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SigmaUSB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (4)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (18), Enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (5), Semi-professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tool for those w/ cameras without Calibration features

I am primarily a bird photographer using a Nikon D3300. I had tried the competitors 600mm lens and it was both soft and slow, I purchased a Sigma 150-600mm C because of the...Read complete review

I am primarily a bird photographer using a Nikon D3300. I had tried the competitors 600mm lens and it was both soft and slow, I purchased a Sigma 150-600mm C because of the Dock. It worked great - I was able to get a firmware update that helped the AF focus faster, and was able to micro-calibrate the lens to achieve sharp photos. I HIGHLY recommend this product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No adjustments available around 5 feet

I bought this for my 18-35 Art and my major concerns are 5 feet and infinity, which is the most useful distance of the lens. However, only 4 distances are avaliable:...Read complete review

I bought this for my 18-35 Art and my major concerns are 5 feet and infinity, which is the most useful distance of the lens. However, only 4 distances are avaliable: 0.92ft, 1.2ft, 1.7ft and infinity. I spent two days to adjust the lens for working distances and waste thousands of shutter releases on my D7100. 18-35 Art is not a macro lens and 5 feet is much more important than somewhere closer than 2 feet.

The good part is you can tune for different distances, but this means sigma lens are not well tuned initally. My copy has 35mm more off than 18mm and close distance more off than infinity. I also heard that this lens lens has focusing issue with different apertures, which are not allowed to be adjusted with the dock. Hence, I only tuned my lens at f/1.8 and I'm returning the dock. Probably I'm not going to buy sigma lens anymore.

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5.0

I hope I don't have to buy this again -- one is just perfect

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Does what it is supposed to. I have several Sigma lenses and this is an essential piece of gear for keeping the firmware up to date and making fine adjustments.

 
5.0

Easy to use & works great

By Nean

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

It's extremely easy to connect to and change the focus on your lens. There are quite a few YouTube videos to help with this as well. The problems I encountered had nothing to do with the USB dock. My issues were with the testing required to determine back/front focusing issues with the Sigma 120-300 2.8 Sport. This lens requires testing at 4 different zoom settings and 4 different distances from your target. That means 16 different tests. (BTW-It's close to impossible to test at infinity no matter how large your target is.). I would recommend tethering your camera to your laptop during testing to make reading your tests easier. It would be nice if Sigma included a target for testing. Yes, you can print them yourself or buy them online but it would be awesome if they included one!

 
4.0

Almost a must have

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Worked well as advertised the one time I used it.

 
5.0

Must have item for Sigma Lenses

By Calvin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Years back, I bought the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens when it was first released. Love the lens!! Used it mostly on a Nikon D800 with fantastic results. Recently, I decided to use it on a Nikon D610. The lens would not auto focus. After doing some research, turns out there was a firmware update for the lens and the only way to get it was to purchase the Sigma Lens Dock. After downloading the dock software and connecting the dock to the lens, the lens is now auto focusing on the D610. Besides the firmware, you can set up focus parameters in the lens for front focus, back focus, tweaking the focus to your individual style. If you own any Sigma glass especially the Art series, you need this dock to get all you can get out of your lens!! Highly recommended!!

 
5.0

If you're particular about focus calibration.

By Edward

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Use this dock to fine tune a Sigma 150-600mm Sport version lens. Works as advertised.

 
5.0

Yes I would buy this again.

By Walter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

I ordered this dock to calibrate all my Sigma Art lenses. So far only to up-grade firm wear on the 150-600 sports lens. Great product of you own the a art lens.

 
4.0

I love it

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

I love it

 
4.0

keeps my sgma lenes sharp

By back in the aperture

from gloucester, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

best way to keep your sigma lenses sharp. simple and easy to use software

 
5.0

Easy to Use

By Eric

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

The dock was easy to set up on my PC with downloadable software and worked quickly to update firmware on my newer Sigma lenses.

 
5.0

Handy little gizmo

By Old Shutterhand

from New England

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Skeptical at first, I updated the lens firmware (Sigma 100-400mm) and then customized the image stabilization functions. It's made a big difference in how the lens handles, so it was well worth the cost.

Sigma is on a roll these days. The big boys could learn a thing or two from Sigma.

 
5.0

Nice touch

By Brandon

from Charlotte, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Nikon and Canon need to step up their game. Being able to fine-tune my 150-600 sport with a software is awesome. Custom settings are also neat.
#sweepstakes

 
4.0

Eh

By Eh

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Updates my firmware but this is a little advanced for my abilities. Make sure you know what your doing before you buy this

 
5.0

Works. Fast and simple.

By byron

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Great software. Took 5 minutes to tune up my 85 1.4 to perfection. Although I think this dock should be included with the lens.

 
5.0

Very cool!

By Shawn

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Love this thing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I shouldn't have to buy it again.

By Alonzo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

It's unfortunate that I HAD to buy this item but it does do exactly what it claims and intended, also it beats having to send a lens back to sigma for focus calibration. I'm a sigma product user and will continue to purchase sigma lenses and this USB dock will be useful in the future. Ideally I wish sigma would offer at least a rebate for purchase of this item but Oh well.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JUST THE PERFECT ADDICTION, FOR A PERFECT PRODUCT LINE!

By Walter

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

This is a real deal. I have three new Sigma art lenses now and the 135mm on order as i write this review.
The first art lens was the 50mm. This lens is just a 100% first class. And in my option the best standard  lens on today's professional photographic market. As far as calibration : none of my Nikon mount lenses required any corrections of any kind out of the box period.
I have been advised by Sigma Corp that my 150-600 sport lens has a farm -ware update available. So I finally  purchased the dock to update my big boy lens.
I must say that I was a bit uneasy about messing with the lenses factory settings . The down-lode on the MAC went perfect , and in less then (5) minutes the down load was completed.and the lens was up to date with the new data installed.
I have come to the conclusion, That Canon and Nikon had better open their eyes, (because there is a new kid in town and the name is Sigma. Thanks again, as always to B&H for being the only camera store on earth.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Feels cheap but does its job well

By Colbe

from undisclosed

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Well it works as intended not sure what else to say. Built much cheaper than anticipated hence the 4/5 but it does its job and knocked my 50 art right into spec!

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice inexpensive product

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Have done adjustments to speed up focus. That works. Will add more comments after doing distance adjustments.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

USB Dock for Nikon F-mount Lenses

By Mike

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Super easy to use. There was an update available when I got my Sigma 150-600 sports lens that corrected an over exposure issue I was having. Was able to apply the patch in about 5 min and that corrected my issue.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

would buy again

By Oscar

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sigma USB Dock for Nikon F-Mount Lenses:

Great Product

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