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Nikon Announces FT1 Adapter Update, Sigma Updates USB Dock

By Anthony Thurston on April 18th 2014

Sigma has announced an update to their popular USB dock software, which allows support for the new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM. In addition to the standard support, the new update will also allow users a Full Time Manual Focus setting that they can turn on.

This news comes a week before the new Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art is expected to start shipping (April 25th). Anyone who has the 50mm on preorder and wants the added FTFM functionality should download this update for their USB dock (or go purchase a dock before your lens arrives).

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art

[REWIND: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art – Full Review]

Nikon has also announced an update to their FT1 lens adapter for their Nikon 1 system. The update allows for the new Nikon 1 V3 to be supported. The Nikon 1 V3 actually started shipping yesterday, so if any of you new Nikon 1 V3 owners want to be able to use your Nikon F lenses with your Ft1 adapter, make sure to download the firmware update.

nikon-1-v3

Which related product release are you more excited for? The new Sigma 50mm and its near-to-Zeiss optical quality, or are you more looking forward to the new Nikon 1 V3 with its insane 20fps burst rate?

 

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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