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  1. Mikey Floyd
    9th Feb 2022
    Mikey Floyd
    Hi Sandy,

    I read in today's image thread that you are building a "K" Series collection. I have a few that I am ready to move on to a new home.

    If they can fill a gap for you I'd be happy to send them up to you. I'm not after anything in return.

    On offer: All original K series.

    - 105/2.8
    - 50/4 Macro
    - 50/1.4 (I have two)

    There's a few other that I'm still pushing myself over the edge with, I could likely be talked into parting with them...

    - 30/2.8
    - 35/2

    Cheers and all the best, Michael
  2. ivanvernon
    21st Jan 2022
    Sandy, I have no problem selling you the 645N with or without any lens or other accessories. However, the freight bill is so high that you probably will not be interested. The cost of $668 for freight with the lens makes the freight as costly as the camera. It will be slightly lower without the lens, but not very much, I am afraid. No matter how we pack it or what lens or other weight-saving accessories are omitted, the total cost will be at least around $1,200 to $1,300 U.S. (about $1,675 to $1,800 AUD). Perhaps you are already accustomed to such high shipping costs, and perhaps will still be interested. If so please let me know. Many thanks, and thanks also for all your service to Pentax Form. Kind regards, Ivan
  3. ivanvernon
    21st Jan 2022
    Well, bad news. I semi-packed the camera and hand-carried everthing down to FEDEX office to get an exact estimate, which appears to make the transaction prohibitive. The cost is $668 U.S., or about $928 AUD. Will weait to hear from you. ivan
  4. ivanvernon
    21st Jan 2022
    Looks like FEDEX freight will be somewhere between $72 U.S. and $85 depending on actual weight when I finish packing. This FEDEX economy, and FEDEX Priority generally runs 10-15% higher if you need in in 2-3 days instead of 4-6 days. I posted a 5% discount today, so please be sure and take the discount. You could also furnish a telephone number and email address as FEDEX requests that information on international shipments. Also, be sure and let me know your thoughts on lenses. We might even make a deal on one of my AF 645 lenses if you have all the MF lenses you need. If you prefer, you can delay payment until after shipment so I have an exact shipment cost for you. Just let me know what you prefer. Ivan
  5. ivanvernon
    21st Jan 2022
    Hi Sandy:

    Thanks for buying my 645N. It is in great condition, and I hope you will enjoy using it. You can send payment via PayPal using my email address: ivan.vernon Hold off for a moment, however, and I will try to give some kind of freight estimate. Be sure and let me know which of the 645-A lenses you wish to receive. I have available 45mm, 45-85mm (with buggered filter thread), 55mm, 75mm, 135mm LS, 150mm, and 200mm. Thanks, Ivan
  6. cport
    28th May 2020
    Hi Sandy,

    I really appreciate your activity you are doing as moderator. I was moderating another Pentax forum in our country for years and I know how much effort is needed.

    I just want to comment my remark today. I knew that there was a thread about the new D FA* 85/1,4. Despite of this I prepared a brief survey of official infos they to be mentioned in the first place of some thread. The current thread was full of speculations and also unofficial informations about this lens. Now the official links are somehow hidden ...

    When I was moderating my forum - once the new lens was released, I established a new thread starting with official informations and all the discussion continued there. In my opinion this helps new readers ... but it is just my suggestion ;-)

    Best, J.

    HD Pentax-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW - Page 44 -
  7. wstruth
    28th Aug 2015
    Sandy, I live in Bethel, CT, so I could handle the the warranty repair for you.

    Let me know. My direct email is

    and my address is

    William Struth
    5 Fox Den Road
    Bethel CT. 06801

  8. carrrlangas
    19th Aug 2014
    I really need you to give a PP class. IŽd like being able to achieve adequate and consistent sharpness and colors as I see in your pictures.
  9. jackassp
    2nd Jul 2012
    Hi Sandy, welcome to the "Single in" challenge, it's good to have another Adelaideian in the group.


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  • About Sandy Hancock
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia
    Pentax Cameras
    K-1 II, KP, Theta
    Pentax Cameras
    645Z, Q7, Pentax Film SLRs, Pentax Point-and-Shoots, Ricoh GR
    Photographic Equipment
    K-mount primes:
    Samyang 12/2.8 Fish-eye
    Laowa 12/2.8 Zero-D
    SMC Takumar 15/3.5 Aspheric
    K 15/3.5
    DA 15/4.0 Limited
    K 17/4.0 Fish-eye
    FA 20/2.8
    DFA 21/2.4 Limited
    SMC DA 21/3.2 Limited
    FA* 24/2.0
    K 28/2.0
    A 28/2.0
    K 30/2.8
    SMC FA 31/1.8 Limited
    Lomography Lomogon 32/2.5 Art
    K 35/3.5
    Sigma 35/1.4 Art
    SMC DA 35/2.8 Macro Limited
    SMC DA 40/2.8 Limited
    SMC FA 43/1.9 Limited
    K 50/1.2
    K 50/1.4
    K 50/4.0 Macro
    M 50/1.7
    A 50/1.2
    FA 50/1.4
    DFA 50/2.8 Macro
    DFA* 50/1.4
    DA* 55/1.4
    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64/2.9
    SMC DA 70/2.4 Limited
    SMC FA 77/1.8 Limited
    SMC Takumar 85/1.8
    K 85/1.8
    FA 85/2.8 Soft
    FA* 85/1.4
    DFA* 85/1.4
    DFA 100 Marco WR
    K 105/2.8
    K 135/2.5
    A* 135/1.8
    FA 135/2.8
    DA* 200/2.8
    DA* 300/4.0

    K-mount zooms:
    SMC DA 10-17/3.5-4.5
    HD DA 10-17/3.5-4.5
    DA* 11-18/2.8
    DFA 15-30/2.8
    HD DA* 16-50/2.8
    DFA 24-70/2.8
    DFA 28-105/3.5-5.6
    DA* 50-135/2.8
    DA 55-300 PLM
    DA* 60-250/4.0
    DFA* 70-200/2.8
    DFA 70-210/4.0
    DFA 150-450/4.5-5.6

    DFA 35/3.5
    DFA 55/2.8
    FA 75/2.8
    FA 80-160/4.5
    DFA 90/2.8 Macro
    FA 120/4.0 Macro
    Schneider-Kreuznach Cinelux-Ultra 125/2.0
    FA 150/2.8
    FA* 300/4.0

    03 Fish-eye
    08 Wide Zoom
    01 Standard Prime
    07 Mount Shield
    Pentax C-mount 25/1.4
    06 Telephoto Zoom
    About Me
    I've been into photography since the late 70's. K-mount since the get-go.

    I started with a Ricoh KR-10, then a Pentax P30T during the family years.

    I finally got a K10D in 2008 and the floodgates opened.
    Trail running, rock climbing, archery. Knife making. Wine, women and song.
  • Social Media
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