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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 04-05-2019   #121
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Old 04-05-2019   #122
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Roger -- on the off chance you are giving this forum a glimpse, I am very, very saddened to learn of this. Thank you for the time, devotion, and sharing your knowledge. I always looked forward to your posts and your insightful, humorous, and witty replies to my diatribes. You and your wife are in my thoughts.
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Thank you for everything Roger.
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Could to OP send the link to this thread to Roger? Or maybe Frances could read it to him?
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Old 04-05-2019   #125
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Could to OP send the link to this thread to Roger? Or maybe Frances could read it to him?

Yes, I will send it to him. Hopefully he will still be able to receive it. Thanks to everyone for their response.



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Old 04-05-2019   #126
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I am very saddened to hear this news. The thought that Roger will likely no longing be posting on RFF is very distressing indeed as he has contributed so much to the forum for such a long time.

I am thinking lots of good thoughts for both Roger and Frances as he faces this challenge in his life.
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Old 04-05-2019   #127
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Very sorry to hear about this. Roger always provided a good read, even if I didn't always agree with some of his opinions as regards some of the more subjective matters about photography.

I do wish we had a little more info (only because my own stepfather had a somewhat miraculous recovery after surgery a few years ago despite being given the slimmest of chances of living - I'd like to hold out hope) but respect their privacy.

I hope it can be relayed to Roger that we all care about him, and will miss him and his writing.
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Old 04-05-2019   #128
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Roger you're one of a kind. You're always generous with your knowledge and humor.

Roger, if you read this, my thoughts are with you.

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Old 04-06-2019   #129
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My very best wishes to Roger and his family. He has been a tremendous source of knowledge (and entertainment) from the first time I visited this site.
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Old 04-06-2019   #130
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It was many years ago with my keen interest on optics and many of the classic photographic lenses, especially for the 35mm format, that I came across Roger's writings and books on the subject. I felt akin to someone who appreciated the unique drawing and or performance of these classic lenses and eagerly sort out his other writings, including his and Francis's website. It was a wonderful source on a variety of related topics to photography and something that has stayed near and dear to me.

Interestingly there was an image in one of his lens books, taken while he was apparently on a visit to central Virginia, my neck of the woods. It was of a stream with a general acknowledgement where it was and always meant to ask him previsely where and then ultimately find and photograph it, as sort as a tribute. He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to Francis and his family.

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I only know Rodger through this forum and never met him, yet I've read lots of threads with great info from him in RFF. I owe him a big thank you.

Sending out my prayers.
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Roger Hicks - We have lost our good friend

This morning I received an email from Frances. Roger passed away on Sunday (yesterday). The last week was very difficult for him and for her as well.

I will miss him dearly.

Please keep him and Frances in your thoughts, prayers and remembrances.
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So sad to hear.
He will be missed.

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I hope Frances is safe. And has friends around her. RIP Roger.
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Old 04-08-2019   #135
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R.I.P. Roger.
My sincere condolences to Frances and Family. This is a major loss.
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So very sad. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

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Thanks for letting us know Dave. It must be really tough for Frances right now - I hope she has some support close by
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Old 04-08-2019   #140
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Roger Hicks will be missed.

Very sad news. Our best to Frances and the family.
His is a tremendous legacy to all of use here at RFF.
Prayers and good thoughts go forth!
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Old 04-08-2019   #142
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Rest in Peace, Roger, your suffering is over.

My condolences to Frances and to family and to their friends.
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Old 04-08-2019   #144
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This is both sad and a major loss to all of us here on RRF but none more so than to his loving wife Francis and his family. I'm sure he's in a better place now that he's free of his suffering. Condolences to his family,. He'll be missed.

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I'm sad, but least he is not in pains anymore.

Haven't seen lot of Roger's photos, and have impression his websites were focusing more on writing. If someone has good source of his photos would be nice to see.
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Very sad. Great hug to Frances and family. I'll always remember the times I met Roger and Frances in Arles. His motorcycle parked near the hotel. His camera hanging around his neck. The friendship will be for always. Prayers from me and Simo.
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Hi Dave,

This is very sad news and he will be really missed here on RRF. My best to Francis and his entire family.

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Dave,
Thank you for letting us know. Really appreciate it because he has been on my mind a lot recently. I was very fond of Roger and will miss his presence here a great deal as so many of us will. I'm thinking of Frances and hope she has the support she needs at the moment, she has not exactly had an easy ride herself over the last twelve months and this must be an incredibly hard time for her.
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This news saddens me greatly. I regret not meeting Roger in person as we shared a lot of interests besides photography. We’d both traveled a lot in India as well as other places, we both were found of old series LandRovers.


Rodger, May your travels through the Bardo realm be an easy one.


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It is sad.

But he is no longer suffering.
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Wind at your back and good light Roger.

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An Asian spin on death is at Chinese Funerals they are more of a celebration of the life and spirit.

I am not sad, but I celebrate Roger, his life, his spirit, and his memory.

You have to believe in an afterlife... Life, death, rebirth...

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