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Shuttershock and Olympus 75-300

Since a couple of months I own the Olympus 75-300 III. And since day one, I wasn't happy with the results I got. 
All the pictures shot at +/- 300 mm where soft and looked like there was motion blur. How's that possible? I tried it at a 1/1000th of a second, but still the motion blur in my pictures. I regret that I ever sold my Pentax with the 55-300 for this awfull lens!
But... Most reviews of this lens are positive. Is my copy of this lens bad?
I then figured out by reading forums that it could be a phenomena called 'shuttershock'. It that case, the shock of the shutter causes enough movement so the image is blurred.
For example:

How to fix this?
My camera has several drive modes, including one called 'anti-shock'. And that does magic.
In that mode The pictures are sharp again. No motion blur is visible! 
The downside of this mode is that the fasted drivemode can't be used.

Livedrive online backup

Backup for your files is important! Backup on flashdrives, NAS, external harddisk etc. are used. But wat if:

  • my house burns;
  • theft of your devices;
  • lightning strikes?
Use online backup:

After using Wuala for a time, the problem became the amount of storage I need. Paying more than €100,- for a year is not wat I want. I started looking for a cheaper way of backup.

Unlimited sounds great and Livedrive is unlimited regarding the amount of storage. The backup will be done in background and you can backup all your computers. The price: click here. But when choosing a local reseller it will be even cheaper: click here

Livedrive has two options:

  1. Backup
    1. Ulimited backup of your files
    2. versioning
    3. Fast upload and download
    4. online access of your files
    5. easy restore to your computer
  2. Briefcase + backup
    1. Online drive for your files
    2. Unlimited backup
    3. versioning 
    4. 512 GB to 2 TB online drive 
    5. acts like a normal drive on your computer
    6. synchronisation between your computers (via internet or LAN)
    7. Sharing of files
Here the overview on their website

This makes it great for photographers. No matter how many pictures you make, you can make a backup. Sharing files is great with the Briefcase.

Livedrive has a very simple interface. In your systemtray is a icon. Clicking on it will show a small status screen:

When clicking on status you will get a more detailed statusscreen:

When clicking on Web Portal you get a screen with all your files, the status etc. This is the 'mainscreen of the application and can be reached from every computer connected via the internet. (Password protected of course)

The settings of the application can be reached by right clicking on the systray icon and selecting 'settings'.

Here all options can be set. Some are great like: priority to special filetypes, choosing drive letter, keeping your briefcase files only online, or also offline, etc.

As you can see it's very simple to use.

I've not run into any problem with the program. The online thing I;ve seen is when opening a shared folder online (as a visitor) will give a security warning. The website don't load very well because of the java system used and the security certificate is not right:

This is easy to solve, but not user friendly because people I send the link all say: "I can't download the files, I don't understand how to download them".

The support from is great! When I first ordered the backup, and forgot the Briefcase I mailed I wanted to change my account. It was no problem and after a couple of hours I had to pay the difference in price and got the Briefcase.

If you want to try Livedrive go to or and make an account. It's not possible to do a free trail. But you can make an account, and stop in within two weeks.

update: New web portal

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