I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Helpful and skillful – SRB-Griturn

I needed a small adapter ring to fit a Canon ringflash head to a Tamron 90mm macro lens, and it needed a flange to prevent it from sipping off in use. Just down the road beyond Whipsnade is a company called SRB-Griturn and midway through a Saturday morning one of the joint owners, Terry was more than happy to sort me out something while I waited, from two readymade items and a small amount of machining, and the charge was very fair.

I have known the SRB element of the company for some time from their Luton days (and even earlier when there was BDB!), but in the short time I was there I learnt something of this small precision engineering company, Terry and James had been Griturn, which had in turn been Textile and Optical, before teaming up with SRB, and they have worked for comapanies such as the BBC, but they are fast expanding into other areas due to their purchase of an anodising company, they now do work for motorbike crash safety systems and bows, and are bursting at the seams in their present premises.

It is really good to see a British company in good health and deservedly so, they obviously have pride in their work value their customers, and treat them well – I now have a ringflash that does not drop off the lens from the wash of the wings of a hoverfly!

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