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Grainy photos with canon 350d

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no matter what iso speed im at my photos are very grainy...ive played around with the settings and the photos are still grainy...i could be on the same setting and take a few photos of the same thing, one out of 4 maybe ok but the rest will be grainy...very random???

i have had the camera three years now, is used quiet alot, there was something about changing something after so many shots? in the camera?

any suggestions why this is happening?

thanks

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Set up a cleaning session on the sensor frrom settings and see if that improves it

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