Sigma USB Dock

£39.99

Description

SIGMA USB DOCK enables photographers to update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus. It is designed for use with the New Contemporary, Art and Sports product lines. The adjustment is processed with special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro). The AF speed, focus limiter and OS function are also customizable for Sports lenses.

Requires the Sigma Optimization Pro Software and Windows 7 / 8 or Mac OS X Ver 10.7 or 10.8 and Intel Core Processor.

USB Dock Compatibility Chart: Compatible for use with the following lenses

Lens Product Line Firmware

Update

Focus

Setting

Full-time

MF Setting

OS AF Speed Focus

Limiter

DG AF 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DC AF 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 35mm F1.4 DG HSM  Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 135mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 12-24mm F2 DG HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG AF 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DG 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DC AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS  HSM Contemporary Y Y N N N N
DC AF 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DC AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Y Y N N N N
DC AF 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary Y Y N N N N
DG AF 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DG AF 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art Y Y Y N N N
DC AF 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Y Y N N N N
DC AF 60-100mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Y Y N Y Y Y
DG AF 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Y Y N Y Y Y
DG AF 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Y Y N Y Y Y
DG AF 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Y Y N Y Y Y
DG AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Y Y Y Y Y Y
DG AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Y Y Y Y Y Y
DG AF 500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Y Y Y Y Y Y

* OS Function, AF Speed and Focus limiter are only adjustable with the lenses with a custom mode switch

** DN lenses are not compatible with the USB dock currently 

Contemporary, Art, Sports

Updating Lens Firmware
It is possible to update the lens firmware via the internet.

Focus Setting
Multiple focus setting options are available: 4 categories for fixed focal length lenses, and 16 categories (4 options for focal length) x (4 options for shooting distance) for zoom lenses.

Full-time MF Setting*
It is possible to adjust the timing to operate the Full-time MF function by customizing how much rotation of the focus ring is required.
* * Not compatible with 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013、18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014、18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014、18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013、30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013、24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A013、35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012、120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S013.

For Sports line*

AF Speed Adjustment
There are 3 AF speed modes.

Focus Limiter Adjustment
Offering customization for the driving range of auto focus enables a photographer to exactly reflect the personal preference.

OS Setting
For the Optical Stabilizer (OS), 3 unique view modes are available. This offers the most suited OS function for any shooting style.

* * Also compatible with the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C015, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C017.

 SIGMA USB DOCK / SIGMA Optimization Pro TUTORIAL
You can download “SIGMA Optimization Pro for Windows” and “SIGMA Optimization Pro for Macintosh” from the link below. DOWNLOAD
Condition of Operation: WindowsThis software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;

  • Core2Duo or faster processor
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • 1GB of available hard drive space.
  • 24-bit graphics card (approx. 16.7 million colours).
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution.
  • USB 1.1 as standard.
Condition of Operation: Mac OSThis software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;

  • Mac OS X Ver.10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 and Intel Core Processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1GB of available hard disk space
  • 24bit or more graphics card
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution.
  • USB 1.1 as standard.
SIGMA USB DOCK / SIGMA Optimization Pro TUTORIAL

There are seven different YouTube Tutorial videos available covering the most important topics and can be found on the following link:

https://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/sigmalounge/sigma-usb-optimization-tutorials/

You can download “SIGMA Optimization Pro for Windows” and “SIGMA Optimization Pro for Macintosh” from the link below.

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/download/lenses/sigma-optimization-pro/

UPC Code
SIGMA: 00-85126-87856-6
SONY: 00-85126-87862-7
CANON: 00-85126-87854-2
PENTAX: 00-85126-87861-0
NIKON: 00-85126-87855-9

Advanced Photographer – Issue 45

‘This is quick and simple, the software is pretty much self-explanatory and the whole process requires the minimum of computer-savvy.

Using the USB Dock is easy. In theory, the USB Dock is a great idea. It’s cheap to buy and very easy to use, and Sigma should be congratulated on that.’

Additional information

Mount

Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax