Sigma 24mm 2.8 macro Sigma 15mm 2.8 Fisheye Sigma 70-200 2.8 (Wish I hadn't bought this but it was cheap and i needed a 2.8 zoom) Yesterday, I bought a nikon 50mm 1.8 My dilemma - more often than not I get very grainy and noisy images, which are so frustrating because a lot of the time are hard to fix. To be honest, I don't want to have to fix them! Should I expect a lot of noise one 400 ISO? I get it on 200 but not as much and sometimes shooting on 400 is the only option. I've seen so so many crisp and perfect images shot with a D70 on the internet I wonder where I'm going wrong? For the most part I thought having cheap glass was it but shooting on my 50mm last night proved me wrong - even on multiple exposures at different settings I still got a lot of noise. The examples below were taken last night but I have more with the same amount of noise in daylight. Both are unedited RAW (NEF) files, cropped and saved as level 12 JPEGs. ISO 400 http://www.photodrew.co.uk/pics/noise01.jpg (Warning - 2.5mb) ISO 200 http://www.photodrew.co.uk/pics/noise02.jpg (1.69mb) I also have the cameras noise reduction feature turned on. Please help as this is really frustrating for me as I end up just deleting photos I've spent hours taking. Thank you.