Pentax KP and Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 II Macro HSM


sunface13

Link Posted 04/07/2020 - 11:05
I used to have the K-5 but bought the KP in December. The Sigma 70-200 2.8 II Macro HSM doesn't seem to work with the KP. The KP goes really flakey, controls are sluggish, dials don't change the settings, AF doesn't work, takes a good few seconds to turn off. Does anyone know anything about this? Could it be firmware related?

Mike-P

Link Posted 04/07/2020 - 11:24
The Sigma 70-200mm needs a firmware update, there was an issue with some HSM Sigma lenses and the K-1/KP
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sunface13

Link Posted 04/07/2020 - 13:43
Mike-P wrote:
The Sigma 70-200mm needs a firmware update, there was an issue with some HSM Sigma lenses and the K-1/KP

Great. Thanks for the info. Do you know how to go about updating the Sigma firmware?

Mike-P

Link Posted 04/07/2020 - 13:53
Has to be sent directly to Sigma. Not sure if they still do it though as they don't support Pentax any longer although they must have to for lenses still in warranty.

Phone them (or send an email) and ask, they have always been very helpful with me.
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redbusa99

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 16:52
+1 here as well for Sigma help. Repaired 17-70mmF2.8-4
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

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theonenadeem

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 23:26
I don't have a sigma lens and I am unsure if they have a firmware update for the KP.

But , Are Sigma lens firmware updated , with a Sigma Dock- device?

Mike-P

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 23:41
theonenadeem wrote:
But , Are Sigma lens firmware updated , with a Sigma Dock- device?

The lens firmware has to be updated by Sigma as it is an old version. Only the newest Sigma lenses can be updated by the user with a dock.
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theonenadeem

Link Posted 05/07/2020 - 23:58
At Mike-P....Cheers

michaelblue

Link Posted 06/07/2020 - 08:43
Strange that.
My K5 doesn't like the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 (doesn't focus well) but my KP works fine with it.
Regards,
Michael
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Chrism8

Link Posted 09/07/2020 - 15:07
Linked to this, I had a faulty Sigma lens which was out of warranty, I had some email contact with them last week, filled in the online form and got an RMA number from them, sent the lens to them on Tuesday, they received it yesterday, had a quote this morning which I agreed and paid for, just had an email to say its been repaired and will be back with me via carrier tomorrow.

Stirling service Sigma - Thank you
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
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