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Sigma Calibration Pro v1.0 software / USB lens docking station

 
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Sep 24, 2012 10:58 |  #1

http://youtu.be/k8qSsk​jEaX8 (external link)

This post is directed soley for this software.

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Go straight to 5:10 on the video for the software, on the left it looks like they have all their lenses available in the list for the software :)
5:52 shows the AF adjusment at different focal lengths
6:25 shows the focus limiter adjusment
7:02 shows the focus speed adjusment

AF adjustment at all major focal lengths
AF Speed adjustment (fast and less accurate or slower and extremely accurate)
Focus limiter adjustment

Watch the video. Software will be free download but you gotta pay for the docking station. Apparently this software will work on all current sigma lenses this is my take on it.

I will say this... This software will make me turn sigma only. I understand why canon hasn't done this because of noobs screwing settings up or not knowing what to do but this is a game changer in my opinion!

And also firmware updates for the lenses themselves.


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Sep 24, 2012 11:03 |  #2

This will be awesome...


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Sep 24, 2012 11:10 |  #3

Looks very cool, would certainly be a selling point for Sigma over the competition for some.


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Sep 24, 2012 23:05 as a reply to  @ Nature Nut's post |  #4

Brilliant idea.




  
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Sep 27, 2012 13:30 as a reply to  @ cccc's post |  #5

I'm totally in!


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Sep 27, 2012 14:31 |  #6

Very excited about this. Sigma is definitely listening to the market.


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Sep 27, 2012 17:23 |  #7

If this works, I'm very interested in Sigma lenses. I think their optics have always been fine, but I've just never trusted their focus.


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Oct 05, 2012 15:58 |  #8

It's like buying a better off-road vehicle instead fixing the roads
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Oct 05, 2012 21:03 |  #9

Seems the dock will be charged less than a regular UV filter.


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Oct 12, 2012 18:46 |  #10

Talley wrote in post #15035599 (external link)
http://youtu.be/k8qSsk​jEaX8 (external link)

This post is directed soley for this software.

EDIT:
Go straight to 5:10 on the video for the software, on the left it looks like they have all their lenses available in the list for the software :)
5:52 shows the AF adjusment at different focal lengths
6:25 shows the focus limiter adjusment
7:02 shows the focus speed adjusment

AF adjustment at all major focal lengths
AF Speed adjustment (fast and less accurate or slower and extremely accurate)
Focus limiter adjustment

Watch the video. Software will be free download but you gotta pay for the docking station. Apparently this software will work on all current sigma lenses this is my take on it.

I will say this... This software will make me turn sigma only. I understand why canon hasn't done this because of noobs screwing settings up or not knowing what to do but this is a game changer in my opinion!

And also firmware updates for the lenses themselves.

looks interesting




  
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Oct 23, 2012 21:49 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #11

I'm just wondering if this varying calibration versus distance will slow down AF if there's a bit more math that needs to be done in order to determine where to shift the lens elements to achieve "focus".

How does this jive with what the camera wants to see for focus (maximum contrast?) in moving the elements?


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Oct 24, 2012 07:36 as a reply to  @ DDL's post |  #12
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Who ever was recording that was obssed with the projector remote. Instead of the actual presentation.

Really looking forward to this. Lens support will be very limited in my opinion


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Oct 24, 2012 08:35 |  #13

Wow...this will be a game changer.


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Oct 24, 2012 08:56 as a reply to  @ JLai81's post |  #14

Very cool idea from Sigma. It gives the end user options and that is good for advanced operators. I've had good results with my Sigma glass and this makes their lineup even more enticing.


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Oct 25, 2012 12:36 |  #15

If this works with their 50mm f/1.4, I'm totally in for one!

I wonder if the USB dock will be brand-specific, since Sigma lenses are made in many different mounts, and each brand has their own AF algorithms.


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