Jarrow-based engineering firm producing a pipeline of young talent

Founded in the mid 1990’s as a supplier of couplings, flange adaptors and repair clamps to the UK water industry, UTS Engineering now boast a first class portfolio of products to service pipelines around the world UTS Engineering sits on the banks of the River Tyne in Jarrow. The town spawned generations of time-served tradesmen that worked in the shipyards and blast furnaces. Their skills ensured Tyneside-manufactured products were known and respected throughout the world. UTS, which is the leading supplier of pipework to the UK utilities sector, ensures that this proud industrial legacy continues. Yet, while it acknowledges the great companies of the recent past, UTS only looks in one direction – to the future. Its products and services are predominantly called upon when its customers are maintaining or carrying out emergency work to their pipe infrastructure. The company is forward thinking, reacts instantly to the changing and often emergency scenarios that its customers face and has a fearless culture. Incredibly, UTS operates from close to 200,000sq ft of facilities – the equivalent of five football pitches. While it is very much the modern business, what the company does...

World’s first independent adapters for Canon EOS R and Nikon Z mounts

MTF has announced five different EOS R adaptors for Canon FD, Nikon G, PL-mount, Panavision, and B4 lenses.  And it has adaptors for the new Nikon Z mount too! MTF is a UK-based broadcast services specialist which sells a wide range of video/movie gear but also makes its own premium-quality lens adaptors. Its managing director Mike Tapa says the company has been working “tirelessly” to make these new adaptors since the launch of the Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras, and considers these cameras a genuinely interesting proposition for film makers. Lens adaptors are used widely by film makers to mix and match different camera bodies and lens brands, and manual focus and exposure are the norm for most videographers in this area, so as long as a lens physically fits, you’re ready to go. The PL and Panavision mounts may not be well known to stills shooters, but they are the two most popular lens mounts in high-end professional cinematography. The B4 mount is designed for 2/3-inch sensors widely used in broadcast cameras. MTF designs, manufacturers and finishes its lens adaptors itself. They main body is made from HE30 aluminium with a stainless ...