Sunday, November 01, 2009

vintage aircraft with a vintage camera

The B-52 and the B-49 at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque.

I've photographed these old planes many times; this is the first time with my centenarian Kodak, the 1-A Special with the Rapid Rectilinear lens. It is always fun to get nice images from very old cameras, but on this occasion the camera also represented a practical choice given the subject. The long lens provides a nice perspective, and the semi-panoramic format is well suited to these big bombers. The exposures were 1/50 sec. at f45 on Fuji Neopan 400.

1 comment:

Julio F said...

Old planes are nice subjects, they carry the glamour of technique, power and history. Even B-52 types.

I'm amazed at the quality of the pictures you get from the 1A Special.