i understand that at high iso one is going to have lots of noise. i am no stranger to noise and i even want it sometimes for some of my shots. the grain is especially nice in black and white shots. this noise on my digital is not the noise i have grown used to with my tmax p3200. this noise (on my 20d) is not uniform if you know what i mean.it is liniar. it has these, sort of, "noise lines". i have seen other shots on the net shot at 3200 on a 20d and they did not seem to have the same issue. the reason why i am posting this is i want to know wether or not to send my 20d in for repair because i still have a couple of months on my 1yr warranty left. any help would be appreaicted. these are links to the photos. (warning: huge files) they have to be big because i have tried making them smaller and the detail is lost. http://mastermindmagazine.com/pictures/noise1.jpg http://mastermindmagazine.com/pictures/noise2.jpg on noise2 especially look at the pickguard.