Went shooting this afternoon with l33tpilot at the Air & Space Museum. Long story short a lot of my images had substantial noise. Had a few questions for 50d and 40d owners shooting in the 800-1600 iso range. I was playing around with ISO settings and testing quality. 1. I read that the "noise reduction" setting only applies to shooting in JPEG and NOT in RAW. If you shoot in raw do you run your images through a program like noise ninja if you shoot at a high iso? 2. Used a kit lens 28-135 IS in this shoot and was wondering if better glass actually helps reduce noise problems. Aside from the aperture will a better quality lens show less noise at the same iso level? 3. From my images it seems like I'm stuck with iso 800 and below. Does this seem normal to you guys? Maybe my expectations for the 50d are to high.