December 3, 2022

DIYP reviews the H&Y REVORING Swift

Swift … not a word typically associated with camera filters, but H&Y Filters new “REVORING Swift” system just recently landed on Kickstarter and seeks to change that. The REVORING is a fully modular and totally magnetic filter system.

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

In the above image, the Sigma fp-L is kitted out in a cine-style rig utilizing the REVORING Swift. Using the exact same REVORING Swift system (depending upon what parts you own), I can package out the Sigma dp0 for landscapes with CPL and graduated filter.

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

Many of the parts are magnetic or quick-release so that I can switch them over quickly. In simply a few seconds, I might have the MattBox on the Sigma dp0 and the Grad filters on the FP simply by simply grabbing them off and slapping them onto the other cam.

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

How does REVORING Swift work?

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

The base of the REVORING Swift system is a three-layers setup. Let me go over those, one by one.

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

A– the REVORING Base

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

After fitting your base, you can now stack any of H&Ys circular filters designed for the REVORING prior to proceeding to B.

DIYP Reviews The H&Y REVORING Swift

The screw-in magnetic adaptors get around by bringing the filters closer to the lens but at the loss of functionality. You could fit screw-in magnetic adaptors to each of your lenses, but that would make all your lenses much larger and use up great deals of area in your bag unless you screwed the adaptors on and off all the time, which beats the point.

The base parts are anything that connects to your cam. This could be any of the REVORING family like the REVORING CPL we examined, a devoted screw-in magnetic adaptor, or one of their specialized wide-angle lens adapters *.

The advantage of using the REVORING adaptor is that you can swap the filters quickly in between lenses, even with various filter threads. This is thanks to its unique aperture-style mounting system. The disadvantage is that the additional width of the adaptor can cause vignetting on some wider angle lenses, especially when stacking components.

B– The REVORING Bridge

The bridge component converts the basic magnetic circular fitting utilized on the “A- Base” to the broader “C- Top Accessories” install with little notches that lock the device in place so they cant easily rotate.

The Swift Drop-in Filter Rack enables you to utilize among H&Y” s numerous drop-in filters and use a rotation dial to control the inserted filter. This is fantastic for VND, CPL, or result filters, and you can stack drop-in racks if you want.

Currently, there are two bridge units. One is the Swift Magnetic Bridge Ring, and the other is the Swift Drop-in Filter Rack that can have the BASE fitting to connect directly to the “A-Base” or the “C- Top Accessories” fitting.

While you might technically freely turn any of the connected parts or filters, up until now, they are magnetic; this would likewise turn any attached “C- Top Accessories,” which leads us to C.

C– REVORING Top Accessories

C- Top Accessorie Matt-Box set up onto the Bridge system from the previous image.

Even shooting through a number of filters and 500-second direct exposure (fortunately, it was a calm day), the sharpness was still good, as you can see in this crop.

Im honestly very amazed with the “REVORING Swift,” Using the system is a happiness. Not just can you switch the kit from one cam or lens to another rapidly. However you can switch or stack out private parts quickly, tailoring the unique filters to your shooting scenario.

After fitting the bridge element like the H&Y Magnetic Adapter Ring imagined above, you are now totally free to place others like the Drop-in Rack, matt box, rubber hood, and even the 100mm holder. The Swift Drop-in Filter Rack can be stacked with other “C-Top Accessories” as it keeps the “C-Top Accessories” fitting on the other side, but the majority of “C-Top Accessories” are end elements that finish off the setup.

The Matt Box is lightweight, and its simple to change the carbon hood using the dial to lock it in location. Not simply because its a magnetic connection, but its not an excellent idea to front-load your lenses, especially if the lens barrel moves to focus/zoom.

Setting up the REVORING.

My favorite part is the 100mm holder that permits me to blend both the Circular Magnetic filters with fresh starts. It has a little dial on one side to lock the first filter in location and can hold a couple of other filters on top without issue. Ill install a sample a little later, showing the distinction these filters can make

Sigma fp-L with 24-70mm f2.8 Art and REVORING Swift filters at 500 Seconds and slight edit in LR.

Rather of just shooting in a studio, I went outside and shot some real-world examples using a mix of filters. I wished to share this sundown looking towards the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

B- Bridge system, the Swift Magnetic Bridge Ring, and Drop-in Rack with Blue streak filter installed onto filters.

Here are a few more sample images produced utilizing the system.

Concluding Thoughts.

Head over to Kickstarter to get more information about the REVORING swift system (starting at $219).

This includes a great deal of innovative liberty and maximizes time you d generally consider screwing around (pun meant).

Sigma fp-L with Sigma 105mm F2.8 Art DG DN with REVORING SWIFT with BlueStreak Filter.

Sharpness-wise, the filters all hold up extremely well. The Black Mist and Blue Streak filters look a little softer due to the lower contrast that these filters give, however the sharpness is still there.I did shoot with a few other filters like the CPL, grad, and other NDs, with the outcomes corresponding throughout the variety, using impressive sharpness and very little or no color cast.

I included the Black Mist Filter, as you can see bottom. This permitted some of the orange color to infect the shadow locations creating a haze effect and including more environment to the shot.

Taking a look at the general comparison image, we can see that they do not vary too much compared to having any filter. The ND filter has a small blue cast, however its something that is very simple to correct.The Black Mist Filters color contamination is originating from the lights in the scene as you would anticipate however otherwise really neutral. The Blue streak has actually an included blue cast from the blue lines encountering its surface area but otherwise looks good.

I realize that Ive invested a great deal of time reviewing how the system works, however I shot a sequence showing it at different stages to demonstrate how it works. Bear in mind these things suit seconds due to being magnetic or quick release in the case of the REVORING.

I then added a 3stop soft grad filter to produce more drama in the sky, and finally, adding an ND filter and letting my Sigma fp-L do a 500s exposure at iso6 developed the last image on the bottom right.

Heres a detailed on how the filters helped me develop the image.

REVORING effect on Image Quality.

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Sigma fp-L with 24-70mm f2.8 Art.

The rubber hood is quite fundamental and usually just utilized to block stay light striking the glass. As its rubber and you can collapse it down in size, you can press it onto a window forming a seal to block reflections.

Sigma fp-L with Sigma 105mm F2.8 Art DG DN with REVORING SWIFT with BlueStreak Filter.

One thing to keep in mind which I said previously is that the “C– Top Accessories will not fit directly to the “A– Base” adaptor due to the various fittings as you can see above and require a “B– Bridge” part to make the connection. Still, this provides a significant quantity of customization for the user and leaves the system open-ended enough for H&Y to bring out new parts to broaden that a lot more.

Black Mist and ND filter set up onto the REVORING base unit.

Sigma fp-L with 85mm f1.4 Art DG DN with H&Y REVORING CPL and Black Mist filter.

A- Base system REVORING set up.

Does it measure up to the Swift name? Personally, I think it does, and I look forward to seeing what else they will bring to the system.

Swift … not a word typically associated with video camera filters, however H&Y Filters new “REVORING Swift” system just recently landed on Kickstarter and looks for to alter that. The REVORING is a entirely magnetic and totally modular filter system. The benefit of using the REVORING adaptor is that you can swap the filters easily in between lenses, even with various filter threads. It has a little dial on one side to lock the very first filter in location and can hold a couple of other filters on top without issue. The ND filter has a small blue cast, however its something that is really easy to correct.The Black Mist Filters color contamination is coming from the lights in the scene as you would expect however otherwise really neutral.

Having a user friendly and extremely adjustable filter system is fantastic, however its only as good as the filters you have on the system. Luckily we have no problem here as H&Y filters are excellent.While I didnt evaluate every filter, I chose a couple of to review, so lets look at some test shots.