V-RAPTOR XL - Lens and Lens Mount Compatibility

Lens Compatibility

V-RAPTOR XL supports both PL with Cooke /i and Zeiss eXtended Data, as well as Canon EF when using the V-RAPTOR XL specific mounts. 

In addition to supporting smart data directly from the PL lens’ /i pins, external lens transmitters such as the DCS LTD-R2 can inject lens data into the camera from external lens encoders. 

For a list of compatible EF lenses please see: V-RAPTOR XL - Compatible EF Lenses

While the vast majority of PL lenses are compatible with the V-RAPTOR XL, a small selection of PL lenses are not compatible due to their rear protrusion depth. V-RAPTOR XL’s clearance is greater than the common third-party Canon RF to PL Adapters with built-in ND, DSMC2 Lens Mounts with built-in ND, as well as the DSMC RED MOTION MOUNT. 

Caution should be taken with lenses that have extreme protrusion rear elements.

  • Maximum Protrusion Depth with Straight 44mm Diameter: 31.30 mm
  • Maximum Protrusion Depth with Straight 54mm Diameter: 14.20 mm  

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While the maximum protrusion shown is 31.30mm, this requires either a straight lens element design no larger than 44mm, or, if the rear of the lens slopes down to its final diameter, 40mm is the recommended maximum to avoid collision with internal parts of the lens mount itself as shown in the diagram below.  

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To check suspect lenses, remove the PL Lens mount from the camera and attach it to the lens. If the lens does not protrude past the camera-side of the lens mount, it will attach to V-RAPTOR XL without collision. 

WARNING: Use of a lens that extends beyond these dimensions may damage the V-RAPTOR XL's cover seal filter glass.

Lens Mount Compatibility

V-RAPTOR XL uses a new lens mount system that is similar in style to DSMC and RANGER camera bodies.

To accommodate other changes to the V-RAPTOR XL body, the electronic contacts responsible for transmitting lens data and power have been moved to the top of the mounting mechanism. V-RAPTOR XL maintains mechanical compatibility with many “dummy” non-communicating lens mounts designed for DSMC and RANGER camera bodies, but does not make contact with the electronic interface of these mounts. Only lens mounts designed specifically V-RAPTOR XL, such as the included V-RAPTOR XL PL Mount and optional V-RAPTOR XL Locking Canon EF Mount, can pass through power, lens status, and other communication between the lens and the camera.

When using DSMC and RANGER lens mounts, it is recommended to cover the exposed V-RAPTOR XL lens mount pins.

Some third party lens mounts designed for DSMC and RANGER may not be physically compatible with V-RAPTOR XL due to other design elements of the lens mount itself. 

Manufacturer

Lens Mount

Physically Compatible

Lens Data

RED


 

 

 

 

 

V-RAPTOR XL PL Mount

V-RAPTOR XL Locking Canon EF Mount

DSMC VV Al Canon Mount 

X

DSMC PL Mount

X

DSMC S35 AL CANON MOUNT

X

DSMC Al Leica-M Mount

√*

X

Wooden Camera


 

 

 

ARRI LPL Mount for RED® DSMC2™ Cameras

X

X

PL Mount (RED® DSMC1™, DSMC2™)

X

Simple Canon Mount (RED® DSMC1™, DSMC2™)

X

Simple Nikon Mount (RED® DSMC1™, DSMC2™)

X

KipperTie


 

 

LPL Mount For RED DSMC2

X

Revolva EF Mount

X

X

Revolva PL Mount

X

X

Breakthrough Filters


 

DSMC2 VV DFM

X

X

DSMC1/2 S35 DFM

X

X

*DSMC AI Leica-M Lens mount is physically compatible with V-RAPTOR XL, however many Leica M-Mount lenses may protrude too far past the Lens Mount itself and scratch or damage the cover seal filter of V-RAPTOR XL. Before attaching a lens to the camera, attach the lens to the standalone lens mount and see if the lens protrudes past the camera-facing side of the mount. If it does, the lens is not compatible and should not be used.
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