« on: Today at 03:03:19 AM »
I updated my USB dock firmware to "1.2.0" and still find it to be useless a product. Each time I connect my 35A to it, I'm told there is a firmware update for the lens (1.02 I believe) so, I update the firmware and disconnect the lens. If I reconnect the lens I'm told again about the same update. If I don't disconnect the lens I'm able to adjust the focus settings, but as soon as I disconnect the lens and reconnect I'm again told about the same firmware update. If, while the lens is still connected I hit "later" to the firmware update the "customize" button is greyed out and I can't make changes. I thought at first the issue lay with my laptop, so I used a different computer - same problem. Perhaps the issue is with the lens BUT - months ago, and after several cycles of this nonsense, I was actually able to set the focus adjustments and use the lens. If I reconnected it to the dock, I wasn't prompted to update the firmware and the focus settings I changed stayed. I figured I was out of the water. I was wrong. After a few weeks, I reconnected the lens and was again prompted to update the firmware. Rinse and repeat. I've had to write down the settings I made so I don't have to attain them every time this problem occurs.
Updating the dock firmware and connecting the lens just now, I'm once again prompted to upgrade its firmware. Perhaps the lens "forgets" its firmware after a few hours. Who knows. While I am looking forward to the 50A and I do love my 35A I'm very disappointed with this dock product, it's a stinker.
I would take my laptop to the store you bought the docking and try another docking and another lens.