Recently, most of my pictures have turned out quite noisy. Case in point:
Especially in the darker areas, the noise is really evident. It becomes even noisier if I apply dodging. I'm shooting in Aperture priority mode (f8-11 usually), ISO 64. These prosumer cameras (Minolta A2 in this case) are deadly on ISO 100 or above. I've fiddled with despeckling and dust&scratches filters on PS7, but they do little to assist in noise. Other than plunking down for Neat Image or Noise Ninja, is there anything that can cure my noise woes?