I won't repeat my sad tale of woe with this new camera, but go to http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/147796735 for the whole story as of now.
I did manage to catch Sahraa on the stairs. She looks apprehensive because of the camera, but didn't run away for a few seconds.
This was shot in a very brightly lit staircase and had some NR treatment in PS. I tried again to apply more, but unfortunately even more detail was lost. Still far too noisy IMO.