Excuse the size, please! I had emailed Mark while the forum was down. havent heard form him yet. The question is about the grain. Is this my camera? unclean lens? Any help would be valuable! Thanks in advance!!! /edit - Sorry about the red x. Here is the link: http://public.fotki.com/zestfulpuma/misc/random_shots/ Images 3 and 4. You should click on Get Original Uploaded Photo to see what I am talking about.