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Sigma Sets Release Date for USB Dock, Shows Off Customization Options

We’ve mentioned Sigma’s upcoming revolutionary USB dock before, but until today we had no idea when the product would become a reality or how much it would cost. Thankfully, Sigma has cleared that up for us, and thrown in a demo video to boot.

According to a Sigma press release, the new USB dock will hit digital shelves in early May for a street price of $60 and an MSRP of $80. The dock has people excited as it seems to be the first product of its kind, and Sigma lens users have been itching to get their hands on it ever since news broke of its existence.

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Customizations and firmware updates will be done using Sigma’s Optimization Pro software, which will launch alongside the new dock. The dock/software combo will allow you to toy around with Sigma’s entire Global Vision lineup. You’ll be able to update firmware and adjust focus settings for all of the lenses, while additional adjustments such as tweaks to AF speed, adjusting OS functions and a focus limiter will be limited to sports lenses.

Speaking of sport lenses, Sigma also announced that a new Global Vision Sports lens will release alongside the USB dock in May. The new 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens from Sigma will be a bit pricier though, tipping the scales at an MSRP of $3,600.

Check out the demo video at the top or follow the links to Sigma’s website for more details on the upcoming dock and/or lens.


 
  • Thiago Medeiros

    This is Sigma right now – Totally on fire.

  • Richard709

    Razzle Dazzle!

  • Cloke

    Who would think that Sigma would be the one INNOVATING for once? Wake up Canon and Nikon!!!

  • Photog

    Someone young got his hands on this company, great!

  • Thiago Medeiros

    Boom Shakalaka!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079180093 Tommy Sar

    Man, I’m just happy they are supporting the Mac.

  • Mike

    Sigma’s been innovating for quite a while now.

  • Kevin

    This is the sort of thing that makes me feel confident to purchase the 35 1.4. I would love a similar setup for my L glass.

  • niXerKG

    My biggest complaints with buying a Sigma lens over a 1st party lens was at some point a new camera body might not support it and Sigma’s horrible quality control. Both required you to send the lens to them to have it fixed BUT this is a huge game changer. They basically said “screw it, save time and money and allow the end user to do it and all we have to do is push a firmware update.” Now I have nothing to complain about.

  • G

    It is also a “necessity”, as an issue with 3. party lenses is that they might not be supported properly on new camera bodies. Canon/Nikon don’t have this issue.

  • ofer

    i can do it in my d7000, in camera, i don’t get it, whats new besides the cumbersome ?

  • Joakim Bidebo

    Yes some cameras have micro-adjustments in camera but you can’t upgrade the lenses firmware with your D7000.