Sigma USB Dock

Sigma Releases Lens USB Dock

Sigma Lens Owners Now Have a Lens Firmware/Focus Update Tuning System.

Now This Is Really Cool

By connecting the USB cable to a computer, SIGMA USB DOCK enables photographers to update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus. The adjustment is processed with special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro). The AF speed, focus limiter and OS function are also customizable for Sports lenses.

Sigma USB Dock
Sigma USB Dock

SIGMA USB DOCK

Compatible lens
Art: 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
Contemporary: 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM / 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM
Sports: 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM

* The Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice

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.

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
There are 3 OS (Optical Stabilizer) adjustment modes.

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

http://www.sigma-global.com/download/en/

Condition of Operation :

Windows
This software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;
* Core2Duo or faster processor
* Windows 7 or Windows 8
* 1GB of RAM
* 1GB of available hard disk space
* 24bit or more graphics card
* 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
* PC with USB 1.1 port

Mac OS
This software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;
* Mac OS X Ver.10.7 or 10.8 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
* PC with USB 1.1 port

The Sigma USB dock works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro software in order to connect a photographers lens to their personal computer to update firmware and other parameters such as focus, and for the Sports category: Autofocus speeds, focus limiters, and optical stabilization functionality. Updating the firmware can be done via the internet. Sigma Photo Pro is available for Mac and PC computers.

Focus Settings:
4 Categories of customization for fixed focal length.
16 Categories of customization for zoom lenses (4 options for focal length) x (4 options for shooting distance).

Sports Line:
AF Speed: 3 adjustment modes.
Focus Limiter: Customize auto focus range.
OS: 3 adjustment modes.

The Sigma Optimization Pro can be downloaded at the Sigma Global Vision site.

USB DOCK COMPATIBILITY CHART
LENS Product Line Firmware Update Focus Setting OS AF Speed Focus Limiter
DG 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art O O X X X
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports O O O O O
DC 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary O O X X X
30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art O O X X X
18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art O O X X X
OS Function, AF Speed and Focus limiter are only adjustable with the lenses with a custom mode switch
**DN Lenses are no compatible with the USB dock currently.

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