Diffusion OLPF – Nylon

From £330.00

Nylon is is ingeniously designed to capture the timeless technique of net diffusion, made totally practical and built specifically for your RED camera. A rare product that improves your images yet simplifies your rig.

Nylon encapsulates a true traditional nylon stocking fabric within the filter glass. The optical behaviour is precisely the organic blooming and softness created by rear mounted nets for decades past. Large bokeh is rendered with the expected and desirable net pattern overlay. Nylon uses KipperTie’s own optimised colour calibration.

Each filter combines precision scientific-grade optical components with artisan hand-production techniques. Colour calibration is matched to Red’s skintone highlight option.

By the incorporating the net filter fabric directly inside the OLPF a number of issues are removed:

  • No tricky rigging of fabric, adhesives, tape etc.
  • Predictable, repeatable results.
  • Filter any size or shape of lens, no matter the shape of the rear element or housing.
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What are the advantages?

Scientific grade optics

Perfect colour calibration and precise technical standards

Artisan production

Diffusion created with skilled hand-application of genuine nylon stocking fabric.

Frequently Asked Questions


VV size filters will mechanically fit any DSMC2 camera body. The glass area is bigger, to accommodate the larger sensor size.

For future proofing and simplicity it is possible to use the VV size filter in an S35 camera. Numerous customers queuing for the VV upgrade have selected this option. KipperTie can provide custom self adhesive OLPF masks on request to eliminate any unexpected gate flare on S35 that may arise.

Category: Compatibility

Red camera bodies are either DSMC1 or DSMC2. The OLPF design is incompatible between generations.

DSMC1 filters fit:
Epic Dragon (inc. monochrome), Scarlet Dragon.

DSMC2 filters fit:
Weapon Dragon, Scarlet-W (inc. monochrome), Epic-W, Helium S35

Red One, Red One MX, Epic MX and Scarlet MX are not supported.
DSMC1 filters are discontinued for all except false colour types.

Category: Compatibility

Dragon and Helium sensors have a different pixel pitch, as such it is no longer possible to be explicit about sensor optical area by referring to the ‘K’ resolution.

S35 refers to a sensor size approximating 3 perf S35 film. This covers all DSMC1 and DSMC2 RED cameras, whether 5K, 6K (Dragon) or 8K (Helium) with one exception:

VV refers to a sensor size approximating Vistavision, or full frame stills film. This is presently only available in the Weapon Dragon 8K VV and VV Anamorphic cameras.

Category: Compatibility

If you are moving from one DSMC2 body to another, your filters remain compatible. Only the VV upgrade requires a change of OLPF size.

If you have upgraded from DSMC1 to DSMC2 your filters will need to be replaced.
There is a strong secondhand market for all RED accessories, however we can offer loyalty discounts for those wishing to trade-in and upgrade. Contact us directly for a discount code.

Category: Compatibility

Additional information

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