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07-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Camera, cable release, battery grip, flash, battery pack, 3 lenses and radio t

I had hoped to be able to keep some of this but regrettably I must sell off all of my remaining Pentax gear. To wit:
  1. Pentax K10D camera (body). Camera is in good condition, works great, with one exception: has curtain problem when shutter speeds is 1/1500th second or higher. I'll throw in the Burian book on the K10D for free. Lowest used price on Amazon is $325; my price, $210.
  2. Pentax battery grip for K10D/K20D. Good condition, no problems. Would PREFER to sell with camera (makes sense)... Amazon price new is $166; my price, $85.
  3. Pentax electronic cable shutter release. Like new. Amazon price new, $34; my price, $25.Sold
  4. Pentax AF540FGZ flash. Unit is in fine working condition, but NOTE: I removed the locking pin from this unit. For the reasons why, read my starting post in this thread. The flash works great and stays in the hot shoe just fine. You can't SHAKE it out, well, unless you really, really try. This flash got stuck in my hot shoe within days after I purchased it, I removed the pin, and then used it for a number of weddings and other events, portrait sessions (with the flash on light stands). I got into the unconscious habit of confirming the latch was firmly closed, very easy to do. Never fell out on me, never gave me a problem. Comes with nice Pentax carrying bag. Amazon price for this flash new, $422; my price, $225.Sold
  5. TR PowerPack 3 external (hip-mounting) battery pack and cable, for use with the AF540FGZ. Like new condition, only used it a couple of times. Takes 6 C batteries. Allows flash to recycle more quickly, and to take more shots. Amazon new price, $140; my price, $80.Sold
  6. Pentax FA 50 f/1.4 lens. Excellent condition. Amazon new price, $369, my price, $200.Sold
  7. Pentax FA 35 f/2.0 lens. Excellent condition. Amazon used price (no longer available new) $450; my price, $220. Sold.
  8. Sigma 105 f/2.8 lens. Excellent lens in very good condition. Amazon new price, $479; my price, $225.Sold
  9. FLASHWAVE2 radio trigger set: 1 transmitter, 3 receivers. Excellent condition. Amazon new price for 1 transmitter + 1 receiver, $122; Amazon price for 1 receiver alone, $82. It makes sense for these items to be purchased together and my price for the whole package (1 transmitter, 3 receivers) is $150. You'll be hard pressed to beat that anywhere!Sold

Amazon prices were good as of 7/13/11 and are for comparison only. I do not expect to sell everything to the same person. However, if you are interested I will take $1300 for EVERYTHING ($120 off the total of the items priced individually). THAT IS A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHIC SYSTEM, CAMERA, FLASH, 3 GREAT LENSES, RADIO TRIGGERS, AND MORE. Well, this isn't an issue any more since half of the items have been sold....

Unless otherwise noted above, all items come with original packaging, user manuals, etc. The camera comes with the battery and charger, but the flash units and the external battery pack for the AF540FGZ do NOT come with batteries.

I'm also selling a Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 in great condition but I'll be listing it separately. This just got too long.Sold, to the second person who contacted me early this a.m.



I posted a couple photos in this gallery, here.

The whole lot can be seen here:

I'm not posting very many images now. Tomorrow I will try to add a few photos taken with the camera and each of the lenses to the Picasa Web Albums gallery where you will also find the photos above. But I am very open to questions, either here or (more efficiently) by direct email: wp AT william-porter DOT net (put it together).


Shipping. I regret that I am willing to ship only within the USA. It's just easier for me to deal with shipping and insurance here. I expect that the average shipping price (you pay) will be $15-20, with insurance.

Questions, please! Obviously it's a pain in the neck both for you and for me for an item to be returned, so please feel free to ask me any questions you have in advance, including asking me to demonstrate performance as well as I can by taking a specific photo. I'm very friendly and love to answer questions! In theory I can video conference on my iMac if you would like to do that although I haven't done it before. If you email me privately I will be happy to give you my phone number if you would like to talk to me on the phone. I am in Dallas, Texas (central daylight savings time).

Return policy. See previous paragraph. However, I will accept returns within 48 hours of receipt of the items. Return shipping and insurance are at your expense.

Payment. Payment accepted only by PayPal (unless you are here in Dallas and want to come by and pay in cash).


Two personal notes.

First, if you don't know me, for many years I was very active here. You can check out my profile, as well as my rating as a seller.

Second, I apologize to those who may have contacted me in the last six months. I have had Crohn's Disease all my adult life and lately it's been acting up rather badly. I've been in the hospital four times in as many months and not in terrific shape the rest of the time. As a result, I've been able to work only half-time and had to drop out of most of the online forums I used to be active in, including this one,, and several others. Please accept my apologies if you tried to reach me and I didn't respond.

Will Porter

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Pm sent on 50mm. I hope you begin feeling significantly better soon.
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Hello, I will take the Sigma Macro lens if it is available. I am sorry to know what's happening to you and hope everything will be ok very soon. Thanks.

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Bummer. Would have taken a few things off you Will...
Anyway, all the best for the sales. But more importantly, may your health improve and your quality of life be restored.
Take care.

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Wow, woke up this morning to find a number of responses in my inbox. I will get back to people today a.s.a.p. in the order of the received messages.

And if you're interested in something please don't let this post discourage you from contacting me. I haven't had chance yet to take inventory but I think there are items available still so don't hesitate to email or PM me.


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Aww could have been interested in the 540 and some other stuff but I'm round the otherside and upside down on this great planet

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