Revolva PL bundle
Rapid, Intuitive, & Compatible
Revolva is a complete intelligent lens mount for RED® DSMC2. Industry first quick-change filter cartridges are each loaded with a four-position rotating filter. Best of class ND and diffusion, right where you need it.
It’s is easy to love. No fumbling with trays, sticking screw threads or dropped and smashed filters. Just slip in the tough aerospace alloy filter cartridge and spin to the filter you need.
Revolva works with any swappable mount RED® DSMC2® camera. The majority of PL and EF lenses are compatible, and the supplied smart fitment tool makes double checking simple.
Lead time for new orders is 3 weeks
Available as build-to-order
What’s in the box?
ND Cartridge A
ND 0 (clear) • ND 0.3 • ND 0.6 • ND 0.9
ND Cartridge B
ND 1.2 • ND 1.5 • ND 1.8 • ND 2.1
Revolva is available in PL and EF mount versions. Both have super precise and beautifully machined components. iData for PL and lens communication for EF are supported.
The design complements your RED® system elegantly, with robust and ergonomic engineering.
At the heart of the Revolva system, the quick change cartridges contain four best of class filters. ND values from clear to 2.1 and a range of diffusion options exist for maximum flexibility.
The filter wheel snaps magnetically between positions, locks positively, and clicks convincingly into the mount.
An ingenious backfocus compensation design ensures maximum clearance for a wide variety of lenses.
Backing up the smart optics and tough engineering, Revolva PL and EF feature complete camera firmware integration and captive mounting screws.
Ultra neutral FSND
ND 0 (clear)
Revolva ND cartridges use Full Spectrum neutral density filters. This means that the visible and near-IR light is controlled and reduced to precisely the same degree. As a result colour shifts otherwise caused by invisible IR pollution are intelligently minimised.
Frequently Asked Questions
Solution for built-in ND on RED camera.
• Price: Starting from £1400.
• Includes complete PL or EF mount for RED DSMC2 and ND 0 (clear) to 2.1 ND.
• Slot in upper right side of mount receives easily swapped cartridge.
• Each cartridge has four filter positions, changed by rotating filter wheel.
• Always quick to return to clear filter.
• No backfocus shift.
• Many PL and all common EF lenses compatible.
• PL and EF both have OEM circuitry and firmware support, full set of 8 filter strengths.
• PL-S has no electronics and a single filter wheel.
• Designed and made by KipperTie in the UK.
• Switch off your camera.
• Remove any existing lens mount using a Torx T20 tool.
• Line up the mount and attach using the captive screws, always starting with the exposed screw, upper right.
• Slide in a cartridge and boot the camera.
• Removal is the reverse of fitting; remove the upper right exposed screw last.
Just turn the wheel!
Ensure the locking screw us loosened and rotate the filter wheel by hand.
It will snap into alignment automatically.
If you want to avoid accidental changes, simply tighten the locking screw.
Just hold the filter cartridge firmly and pull it out.
A finger grip on the top surface sometimes helps.
Be aware that a small number of very deep lenses can prevent the cartridge from being pulled out.
Always use the fitment check tool prior to mounting a lens, if there is any substantially long rear element.
Revolva compensates for back focus by design.
As long as you have a Revolva cartridge fitted, back focus will be correct.
Bear in mind that temperature, knocks and bumps and other factors can affect back focus for any given lens and camera.
Adjusting backfocus on RED is simple, so you should collimate prior to shooting whenever absolute precision is required.
Revolva EF has full support for electronic lenses, exactly the same as Red’s own EF mount.
Revolva’s strength is comparable to any regular DSMC mount.
We advise you to use lens support wherever you normally would.
Typical primes and stills lenses are no issue.
The critical points are the mounting flange on the lens and the camera face.
Support is important in any case to safeguard these areas from flexing.
No, do not remove the OLPF.
Revolva’s filtration is separate and distinct from the OLPF.
As a result your preference of OLPF can be combined with any Revolva filter.
No need to touch the OLPF or get near the sensor.
Revolva is extremely colour neutral.
We always recommend testing your equipment prior to shooting.
Revolva additional optics naturally result in subtle image characteristic changes.
Revolva PL has the exact same support for lens data as Red’s own PL mount.
Revolva PL-S does not support iData.
Revolva bundles ship with a great hard case.
Revolva comes packaged in a robust and waterproof Underwater Kinetics case with foam filling.
Slots are included for multiple spare cartridges and the fitment test tool.
No, just one.
You can combine Revolva with any KipperTie OLPF, if you need ND and Diffusion for example.
Nope, don’t worry.
There are definitely a full complement of four.
Revolva does have an unusual cantilevered design allowing for the cartridge to be inserted.
PL has some fitment compromises, EF doesn’t.
Certain PL lenses just don’t fit.
Certain lenses vignette on VV.
Gate flare when not using a sunshade is potentially different from normal expectation.
Certain combinations of camera accessories will obstruct fitment and require changes to your rigging.
…also, people will be jealous of your cool gear and say mean things about you in the crafty line.
Online orders can be placed through this store.
Purchases are also possible through Kippertie resellers around the world.
The PL and EF package contains two cartridges.
• Clear filter (ND 0)
• ND 0.3
• ND 0.6
• ND 0.9
• ND 1.2
• ND 1.5
• ND 1.8
• ND 2.1
The PL-S package contains one cartridge.
• Clear filter (ND 0)
• ND 0.6
• ND 1.2
• ND 2.1
KipperTie provides filters manufactured to our own exacting specification, with some unique design aspects.
Our filters are extremely colour neutral from one ND value to the next.
Optionally available is a set of KipperTie diffusion filters.
All are grade 1 strength, consisting of:
• Clear filter
Further cartridges are in development.
KipperTie is part of RED’s approved third party programme.
Revolva PL has full RED approved status.
It is our intention that neither Revolva, nor any part of the recommended method of fitting and using Revolva affect your RED warranty.
All orders placed prior to September 2018 will ship before the end of Q3 2018.
A new ordering window and production batch will be announced shortly.
We ship worldwide.
The only export limitations we must adhere to are for Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran and Syria.
Never say never.
We have no current plans for custom filter choices on a general basis.
As always KipperTie are proud to offer flexibility wherever possible.
Please get in touch if you have real and unusual requirements.
Revolva is designed for any S35 sensor DSMC2 RED camera.
There is substantial compatibility with VV sensor cameras; certain lenses may vignette at full frame.
DSMC2 is the current RED body style, comprising: SCARLET-W, EPIC-W, WEAPON
S35 sensors: Dragon and Helium
VV sensor: Dragon and Monstro.
A number of camera configurations may need a simple riser for your LCD/EVF.
Not compatible – any pre DSMC2 camera, Raven.
Red’s 7” and 4.7” touch screens require the use of a riser for installation on the top cable-less port.
We recommend the Wooden Camera tool-less LCD adapter, which adds some practicality of its own for 4.7” users too.
The DSMC2 EVF requires the same type of riser, again adding some practicality to its mounting in the process.
Red’s Lemo adapters, as well as Pogo to Lemo adapters from Tilta and Wooden camera fit as function normally.
No accessory or top plate can be allowed to protrude beyond the face of the camera above the lens mount, adjacent to the camera name badge.
For specific rigging queries please enquire directly prior to purchase.
Revolva PL and PL-S are compatible with most modern PL lenses, and Revolva EF is compatible with any EF lens.
Only PL lenses which have a very deep rear element projection cause trouble.
Lenses with rear projection up to ~21mm behind the flange are safe.
Rear projections of ~21mm to ~23mm fit, but are in the ‘No Swap’ zone.
‘No Swap’ means the Revolva cartridge must not be swapped without removing the lens.
Note that lenses of this type tend often to be less than ideal on digital systems due to the acute angle of light striking the sensor.
To check safe lens fitment a simple tool is provided.
The tool is available separately for a nominal charge, refundable against a Revolva purchase.
Currently we intend only to make EF and PL versions.
Nikon has some electro-mechanical complications which are tough to package around Revolva’s mechanism.
Leica flange depth makes this version impossible.
Note that many unusual lenses are adaptable to EF.