I wouldn’t usually blog on the same subject twice in quick succession (See part 1 of Navy Wings At Night), but there’s a reason for a second post on the Navy Wings/Threshold Aero night photoshoot. In addition to my digital SLR camera, I brought with me a 1958 Kiev IIIA rangefinder camera (for camera nerds, a Soviet licence-built Zeiss Contax – lens, a 35mm Jupiter 12 Zeiss Biogon copy) loaded with Ilford Delta 400 black and white film. I was interested to see what results I could obtain photographing 40s-60s aircraft with a camera that represented current equipment at the time these aircraft were in service. The results are far from perfect, and I have a lot to learn about using this camera, especially in the challenging conditions of a night shoot, but I thought they were interesting enough to post.
McDonnell-Douglas Phantom FG.1
Hawker Sea Fury T Mk.20
De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW Mk.2
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I
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