Rapid, Intuitive, Robust.
Revolva RF/PL is the essential combination filter mount and adapter for RED® Komodo. Converting from Komodo’s native RF mount to industry standard PL, Revolva performs double duty by providing an integrated ND system with cinema quality optics. Filter cartridges are loaded with a four-position rotating filter. Revolva RF/PL is compatible with any quick-change Revolva cartridge, for best of class ND and diffusion, right where you need it.
It’s 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 RF/PL is designed especially to complement Komodo, but will fit any RF mount. The majority of modern PL lenses are compatible, and the supplied smart fitment tool makes double-checking simple.
Included is a robust support foot engineered to match the Komodo’s body size, allowing the PL mount to be tied rigidly to a base plate or other support with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 fittings.
Optionally the Chinstrap mount support provides exceptional rigidity connecting the Revolva RF/PL directly to the Komodo camera body.
Lead time for new orders is approximately 3 weeks
Please select support type and filter cartridges below.
Note: Revolva requires at least one cartridge to function, but is compatible with all pre-existing cartridges.
What’s included? What can I add?
ND Cartridge S
Clear • ND 0.6 • ND 1.2 • ND 2.1
ND Cartridge A
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
ND Cartridges supplied with any other Revolva are compatible with Revolva RF/PL
Revolva RF/PL brings all the practicality of the original design for DSMC2, to the RED Komodo. Ideal for rapid, challenging production work and modern PL glass.
The design complements your RED® system elegantly, with robust and ergonomic engineering.
At the heart of the Revolva system, the quick change cartridge contain four best of class filters with ND values from clear to 2.1. Any existing Revolva cartridge is compatible too.
The filter wheel snaps magnetically between positions, locks positively, and clicks safely into the mount.
For ultimate stability we recommend configuring Revolva RF/PL with the Chinstrap mount support, locking the mount firmly and directly to the Komodo body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.