Photographing the Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Last weekend, I attended the Battle of Britain Air Show at Duxford, and it was absolutely brilliant. For the air show itself, I used my Sony A1 camera with Sony 100-400mm GM lens, and this combination produced superb results. I could easily use this set-up handheld, and autofocus was exemplary. To photograph the rest of the day, I took along my Sony A7R IV camera with Sony 24mm F1.4 GM and Sony 135mm F1.8 GM lenses. I was amazed by the number of people using DSLR and mirrorless cameras with large lenses.

To view all the photos from the air show, visit my gallery:

Duxford Air Show and Museum Photo Gallery | Mark Heath Photography

The Sony 100-400mm GM lens has quickly become one of my favourite lens. For its 400mm maximum focal length, it is relatively light and compact and is capable of superb sharpness. Used on the Sony A1 camera (with 50 megapixel resolution and 30 frames per second maximum burst speed), this lens truly excels. To view sample photos from this combination, visit the following gallery:

Sony 100-400mm GM Sample Images  |  Mark Heath Photography

In the morning, there was ample opportunity to view the aircraft taking part in the display on the ground as well as visit the museums. For the photos below, I used the Sony 24mm F1.4 GM lens.

By taking along my Sony 135mm F1.8 GM lens, I felt I had all eventualities covered. For example, the following images were taken with this lens. The detail extracted by this lens is remarkable, and I recommend viewing the original, highest-resolution images, using a 5k Apple iMac or 8k TV.


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