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Finally Some Rain

We finally got time rain in Spokane, Wash. this morning after about a month and a half of dry, hot and smoky weather.

Canon 300 f/4L Non-IS First Impressions

A street on the west side of downtown Spokane, Wash., is photographed, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Young Kwak)

A street on the west side of downtown Spokane, Wash., is photographed, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Young Kwak)

I purchased a used Canon 300 f/4L, the non-IS version, which was manufactured in the early to mid 1990s. I read some nice reviews and comments on different websites about this particular lens, which was discontinued in 1997, when Canon released an IS version of the lens.

Supposedly, the non-IS version beats out the IS version in focus speed and sharpness according to some reviews and comments on different websites. But, I don’t have an IS version of the lens to compare it to. But, I know what the non-IS version can do on its own.

I took some test shots around town. The images are sharp, even wide open at f/4. Also, focus is quick and snappy. For me, mobility is very important. So, the fact that it is light weight is a huge plus. So far, I am  happy with this lens.

A neighborhood in the west side of downtown Spokane, Wash., is photographed, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Young Kwak)

A neighborhood in the west side of downtown Spokane, Wash., is photographed, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (Young Kwak)