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Sigma USB Dock Firmware 1.02 Released

Sigma USB Dock Firmware 1.02 Released

Sigma has released firmware version 1.02 for their USB dock.

Compatible with SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014 and 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014.

* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.2, it will display the message for firmware update when you start up the software. Please follow the indicated steps and update the firmware of SIGMA USB DOCK accordingly.=
* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.1 or earlier, please firstly update the version of the software to Ver. 1.2.

Download the USB dock firmware update from Sigma

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Sigma to Release Firmware for 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports & New Teleconverter Compatibility

Sigma to Release Firmware for 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports & New Teleconverter Compatibility

Sigma Corporation would like to announce that there are two types of new tele converters to be released on October 24th, 2014. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.

For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.

Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK. There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.

For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.

Source: [TDP]

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Sigma Releases Optimization Pro v1.2.0 and USB Dock Firmware Update

Sigma Releases Optimization Pro v1.2.0 and USB Dock Firmware Update

Sigma Releases Optimization Pro v1.2.0 Update
We are pleased to announce the availability of the new “SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Windows” and “SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Macintosh”, the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK which allows customers to update the lens firmware of new product lines, as well as to customize settings such as AF and focusing position.

This download service is for SIGMA USB DOCK Users who are using our interchangeable lenses from 3 product lines (Contemporary, Art, Sports). As a SIGMA USB DOCK user, please be sure to update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0, before carrying out any lens firmware updates.


Benefits of the SIGMA Optimization Pro software update:

SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Windows & Macintosh

  • New switch feature for Full-time MF setting.

* This customization of Full-time MF function is only available for the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014.
* The Full-time MF function will be available after the SIGMA USB DOCK firmware is updated to Ver1.01 or above.
* The function limits will vary from on the camera you use.

Download: SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0

SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update is now available.

This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate lens firmware update.

Benefits of this firmware update

  • It will be compatible with SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014.

Applicable products

  • SIGMA USB DOCK SIGMA
  • SIGMA USB DOCK CANON
  • SIGMA USB DOCK NIKON

* Please update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0 in addition to updating the SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware to Ver1.01 before using it with SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.

In order to update the USB Dock firmware, please connect the device to your computer using the USB cable and then open Sigma Optimization Pro.

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Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Delayed

Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Delayed

Delay of the first “sport” product
Sigma has delayed the release of the new 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens. This lens was to be the first in their “sport” line of lenses. Along with the lens, the USB dock they announced with it has also been delayed.

Sigma suggests that the delay is due to sourcing parts for the new lens. It was originally scheduled for a March release, but now a release date is undetermined.

Sigma has been riding a wave of great publicity because of the 35mm f/1.4, so this is a disappointment.

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Sigma Launches the Sigma USB DOCK

Sigma USB Dock
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

Release: Early 2013.
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


Special Software “SIGMA Optimization Pro” will offer the following customization.

Focus setting

Contemporary, Art and 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/en/lenses/cas/

Condition of Operation
Windows
This software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;
• Pentium 4 processor or higher
• Windows 7 or Windows 8 is pre-installed.
• 1GB of RAM or higher
• 1 GB of available hard drive space.
• 24-bit graphics card (approx. 16.7 million colors).
• 1024×768 or higher screen resolution.
• USB 1.1 as standard

Mac OS
This software operates in the condition that meets with the following criteria;
• Intel processor that either Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 is pre-installed
• 1GB of RAM or higher
• 1 GB of available hard drive space.
• 24-bit graphics card (approx. 16.7 million colors).
• 1024×768 or higher screen resolution.
• USB 1.1 as standard.

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