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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 04-10-2019   #241
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Sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to Frances.

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Old 04-10-2019   #242
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Anyone know when was, or is Roger's birthday?

Info just says 1950 was the year he was born.
16th June, I think.
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Old 04-10-2019   #243
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16th June, I think.
Thanks , l will raise a toast in his honour and memory on that date !
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Old 04-10-2019   #244
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His classic book on Rangefinders is what started my Rangefinder reunion. He was a mentor and a friend, though I never met him. RIP kind soul.
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Old 04-10-2019   #245
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Wow. Sad news. Rest in Peace, Roger.

I just bought a couple of his books on Amazon. Had no idea.
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Old 04-10-2019   #246
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Old 04-10-2019   #247
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So sorry to hear this...sad news indeed...
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Old 04-10-2019   #248
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Sad to hear. It's been a bad year for photographers I know and respect.
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Old 04-10-2019   #249
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They`re missing him here as well.
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk....138818/page-5

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Old 04-11-2019   #250
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We've lost Tom A. and then Roger in a short time. I'm doubly sad.
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Old 04-11-2019   #251
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Raising a camera to you Roger.
All sympathy to Frances and family.
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Old 04-11-2019   #252
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so long Roger. I've just logged in and seen this today. My deepest condolences to Francis.
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Old 04-11-2019   #253
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I had a very friendly Exchange of emails with him. When I mentionned my interest in a 35 mm lens, he simply mailed it to me, although he only knew me from RFF. Whren I wanted to buy the lens he let me decide the Price.....I will miss him. Godspeed one voyage is over, may the next one begin. My condolences to Frances
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First time I've stopped by in a long while, and very sad to hear this. He was a valuable, reasoned voice on this forum and a wealth of knowledge. Not the same without him and Tom.

I joined this forum in the tail end of high school, about the time I had discovered his and Frances' website and writing. Since then I've been lucky to interact with him on here and learn quite a lot from him.
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Roger was a good man.

We enjoyed some quite lively debates, but even after the jousting he was always very generous with his advice and expertise. I always admired his sharp wit and intellect.

My thoughts to Frances and his family.
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Old 04-12-2019   #256
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We've lost Tom A. and then Roger in a short time. I'm doubly sad.
I was thinking the same thing.
My condolences to Frances and Family.
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We've lost Tom A. and then Roger in a short time. I'm doubly sad.
And Sparrow.

Depends on “short.”
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Old 04-14-2019   #259
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Roger, you have taught me a lot over the years - I remember reading all your columns in shutterbug as a kid, long before the internet was available.

Thanks for everything - RIP buddy
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So sad. Thank you for all the knowledge you shared with us, Roger. Have a nice peaceful trip.
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Godspeed, Old Friend-- going back to Compuserve Photo Forum and writings, books and tried to not miss any articles, first pages read.

Am so sorry I could not honor the open invitation, though other photo colleagues have proudly made some images with and of Roger-- I kept an image of Roger and Frances in sort of some version of "A Year in Provence"

Am sure it would have been a mix of photography, wine, and food.

Thanks for the kind words, support, and sound advice--

You are missed.

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Old 04-19-2019   #262
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Very bad news.

I liked Roger's postings very much, and he is one of the not-so-many people I would like to meet in person -- I always thought maybe one day in Arles.

I wish Roger a clear head and no pain until the end. And a lot of strength to Frances and everyone near him.

Godspeed!
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Old 04-20-2019   #263
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It is with great regret that I have to post here that it has been reported that Roger died on Monday 8th. April.
There are threads on the Amateur Photographer web site.

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This is an email today from Frances to the RFF mailbox:

"This is a message from Frances Schultz:

"Sadly Roger Hicks died on April 7. I know that some members of RFF knew.

"The problem is I have never used the forum and when I tried, I could not work out how to send a message. I'm sorry.

"Best wishes to all of you.

"Frances"
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Final Analysis

I'm fairly new to RFF and because of this I have only belatedly started reading Roger's many postings here and learnt of his his sad passing.
Many years ago I was an avid reader of Amateur Photographer and Roger's back page column "Final Analysis" (if I remember correctly), was always the first page I turned to. It was inspirational, philosophical and humorous. At the same time it installed a love of Leica cameras which has remained with me, but were regretably beyond my means at the time.
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Old 06-24-2019   #265
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Hello Frances, I hope you are reading this. Roger was dearly loved here on RFF, as you can see from all the people who have commented. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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