After some initial testing with the D2Hs (https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=118778), i had to give the unsatisfactory ISO 6400 another go....:biggrin: Since i still haven't used 6400 on the "street", i tried to make some tests shots in really bad light and see how that would do...if anything, making better ISO 6400 photos, would only improve substancially my 1600 and 3200 ones.... These were all handheld with the 50 F1.8, NR set to NORMAL, in RAW, converted to JPEG on Nikon NX http://www.pbase.com/slbravo/iso_6400 So you can understand which is which.... . ORIGINAL -> straight out of the camera, with in-camera NR set to NORMAL . NR OFF -> NR turned OFF on NX before saving as JPEG. I did this with a Custom setting that also changes the Tone Compensation from Normal to Medium High . NR ON -> NR changed on NX to a lower value, while also changing the Tone Compensation from Normal to Medium High. This version shows a bit more noise than the ORIGINAL version, but the image is sharper and less smeared from the in-camera NR. . NOISE NINJA -> just took the NR OFF file and processed it on Noise Ninja Any comments / suggestions are most welcome.