Were Bf109s used for photo-reconnaissance? I don't remember so but this was a major role for the Spitfire, especially post-war.
The Spitfire PR XIX was a very fine photo-recon plane. It also serves to illustrate my position in this ongoing discussion. Except for the wing, this plane does not have the classic lines of the Spitfire. The wing gives it away, but the changes brought about by pressurizing the cockpit for high altitude operation give it an appearance quite different from that of other Spitfires.