Need all the techy digital benefits of  Sony Nex5 combined with the robustness and retro cool of a Nikon Nikkormat hewn from cold solid grey metalstuff?

Look no further than here.

You start with these two……..

Nikon and Sony mashup © Brendan Taylor
Nikon and Sony mashup © Brendan Taylor

And after a lot of poking around with a lump hammer, a large wrench, a crowbar, three elastoplasts and an aspirin, you end up with something resembling this………

Back view LCD © Brendan Taylor
Back view LCD © Brendan Taylor

But its the stages in between that matter.

Who cares why. It’s ‘will it work’ that’s important.

Mr Brendan Taylor, we salute you.


John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years. He teaches photography and acts as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 27 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

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