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SigmaUSB Dock for Canon Lenses
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

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    (40)

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    (18)

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    (4)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Compact (16)
  • Reliable (14)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Family photos (6)
  • Landscape photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-professional (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

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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4.0

helpful tool

By Trombaguru

from Boston

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

    My main use is to update and customize my Sigma 150-600 zoom and it is worth the price for that use alone.

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    5.0

    A good Sigma Lens accessory.

    By DT

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

        Sigma had a firmware up grade on my 150-600mm sport lens. After down loading their software for the Dock, I down loaded the upgrade, in less than a minute, to the lens. The Dock did a great job and saved sending the Lens in for the upgrade. A good deal for a compatable Sigma Lens

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        5.0

        Interesting piece of kit

        By Mike goodwin

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

          This concept of a USB dock to connect to a Sigma lens for internal & firmware adjustment is not only brilliant but at the same time, a surprising task to do. Let's talk about the ability to adjust back & front focus. You would have thought that prior to leaving the factory in Japan they would have adjusted the lens focus to be spot on. Well, it's close but this docking puck allows for the focus to be more than just close. Hooking the cable to your computer is the first step after downloading the dock software from Sigma. It is surprising that the plug connection to the lens is not a standard plug so be sure & not lose this cable. I'm adjusting the 150x600MM Sports lens. With this lens you have a "spreadsheet" of 16 fields to fill in. 4 focal lengths & each has 4 distance points. I would have thought that Sigma would have also provided a "target" for the focus points to be printed out. Some camera bodies have the ability to internally use micro focus for front to back focusing but this is only for one focal length, ok for a prime lens. Then you have the ability to adjust stabilization & focal length search areas. This lens already has a focal length search area button. Due to the weight of this lens, I would hope that most users would be on a tripod & stabilization would not be that big of an item to adjust. Yet, for the focus improvements I plan on using the Canon utilities software for better focusing & then adjusting the + & - focus points using the dock for different focal lengths. All in all a nifty tool.

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          2.0

          Worthless for Average Person

          By EVO-Bob

          from Flemington, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

          Other than updating the firmware of the lens, I'm not sure what this is really supposed to do without other equipment to know what the adjustments should be.

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          5.0

          a must have

          By Robin

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Can't Find Any Cons With

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Underwater
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

          The docking station will update you lens with your camera. When you up date your camera, you need to update lens. This is a very good product. Easy to use.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By Rider

          from Brownfield tx

          Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

          Great product and price. Super fast shipping. Easy to fine tune my 150-600 lense.

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          5.0

          I Have Control!

          By Cynthia

          from San Diego, Ca

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

              I love that I don't have to send my lens to Sigma for updates. I purchased the dock at the time I purchased Siigma's 150-600mm Contemporary lens. I can also customize the lens to my preferences--and not what the manufacturer "thinks" I should use. This is a fantastic addition, and it's too bad other manufacturers don't have something similar.

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              5.0

              very useful for Sigma lens

              By Agen

              from Rolla, MO

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                  It is very useful for Sigma lens

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Advanced lens tool

                  By Liang

                  from Tallahassee, FL

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                    Update lens firmware

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Labor intensive but so worth the effort

                    By Leroy Skalstad

                    from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses:

                        Good focus calibration is crucial to any lens but Sigma goes further by offering four separate focus zones in their calibration software. Camera bodies that offer built in microadjustment can only offer one setting for a lenses entire range of focus. It is labor intensive I must admit but It is so worth the effort when one see's the results. I am using the 24mm Art on a Canon 5DSR body.

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                        5.0

                        keeping everything current

                        By faux toe guy

                        from joplin,mo

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        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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                          4.0

                          Fine tune your Sigma

                          By Jim V

                          from Augusta, GA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                          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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                            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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                                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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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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                                  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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                                    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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                                      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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