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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 approximately 4 weeks

Available as build-to-order

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What’s in the box?

  • Revolva PL mount
  • Revolva ND Cartridge A
  • Revolva ND Cartridge B
  • Fitment test tool
  • Foam filled shipping 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.

Backing up the quality optics and tough engineering, Revolva PL and EF feature complete camera firmware integration and captive mounting screws.

Ultra neutral FSND

ND 0 (clear)
ND 0.3
ND 0.6
ND 0.9
ND 1.2
ND 1.5
ND 1.8
ND 2.1
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

Function FAQ

Solution for built-in ND on RED cameras.
• Price: Starting from £1300
• Revolva is available for RED DSMC2 in PL and EF versions, and for Komodo as an RF/PL or RF/EF adapter.
• ND Filter cartridges are available with values from Clear to ND2.1
• Slot in upper right side of mount receives easily swapped cartridge.
• Each filter cartridge has four filter positions, changed by rotating the filter wheel.
• Always quick to return to clear filter.
• No backfocus shift.
• Most modern PL and all common EF lenses compatible.
• PL and EF both have OEM circuitry and firmware support.
• RF/EF provides electronic pass through from RF to EF.
• PL-S and RF/PL have no electronics.
• Designed and made by KipperTie in the UK.
Category: Function FAQ
Fitting Procedure: DSMC2
• 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.
Fitting Procedure: Komodo
Twist the mount into position on the Komodo RF mount.
• Attach the Chinstrap to the Komodo with a Torx T20 tool.
• The mounting foot and chinstrap both use a 2.5mm hex tool to fasten to the mount.
• Slide in a cartridge and you’re ready to work.
Category: Function FAQ
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 fully.
Category: Function FAQ
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. Be aware that rear elements often move as the focus is adjusted.
Category: Function FAQ
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 DSMC2 is simple, so you should collimate prior to shooting whenever absolute precision is required.
Shims for Revolva PL, RF/PL and RF/EF units are available by request for Ranger and Komodo users.
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva EF has full support for electronic lenses, exactly the same as Red’s own EF mount.
Revolva RF/EF passes lens control and data unchanged from the host camera to the lens, so all camera supported functions work.
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva for DSMC2 is comparable to any regular DSMC2 mount.
We advise you to use lens support wherever you normally would.
Typical primes and stills lenses are no issue.

On Komodo, Revolva RF/PL and RF/EF it is almost essential to use the supplied support foot, or better the Chinstrap, to prevent otherwise expected movement in the camera’s RF mount.

Category: Function FAQ
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.
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva is extremely colour neutral.
We always recommend testing your equipment prior to shooting.
Any additional optics in front or behind a lens can naturally result in subtle image characteristic changes.
Category: Function FAQ
On DSMC2 you may need a riser for your monitor. No changes are needed in how you use your camera’s interface and controls.
Komodo RF/PL and RF/EF version require no special rigging, but care should be taken where accessories protrude in front of the top edge of the camera.
Category: Function FAQ
No changes in post are required.
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva PL has the exact same support for lens data and power as Red’s own PL mount.
Revolva PL-S does not support /i Data.
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva bundles ship in a reusable, recyclable foam filled card case .
Revolva comes packaged safely in a magnetic closure heavy duty cardboard case with foam filling.
Space is available for multiple spare cartridges and the fitment test tool.
Category: Function FAQ
PL versions have some lens fitment compromises, EF doesn’t.
Certain PL lenses just don’t fit. Older style glass in almost all cases with deep rear elements and steep ray angles.
Certain lenses vignette on VV, usually longer focal lengths.
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.
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Purchasing FAQ

Online orders can be placed through this store.
Purchases are also possible through Kippertie resellers around the world.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
The available cartridges are:
Cartridge A:
• Clear filter (ND 0)
• ND 0.3
• ND 0.6
• ND 0.9
Cartridge B:
• ND 1.2
• ND 1.5
• ND 1.8
• ND 2.1
Cartridge S
• 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.
Available by request is a set of KipperTie diffusion filters.
All are grade 1 strength, consisting of:
• Clear filter
• Gold
• Pearl
• Carbon
Category: Purchasing FAQ
KipperTie is part of RED’s approved third party programme.
Revolva 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.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
Revolva products are built to order on an approximately 4 week lead time
Longtake is in stock for rapid despatch
If you have a specific deadline, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
We ship worldwide from our base in the UK.
The only export limitations we must adhere to are for Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran and Syria.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
System components can be purchased separately from their own product pages.
Spare or additional parts for existing customers are available by request.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
Just ask, we may be able to accommodate you.
As always KipperTie are proud to offer flexibility wherever possible.
Please get in touch if you have an unusual requirement.
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Compatibility FAQ

Revolva PL, PL-S and EF are designed for any S35 sensor DSMC2 RED camera.
There is substantial compatibility with VV sensor cameras; certain lenses may vignette at full frame.
A number of camera configurations may need a simple riser for your LCD/EVF.
Not compatible – any pre DSMC2 camera, Raven.
Revolva RF/PL and RF/EF are designed for Komodo.
A support foot is supplied whose use is recommended. Better still is the Chinstrap mount.
The Revolva RF range will also fit any camera with a Canon RF (Eos R) mount
DSMC2: 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 for a height of 20mm, adjacent to the camera name badge.
For specific rigging queries please enquire directly prior to purchase.
Komodo: No currently available accessories conflict.
No accessory or top plate can be allowed to protrude beyond the face of the camera above the lens mount for a height of 25mm, adjacent to the camera name badge.
Revolva PL, PL-S and RF/PL are compatible with most modern PL lenses. Revolva EF and RF/EF are compatible with any standard EF lens.
Only PL lenses which have a very deep rear element projection cause trouble. This includes some common vintage lenses such as Panchros, B-speeds, and others of similar optical design.
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.

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