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Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses

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Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses

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Product Highlights

  • Update Lens Firmware and Adjust Settings
  • For Use with Sigma Global Vision Lenses
  • Compatible with Canon EF Mount Lenses

You Pay: $59.00

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The Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses allows you to connect your Sigma Global Vision lenses to your computer in order to update firmware and adjust focus setting parameters using the Sigma Optimization Pro software.

This dock is only compatible with the Sigma Art, Contemporary, and Sports line lenses featuring a Canon EF lens mount.

Sigma Optimization Pro
Once a Sigma Art, Contemporary, or Sports line lens is connected, you can use the Sigma Optimization Pro software to configure focus settings and update lens firmware.
Focus Settings
For all lines of lenses, there are four categories for prime lenses and 16 categories (four options for focal length, four options for shooting distance) for zoom lenses available. These categories allow you to set certain focusing settings to better suit your personal shooting style.
Sports Line-Specific Settings
If using a Sports line lens, additional lens configurations are available: three different AF speed modes to modify how quickly the lens changes focus; the ability to constrain focus distances within a specific range to suit your personal shooting habits; and three Optical Stabilizer modes to suit the manner in which you are shooting.
UPC: 085126878542
Compatibility Sigma Global Vision lens with Canon EF lens mount
Windows System Requirements Core2Duo or faster processor
Windows 7 or 8
1 GB of available hard drive space or more
24-bit graphics card (approx. 16.7 million colors)
1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
USB 1.1 as standard
Mac System Requirements Intel processor with either Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8
1 GB of RAM or more
1 GB of available hard drive space or more
24-bit graphics card (approx. 16.7 million colors)
1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
USB 1.1 as standard
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 3.8 x 2.3"
Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects
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    SigmaUSB Dock for Canon Lenses
     
    4.5

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (40)
    • Lightweight (21)
    • Compact (12)
    • Reliable (11)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Everyday (5)
    • Home (5)
    • Portraits (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (44)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A invaluable tool!

    The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Zoom I recently purchased for my Canon SL1 focused in front of the viewfinder's indicated focus points. I had the choice of sending the lens and camera body...Read complete review

    The Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 Zoom I recently purchased for my Canon SL1 focused in front of the viewfinder's indicated focus points. I had the choice of sending the lens and camera body to Sigma for adjustment, or doing it myself with the USB Dock. The Sigma USB Dock worked as advertised to adjust the focus points to the focus points indicated in the camera's viewfinder. This Dock only works on a few select Sigma lenses. See the Sigma website to see which lenses are supported. I would recommend buying only the supported Sigma Lenses as the others will not allow user adjustability with the Dock. Just download the free operating software from Sigma. The software is very easy to use. It provides four focus distance ranges at four different focal lengths. This equates to 16 adjustment points. The adjustments on my lens varied from each other at the various points so the number of adjustment points are very necessary. The results of the adjustments can only be verified by taking test pictures and most probably further adjusting to fine tune the focus. It is a time consuming process, but offers the very real potential of better focusing than that provided by sending the lens to Sigma for adjustment. After all, how much time will they spend on your lens, and will you have to send it back again if it needs further adjustment? The Sigma USB Dock is Highly recommended!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meh

    Instructions were pretty horrible and I had to Google the software download. Software is a little clunky by today's standards, but it works. You get much more calibration precision vs af adjustments in...Read complete review

    Instructions were pretty horrible and I had to Google the software download. Software is a little clunky by today's standards, but it works. You get much more calibration precision vs af adjustments in camera. You also can adjust the manual focus ring's sensitivity. It's not necessarily needed, but useful despite the software clunkyness. For the price, you should purchase it for any Art lenses just in case.

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    5.0

    keeping everything current

    By faux toe guy

    from joplin,mo

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home

      Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

      It updated my lens first thing.I am just learning all the other things that are available using this.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Fine tune your Sigma

      By Jim V

      from Augusta, GA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

        This connects to your lens and you can adjust focus speeds, and reset focus parameters. There are no real instructions or suggestions for use.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Handy Addition to good lens

        By ADW

        from Farmington NM

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

            Can be used to update Firmware, if it ever needs to be updated. Only have the sigma 150-600 C to use this dock with. Set the custom functions to give 1) more accurate focus with a more noticeable OS response and to give 2) a faster auto-focus with OS response for a moving camera Panning etc. Very happy with the way that it works the difference is very noticeable. As bought I felt the lens OS was not as good as other lens I had, After adjustment, strengthening the OS for still subjects I am much happier with it. The dock is a worthy addition to the lens and would be even better if you had multiple Len's to fit it.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Meh

            By KennethWilliamsInc

            from Atlanta

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

              Instructions were pretty horrible and I had to Google the software download. Software is a little clunky by today's standards, but it works. You get much more calibration precision vs af adjustments in camera. You also can adjust the manual focus ring's sensitivity. It's not necessarily needed, but useful despite the software clunkyness. For the price, you should purchase it for any Art lenses just in case.

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              • No

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              4.0

              good product works as advertised

              By irish gene

              from scranton PA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Not Work With All Lenses

              Best Uses

              • Portraits

              Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

              works as advertised only drawback is it dosen't work with all there lenses

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              • No

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              5.0

              Will use it after trying out the lens more

              By Jeff

              from Cincinnati

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                Glad it was included with my purchase of my Sigma 150-600. Will play with the lens more before I try to tweak it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Handy Little Accessory

                By golforemw

                from Harrisburg, PA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports Photography

                  Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                  Nice little addition to my Sigma lens. Facilitates customization of the lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great help

                  By judy b

                  from michigan city indiana

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                      does help adjustments

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Potentially a Great Tool

                      By Mike

                      from Southern Illinois

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Maintaining Your Sigma Le

                        Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                        I received this USB Dock bundled with my purchase of a Sigma 150-600 lens. I have connected my lens/dock to my computer and have experimented with it. I haven't had to actually make any adjustments to my lens via the dock because my lens appears to be calibrated correctly.

                        However, as I get more experience with my new lens, I may revisit using the dock to make minor adjustments.

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                        5.0

                        Very useful

                        By CloudXu

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                            I tried multiple copy of Art 35mm on my 7D. All of the have issues on focusing. Then I purchased the dock and carefully fine tune the focus of the lens. Now I can achieve certain degree of success focus thanks to the dock.

                            I would recommend buy this dock and try to tune your lens before turning it for focusing issue.

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                            4.0

                            Canon/Nikon/Sony, pay attention!

                            By dbltapp

                            from san diego, ca

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                Enables setting autofocus speed, OS operation, and focus tuning. Also allows for two presets (I set one for sports, one for sedentary wildlife). Every top-end lens will have this capability in the future.

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                                5.0

                                Pretty Nifty!!!

                                By Johnbo

                                from Missoula, MT

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Any Time You Need To Tune

                                  Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                  This systems is pretty cool. Software downloads and installs easy, and the hardware is simple to use. I didn't get into the software too far just mostly checked that my firmware for the lens and dock were up to date.....but the look i had at it seemed to be easy to use and understand....a must have if you have a Sigma lens that uses it!!!!

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                                  5.0

                                  A great feature.

                                  By The Old Perfesser

                                  from Lansdale, PA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                    This item may represent one of the best reasons for owning a Sigma lens. It allows you to customize features on those lenses which allow it. In addition, it is like owning insurance policy on a Sigma lens. That's because you can update firmware without returning the lens to Sigma, and perhaps most importantly, it allows you to calibrate the lens---a service rendered for a considerable expense by most manufacturers.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Easy enough to set up

                                    By Wylie

                                    from Plano, TX

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                      This is a very useful addition to the Sigma Sport 150-600 lens. Firmware updates, and the ability to set custom settings is great. Had to go on You Tube to actually see how to do it but it is well represented there. Overall very happy with this unit and enjoy the ability to go back and change settings again once I have more practice with the lens.

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                                      5.0

                                      Useful little thing

                                      By Maria_Fernanda

                                      from York, PA

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                          I bought this after reading a review in LensRentals, I like Roger Cicala's take on it. In that review it was used for the same specific thing I needed it for, which is my 35 was back focusing when trying to focus in distant subjects. Given that I have 3 Sigma lenses now (only two can be used with this), and would definitely buy another one, I decided it would be useful to have it. I was able to fix the issue with my 35mm and I had no complains with my 50mm, but because I got the dock I started testing it more carefully and ended up making a tiny adjustment also on the infinity focusing setting.

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                                          3.0

                                          Now you need to update firmware in lenses

                                          By photobug

                                          from upstate NY

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fix Focus Problems

                                            Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                            The Sigma dock works ok. I guess it has a purpose to customize focal distances and autofocus speed. I bought it to try to fix bugs in the focusing of a 150-600mm. I think I succeeded. The instructions are very sparse, though.

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                                            5.0

                                            EASY TO USE

                                            By ANDREAS B.

                                            from PALM HARBOR FL

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                                I LOVED THIS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE 150-600 C LENS
                                                YOU CAN CONTROL EVERYTHING ON THE LENS

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                                                5.0

                                                Interesting add on

                                                By Gary M

                                                from Chesapeake Va

                                                Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                                For $ I couldn't say no to this idea. It is interesting to say the least. It gives the option to micro adjust the lens at every major focal length as well as every major distance. Haven't really tried or had the weather ( Sunny days ) to sit out to make any adjustments.

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                                                5.0

                                                Makes a very good lens a great lens.

                                                By greenjeans

                                                from Greenville, SC

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Home
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Macro Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Studio

                                                  Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                                  I did not buy the dock when I purchased my 150-600mm C lens, but I wish I had. The ability to change the focus speed and switch to Dynamic OS makes the dock worthwhile. I was absolutely amazed with the lens after changing the OS to Dynamic mode. Just a great piece of equipment.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Customization without the hassle of sending to company

                                                  By Mstrsail

                                                  from Mystic, CT

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use
                                                    • Home
                                                    • Landscape Photography

                                                    Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                                                    You can get firmware updates without the hassle of sending in the lens to the company.
                                                    You can customize settings on the lens.
                                                    You can always revert back to normal if you make a mistake in the customization.
                                                    All companies should supply something like this for all there lenses.

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