Revolva PL bundle

£2,300.00 ex. VAT

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Thank you for your interest in the Revolva PL package. No new orders are being taken at this time, while we fulfil back orders.

PL Package

  • Revolva PL mount
  • Revolva ND Cartridge 1
  • Revolva ND Cartridge 2
  • Fitment test tool
  • Hard case

ND Cartridge 1

  • Clear filter (ND 0)
  • ND 0.3
  • ND 0.6
  • ND 0.9

ND Cartridge 2

  • ND 1.2
  • ND 1.5
  • ND 1.8
  • ND 2.1


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.


Revolva 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.

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 features complete camera firmware integration, captive mounting screws and is will not ship until approved by RED.

Ultra neutral FSND

ND 0

ND 1.2

ND 0.3

ND 1.5

ND 0.6

ND 1.8

ND 0.9

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.

Compatibility FAQ

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.

Most popular PL lenses fit, and every regular EF lens will fit.
A list of known compatible lenses is being produced.
Primarily it is only lenses which have a very deep rear element projection which cause trouble.
Lenses with rear projection up to ~25mm behind the flange are safe.
Rear projections of ~25mm to ~27.5mm 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.
Free downloadable files are provided for you to print, cut out and check with.

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.

Function FAQ

Solution for built-in ND on RED camera.
  • Price: £2000.  Shipping Q2 2018.
  • Includes complete PL or EF mount for RED DSMC2 and two cartridges covering ND 0 (clear) to 2.1 ND in 1 stop steps.
  • Slot in upper right side of mount receives easily swapped cartridge.
  • Each cartridge has four filter positions, changed by rotating orange wheel.
  • Always quick to return to clear filter.
  • No backfocus shift.
  • Most PL and all common EF lenses compatible.
  • PL and EF both have OEM circuitry and firmware support.
  • Designed and made by KipperTie in UK.
Category: Function FAQ
Fitting Procedure
  • Switch off your camera.
  • Remove any existing lens mount using a Torx T20 tool
  • Remove the Revolva cartridge from its mount.
  • Remove the self adhesive glare stop from the OLPF frame.  Its function is performed by the Revolva optics.  (Spare adhesive glare stops are included in case you’re bad at peel-and-stick.)
  • Remove the rear cap from the Revolva mount.
  • 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.
Category: Function FAQ
Just turn the wheel!
Ensure the locking button is pulled out, and rotate the filter wheel by hand.
It will snap into alignment automatically.

If you want to avoid accidental changes, simply push in the locking button.

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.>
Category: Function FAQ
Revolva compensates for back focus with its high refractive index rear optical window, combined with a precise and specific flange depth.
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.

Category: Function FAQ
Revolva EF has full support for electronic lenses, exactly the same as Red’s own EF mount.
Category: Function FAQ
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.
Category: Function FAQ
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.
However, any additional optics naturally result in subtle image characteristic changes.
We always recommend testing your equipment prior to shooting.
Category: Function FAQ
No changes are needed in how you use your camera’s interface and controls.

Be aware of the potential need to use a riser for your monitor.

Category: Function FAQ
No changes in post are required.
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Revolva PL has the exact same support for lens data as Red’s own PL mount.
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You get a great free 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.

Category: Function FAQ
No, just one.
Pro tip:
You can combine Revolva with any KipperTie OLPF, if you need ND and Diffusion for example.
Category: Function FAQ
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.
Category: Function FAQ
Certain lenses just don’t fit.
A small number of 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 at the crafty table.

Category: Function FAQ

Purchasing FAQ

For now, right here.
Once pre-orders are fulfilled, regular purchases will also be possible through your local KipperTie reseller.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
The standard package consists of two cartridges.
Cartridge 1:

  • Clear filter (ND 0)
  • ND 0.3
  • ND 0.6
  • ND 0.9

Cartridge 2:

  • ND 1.2
  • ND 1.5
  • ND 1.8
  • 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
  • Gold
  • Pearl
  • Carbon

Further cartridges are in development.

Category: Purchasing FAQ
KipperTie is part of RED’s approved third party programme.
Revolva is being developed with cooperation, encouragement and OEM components from RED.
Revolva will not ship until approved by RED. 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
Starting Q2 2018
We are targeting Q2 2018 for good general availability.
Pre-orders will ship first.

These dates are subject to change, but we are confident in our chosen supply partners, and intend to build healthy stock levels.

Category: Purchasing FAQ
We ship worldwide.
The only export limitations we must adhere to are for Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran and Syria.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
Not yet
Once regular deliveries begin in 2018 we will start providing individual system elements.

Part of the pre-order process is some simplification of the packages on offer.

Category: Purchasing FAQ
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.
Category: Purchasing FAQ
Sorry, no. Pre-order is now closed and locked-in.
Pre-order was a special circumstance – as a pre-order customer we are making your Revolva to order:

We give you a great price and priority, in return you give us some valuable data to guide our production volumes.
If the circumstances are exceptional, we’re not monsters, but please respect the commitment if you choose to pre-order.
If you’re uncertain, just wait for the regular production run to land, and pay the retail price.

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