Gloster Meteor

Taking off from Amberley RAAF base, Qld, Australia during the Australian Defence Force Air Show 2008.

The Meteor first saw service in late 1944 and was the first Allied Jet aircraft in active service (The German ME-262 came into service before the Meteor).

The Meteor turned out to be a fairly average aerial dogfighter but a worthy ground attack aircraft like the Typhoon before it.

Hand-held manual focus as I had the 1.4x TC attached to the 100-400L.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th October 2008, This photo: 1:50pm


  • HPVD Photos said:
    Fantastic shot David, love the detail in this image.
  • accesser said:
    Nice work you must be quick with the manual focus, 100-400 is on my list of must haves.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Nice shot Dave - detail's great.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Bloody hell 560mm. What on earth were you packin David LOL.
    Oooops just read the bit below the image 0_0
  • David de Groot said:
    Neat eh ? If the pilot was looking at us we could see the colour of his eyes ;-)
    It's not a bad lens and you get used to the push-pull zoom, the only downside is it's quite slow (aperture), which in this situation you won't notice, but I attempted some late afternoon birding this arvo and f/5.6 is just too slow for that (f/8 with the TC is even worse).
    Thanks Pete :)
    Yeah neat eh ? Just for the hell of it, earlier in the day we stacked Johnno's 2x TC, my 1.4x TC and the 100-400 @400 on my 400D (1.6x crop) giving us an effective field of view equivalent to 1792mm (with a min. aperture of f/16), 'twas pretty crazy, but it worked - too slow for shooting planes though.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Fun though eh LOL.
  • David de Groot said:
    Fun indeed, and remarkably the image quality was still usable.