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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.

Corel Aftershot Pro

Corel bought Bibble Labs last year. Now they released their first version of Aftershot Pro. Corel is know for their Corel Draw and Paint Shop Pro. Will this software be a threat to Lightroom, DXO and other software companies?

I tried Aftershot Pro for a couple of hours and I like it. The interface is quite simple and easy to understand. The handling of files is like DXO. You can make projects or a library, but also work from the filesystem. 

The interface is very similar to other RAW converters and easy to use. The tabs on the left and right are to small for my taste. But after all, it's easy to use.

The image quality is good and settings could be done easily. But is there something new in this software? Yes: Layers and layer masks. It's possible to adjust parts of the image by adding layers. It's possible to use layers for spot removal and layers for adjusting all the settings you can do to the whole image. The drawback is this is working very slow. Sometimes the program crashes, while my computer is quite fast.

What I don't like is the noise reduction function. You have to buy Noise Ninja to get the job well done, because the build in function is not working very well. It should be great if with the trail of Aftershot Pro a trail of Noise Ninja was included.

The lens correction function wasn't working for me (Pentax K-5 with some lenses). Strange enough, no correction happens after selecting the functionality. With Canon and Nikon combinations, I could see corrections.

The conclusion is Corel released a complete piece of software, which could be expected because they took over Bibble Labs. The best of the software is the price: €89,- or $99,-. But when you include the price of Noise Ninja it will be around €130 / $140,-. That still much cheaper than Lightroom. The price of DXO is lower when you use a consumer camera, and is higher if you use a professional camera.

Try it yourselves at

Some screenshot:
main screen

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