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10 to 25 7 2.72%
26 to 40 51 19.84%
41 to 55 61 23.74%
56 to 70 98 38.13%
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I think it's time for a new age poll!
Old 01-28-2019   #1
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I think it's time for a new age poll!

I suspect the demographic here has changed a fair bit over the years. I would also suspect that the average RFFer's age has risen substantially.

Feel free to prove me wrong.
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Old 01-28-2019   #2
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Why not have the poll with decade of birth rather than age? That way it will stay up to date...
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Why not have the poll with decade of birth rather than age? That way it will stay up to date...

I wish you'd said that before I finished! lol
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I think it's time for a new age poll!
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I think it's time for a new age poll!

I feel too old for Tinder (though still successful in getting dates) yet not old enough to be a veteran RFF member. I am somewhere in this range.
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I wish you's said that before I finished! lol
Sorry, too slow... I guess I'm getting old
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It would be nice if the last poll before could be displayed too for a comparison.


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Hmmm ... I got a Kodak Duaflex IV for Christmas in 1959 and 620 reigned. It was my second camera.


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TEN to 25? You **** **** !

Only an Aussie ...
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I still have two years in the middle band but glad to see we are outnumbered by the younger group (but as yet, no under 26s!).
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I seem to be in the upper end of the most numerous bracket. I've observed a strange phenomenon over all these years, though. While I still weigh the same as I weighed in my 20's, my cameras have not been so lucky. My M2 seems to have put on a lot of weight over the years.
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TEN to 25? You **** **** !

Only an Aussie ...
Lol

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The year NASA was established
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Gerald Ford was president when I was born.
Wow, when I joined RFF, I was 28 and just about to deploy to Iraq.
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Gerald Ford was president when I was born.
Wow, when I joined RFF, I was 28 and just about to deploy to Iraq.
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Truman was president in my birth year! I am now in the "&upward" category!
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When I was young, Box Brownies roamed the earth
Great! One of my 1st photos was done in a small South Africa town, i was 5.
I used (without permission) to snap main street with horses, carts and Ford Model T's. It was a few years after WW2. My Dad drove the new state of art Hudson, low, sleek and envied!
My photo was not well received when film processed!
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Old 01-29-2019   #20
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Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister when I was born... and there have been 30 PMs in my lifetime... suddenly I feel a little older ; )
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Wow.

Not a bell curve.

Perhaps it is just a baby boomer bump/offset that skews things in the "geezer class."

I can use this term because I'm one of them.

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Old 01-29-2019   #22
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Cal, you are among the majority, as am I.
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Cal, you are among the majority, as am I.
Jean-Marc,

Saturday Night Live had a funny skit that basically was a gameshow where Millenials were trying to win against Baby Boomers. Clearly the Millenials were the underdogs and the Boomers held so many unfair advantages.

I hate to say that the humor was very funny, but the fact is the younger generations are truely disadvantaged and sadly a great disparity exists.

Ages 56-71 combined with 71+ are 55% of the survey.

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A Psychology Professor specializing in Aging once discussed the three age groups Young Old, Old, Old Old. I asked him what the main difference was between these three age groups of old people. He told me "it is same as with cars; you need more often to check into "maintenance" or hospitals when getting older."
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Ages 56-71 combined with 71+ are 55% of the survey.

Cal
I'm already feeling older than I ever had.

For the first time in my life I've experienced it recently. I always thought it was horrible but being a white male I had never experienced it. Didn't fit in in a lot of places, but dang.

It's OK, I'm in the 99% and fine with being in the 55%

On the positive side the Bartender does not discriminate.

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Keith, I was expecting a poll to see how many members were into chakras healings, teleporting onto another planet in a new, as yet undiscovered universe, and listening to Yanni.

Here's a handy calculator from Cornell University to find out how many days old you are. You'd think they would have listed a way to calculate hours, minutes and seconds, but no go. According to this, I've lived 24,472 days, but there are times when it feels like 24,473.

http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~sp...lc/agecalc.htm
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White males form the largest demographic group among males. All other groups of males are minorities in comparison.
I wouldn’t panic or worry.
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I’ve been clicking shutters for a bit over 65 years, Yikes! Half a century of that with Leicas. Oh for the good old daze, when you could buy Leica without taking a mortgage on your soul. At least I didn’t sell off my babies, 2x M4, 3f, and 3g to buy a digital floosie.

Sure, I’ve acquired a few digital Flossie’s that make darn fine images but never by getting rid of REAL cameras. ;-)

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Keith, I was expecting a poll to see how many members were into chakras healings, teleporting onto another planet in a new, as yet undiscovered universe, and listening to Yanni.

Here's a handy calculator from Cornell University to find out how many days old you are. You'd think they would have listed a way to calculate hours, minutes and seconds, but no go. According to this, I've lived 24,472 days, but there are times when it feels like 24,473.

http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~sp...lc/agecalc.htm
If you know the days then multiply by 24 to get hours. Multiply that by 60 to get minutes and that result by 60 again to get seconds.
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Keith, I was expecting a poll to see how many members were into chakras healings, teleporting onto another planet in a new, as yet undiscovered universe, and listening to Yanni.

Here's a handy calculator from Cornell University to find out how many days old you are. You'd think they would have listed a way to calculate hours, minutes and seconds, but no go. According to this, I've lived 24,472 days, but there are times when it feels like 24,473.

http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~sp...lc/agecalc.htm
Steve, just wait until you get to 24,543!

(Yeah, I just had to click on the link and give it a try. )

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Keith, I was expecting a poll to see how many members were into chakras healings, teleporting onto another planet in a new, as yet undiscovered universe, and listening to Yanni.
So was I

Discussing age's to an extent funny or depressing, let me explain: my older daughter and I suffer from colitis, we've been told on Monday. On Sunday, already having serious belly-ache, my daughter had an epee-tournament. And she wasn't bad at all! On the other hand -- I couldn't even touch an epee right now so feeble I feel
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So was I

Discussing age's to an extent funny or depressing, let me explain: my older daughter and I suffer from colitis, we've been told on Monday. On Sunday, already having serious belly-ache, my daughter had an epee-tournament. And she wasn't bad at all! On the other hand -- I couldn't even touch an epee right now so feeble I feel
I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?"

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I must really be old. So, what is an "epee?"

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I must apologize: it's correctly épée with a lot of accents I was too lazy to type -- and I'm sure you cannot be older than épées, unless you're a biblical figure, or Dr. Who
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Yanni, yucky. Paul Desmond, sublime. How old does that make me? Here's a hint: I got first RF, a brand new Petri 2.8 Color Corrected Super, for HS graduation.
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I’m 70, will be 71 in June.

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Now that I’m retired, I’m re-inventing myself again. My primary focus is making photographs of my family.

For equipment, I’m getting to really like what my iPhone and iPad produce. They are easy peasy for me.

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Shigeru Yoshida was the Japanese Prime Minister when I was born... and there have been 30 PMs in my lifetime... suddenly I feel a little older ; )
In Australia at the current rate of PM turnover, that would make you about 30yrs old!
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In Australia at the current rate of PM turnover, that would make you about 30yrs old!



What was the joke .... Every time there is a new PM in Oz it's time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms!
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